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Getting Around in File Manager on an iOS Phone or Tablet

Here's what you can do in File Manager on iOS.

Action Description
Open Local Files Tap Local to view files that are available on your phone or tablet.
Open File Manager Tap Files > Computers then tap the computer to which you want to connect.
View a file To open a file, tap it.
You should be able to open these common file types on most devices:
  • iWork documents
  • .jpg, .tiff, .gif, .png (images)
  • .doc and .docx; .xls and .xlsx; .ppt and .pptx (Microsoft Office)
  • .htm and .html (web pages)
  • .key; .numbers
  • .pages
  • .pdf
  • .txt; .rtf
  • .vcf
  • .csv
  • .aac
  • .mp3
  • .aiff
  • .wav
  • .m4v
  • .mp4
  • .mov
  • .avi
Drill down into folders To see the contents of a folder, tap it.
Move back a level To move back, tap a folder name at the top of the page.
Other options Add a new folder, sort the files in a folder, or select multiple files in a folder.
Article last updated: 25 April, 2023