Phone & Tablet Tips
Google recently added three new features to its Files Go app. It now works with Google Photos, lets you search for individual files on your device by file name or extension, and locates duplicate files on your device.
Open the app ( www.snipca.com/ 27630), then tap the Storage tab. You’ll see a message prompting you to delete any photos and videos on your device that you’ve already backed up to Google Photos ( www.snipca.com/27633). Tap the option, then tap ‘Free Up XX MB/GB’ to confirm.
To search for specific files or file types, tap the Files tab at the bottom of the app, then type a file name or format in the search bar (see screenshot below). You’ll see all the relevant files in a list with further tabs you can use to narrow your selection. To see previews of the files, click the six-tile icon at the top right. Tap and hold any file you want to delete until it is ticked. Now select any other files you want to delete, then tap the bin icon to remove them in one go.
To find any duplicate files, click the Storage tab, scroll down to ‘Duplicate files’, then tap ‘Free Up XX MB/GB’. You’ll see tiles representing all duplicate files on your device. Long-press any item to open a new section that reveals where the original and duplicate file is stored on your device - specific device folder or microsd card, for example.