The latest mobile operating system update from Apple, iOS 11 has finally added an excellent file management application to Apple devices. The newly introduced Files app allows users to easily access the files that are stored in different cloud storage service. In simple words, this means that iPad and iPhone users will be easily able to access and interact with the files that they have stored in their Microsoft OneDrive, Dropbox, and Adobe Create Cloud account from one place.

Moreover, users will be also able to easily export and import files, drag and drop them, and even tag them from multiple sources. However, several iPad users who recently updated their device to the iOS 11 don’t know how to use the Files app on an iPad. If you are one among them, then below are a few simple tips that will enable you to make the most of this new feature.

Adding Third-Party Sources

The Files app on your iPad will show the data from your device and iCloud Drive by default. However, one of the highlighting things about this new app is that you will be able to add third-party sources such as Box, Google Drive, Dropbox, and more to it. Follow these couple of following steps to add third party sources to the new Files app.

  • Go to the Locations section on the sidebar of your tablet and then tap on Edit.
  • Flip the toggle switch near to the source that you wish to enable.

However, it is significant to note that the source will only show up the cloud storage apps that you have installed on your iPad.

Transferring Files between Folders

The drag and drop feature is supported in the new Files app, which means that you will be easily able to move files one folder to another. Below are a few simple steps that will help you to do so.

  • Select and hold on a file that you wish to move until it is docked below your finger. Once you have docked the file, use another finger and select more files.
  • Use your other hand to navigate the selected files into the preferred location, and then release your finger. This will automatically initiate the copying process.

If you are still not able to move files between the folders, it is best to get in touch with an expert technician for further assistance.


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