Retrieved Trashed Files in Google Docs, Sheets and Slides for Android

It has been a busy day for the Google Cloud and G Suite team at Google.  They have just announced that new versions of the Android apps for Google Docs, Sheets and Slides have been released to the Play Store.  In those updated apps, you can now retrieve a trashed file within the app itself.  To this point, if you delete a file on purpose or accident and needed to retrieve it, you had to go to the Trash folder in the web-based version of the app or Google Drive on the web.  Now you can bypass that requirement and do it all from the apps on your phone or tablet.

In the updated apps you will find on the menu a new Trash section.  Here you will find all the files you have deleted over the course of the past 60 days.  Once you find the file you need to restore, you

Google Docs for Android
Google Docs for Android

can tap it, chose restore and it will be back in your Google Drive.  If the file is over 60 days old however, it will be gone for good and you won’t find it.

The updated versions of Google Docs, Sheets and Slides is rolling into the Play Store now and you should get an OTA update for them over the course of the next day or two.