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How to Save Files Received via iMessage on iPhone & iPad

Mar 2, 2021 - Leave a Comment
How to Save Files Received via iMessage on iPhone & iPad

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

How to Access Windows Shared Folders from iPhone & iPad

Feb 24, 2021 - 2 Comments
How to Access Windows Shared Folders from iPhone

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.

How To Merge Two Folders with the Same Name on Mac Using Finder

Oct 26, 2020 - 3 Comments
Mac Finder

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

How to Change Safari Download Location on iPhone & iPad

Sep 29, 2020 - 1 Comment
How to Change Safari Download Location on iPhone & iPad

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.

How to Download Files from Safari on iPhone & iPad

Sep 2, 2020 - 6 Comments
How to Download Files from Safari on iPhone & iPad

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.

How to Access & Edit iCloud Files from iPhone & iPad

Jun 11, 2020 - Leave a Comment
How to Access & Edit iCloud Files from iPhone & iPad

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.

How to Access & Edit Dropbox Files from iPhone & iPad

Jun 9, 2020 - 1 Comment
How to Access & Edit Dropbox Files from iPhone & iPad

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.

How to Access & Edit Google Drive Files from iPhone & iPad

Jun 8, 2020 - 1 Comment
How to Access & Edit Google Drive Files from iPhone & iPad

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.

How to Access iCloud Drive Files from Windows PC

May 27, 2020 - 1 Comment
How to Access iCloud Drive Files from Windows PC

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.

How to Control What Apps Can Access Files & Folders in MacOS Catalina

May 18, 2020 - 4 Comments
Mac Finder, where you can copy the path of a file name easily

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.

How to Connect External Storage Drive to iPad & iPhone

May 4, 2020 - 28 Comments

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

How to Zip Files on iPhone or iPad

Mar 11, 2020 - 1 Comment
How to make zip files on iPhone and iPad

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

How to Unzip Files on iPhone or iPad

Mar 9, 2020 - 7 Comments
How to unzip file on iPhone or iPad and uncompress zip archive

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.

How to Connect to SMB Shares from iPhone & iPad with Files App

Nov 4, 2019 - 12 Comments
Enter an address and tap connect

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

How to Scan Documents with Files App on iPhone & iPad

Oct 17, 2019 - 18 Comments

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

How to Rename Tags on Mac

Sep 9, 2019 - 3 Comments
How to edit and rename tags on Mac

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

How to Watch MKV Video on iPad from Files App

Jul 5, 2019 - 2 Comments
Watching an MKV video on iPad from Files app

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.

14 Keyboard Shortcuts for Files App on iPad

Mar 5, 2019 - 6 Comments
Files app keyboard shortcuts for iPad

A fair number of iPad users type on their tablet with an external keyboard, and one of the major benefits to that approach is that you gain access to keyboard shortcuts in most apps for iPad. The Files app for iOS is no different, and with a Smart Keyboard or external Bluetooth keyboard connected to … Read More

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