Where is the basket on the Android phone?

If you use the Windows operating system on a computer or laptop, then you know that when you delete a file it goes to the trash. Therefore, it is not surprising that some users ask us where the basket is located on an Android smartphone or tablet. Nowhere. Rather, this rule is relevant for older versions of Android, but in the latter the basket was added, but still it can not be found on all firmware.

An example with a basket already built into the firmware is based on a Huawei / Honor smartphone. Let’s say we want to delete an image.

When you click on the “Delete” button, the system reports that this item is placed in the basket for 30 days, after which it will be automatically deleted.

The basket in our example is located in the “Albums” section – called “Recently Deleted”.

Images from the recycle bin can be restored if desired.

The latest Samsung also has a basket – to open the corresponding section, click on three points.

If you don’t have a basket on your device, use the Google Photos app. When you delete an image in this application, it is automatically sent to the trash, but only if deleted through Google Photos. You can download Google Photos on the Play Market.

Video instruction

Another option is to uninstall using third-party applications like ES Explorer. Download the application. If you have it installed, update to the latest version. We launch the application and see such a main page, it has a basket icon.

Now in ES Explorer we are looking for a file to delete. We found the image, and we will delete it. Click on the file and hold until a checkmark appears. At the bottom of the page, click Delete..

Need to confirm the action. As you can see, the checkmark “Move to basket” is checked by default. Do not remove it, click OK.

The file has been moved to the trash but not permanently deleted. We return to the main page of the application, go to the basket and see our file. To restore or delete it permanently, press and hold it. A checkmark appears on the file, and an additional menu appears below. In it, select the action that you want to carry out with the file.

As you can see, everything is very simple.