How to Use Android 13 File Manager
Android 13 is the latest version of Google’s operating system for smartphones and tablets. It comes with many new features and improvements, including a revamped file manager app. The file manager app allows you to browse, manage, and organize files and folders on your device, as well as on cloud storage services and network-attached storage (NAS) devices. In this article, we will show you how to use the Android 13 file manager app to perform common tasks such as copying, moving, deleting, renaming, compressing, and sharing files.
Accessing the File Manager App
To access the file manager app on Android 13, you can either tap on the Files icon on your home screen or app drawer, or swipe down from the top of the screen and tap on the Files notification. Alternatively, you can also use a voice command such as “Hey Google, open Files” or “Hey Google, show me my downloads”.
Navigating the File Manager App
The file manager app has a simple and intuitive user interface that consists of three main sections: Categories, Storage, and Browse. You can switch between these sections by tapping on the tabs at the bottom of the screen.
- Categories: This section shows you different types of files and folders on your device, such as downloads, images, audio, videos, documents, etc. You can tap on any category to see its contents and perform actions on them.
- Storage: This section shows you how much space is used and available on your device’s internal storage and external storage (such as an SD card or a USB OTG device). You can also tap on the Clean button to free up some space by deleting unwanted files.
- Browse: This section allows you to browse through your device’s file system and access any file or folder you want. You can also access your cloud storage services (such as Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, etc.) and NAS devices (such as FTP, sFTP, WebDAV, SMB, etc.) by tapping on the menu icon at the top left corner and selecting Add service.
Performing File Management Tasks
The file manager app supports various file management tasks such as copying, moving, deleting, renaming, compressing, and sharing files. To perform any of these tasks, you need to first select one or more files or folders by long-pressing on them. Then, you can either tap on the action buttons at the top of the screen or use the context menu by tapping on the three-dot icon at the top right corner. Here are some examples of how to perform common file management tasks:
- Copy: To copy a file or folder to another location, select it and tap on the Copy button. Then navigate to the destination folder and tap on Paste.
- Move: To move a file or folder to another location, select it and tap on the Cut button. Then navigate to the destination folder and tap on Paste.
- Delete: To delete a file or folder permanently, select it and tap on the Delete button. You can also delete multiple files or folders at once by selecting them all and tapping on Delete.
- Rename: To rename a file or folder, select it and tap on the Rename button. Then enter a new name and tap on OK.
- Compress: To compress a file or folder into a ZIP archive, select it and tap on the Compress button. Then enter a name for the ZIP file and tap on OK.
- Share: To share a file or folder with another app or person, select it and tap on the Share button. Then choose an app or contact from the list and follow the instructions.
The file manager app on Android 13 is a powerful and easy-to-use tool that lets you manage files and folders on your device and beyond. You can use it to perform basic file operations such as copy, move, delete, rename, compress, and share files. You can also use it to access your cloud storage services and NAS devices. The file manager app also helps you keep