What separates iOS devices from Android – besides a ton of design and usability stuff – is the lack of a file manager. Apple strongly detests file-management as such and wouldn't (probably) ever bring that feature into the ecosystem of iOS.

But we're wired to file management on our desktops and laptops that it does make life much simpler with file management on our iPhones and iPads. Thankfully, while Apple doesn't have file management upon its arsenal of stock apps, it does let developers enable this feature at least on a tertiary level. Check out these best file manager apps for iPhone and iPad to organize, view and deal with a number of file formats with incredible ease!

Best File Manager Apps for iPhone and iPad

Best File Manager Apps for iPhone and iPad

#1. FileExplorer 

FileExplorer iPhone and iPad App Icon“FileExplorer” stands out as a supremely handy file manager for iOS. You can access your files stored on your computer (macOS, Windows, Linux) and manage them right from your iOS device. You get the option to stream your classic videos and music inside the app. As it supports multiple file formats including MOV, CUE, GIF, HTML etc. you won't have any problem in dealing with different files.

Price: Free
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#2. FileMaster

FileMaster iPhone and iPad App IconRated number one in more than 30 countries, FileMaster is a robust file manager for iOS. It's also a very competent document viewer, video/audio player, and text editor.

Apart from letting you use passwords to protect your files, it lets you hide your personal files and folders. The cloud storage supports include Box, SkyDrive, Dropbox. With the support of various file formats including word, excel, ppt, txt, you will access and view almost any type of files on your iPhone.

Price: Free
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#3. MyMedia

MyMedia iPhone and iPad App IconMyMedia has packed in with all the features that make any app a top notch file manager. Whether it's managing files, transferring documents from your computer or viewing various types of documents, it's designed to carry out the task with good result.

The app allows you to extract zip as well as RAR files. There is “Open with” feature which lets you open any file in different apps. With the audio player, you can repeat, shuffle songs and view the album art as well as music information.

Price: Free
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#4. Documents 5

Documents 5 iPhone and iPad App IconBeing App Store Editor's Choice in over 70 countries, “Documents 5” is exactly what you need to take perfect control of your files and manage them with optimum ease. You can edit text files, read books and annotate PDF files to your best liking.

Easily download documents from the web and save web pages to read later. Safeguard your personal folders using passwords. More importantly, it lets you sync files with several cloud services such as Google Drive, iCloud, Dropbox and more.

Price: Free
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#5. iDownloadAll

iDownloadAll iPhone and iPad App IconiDownloadAll excels in downloading files with top speed. With the built-in webpage browser, it's more convenient to download files from any websites. You can download multiple images at one go.

It supports various file formats such as RFT, DOC, XLS, Text, HTML, JPG, GIF etc. With the TXT file reader, you will change the size and color of text. It lets you use passwords to offer more protection to your folders.

Price: Free
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#6. File Manager App

File Manager iPhone App IconIt's a highly functional file manager app. With it, you can organize, download and view your files on your iOS device with ease. It lets you import files from any apps, Dropbox, email, and iTunes.

You can create new folders, rename files and move documents freely. You also have the option to zip and unzip files. It allows you to print files right from the app. Besides, you can view images, play MP3 or watch your favorite videos.

Price: Free
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#7. Browse and File Manager

Browser and File Manager iPhone and iPad App IconThis app makes it a lot easy to browse and download files on your device. You can edit files and easily organize them in folders. There is also an option to extract zip files.

You can pause any download and resume it later. Even better, you will be able to download files in the background. It is compatible with more than 100 file formats including XLS, PDF, PPT etc.

Price: Free
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#8. vFile

vFile iPhone and iPad App IconvFile is primed to let you play and manage videos. It allows you to import videos from multiple cloud services like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and Box.

Manage your playlists and keep them organized. With the landscape mode support, it allows you to enjoy your favorite videos at your desired angle. You can also save your videos to Camera Roll and share them with your friends.

Price: Free
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#9. My File Explorer

My File Explorer iPhone and iPad App IconThe last but not the least, “My File Explorer” has got all the qualities to be a capable file manager for your iPhone. It lets you store, view and arrange your files with the required ease. The inbuilt web browser makes it easy to download files. It provides hassle-free file transfer via Wi-Fi, Bluetooth or iTunes file sharing feature. Better still, it works with several file formats including HTML web pages, RTF etc.

Price: Free
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The Bottom Line

So, take control of your files and keep them completely organized on your iOS device using these top file manager apps. Besides, use passwords to add an extra layer of protection to your personal files. I'm sure these apps will stand up to your billing and deliver the desired performance.

You may want to check out these important app lists such as best photo vault apps, best VPN apps, and best security apps for iPhone and iPad.

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Dhvanesh Adhiya is our editor-in-chief and reviewer who takes care of iGeeksBlog.com. He is passionate for wonderful apps that change the way your iPhone interacts in your life.
  • Mike

    I downloaded the app from the App Store to use on my iPad and I opened it up and all there are is folders. I can’t get it to open up the box where you past the link of the song you want. Dosent really explain how to use it. Just thought when you open the app that the search box would load as well. Anybody can help me out would be apreaciated very much. Thank you!

  • Xin Zhao

    Files https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/files/id669786908?mt=8&uo=4 is another good one. And it’s free.