Files by Google

7.98M reviews
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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 Quick Share
☁️ Back up files to the cloud to save space on your device
🔒 Secure your files with a non-device lock

Free up space
Easily see how much space is left on your device, SD card and USB drive. Free up space 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 Quick 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
May 12, 2024

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
App activity, App info and performance, and Device or other IDs
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted
Independent security review

Ratings and reviews

7.75M reviews
Phase Atrix
May 19, 2024
None of the files are opening 😞. Just a blank screen. I'm scared 😨 to lose all my documents and pictures. How to repair this app. If I uninstall I might lose all my documents and screenshot and pictures and videos? Help me please 🥺. I noticed that on May 6th 2024 there was an update on the app and a new scan feature was added. could this have caused the problem. It's like the app is corrupted and no docs can be viewed. Help me 😨😞🥺
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Nintendo Parakeet
May 15, 2024
Trying to listen to music through Google files is an awful experience. It randomly stops whenever it plays in the background. And when you aren't leaving it in the background, it'll stop when you eventually leave the app open! And sometimes when you have a lot of audio in one folder, the app crashes when you try to rename a file. Not to mention the shuffle feature doesn't shuffle everything, it only shuffles up to a limit instead of the entire folder. And there's now queue either.
37 people found this review helpful
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Google LLC
May 15, 2024
Hi there. Please provide more information about the issue such as steps to replicate, screenshot of the error etc through this form for us to investigate further. Appreciate your patience!
Ben C
May 4, 2024
THIS should be a native preinstalled app on all android devices. Google Play's app manager don't find even close to what this app does. Granted, you are still stuck with some bloatware apps. This can uninstall a lot the junk the phones app manager will not even give you the option to do so. I got rid of 85% of the bloat I wanted gone. Good app, wish I had it sooner. I like to get at least close to 2 years out of a phone if possible. And, storage management is a big part of that maintenance.
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What's new

When you scan a document, it’s saved in your device’s Scanned folder.
“Documents & other” category is now called “Documents” to make it easier to find PDF files. Other files, like backup and database files, can be found in “Downloads” or “Internal storage”.
Over the next few weeks, we’ll roll out search improvements like recently opened files, quick results, and dropdown filters to make finding files even easier.