Files by Google

4.6
6.93M reviews
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Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Free up space on your device with cleaning recommendations
🔍 Find files faster with search and simple browsing
↔️ Quickly share files offline with Nearby Share
☁️ Back up files to the cloud to save space on your device
🔒 Secure your files with a non-device lock

Free up space and boost device performance
Easily see how much space is left on your device, SD card and USB drive. Free up space and boost device performance by finding old photos from chat apps, duplicate files, clearing cache, and more.

Find files faster
Save time looking for photos, videos, and documents on your phone. Search quickly or browse your GIFs or share that video you downloaded recently. Sort files by size to understand what’s taking up space.

Fast & secure file sharing
Share photos, videos, apps, and more to Android and Chromebook devices around you with Nearby Share. Files transfer quickly, with speeds up to 480 Mbps, even without an internet connection. Transfers are private and secured with end-to-end encryption.

Secure your files
Keep your sensitive files safe with a PIN or pattern that can be different from your device lock.

Play offline media
Listen to your music or watch your videos with advanced controls like playback speed, shuffle, and more.

Back up files
Move your files to Google Drive or an SD card to save space on your device. You can also share to other cloud storage apps on your device.

Get smart recommendations
Get helpful suggestions to save space, protect your device, and more. Your recommendations get smarter the more you use the app.

It’s efficient and effective
The Files by Google app uses less than 20 MB of storage on your device, it’s easy to use, and has no ads.
Updated on
Mar 14, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Messages and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
Independent security review
4.6
6.93M reviews
Ronak Ramnani
March 24, 2023
Super clean interface and animations are beautiful. It greets you with a clean page, which helps you clean up files you probably don't need it. Obviously there's a browse page, nothing special, looks good. There's also a really neat nearby share page. Similar to airdrop. Not as good because they got to turn it on and off, but still neat.
18 people found this review helpful
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Jaymz
March 28, 2023
Downgrading to four stars because the last two updates have been buggy. In the safe folder, it keeps saying that there are files in the safe folder that can't be viewed, even though I know there's nothing in it. It still needs to not jump back to the top of the list when coming out of viewing a file in the safe folder and a loop option for videos.
324 people found this review helpful
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Doug Elfman
March 26, 2023
Nearby share takes between 22nd and a minute for one Android phone to find another Android phone, even if Bluetooth is on both of them and even though we both have files app open on both phones and even though we both have clicked the send or received buttons on the nearby share page of the files app. Once the files start moving, they go very fast, which is fantastic. But the finding of one phone of another is decrepid and slow. Could you please fix this? That would be super fantastic ILY ♥️
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What's new

- Simply drag and drop to copy or move files between folders. You can even drag and drop files to or from other apps like Google Drive and Google Photos (rollout to complete over the next few weeks)
- Bug fixes and UI improvements