Windows Phone 8.1 Getting File Manager App Later This Month, Confirms Joe Belfiore On Reddit AMA

Although Microsoft has added hundreds of new features in the upcoming Windows Phone 8.1 update, a popular demand was still missing from it. Just like Android, people wanted support for native file managers in Windows Phone 8.1 operating system so they can use it to move files between folders, internal storage and external storage.

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Today, Joe Belfiore, VP of Windows Phone team held an AMA (Ask Me Anything) session over Reddit where he answered some important questions. But the most important feature that he confirmed was about the File Manager. He confirmed that Windows Phone 8.1 will get a native File Manager app as soon as this month.  He also confirmed that File Manager was the most requested feature in Windows Phone. Not only he shared this sensitive information, he also shared some of the screenshots of the upcoming File Manager. Earlier, only traces of File Picker and File Saver were found in the Windows Phone 8.1 update, which can easily be used to create a File Manager app.

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The Windows Phone 8.1 update is still in Beta and it is only available to users with Windows Phone developer accounts. It brings many useful and requested features such as Cortana Voice Assistant, Swipe Typing, Action Centre, etc. Are you excited about the inclusion of file manager all these new features?

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May 3, 2014 1:01 pm 1:01 PM

Hopefully file manager will make the way to Windows Phone 8.1. A file manager is a must especially working with files that aren’t recognized by the OS. Hope to see some more basic functions such as native video calling and downloading of different file formats make the way to the OS in next update.

Keshav Jha
May 3, 2014 11:44 am 11:44 AM

Microsoft is really listening to everybody. That’s great thing. Proud to be a WP 8.1 user.

May 3, 2014 11:03 am 11:03 AM
I am using windows 8.1 preview version in My Lumia 625 **Need file manager- Happy to get it ASAP ** Windows Phone dont have any option to transfer the data connection over usb *No Dedicated Pc Suite atleast like nokia pc suite something needed because i heard this expectation from many wp users ** native 3g video calling even basic 5,000 bugs phone will do it better than 15,000 bugs lumia. *instead of showing app list in list there should be grid view. *I faced that no way to change the font style of lock screen. *IE11 don’t work with… Read more »
May 3, 2014 7:34 pm 7:34 PM

I think you meant bucks. 😛

Akhil Mohan
May 3, 2014 11:58 am 11:58 AM



May 3, 2014 1:23 pm 1:23 PM