How to use Files app to save files locally in your iPhone/ iPad

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iOS 11 comes with a new built in files manager called Files.

It connects all your cloud services like iCloud, Onedrive, Dropbox etc into one place, but it goes far beyond that by offering the ability to save files locally too, and enable access from other apps.

At iOS 11 GM it is not a straightforward as it was supposed to. Trying to save a file locally is not enable out of the box, since option “On my iPhone” cannot be in chosen…

Visiting Files app and trying to access local storage is not an option

Even though it is not clear whether this is intentional or not, Apple offers a workaround. All we have to do is download an app from their office suit, let’s say Pages .

Now a folder is created locally handling Pages’ files. We can access it from sharing menu, but not from Files app unless we save our first file locally.

The ability to create folder in root folder is not able yet, but we can do so inside Pages folder.

From now on we have save files locally in our custom folder!

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  1. Edwin Escobar 4 months ago

    Love this guy so much! Thanks you a billion times

  2. HM Samiul Bacir 4 months ago

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  3. Reem Shyha 4 months ago


  4. Distant Doll 4 months ago

    Are there any other apps besides Pages? My phone is really old and I can’t update it because it will start crashing (its half way there already) if not then I’ll deal lmao

  5. Aidakin 07 4 months ago

    My video won’t load

  6. Stephen 4 months ago

    I appreciate the video but it doesn’t seem to be working anymore.

  7. Cringe Master 4 months ago

    What the hell i dont have files app fuck all these usless video 😡😡😡😡

  8. fans navarrete 4 months ago

    i cant use my files because of an “Unknown error and now my things won’t save help plzz

  9. VIGOUR OSO 4 months ago

    Good choice of music.

  10. Oyuntuya Chuluunhuu 4 months ago


  11. ActsRelax 4 months ago

    How to put apps into file so I can put more there

  12. George Elim 4 months ago

    Use small size app “es file manager” it works too

  13. Kyle Fan 4 months ago

    My app uses google Drive to download. So sad

  14. Luxility 4 months ago

    Do you know what can fix no permission thing though

  15. no. 99 Alita 4 months ago

    Is there a way to get files for iOS 10????

  16. NebulaGlitch 4 months ago

    Would be great.. But there’s no stupid save to files on airdrop! What the heck Apple?

  17. Jibran Ahmed 4 months ago

    Thats why I hate IOS due to these issues..

  18. devin_ 620 4 months ago

    Music name

  19. Tushar Verma 4 months ago

    Really helpful video to save files locally in iphone memory.

  20. GamerModZ 4 months ago

    Omgni have the same problem :OOO

  21. GiGiKyrene 4 months ago

    Man your phone is full charged take off the charger now😹😹😹😂😂😂

  22. Zuma-titan 4 months ago

    Crazy instructions – what has Winzip to do with ??

  23. Neeta Mehta 4 months ago

    Hi, how do I transfer files from my PC running on Windows 10 to my iPhone XS – these files are music files, pictures, MS Word, PDF files. I don't want to transfer everything but only selectively transfer certain folders from PC to iphone. I want to transfer those folders in which these files are stored, as well. Thanks….

  24. Therv_ Inho 4 months ago

    To tell the truth
    This is the only video I have ever watched which is helpful on all youtube
    Am subscribing forever
    Lv u soooooooo muchhhhhh

  25. Andrea 4 months ago

    Thank you sooooo much!! I have been stressing over this problem ever since I got an Iphone, but thanks to this video, i can finally use my iphone without a problem!!

  26. MD sab 4 months ago

    bhia jaan mera mobile iphone 5 he ur is me icloud on nhai huta kia waja he plz plz bata do na

  27. Canterbury Website Design SEO 4 months ago

    Very counter-intuitive of Apple but thanks for the work around, works like a charm!

  28. jajam darwin 4 months ago

    How to delete that files I can’t delete files in my iPhone

  29. PrinceZZ828 4 months ago

    I’m trying to find my game files

  30. Vinz Lloyd 4 months ago

    This why I hate about apple

  31. Pranav Indi 4 months ago

    How to open the saved files?

  32. Weird but I don’t care blackpink fan boy83 4 months ago

    Do you have to pay for this cause in the website it said try for free

  33. Jayant Vedwan 4 months ago

    Very helpfull … thank you 🙂


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