1. AC Question's Avatar
    I'm trying to clear space on my phone so I went under storage and miscellaneous files is using up a lot of space. So I went there and there is something called '.face' and I want to know if I can delete it or not.
    04-08-2015 05:26 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Which phone do you have? Maybe that file has something to do with facial recognition for face unlock.
    04-09-2015 12:32 AM
  3. JohnnyChi12-17's Avatar
    I am trying to clean up data on my Samsung 5.I believe it's a Galaxy 5. Does that make sense? There is a LOT under Misc Files.. Face, that's a dot face, it won't let me write it, but I merely would like to know what it is, and can I get rid of it. Also VAULT. What's that one? My frustration mounts...
    11-14-2015 03:45 PM
  4. belodion's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central.

    It may be best to leave those files alone and unless you're very confident of what you're doing.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    11-14-2015 05:14 PM
  5. Rukbat's Avatar
    Any developer can name any file anything, so the file name, unless it's a common one and everyone knows what it is - like .nomeda or hosts - doesn't tell us what the file is. (I have my password file named something that's normally used for something else that no one would be interested in.)
    11-16-2015 01:37 AM
  6. Frustrated Android User's Avatar
    Since I activated gmail on this phone a month ago - July - having avoided doing this since I got the phone last August so 11 months of joyous update-free phone use, I have now had so many constant 'update this update that' crap that I never use, '6 apps updated' thanks for that, NOT - that I now get constant data-storage warnings. .face is 30MB. Which makes it a pretty big target for 'useless and delete' ... any reason why not? Maybe two or three of my contacts have an image next to them ... don't use faces for anything else. It isn't my fault I have to delete it, it is all the programmes that I don't use but can't delete because I get warnings that deleting them will destroy the phone. So, can .face go? Anyone at Android/Galaxy reading this - please make it easier to delete sh*t I don't use and don't want and stop eating up storage by updating it all the time.
    08-07-2016 05:13 AM
  7. Frustrated Android User's Avatar
    It is 30MB and, as far as I know, I don't use it or want it.
    08-07-2016 05:14 AM
  8. Maxmill's Avatar
    Sorry to reopen this old thread. But.

    I have the same question. And the same phone. Galaxy S5.
    And wonder if this directory is for Facebook data as i deleted the Facebook app from my phone sometime ago but I don't think all folders get removed when apps are removed....

    Thanks
    04-14-2017 11:49 AM
  9. James Sumalinog's Avatar
    Just delete it for Pete's sake. I deleted mine many tumes but nothing happened on my phone. I think it's useless so..
    04-14-2017 12:25 PM

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