How to delete files from the phone’s memory or from a memory card?

Surely on your smartphone there are completely unnecessary files that only take up extra space. You can always remove them so that they do not bother. How to do this, you will learn from our article..

I would like to note right away that the user can delete any files except the system ones, although the latter can also be deleted if you have superuser rights, which in turn can turn the device into a brick. Therefore, if you are not sure whether it is possible to delete a particular file, it is better not to touch it.

Deleting files is possible not only using the device itself, but also using a computer – when the device is connected to it. Let’s go in order.

Delete files through the file manager

You will need any file manager. In our examples we use ES Explorer.

Download FM from the Google Play Store, if you do not already have it, install and run. When you start, you will see something like this:

The highlighted in red is the device’s memory and memory card, respectively. Select the section where you want to delete files.

Suppose that the deletion will occur from a memory card. Select this section and see a list of folders and files..

To delete a folder, tap on it and hold your finger for about a second until it is highlighted, for example:

Then click on the trash can icon at the top of the screen to delete.

If you need to delete a file in a folder, go to the folder and do the same feint. File deleted.

Delete files using a computer

In this case, you need to connect the device to the computer using a cable. After that, open the contents of the device – either internal memory or a memory card.

Next, select a folder, for example, DCIM – photos are stored in it.

See the files. Choose the necessary ones and delete them in the usual way to the basket.

If necessary, delete files from the recycle bin on the computer. So easy and simple to delete files on Android. The main thing is not to remove something superfluous.