For those that are using the new iOS system from Apple, it’s a good idea to know how to use Files on iOS 11. The iOS 11 Files app is new and brings a long waited update that allows you to edit, manage and share information on your iPhone or iPad. Below we’ll explain some of the features that can be used on the Files in iOS 11 for iPhone and iPad.
Before we begin, you should know that Files is taking over the iCloud app. Within the iOS 11 Files app, you have the ability to look at recent files that have been saved on your device or iCloud. In addition, you can select specific files as favorites or mark them with tags.
Some Features Of iOS 11 Files App
- You can preview movies in AVI and MOV format.
- You can preview ZIP files, but can’t zip or unzip at this time.
- You have the ability to preview files that don’t have the native app installed on your device.
- You can quickly preview an image, make edits using the iOS 11 markup tools.
How To Use Files On iOS 11
The way that you can use iOS 11 Files on iPad and iPhone is that you need to first tap on the Files app on the home screen. From here you’ll be able to edit and make adjustments to specific files.
Also, when you open an image or PDF, you can quickly make edits to them without any issues. Also, when selecting a certain file that needs to be opened in an app like Numbers, Keynote or Pages, iOS 11 will instantly open the app that is required for the selected file. If you would rather have these files open in something different like Microsoft Word, Powerpoint or Excel, you can also do this as well.
It’s also possible to create different folders within the iOS 11 Files app to help organize different things that you have stored on your Apple device. Just like Mac OS X, you have the ability to sort files by Name, Date, Size and Tags. You can quickly search files saved on your phone or tablet with just a few taps on your screen.
Overall the Files app in iOS 11 allows for much more control, allows for editing and make your smartphone or tablet have some of the loved features that can be found on Mac OS X.