As you continue to use your phone, duplicate files can become a serious problem. Copies of the same files present in multiple locations will not only eat storage, but can also make your smartphone slow. Duplicate files can also make it very difficult to track edits or other changes. You may not remember which copy of the file you edited or made changes to. Deleting duplicate files can be tedious because it may not be so obvious to identify them.
There are several ways of finding duplicate files. It can be done manually also. However, the best way is to install an app which will automate the entire process and help you save time and effort. One of the best apps for finding duplicate files in Android is Search Duplicate File (SDF).
Here are instructions to find and delete duplicate files on your android smartphone:
Step 1: Go to Google Play Store and install Search Duplicate File on your smartphone.
Step 2: Open the installed app. You will see all the folders. Tap on the search icon to search for duplicate files present on your phone. Depending on the number of files present on your phone, the time it takes to search will differ.
Step 3: When the search is complete, you will see all the duplicate files categorized into different groups. Tap on any of the group to see the duplicate files.
Step 4: Select the files you wish to delete and click on “Delete Selected Files”. This will permanently delete duplicate files.