Any iPhone or iPad user would be able to create zip archive files on iPhones and iPads by using the Files app. Sometimes you are having a file or folder that you want to compress and archive. After that assume that you want to share and upload the files somewhere else. Don’t think about it much. Because you would be able to create a .zip file right away from your iPhone or iPad. Also, it doesn’t require any other additional software. The zip files work in the file and folders to store data locally. That works on a remote server, on iCloud Drive, and on external devices. The files can be accessed by using the Files app on iOS or iPadOS. Simply it can be made into a zip file.
How do zip files on iPhone or iPad compress into Archives?
To create zip files on your device follow the given below steps.
- Open the files app on your iPhone or iPad
- Then navigate to the folder or file that you want to create the zip archive from the files app. Sometimes the file may be contained within the local device or the iCloud drive. Locate that correctly.
- Tap the file or folder. Then hold for some time on the file or folder that the user wants to create the zip file. Then a popup menu will appear. Click on the “Compress” option by the popup menu.
- Wait for a few minutes. After passing the five minutes you will observe that the newly created zip file is appearing on the same file or the folder as its original file.
If there are any other file types that the user wants to do the same thing, repeat the same procedure for the other files as well. Then the zip archive can be shared, moved, copied, uploaded, and can be modified as well.
Creating new file
So users can always create new folders or other file apps. And at any time they wish the other items can be put on to the zip archives too. This new feature was introduced in modern iOS and iPadOS releases. Therefore every user needs to have a device running 13 or later versions to use these compress and uncompress options for zipping and unzip files and folders. Along with the earlier versions, users would be able to use third-party applications for the same purpose. Some of you may think that these features are only limited to iPhones and iPads. But that is not like that. You can find these features on macOS. The macOS user will find both creating and opening the zip files a super easy task along with the built-in functions.
Without using any external app users can easily zip and unzip archives on iPhones and iPad. It is a kind of natural way. That task can be done by using a similar files app contextual menu. The files app is turning out to be a more powerful file system browser. Over time this file system is subjected to many changes. The file system has existed for a longer period. Some shortcuts would help you to find these functions if you are using an external keyboard on the device. Truly it is worth finding out these shortcuts. If you can perform these functions along with the device, don’t worry about that because some external apps would help you to do these tasks. But you have to identify the built-in functions of your device.