How to Unzip Files on iPhone and iPad

How to Unzip File on iPhone and iPad

ZIP files are great to share content as they support lossless data compression. It is very easy to unzip ZIP files on the iPhone. If you just bought PDFs from WritingLaw and received them on your iOS device, here are steps to unzip it and start reading.

Steps to Unzip ZIP files on iPhone and iPad

The very first step is to make sure that you have the Files app on your iPhone or iPad. This app is made by Apple and is on every iPhone and iPad unless you delete it. If deleted, you can open the App Store and download it.

Step 1. Download the ZIP file you receive on WhatsApp, Email, or download from Safari.

Download ZIP file

Step 2. Tap on the ZIP file.

Tap on the ZIP file

Step 3. Now tap the share icon.

Tap on the share icon

Step 4. Tap Save to Files.

Tap Save to Files

Step 5. You can save the PDFs to iCloud, On My iPhone, etc.

Save the PDFs to iCloud or on your iPhone

Step 6. Now open Files app.

Open Files app

Step 7. Go to the location where you saved the ZIP file, like iCloud Drive.

Locate where you saved the ZIP file

Step 8. Tap the ZIP file. It will unzip and make a folder. Now go inside that folder, and you will see all PDFs (or its content) in an organized manner.

Tap the ZIP file to unzip all PDFs in folder

So this is how you can unzip files on iPhone and iPad. You can also use third party apps like Documents by Readdle. Just make sure that in Step 4 above, you choose these apps and not Save to Files.

Fun Fact: ZIP file format was initially released in the year 1989!

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