How to Use the Samsung My Files App to Find Your Downloads

Easily find downloads and files on a Samsung Galaxy device

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If you're a Samsung Galaxy user, the Samsung My Files app is pre-installed on your Galaxy phone makes it easy to organize any file you've stored on your device. Samsung My Files is fairly simple to use, and it's a great way to clean up your phone if you tend to download a lot of things.

The My Files app has been around for a long time—if you have at least a Samsung Galaxy 3, the app should be on your phone. You can also download it from the Google Play Store if you have a compatible device.

How Do I Find the My Files App?

Unless you've created a shortcut already, the My Files app might be a bit buried. Here's how you find it.

  1. Open your App Drawer. You can do this through a variety of methods, depending on your device. You can simply tap Apps, tap and hold an empty portion of your home screen, or swipe up or down from your home screen.

  2. If you don't see My Files, you may need to swipe left or right to go through your apps. It may also be in a folder, so look in Samsung or Tools if you don't see it in the App Drawer.

  3. Once you find it, tap My Files to open the app. From here, you can use it for a variety of functions.

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Use My Files to Find Your Download Folder and More

The best part about the Samsung My Files app is it groups all the files on your device in a variety of categories, making it easy to sort through and find what you're looking for.

You can tap different sections, like Images or Documents, to easily find the things you're looking for. If you just downloaded something new, you can tap Downloads to enter your Downloads folder and access or delete files.

If you tap a file, it opens with the corresponding app. If you tap and hold, you can select multiple files at once. Context-sensitive icons will appear when you select files, making them easy to share or delete, if needed.