The #1 Android media gallery app

Browse your memories without any interruptions.

Simple Gallery screenshot


Simple yet highly customizable

Organize your photos any way you wish

Offline gallery with no ads or popups

Edit photos - crop, rotate, resize, draw, filters & more

Quickly search images, videos & files

Available in over 30 languages

Mark files as favorites for quick access

Customize the appearance of Simple Gallery Pro

Protect your photos & videos with a pattern, pin or fingerprint

Open & view many different photo and video types (RAW, SVG, panoramic, etc)

Open source and updated regularly

Recover deleted photos & videos from the recycle bin

Toggle visibility of files to hide photos & videos

Create a customizable slideshow of your media

View detailed information of your files (resolution, EXIF values, etc)


How can I make Simple Gallery the default device gallery?

First you have to find the currently default gallery in the Apps section of your device settings, look for a button that says something like "Open by default", click on it, then select "Clear defaults". The next time you will try opening an image or video you should see an app picker, where you can select Simple Gallery and make it the default app.

What is the difference between the free and the Pro app version?

The Pro one already has many new features including a brand new advanced photo editor, rotating fullscreen images with gestures or batch renaming files with using different date/time patterns, then many other bugfixes and stability improvements. Since the free version won't be updated anymore, the difference will always grow.

I locked the app with a password, but I forgot it. What can I do?

You can solve it in 2 ways. You can either reinstall the app, or find the app in your device settings and select "Clear data". It will reset all your settings, it will not remove any media files.

How can I make an album always appear at the top?

You can long press the desired album and select the Pin icon at the actions menu, that will pin it to the top. You can pin multiple folders too, pinned items will be sorted by the default sorting method.

How can I fast-forward videos?

You can either drag your finger horizontally over the video player, or click on the current or max duration texts near the seekbar. That will move the video either backward, or forward.

What is the difference between hiding and excluding a folder?

Exclude prevents displaying the folder only in Simple Gallery, while Hide works system-wise and it hides the folder from other galleries too. It works by creating an empty ".nomedia" file in the given folder, which you can then remove with any file manager too.

Why do folders with music cover art or stickers show up?

It can happen that you will see some unusual albums show up. You can easily exclude them by long pressing them and selecting Exclude. In the next dialog you can then select the parent folder, chances are it will prevent the other related albums showing up too.

A folder with images isn't showing up, or it doesn't show all items. What can I do?

That can have multiple reasons, but solving it is easy. Just go in Settings -> Manage Included Folders, select Plus and navigate to the required folder.

What if I want just a few particular folders visible?

Adding a folder at the Included Folders doesn't automatically exclude anything. What you can do is go in Settings -> Manage Excluded Folders, exclude the root folder "/", then add the desired folders at Settings -> Manage Included Folders. That will make only the selected folders visible, as both excluding and including are recursive and if a folder is both excluded and included, it will show up.

Can I crop images with this app?

Yes, you can crop images in the editor, by dragging the image corners. You can get to the editor either by long pressing an image thumbnail and selecting Edit, or selecting Edit from the fullscreen view.

Can I somehow group media file thumbnails?

Sure, just use the "Group by" menu item while at the thumbnails view. You can group files by multiple criteria, including Date Taken. If you use the "Show all folders content" function you can group them by folders too.

Sorting by Date Taken doesn't seem to work properly, how can I fix it?

It is most likely caused by the files being copied from somewhere. You can fix it by selecting the file thumbnails and selecting "Fix Date Taken value".

I see some color banding on the images. How can I improve the quality?

The current solution for displaying images works fine in the vast majority of cases, but if you want even better image quality, you can enable the "Show images in the highest possible quality" at the app settings, in the "Deep zoomable images" section.

I have hidden a file/folder. How can I unhide it?

You can either press the "Temporarily show hidden items" menu item at the main screen, or toggle "Show hidden items" in the app settings to see the hidden item. If you want to unhide it, just long press it and select "Unhide". Folders are hidden by adding a hidden ".nomedia" file into them, you can delete the file with any file manager too.

Can I somehow restore deleted files?

If they were really deleted, you cannot. However, there is a Recycle Bin enabled by default, it will cause the files just be moved in the Bin instead of deleting them.

Why does the app take up so much space?

App cache can take up to 250MB, it ensures quicker image loading. If the app is taking up even more space, it is most likely caused by you having items in the Recycle Bin. Those files count to the app size. You can clear the Recycle bin by opening it and deleting all files, or from the app settings. Every file in the Bin is deleted automatically after 30 days.

I want to support you, but I cannot donate money. Is there anything else I can do?

Yes, of course. You can spread the word about the apps or give good feedback and ratings. You can also help by translating the apps in a new language, or just update some existing translations. You can find the guide at , or just shoot me a message at if you need help.

The app launcher icon disappeared. What can I do?

It is most likely caused by you changing the app icon color. Some launchers do not support icon customization properly. Try launching the app via Google Play or some widget, if available. Once launched, just set back the default orange icon #F57C00. You might have to reinstall the app in the worst case. Don't forget that the Shared Theme with Simple Thank You installed might be also changing your app icon color automatically.

Do I have to pay for it monthly, or just once?

The app is paid on Google Play, which means that it is a one time payment only. After purchasing it you can install it on any amount of devices under your Google account. Even if you get a new device, you will not have to pay again. Don't forget that if you uninstall any paid app within 2 hours, you will automatically be refunded. If you want a refund anytime later, just contact us at and you will get it. That makes it easy to try it out :)

The money has been deducted from my bank account, but I cannot download the app. What can I do?

Payments are fully handled by Google, their system glitches from time to time. Just clear your Google Play app cache and restart your device, then retry downloading it.