I'm sorry for the complications. I guess you're on Android 11 (or higher). Google has a new restriction when apps have only limited access to the folder memory.
Please see the following article https://help.locusgis.com/support/solutions/articles/47001213113-import-shp-on-android-11-and-higher
We suggest to import from Cloud (Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive) if possible.
hello everyone, i'm new to locus gis. i'm having trouble importing shapefiles. the files i would like to import are actually present in the telphone memory folder, but when i go to look for them inside locus gis to import them they are not there