Files by Google

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About this app

Files by Google is a file management app that helps you:
Free up space with cleaning recommendations
🔍 Find files faster with search and simple browsing
↔️ Share files offline with others, fast and without data
☁️ Back up files to the cloud to save you space on device

In just a few taps, you can free up space more quickly and easily than ever: Delete old photos and memes from chat apps, remove duplicate files, erase unused apps, clear your cache and more.

Use Files to see how much free space is left on your phone and SD card. Easily transfer files to an SD card to free up your phone’s storage, right from the app. Or use the integrated file cleaner to get more space on the phone.

You will always know what you’re deleting, we don’t hide behind complicated terms and phrases. Select only what you want to remove and keep the rest. It’s your photos, your videos, your files so you are in charge.

Use Files to keep enough of memory, so that your phone keeps on running smooth. Regularly, you get a prompt to remove junk or temporary files which helps you get more storage immediately.

Get helpful suggestions of files to erase before you run out of space. The recommendation from Files app get smarter the more you use it.

Save time looking for photos, videos, and documents on your phone. Files uses filters rather than folders so your stuff is organized more intuitively. Files by Google is the file manager and storage browser that helps you find what you’re looking for fast.

Search for your files or simply navigate to them through categories and filters. View, delete, move, rename or share any files. Sort them by file size to understand what’s taking space. Browse all the GIFs your have. Find and share that video you downloaded last week. All of this with few taps.

Share your pictures, videos, documents, or apps with others nearby who also have the app. With fast speed up to 480 Mbps, it’s fast, free, and it works without the internet, so it doesn’t cost mobile data. Just pair up your phone with anyone nearby who has Files app.

Files’s offline file sharing is secured with WPA2 encryption, providing a more secure file transfer. Files app uses Bluetooth to set up encrypted and direct fast wifi connection, so that you can transfer app APK or large files in seconds, send videos or pictures to your friends. Safe and secure.

If you want to keep a file forever, select it from the Files menu and back it up to Google Drive or any other cloud storage app. Save them forever without taking space in your phone.

If you run out of storage on your phone, simply transfer large files or videos to your SD card if you have one. With a few clicks, you can clean up your phone and fully use the SD card. That leaves your internal storage free and your phone faster.

Files app takes less than 10MB of storage on your phone. And there’s no malware or bloatware to affect your phone’s performance.

While taking very little storage on your device, Files does three things in one:
1) Free up space - Clean junk files and cache, boost your mobile phone or tablet as you clean up the phone memory and optimize your smartphone performance.
2) Find files fast - Browse your storage and find everything fast without being expert in file management.
3) Share files - Send pictures, share videos, transfer large files or app apks. All of this with super fast speed with rate up to 480 Mbps over an encrypted direct wifi network.
Updated on
Apr 28, 2022

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
You can request that data be deleted
Independent security review
5.9M reviews
James Adams
May 26, 2022
Great time saver. Actually I guess it would be great GB saver. LOL. Made it a lot easier to clean my phone without having to worry about losing things I do not want to delete on accident. I absolutely loved the delete duplicate files. Definitely was a lot better than me going through my entire phone and all my apps and deleting things 1 at a time. Even deleted all of my photos that are already saved in Google Cloud or whatever it's called. Just by hitting a button 2 times. Very Nice 👍
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Erin Stiltz
May 24, 2022
For me, at least, easily hands down the best storage and file management app out there. It's so dang easy to use. It practically handles your files for you. It doesn't have all the in-depth, complex functionality that some of the others do, but it's all you need and more for everyday file and storage handling. Google handles most apps with ease, and this is no exception.
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May 6, 2022
On the face of it, it's great. Compatible with all kinds of files, it simplifies cross matching programs to open specific files. If only it was less insistent about "cleaning", tries with annoying regularity to delete files that haven't been opened for a while. I'd much prefer to make that decision myself rather than being hassled and badgered, if I wanted an opinion I'd certainly ask. I'd much rather it shut up and cease the uninformed advice.
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What's new

- Shuffle and repeat songs when listening to music (currently rolling out)
- New layout for the Recent files section
- Organize files easily by moving or copying files to a specific folder