The Files app for iPhone and iPad offers a file system for iOS and iPadOS, and though it’s limited, it does offer some advanced features like file paths. File paths may be familiar to Mac, Windows, and Linux users, as a file path points to exactly where to go find a file or folder in … Read More
Did you receive an important work-related document or file from your colleague via iMessage? Maybe a friend or family member messaged you a spreadsheet or PDF file? If you have received any file within the Messages app on iPhone or iPad, you may be looking to store it somewhere safe or easily accessible for later … Read More
Do you want to access specific files and folders on your Windows computer right from your iPhone or iPad? Thanks to the built-in Files app, it’s fairly simple and straightforward to connect to SMB file servers which includes shared Windows folders on a network.
It’s all too easy to wind up with two folders that should contain a single set of files but have managed to be strewn across your computer’s storage in two different folders. Wouldn’t it be nice to merge those two folders of the same name into one on the Mac? Whether newbie or computer wizard, it … Read More
Do you frequently download files from the web using Safari to your iPhone or iPad? Have you ever wondered where all these files are stored, and if you can change the default download location? If you want to adjust the download location that’s used for Safari downloads on your iPhone or iPad, then read on.
If you’ve ever wanted to download files from Safari to your iPhone or iPad, you’ll be pleased to know that Safari has a download manager in more recent versions of iOS and iPadOS.
Do you use iCloud to store your documents and other files from multiple Apple devices that you own? If so, you’ll be able to access, view, edit, and manage them right on your iPhone and iPad using the Files app.
Do you use Dropbox as your primary cloud storage platform to store your files from multiple devices that you use? If so, you’ll be able to view, edit and manage them right on your iPhone and iPad using the Files app.
Do you use Google Drive as a cloud storage platform to store your files from multiple devices that you use? If so, you’ll be able to view, edit, access, and manage Google Drive files right on your iPhone and iPad using the Files app.
Want to access iCloud Drive files from Windows? Do you use iCloud to store your documents and other files from your iPhone, iPad and Mac? If so, you’ll be happy to know that you can easily access iCloud Drive data from a Windows PC as well as through the standard Apple ecosystem devices.
You can control which apps have access to files and folders on the Mac. This article will walk you through how to manage what apps can access files and folders in macOS.
You can easily connect external storage drives to iPad and iPhone, providing easy access to all the files and data on those drives via the Files app. This includes connecting flash drives, USB hard drives, SD cards, and just about any other storage medium to iPhone, iPad Pro, and iPad you can think of, as … Read More
You can easily create zip archives on iPhone and iPad of any files or folders through the Files app. For example, if you have a folder or file you want to compress and archive, share, or upload somewhere, you can easily create a .zip of that data right from the iPhone or iPad, and without … Read More
You can easily unzip and uncompress zip archives on iPhone and iPad, directly from the Files app. This makes it easier than ever to access data and files stored within any zip file, and you don’t need any third party apps or tools to open the zip archive.
Have you ever wished you could connect to an SMB share from an iPhone or iPad? If you work with file servers, be it for work or pleasure, you’ll be excited to learn that connecting to SMB shares and servers is now possible directly from the Files app of iPhone or iPad. This is just … Read More
Have you ever wished you could scan a document with your iPhone or iPad? You can easily do that right from the Files app and with your devices camera! With the arrival of iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Apple has made the Files app much more useful. Not only can it now be used to access … Read More
If you use the Tags feature to tag files and folders on the Mac you may find it helpful to know that you can edit and rename tags to be more descriptive or to better suit your purposes for those tags. For example, perhaps you want to rename some tags to be used as indicator … Read More
Want to watch MKV videos stored in the Files app on an iPad? You can do that easily once you learn how. This makes it simple to keep locally stored MKV movies on iPad within the Files app to be able to watch directly on the device.