Quick links to find your downloads
- Find downloads from internal storage
- Find files with the Files app on Android
- Easily delete downloads on Android
- Move downloaded files to another folder
Finding your downloaded files on your Android Phone is not one of the easiest tasks on Android, this guide will show you how to easily find all of your downloads on Android.
You may have downloaded a range of files on your Android device that you want to delete, this can be a great way to free up some space on your device.
When you download a file on your Android Phone or tablet, it can be difficult to find out exactly where the files have been stored. The exact way that you can find these files on your device may vary slightly by manufacturer.
Use the Files app to easily find your downloads on Android
One of the easiest ways to find downloaded files on Android is with the Files app. Open this app on your Android Phone or tablet and then select Downloads.
You will now see a tab called All select this and you will see all of the files that you have downloaded to your Android Phone.
You can now choose what you would like to do with these files on your Android tablet or phone. You can delete them, share them, and more.
Find downloads on Android from Internal storage
Another way to find the downloaded files on your Android device is from its internal storage. To use this method, open the Files app on your device and then select Browse.
Now go to Storage devices and select Internal Storage, you will then see a range of folders on your Android Phone, the one you want is Downloads. You can now easily browse all of the downloaded files on your device.
How to delete downloaded files on Android
The easiest way to delete your downloaded files on your Android Phone or tablet is with the Files app, open the Files app on your Android device and select Downloads.
Select the file you would like to delete and then Delete, if you do not see this at first then select More and then select Delete, this will remove this file from your device. This is a good way to free up some storage on your Android Phone if you have a lot of downloads.
How to move downloaded files on your Android Phone
If you have downloaded some files on your Android Phone or tablet that you would like to keep, then you may want to move them from the downloads folder to another folder on your device.
The best way to move a file on Android is with the Files app, open the Files app on your Android phone, and then select Downloads.
You will now see a list of downloaded files, with three dots next to each file on the right. select the three dots and a new menu will appear. Now select Move and you will be given a choice of folders to move the file to. Select the one that you want and that file will now be stored in the folder you have chosen.
How to move downloaded files to your computer
You can also choose to move any downloaded files from your Android Phone or tablet to your computer, you will need to connect your device to your computer with a USB cable.
To do this unlock your Phone and then connect it to your computer via USB, now tap the Charging this device via USB notification and then you will see USe USB, select that, and then select File Transfer.
A new window will now open on your computer and you will be able to copy any of your downloaded files onto your computer from your Android Phone. This is for Windows PCs, you can find out full details on how to do this with a Mac over at Google’s website.
We hope that you find this guide useful and we hope it helps you easily manage your downloaded files on your Android Phone or tablet. If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions, please let us know in the comments section below.
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