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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 - Leave a 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 - Leave a 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 - 3 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 - 23 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 - 3 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

How to See Recent Files from iOS Home Screen or Dock on iPhone or iPad

Jan 18, 2019 - 17 Comments
How to see recent files on iPhone Files app with 3D Touch

If you interact with the Files app frequently in iOS, you might be pleased to discover that the Files app offers a quick and easy way to see recent files, right from the Home screen of iPhone or iPad. Even better, you can launch recent documents directly from this quick Files access feature in iOS. … Read More

How to Sort Files on iPad and iPhone

Aug 26, 2018 - Leave a Comment
How to sort Files on iPad and iPhone

The Files app on iPhone and iPad serves as a file system of sorts to the iOS world, complete with many commonly used file system functions. One of the more frequently used features in file systems is the ability to change how you sort files or folders, and the iOS Files app also allows for … Read More

How to Save Zip Files to iPhone or iPad

Jun 22, 2018 - 16 Comments
How to save zip files on iPhone or iPad

The latest versions of iOS make it easy to download and save Zip files to an iPhone or iPad. This is achieved thanks to the new Files app, which allows an iOS device to interact with files and data directly stored on a device, as well as to access iCloud Drive data.

How to Tag Files on iPhone and iPad

Feb 28, 2018 - 6 Comments
Open the Files app

Using file tags can help to arrange, organize, and prioritize documents, files, and data. Now that iOS has a dedicated Files app for the iPhone and iPad, you might find it helpful to know that you can tag any items, files, documents, images, or anything else stored within the Files app of iOS, much like … Read More

How to Rename Files & Folders in Files App for iPhone & iPad

Feb 16, 2018 - 16 Comments
Renaming a folder in Files app for iOS

The iOS Files app and iCloud Drive offer a file system of sorts for the iPhone and iPad. One frequently used capability of file systems is the ability to rename files and folders as necessary, and as you might expect, the Files app for iOS offers this functionality too.

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