With the iOS13, your iPhone can now zip files in your iPhone and also unzip it without relying on any third-party app. You can use the already pre-installed “Files” app in your iPhone to zip and unzip files easily. Here in this article, we are going to show you exactly the steps on how you can do just that.
WHY YOU SHOULD CREATE A ZIP FILE IN YOUR IPHONE
But first, why you should create a zip file in your iPhone? Here are some of the top reasons.
- TO ORGANIZE YOUR FILES – If you use a lot of the iPhone to create documents, you should compress the files first before you share it with other people
- TO SAVE STORAGE SPACE – A zip file will normally be a bit smaller in file size compared to the actual files. Therefore, by compressing the file, you would save your iPhone’s storage space.
However, before you zip the files in your iPhone, the first thing you need to know is how to create the folders where you can put all the files you want to compress. Here are the steps.
HOW TO CREATE A FOLDER FOR FILES TO BE ZIP IN IPHONE
In the iPhone, tap the “Files” app. It normally comes pre-installed by default
In the Files app, tap on the file you want to zip
A menu will be shown. Tap “Move”
Tap the folder icon above to create a new folder
Name your new folder
Your new folder will be shown here in “On My iPhone” dropdown list
Now, you have created the folder, here are the steps on how you can zip the folder that contains the files that you want to compress
HOW TO ZIP THE FILES IN IPHONE
In your Files app, tap on the files you want to zip
A menu will be shown. Tap “Move” to move the files into the folder you created
Choose the folder and tap “Copy” at the above
At “On My iPhone”, tap the folder where you have to move the files to
A menu will be shown. Tap “Compress”
Your Zip file will be shown at the “On My iPhone” screen
Now, you have to learn how to compress the files, you can also uncompress the files using your iPhone. Here are the steps.
HOW TO UNCOMPRESS ZIP FILES IN IPHONE
At “On My iPhone” in the Files app, tap the Zip file
A menu will be shown. Tap “Uncompress”
HOW TO SHARE ZIP FILES IN IPHONE
Tap the Zip File in “On My iPhone” menu. A menu will be shown. Tap “Share”
You will have several options to share that includes email, message, AirDrop and others.
So, there you have it – Simple steps on how you can create, open and uncompress a zip file by using your iPhone. Please leave us a comment below on how useful the zip function has been to you.
Please read also our previous article on how to upgrade your iPhone’s iOS software.