How To Access Trash on Android

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How To Access Trash on Android
How To Access Trash on Android

It’s no secret that we all produce trash. Whether it be through everyday activities or special occasions, there’s always something to throw away. And while most of us are conscientious about how much waste we create, not everyone knows how to properly dispose of it. In this article, we’ll discuss how to access the trash on Android devices and how to properly delete its contents.

  1. How to access the trash on Android devices
  2. How to delete files and folders from the trash
  3. How to delete files using third-party app
  4. Tips on how to avoid accidentally deleting files
  5. Conclusion

How to access the trash on Android devices

When you delete a file or folder on an Android device, it isn’t immediately removed from your device. Instead, it’s moved to a temporary holding area called the trash. The trash serves as a safety net in case you accidentally delete something that you need later on. You can think of it like the recycle bin on a computer.

To access the trash, open the Files app and tap on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner. From there, select “Trash.” You should now see all of the files and folders that you’ve recently deleted.

How to delete files and folders from the trash

To permanently delete a file or folder from your Android device, tap on the item and then select “Delete Forever.” Alternatively, you can select multiple items by tapping on the checkmark icon in the top-right corner and then tapping “Delete Forever.”

How to delete files using third-party app

If you want to delete files or folders from the trash using a third-party app, we recommend using ES File Explorer. To do so, open the app and tap on the three-dot menu icon in the top-right corner. From there, select “Trash.” You should now see all of the files and folders that you’ve recently deleted.

To delete a file or folder, tap on it and then select “Delete Forever.” Alternatively, you can select multiple items by tapping on the checkmark icon in the top-right corner and then tapping “Delete Forever.”

ES File Explorer also offers a few other features that may come in handy, such as the ability to create backups of your deleted files and folders. To do so, tap on the three-dot menu icon and select “Settings.” From there, enable the “Back up deleted files” option.

Tips on how to avoid accidentally deleting files

Be very careful when deleting items from the trash.  If you’re unsure about whether or not you need a file or folder, it’s best to err on the side of caution and leave it in the trash.

Additionally, you can empty the trash at any time by tapping on the three-dot menu icon and selecting “Empty Trash.” This will permanently delete all items in the trash, so make sure that you don’t have any important files in there before you do this.

Conclusion

Now that you know how to access and delete files from the trash on your Android device, you can rest assured knowing that your device is clean and organized. And if you ever accidentally delete something, you can always retrieve it from the trash. Just be careful not to empty the trash until you’re absolutely sure that you don’t need any of the files or folders inside of it.