How to Share iCloud Drive Folders from iPhone and iPad

Sharing folders in Notes and iCloud Drive has been a long-standing request from Apple users. And the company has fulfilled this in its iOS 13 software update announced in WWDC 2019. Now, It is easy to share your multiple icloud folders with other people at a time. Let’s follow this guide to know how to share iCloud Drive folders from iPhone and iPad in iOS 13.

This collaboration of folders is also possible in macOS Catalina, apart from iOS 13 and iPadOS 13. The best thing about this feature is you can share multiple folders at the same time. Since Apple has rolled out a buggy iOS 13 developer beta, it is not advisable to run this software on your primary device. Apple will release its public beta in July this year.

How to Share iCloud Folders with Others in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

Step #1. Launch Files app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step #2. Navigate to the iCloud drive in Files app. Tap on Browse from the bottom menu, and tap on iCloud Drive.

Open iCloud Drive in iOS 13 Files App

Step #3. Next, Select the iCloud folder which you want to share.

To share multiple folders, you need to tap on Select from the top right corner of your iPhone or iPad screen and choose the folders. Next, you can tap on Share icon from the bottom left corner of your device screen.

Step #4. To share a single folder, Hard press on a folder and tap on Share.

Share iCloud Folder in iOS 13

Step #5. Now, you can choose the preferred sharing option you want to share your iCloud folder with.

Share Folders from iCloud Drive on iPhone and iPad in iOS 13

Swipe up the share sheet, To find other options, which include Add People. By using this option, you can share your selected folder/s with more people in your contact.

You can also tap on Share Options that give access to a folder like “Anyone with the link” and “Can make changes” permission.

Share iCloud Folder with Multiple People in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

The person whom you have shared the folder with needs to unzip that folder to access the content inside that folder.

Note: iOS 13 automatically zips the folder before it sends. The receiver has to unzip that folder by just tapping on it. The receiver can save that folder anywhere in Files app.

That’s all folks!

Wrapping up…

This method of sharing folders will make our life easier as we can share more contents from our iCloud Drive. You can now send documents, images, and other stuff from your iPhone or iPad.

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