How to delete a file from the internal memory of my device

Last Update date : 2017.06.09



The steps below will help you figure out how to delete media files from your mobile's phone memory.


Android OS Version 6.0 (Marshmallow)

for Galaxy Note3 | Note4 | S4 | S5


● Step 1: On the home screen tap on Apps. 




Step 2: Tap on Settings. 



Step 3: Tap on Storage. 




Step 4: Tap on Internal Storage. If you don't have an SD card installed on your phone proceed to step 5. 



Step 5: Tap on Explore.


Step 6: Select the folder where the files you want to delete are located.


Step 7: On the top right corner tap on More.


Step 8: Tap on Edit.


Step 9: Select the files you want to delete.


Step 10: Tap on Delete and then confirm.



Android OS Version 4.4 (Kit Kat) and below

for Galaxy S3 and older


Step 1: On the Home screen, tap on the Apps icon.  




Step 2: Go to My Files. 




Step 3: Tap to open the All Files folder.  




Step 4: Select the sdcard0 folder to access the content of your phone's internal memory. 




Step 5: Tap to open the folder containing the media files to be deleted.  




Step 6: Select the files to be deleted by ticking the check boxes and then tap on the trash bin icon.  




Step 7: A notification message will appear regarding the deletion. Tap on the OK button to proceed.  



Note: Media files like Photos, Videos, Music/Recordings and document/downloaded files can be deleted using the above steps. It would be best to ensure that you are deleting files that you no longer need.

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