How To Use A File Manager (for Android)


You’ve probably heard of file managers for Android at some point or another. Heck, you could even have one already installed on your phone. But if you’re like a lot of people out there, you may not know all of the things these great little applications can help you do. In this article, we’ll go over some of the ways in which you can use a file manger on Android:

Two of the most popular file managers available on Android are ASTRO and ES File Explorer. Both are free and available for download on Google Play. I personally use ES File Explorer (as I like the UI a little more), but almost any file manager you download can help you do the following:

  • Edit, copy, or delete folders/files in bulk.
  • Move folders/files from one directory to another.
  • Rename files and folders.
  • See file properties, such as size (in MB) and date.
  • Search for a file on your phone.

If that doesn’t convince of the value of having a file manager on your phone, maybe one of the following how-to guides that we’ve made in the past (which requires a file manager) will. Either way, the guides below are worth taking a look at:


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David Rahimi is the editor-in-chief at Ever since he got his first smartphone, he has been obsessed with mobile technology and all that it has to offer. Other interests include business, investing, and neuroscience.

  • abhishek

    Which file explorer did u use in “50 reasons why S3 better than IPhone 5″.