How to Get to Trash on Android

Charlotte Daniels

Android, Tutorials

Have you ever accidentally deleted an important file on your Android device and wondered how to retrieve it? Well, worry not!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of accessing the Trash on your Android device, where all your deleted files are stored temporarily. So let’s get started!

Accessing the Trash on Android

If you’re using an Android device running on Android 11 or later versions, accessing the Trash is a breeze. Follow these steps:

  1. Open the Files app: Locate and tap on the Files app icon on your home screen or app drawer. This app is usually represented by a folder icon.
  2. Navigate to the “Browse” Tab: Once you’re in the Files app, you’ll see different tabs at the bottom of the screen. Tap on the “Browse” tab to proceed.
  3. Select “Trash”: In the Browse tab, you’ll find various options like Images, Videos, Documents, etc.

    Scroll down until you find and tap on “Trash”.

  4. Browse and Restore: You will now see all your recently deleted files in the Trash folder. Browse through the list and locate the file you want to recover. Once found, long-press on it to select it and then tap on the restore button (usually represented by a backward arrow) to restore it back to its original location.

If you’re using an older version of Android or a custom interface like Samsung’s One UI, accessing the Trash might be a bit different. Here’s what you need to do:

Samsung Users

If you own a Samsung device with One UI, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Gallery app: Locate and tap on the Gallery app icon on your home screen or app drawer. This app is usually represented by a multicolored flower icon.
  2. Tap on the three-dot menu: In the top-right corner of the screen, you’ll see a three-dot menu button.

    Tap on it to open a dropdown menu.

  3. Select “Trash”: From the dropdown menu, tap on “Trash” to access your deleted files. Once found, tap on it to select it, then tap on the restore button (usually represented by a backward arrow) to restore it back to its original location.

Other Android Devices

If you’re using an Android device with a different interface or an older version of Android, follow these general steps:

  1. Open the File Manager: Locate and open your device’s built-in File Manager app. The name and icon of this app may vary depending on your device manufacturer.
  2. Navigate to “Trash” or “Recycle Bin”: Once inside the File Manager, look for options like “Trash” or “Recycle Bin”.

    They are usually located in the sidebar or navigation menu.

  3. Browse and Restore: Upon entering the Trash or Recycle Bin folder, you will find all your recently deleted files. Browse through them and locate the file you wish to restore. Long-press on it to select it and then tap on the restore button (usually represented by a backward arrow) to restore it back to its original location.

That’s it! You have now successfully accessed the Trash on your Android device and restored your deleted files. Remember, the Trash folder automatically empties itself after a certain period or when it exceeds a certain size, so make sure to retrieve your files as soon as possible.

We hope this tutorial has been helpful to you. If you have any further questions or need additional assistance, feel free to leave a comment below. Happy file recovery!

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