How to Access Files from iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPad

With iOS 11 or later, you can access all of your files from iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPad right from Files app.

Files app has made it a bit easier to manage files on iOS 11 or later. Now, you don’t need any third-party app to take control of documents on your device. iCloud Drive is no longer a standalone app as it is integrated with the native file manager. Therefore, to access files from iCloud Drive on your iPhone and iPad, you need to head over to the Files app.

Files app is also integrated with other cloud services like Dropbox, Box etc. Hence, you can access and manage all of your files synced with supported file storage and synchronization services right from the app.

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How to Access Files from iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPad

How to Access iCloud Drive Files on iPhone and iPad

Step #1. Launch Files app on your iOS device.

Open Files App on iPhone

Step #2. Now, tap on Browse tab at the bottom.

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Tap on Browse Button in Files App on iPhone

Step #3. Under Location section, tap on iCloud Drive.

Tap on iCloud Drive in iOS 11 Files App

Now, check out all of your files saved in iCloud.

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How to Use Files App in iOS 11 or Later on iPhone and iPad

We have made a complete guide about how to use Files app on iOS 11. So, if you haven’t yet got started with it or wish to use it perfectly, jump over to this post.

That’s it!

Wrapping up:

Files app is a welcome addition to the iOS 11. Though it may not be as feature-rich as some of the most popular third-party file managers like Documents, it’s still very handy. Let me know what you think of it in the comments below.

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Jignesh Padhiyar
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