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A highly intuitive and functional Files app for iOS had been on the wishlist for a great many iPhone users. With iOS 11, that long wish has finally been fulfilled. Now, managing documents has become a hassle-free task. Even better, you can also tag documents in Files app on your iOS 11 devices to instantly search particular docs.

Just in case you don't like the given tags, you can also create a custom tag to fit your needs better. Moreover, you will also customize those identifiers to further simplify your task.

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How to Tag Documents in Files App in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad

How to Use Tags in Files App on iPhone and iPad Running iOS 11

How to Tag Documents in Files App on iOS 11

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

Open Files App on iPhone

Step #2. Next, tap on Browse at the bottom → Tap on the cloud service in which you have saved your documents under Locations.

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Tap on Browse then Tap on Cloud Service in iOS 11 Files App on iPhone

Step #3. Tap on the folder to reveal files (If your file is on root, go to next step.)

Open Folder in Files App in iOS 11 on iPhone

Step #4. Next up, simply touch and hold on any document and then raise your finger. Then, you will see a popup window with multiple options. Tap on Tags. (On your iPhone, you need to first tap on the tiny arrow at the far right of the window to reveal more options.)

Tap on File in iOS 11 Files App on iPhone

Step #5. Now, you need to tap on the tag you want to use. You have multiple options to select. Choose from several color options or go for a simple tag like Work → Finally, make sure to tap on Done at the top right corner of the screen to confirm.

Add Tag to File in iOS 11 Files App

How to Create and Add Custom Tags in Files App on iOS 11

Follow steps 1-4 as above.

Step #6. Next up, you need to tap on Add New Tag. Then, enter the name and choose any color.

Create and Add Custom Tags in Files App on iPhone

Step #7. Make sure to tap on Done at the top right corner of the screen to confirm the change.

Add Custom Tags in Files App in iOS 11

How to Customize Tags in Files App on iOS 11

There is also a way you can customize tags to suit your needs better. Head over to this quick guide to get it done the right way.

Manage Your Files Smartly

To me, Files app is one of the biggest highlights of iOS 11. It provides you the needed flexibility to manage your files. Having given it enough amount of spin, I can say that it's right up there with the best file manager apps for iPhone and iPad. What do you think of it?

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