The only app you need to clean down your phone

It’s the end of 2017 and many of us will have indulged in a little bit too much food, drink and much more. The same will be true of our smartphones, Christmas is a time when people take more pictures than ever and try out more apps than usual.

Our phones just like us will need a bit of a tune, to clean out the bloat that they will have accumulated over the period. Again much like people trying to lose weight there are many options, some work and some are a trick and actually make things worse. There are many cleaning apps available for your Android phone that will remove old files and allegedly free up RAM. However these apps are also riddled with adverts and generally require a lot of permissions that you might not want to give them.

Files Go by Google is their in-house built app that is free, free of adverts and just does what is needed to free up space on your smartphone without inundating you with adverts.

Files Go helps you:

  • Free up space. Get personalized suggestions about which files to delete, whether it’s unused apps, large files, duplicate files or low-resolution videos and memes detected using Google’s latest mobile vision technology.
  • Find files faster. No more navigating through a maze of folders. Find exactly the stuff you want with smart filters that automatically organize your images, videos, apps, documents and more.
  • Backup files to the cloud. If you want to keep a file forever, select it from the Files menu and back it up to Google Drive or any other cloud storage app.
  • Share files offline. Transfer directly from your phone to a nearby friend’s phone without using any data. The file transfers are encrypted, fast (up to 125 Mbps) and free.

I especially like the ‘Share files offline’ feature which allows you to send files to a nearby phone without the need for an internet connection. So do your phone a favour and check it out from the link below:

Files Go by Google: Free up space on your phone – Android Apps on Google Play

Give your phone a tune up for the new year was originally published in Ireland’s Technology Blog on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.

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