How do I delete some of my downloads?

Answered by Michael Wilson

To delete some of your downloads on an Android device, you can follow these steps using the Files by Google app:

1. Open the Files by Google app on your Android device. If you don’t have it installed, you can download it from the Google Play Store.

2. Once you have the app open, you will see various options at the bottom of the screen. Tap on the “Clean” option, which is represented by a broom icon.

3. On the “Clean” screen, you will find different cards representing different types of files that you can delete. Look for the card that says “Delete downloaded files” and tap on it.

4. After tapping on the “Delete downloaded files” card, you will see a list of downloaded files on your device. These files may include images, videos, documents, and other types of files that you have downloaded from the internet or received through apps like messaging platforms.

5. To select the files you want to delete, simply tap on them. As you select files, you will notice that they are highlighted or marked in some way to indicate that they have been selected.

6. Once you have selected the files you want to delete, you will find a bottom toolbar with various options. Tap on the “Delete” option, which is usually represented by a trash bin icon.

7. A confirmation dialog will appear asking if you are sure you want to delete the selected files. Review the files you have selected and if you are certain, tap on the “Delete” button to proceed with the deletion.

8. The selected files will now be deleted from your device. Depending on the size and number of files, the deletion process may take a few moments to complete.

It’s important to note that once you delete files, they cannot be recovered unless you have a backup. Therefore, it’s recommended to double-check the files you have selected for deletion to avoid accidentally deleting important files.

In my personal experience, using the Files by Google app has been a convenient and efficient way to manage and delete downloaded files on my Android device. It provides a user-friendly interface and allows me to quickly select and delete files without any hassle.

To summarize, deleting downloaded files on an Android device can be easily done using the Files by Google app. Simply open the app, go to the “Clean” section, select the “Delete downloaded files” card, choose the files you want to delete, and confirm the deletion. Remember to be cautious while selecting files to avoid deleting anything important.