For easy transportation of a set of large files, zipping is the go-to option. The top-notch efficiency, along with lossless data compression is the prime reason why it’s the most widely used archive format.
Beyond efficient data compression, zip also plays a vital role in saving storage space or keeping many files perfectly organized within a single file. Considering the significance of this archive file format, I’m glad to know that the stock File Manager app for iOS and iPadOS now offers a straightforward way to zip and unzip files on iPhone and iPad.
Yeah, I do think that Apple should have done it much earlier given how pivotal it is for managing files. But it’s always better to rectify shortcomings than never. With that said, let’s get started with the quick steps!
How to Zip and Unzip Files on iOS 13 and iPadOS
Compress Files Using the Files App
Step #1. Open the Files App on your iPhone or iPad.
Step #2. Now, head over to the set of files you want to zip. Then, touch and hold over the folder.
Well, if you think that the zipping process is pretty simple, let me tell you that the method for unzipping isn’t complex either.
Uncompress Files Using the Files App
Step #1. Launch the Files app on your iOS or iPadOS device.
Step #2. Now, go to the zip folder in question and touch and hold over it.
I mean the task is done now. Your files have been unzipped.
A Must-Have Feature for the Files App…
Slowly but steadily, Apple has vastly improved the stock Files app. Of course, it is still not as versatile and intuitive as some of the best third-party file managers out there. But it’s more than good enough for managing files with the desired flexibility.
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