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deleting phone files
November 25, 2018
11:35 am
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June Genis
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I can find the files I have downloaded to my Android phone but I don’t see a way to delete them. How can I delete the ones I no longer need on the phone?

November 25, 2018
11:43 am
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Did you find them using a filing app? I have Files Go on my Android.

  1. When I open the filing app, I see the Downloads folder.
  2. Open the download folder to see the files.
  3. Find the one you want to delete and Long Press on it, you should see that it has been selected and all other files now have a circle to tap for selecting them as well.
  4. Then tap the trash can to delete.

Let me know if this helps.

November 25, 2018
12:03 pm
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June Genis
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No I don’t have that app.  I got to them from Storage under Settings.  I will look into getting the app but I can’t download to my phone where I am right now.  Are you referring to Zen Files Go?  That was all I found when I searched the Play Store for “Files Go” Thanks for the tip.

November 25, 2018
3:43 pm
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ah – you should be able to delete directly from the storage setting. When you tap on device storage, I expect you saw folders and tapped on Download, then saw the files in question. You should be able to select from there – tap the 3-dot menu in upper right and Select. Now tap the files you want to delete – do you see them being selected? If so, you can now tap the trashcan in upper right.

Let me know.

November 26, 2018
12:47 pm
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June Genis
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I’m not seeing the 3 dots.  Here is the full path I used: Settings, select Storage>Internal Storage, select Explore> goes to MyFiles> Device Storage, select Downloads.  This displays a list or files but rather than seeing the 3 dots in the upper right I’m seeing “More”.  Clicking on it gives a list of option which includes Edit but not Delete.

November 28, 2018
8:05 pm
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You won’t see Delete until you select something. Try long-pressing on the file you want to delete. Does that add a checkmark to it? If so, then you can tap More and then delete.

Let me know.

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