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How to download files on iPhone and iPad

This guide is designed to help you download files quickly and easily to your iPhone and iPad, and then easily find those files on your device.

If you download a file from the Internet to your iPhone or iPad, you want to be able to find that file on your iPhone or iPad.

Some downloaded files will be automatically saved in the app you used to download the files, such as the Netflix app. If you download a movie or TV show to your device, you can only access the movie or TV show from the Netflix app.

How do I download files from a website to my device?

You can easily download files from the website directly to your iPhone or iPad. This can be done by going to the website where the file is located and then clicking on the file and selecting “Upload”. Some of these files may open directly in your web browser, depending on the type of file.

When you click on a file, you will be prompted to view or download the file. Select “Download” from the menu, then the file will be downloaded to your device.

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You can then easily find the file on your iPhone or iPad using the Files app on your device. To find a file, select and open the Files app, which will show you all the files that are stored on your iPhone or iPad.

When you open the Files app on your iPhone or iPad, there are two options at the bottom of the Recent and Browse screen. You can find your file through any of them, but I find the browsing option easier. Select “Browse” and then select the “Downloads” folder, the downloaded file will be located there.

How to upload photos and videos to iPhone and iPad?

In addition to downloading files to your device, you can also download photos directly to your device. If you want to upload a photo from a website, click the photo and a popup menu will appear, then you can select “Add to Photos” and this will be stored in the Photos app on your device.

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If you want to save a photo from the Messages app on iPhone or iPad, tap Photos until a menu appears. Then you want to select “Save” and that photo will be saved to your Photo Library. It works the same way when saving a video from the messages app on your device.

There is also another way to save files and videos that you have received via email. You can save them directly in the Photos app or in the Files app on iPhone or iPad.

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To save this file in the Photos app, select the file in the email and choose Save Image. Then it will be saved in your photos. To save it to the Files app, select the image in the email and then choose Save to Files. The photo or video is then saved to the Files app on your iPhone or iPad.

We hope you find this guide useful, and we hope that using it will make it easier for you to save and find files on your iPhone or iPad. You can find more information about the Files app on the Apple website. The latest version of iOS at the time of writing this guide is iOS 16.2.

Image credit: Miguel Thomas

Headings: Apple, Apple iPhone, Manuals

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