One of the most evident developments that arrived with Apple’s iOS 11 is the Files app. App Files now serve as a replacement for the iCloud Drive app which no longer exists. One of the best ways it’s being used by iPhone users is that it saves all files one location.
Your files will be in one location such as those from Dropbox. It also includes other needed apps and expose documents like PDF Expert 6, and also files located on the local device. With the App Files, it makes it more convenient to manage all files in a place, and it works on both iPad and iPhone.
With Files Apps at its stages, it is user friendly as you can access different features. Users can access features like iCloud Drive and Local storage space known as “On My iPhone” or “On My iPad” basically for file storage on the device. This also goes well for third-party services like Google Drives to Files.
Let’s Go Through the Steps to Get Started with the Apps Files on Apple’s iOS 11:
Follow these steps and get ready to start using your App Files:
- Tap on the Files app on your device.
- In your iCloud account, you will see all saved files on iCloud Drive if you’re logged on.
- To access the services through Files manager, you will need to install apps like Google Drive, OneDrive, and Dropbox
- Once done with the installation of these apps, then you can open Files and hit the Edit button located at the top.
- Then you will have to toggle switch next to the entire app whose files you want to see in the Files app. Once on, the switch turns green.
- Now, all your files will be in just one location. When tested, Files opened iCloud Drive files in the right pane, but other apps opened as a pop-up.
iPhone users can swiftly save their files from iCloud Drive to other apps, as well as their iPhone or iPad. You can categorize files into the favourite slot, add various coloured tags and many more features at your disposal. The Files app can also open certain file types such as jpg and mp3.
When you come across any file that doesn’t open with the App Files, you can share files or send large files to another app that can via file manager. If you save files locally on your iPhone or iPad, you can file transfer app or export them to other apps. For instance, for text documents, you can send files to other files app like Ulysses or Microsoft Word.