How to Delete Duplicate Files on Google Pixel 7

This post will walk you through removing any duplicate contents from the newest Google Pixel smartphone’s internal storage. Here’s a quick guide to delete duplicate files on Google Pixel 7.

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Time Needed : 5 minutes

Duplicate files are identical files that are saved on your phone. These files are taking up a portion of your phone’s overall storage space and therefore needs to be optimized. To optimize storage and manage saved files and apps, you can use the inbuilt Files app on your Android phone.

Depicted below is the actual process of optimizing the Pixel 7 storage by deleting duplicate files through the Files app. Feel free to refer to this guide whenever you need help getting this done on your recently acquired Pixel smartphone.

  1. Open the Files app to get started.



    To do this, swipe up from the bottom of the Home screen to launch the Apps tray then find and tap the Files app icon to launch the app.

  2. In the Files app menu, navigate to the section labeled with Delete duplicates.



    You will see a Select files button beneath this label.

  3. To continue, tap the Select files button.



    On the succeeding window, you will see all duplicate files in  your phone’s internal storage.

  4. Simply tap to mark/select the files that you want to delete permanently.



    If you want to remove all duplicate files, tap to mark the radio button next to All duplicates. Doing so will select all duplicate contents.

  5. After making selections, tap the Move file to Trash button at the bottom section.



    A pop-up message will show up beneath the screen.

  6. Read and review the warning message and then tap Move file to Trash to confirm action.



    The selected files will then be removed from the internal storage and moved to trash.

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All files that are inside the Trash folder will not be permanently deleted from the phone until 30 days. This means that you still can restore them within the said period.

Deleting Duplicate Files via Storage Menu

Alternatively, you can access and manage system files on your Pixel 7 by heading to Settings-> Storage menu. There you will see an option to Free up space. 

  • To go to the Files app, just tap on Free up space. The Files app menu will load up next. If necessary, tap to select the Clean tab at the bottom-left corner. Once selected, you can start clearing out duplicate files from the system.
  • To clear out any duplicate files from the system, just navigate to the Delete duplicates section and then tap Select Files.
  • On the next screen, you will see all duplicate files in your devices. Just tap to select the duplicate files that you want to delete and then tap the Move (n) file to Trash button at the bottom section of the screen to confirm action. Read the warning prompt then tap the button to confirm action.
  • The selected duplicate files will then be removed from the system storage and moved to the Trash folder. Those files will stay in Trash for 30 days. After the 30-day mark, they will be deleted from the system permanently.

There is also an option for you to delete unused apps. 

  • To do so, simply tap the Select apps button under the Delete unused apps section and then select the app that you want to delete. After selecting apps, tap Uninstall at the bottom and confirm deletion of the selected application(s).

Aside from deleting duplicate files and unused apps, you can also free up storage space by clearing out all junk files or temporary app files that are piled up in your phone’s system.

And that’s all about optimizing internal storage by deleting duplicate files on the new Google Pixel 7 smartphone.


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