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Delete files with Cloud Storage on Android

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After uploading files to Cloud Storage, you can also delete them.

Delete a File

To delete a file, first create a reference. to that file. Then call the delete() method on that reference.

Java

// Create a storage reference from our app
StorageReference storageRef = storage.getReference();

// Create a reference to the file to delete
StorageReference desertRef = storageRef.child("images/desert.jpg");

// Delete the file
desertRef.delete().addOnSuccessListener(new OnSuccessListener<Void>() {
    @Override
    public void onSuccess(Void aVoid) {
        // File deleted successfully
    }
}).addOnFailureListener(new OnFailureListener() {
    @Override
    public void onFailure(@NonNull Exception exception) {
        // Uh-oh, an error occurred!
    }
});

Kotlin+KTX

// Create a storage reference from our app
val storageRef = storage.reference

// Create a reference to the file to delete
val desertRef = storageRef.child("images/desert.jpg")

// Delete the file
desertRef.delete().addOnSuccessListener {
    // File deleted successfully
}.addOnFailureListener {
    // Uh-oh, an error occurred!
}

Handle Errors

There are a number of reasons why errors may occur on file deletes, including the file not existing, or the user not having permission to delete the desired file. More information on errors can be found in the Handle Errors section of the docs.