files app

  1. C

    iPad Pro - how to delete files to free storage

    So, I worked some files on LumaFusion, and added them on iCloud storage. Those files remain on my iPad as well, without the option like OneDrive to unload them locally. I thought when adding more files would remove some others to make space, just like Photos. This doesn't happens, and I am...
  2. H

    Files app unable to play mpeg-4 video (h.265 hevc 4:2:2 4k video - xavc hs)

    So I have an ipad pro 2018, and I found out that the Files app can't natively play the [h.265 hevc 4:2:2 4k xavc hs] video file that I shot with my a7siii. With vlc player and nplayer, I can play those files smoothly, so its not an issue with general playback. I was just wondering if there was...
  3. F

    iPad Pro Troubles with & Q about Files app storage

    Hey all. I've spent the last couple days offloading large Procreate files from my iPad Pro, routing through Files and then deleting them there once the documents were safely in Dropbox. But now my Files app is near to empty, and it says it's taking up 15 GB. Literally the only thing in my Files...
  4. N

    Universal Gallery view for iCloud Drive files app

    I’m looking for an app that can let me browse my iCloud Drive files in a gallery/grid view similar to the Photos app? I like to keep my drawing reference photos on iCloud Drive so I can put them into folders and use tags to better organize them. It would be awesome if the Files app had a gallery...
  5. 2

    Anyone got shared USB drive connected to an Airport Extreme working over SMB?

    Files (the iOS app) has supported smb since 13.0 if I remember correctly. I remember being excited about it. Now I need it. smb://airportextremeipaddress.local seems right but after about 25 seconds, it times out and I get “There was a problem conbecting to the server”. iOS 14.3 AirPort...
  6. M

    Photos app not showing "new imports" on iPad Air 4 with IOS 14.2

    I'm trying to import a large number of photos from a USB stick into my iPad Air 4th generation running the latest IOS (14.2). The photos on the USB are from a wide range of dates, so I need to be able to easily identify them once they've been imported, before moving them into various albums...
  7. A

    iPhone 8(+) Please tell me what really contains in iPhone Files app

    Hi, My iPhone Files app showing 2.77 Gb of data in 'iPhone storage' section, but I have only some word documents & pdf(just 80 Mb for sure) saved to 'On My iPhone' section of Files app. So anyone please tell me what could be this remaining almost 2Gb of data which I'm not aware of also which I...
  8. K

    new iOS (14) but same crappy Files app

    I was hopping for some improvement with iOS14 in the severely limited Files app. I have several files and it is a frustration every time I use my iPhone or iPad to interact with them. Apple is an $1trillion company and it seems they cannot allocate some engineers to work and provide us with some...
  9. Rogueblue

    iPad Recently deleted in Files app won’t permanently delete from iPad

    I’ve got a number of files from “On my iPad” deleted and currently in the “Recently deleted” section of the Files app. But I’ve tried numerous times and in numerous ways to permanently delete these ... but when I “select all”, press delete and confirm to delete, they Appear initially to be...
  10. JhnsSch

    iPad Pro Will Apple charge 1,5k for iPad Pro self-destruction? - Stuck at Apple Logo - AppleCare

    Hey there, I was about to send my iPad Pro back to Apple yesterday, however the backup process kept repeating to send me the following message: My iPad Pro has 153GB of storage taken. Nevertheless, I kept getting the error message telling me I do not have enough available storage to finish the...
  11. Jerapy

    iPhone PDFs in Files App Freezing

    I am having an issue that apple cannot seem to address for me. Some PDF files that I make are having a hard time loading in the Files app on my iPad Air 2 as well as my iPhone 11. When I open them they cannot scroll freely or will freeze completely. When I am able to copy them to iBooks they...
  12. 1

    All Devices How To Transfer Camera videos above 4.29gb to Ipad using Files App

    So pretty much as end of video shows Importing from Photos app will still fail since it has a 4.29gb limitation. I am on 13.2 beta 3 for my ipad 11. I am directly connected to files app with my sony camera a6400 set to mass storage. In the future if apple fixed the photos import app limitation...
  13. F

    iPhone Files.app SMB question

    Hi all, So, I've installed iOS13 and I have a Synology NAS at home which has SMB server in it. On my Mac, I can see the SMB server in a Finder window, however on Files.app, the server is not there. On the other hand if I try to connect with the IP address of the server it does connect. Is this...
  14. macduke

    iPad The Files app is still a disaster

    I wrote this on the main news thread, but I’m so late it’s buried and I did enough extensive testing that I figured it was worth a post here. The Files app is still a disaster for external drives. It has a LONG way to go to be ready in time for launch. I would not be surprised at all if...
  15. Nercos85

    iPhone 7(+) iCloud to iCloud drive data...?

    Hey guys! Lately, I'm struggling with migrating my info from my iPhone 4, my current phone (yes, 2010 FTW...), to my 7+, that is my new one. With all the photos and videos I haven't had trouble since I connected the old phone to the PC and downloaded them in a moment. I also have other apps in...
  16. partsofspeech

    Files app improved in iOS 12 beta in any manner?

    The Files app on iOS 11 to me is a half-baked app. I hope it would be amended with the unfinished in the 12. Since I haven’t installed the beta, I was wondering if someone that has could comment on the Files app.
  17. DA23Gam

    Puzzling Files app

    I come from a Windows & android background & am familiarizing myself with ios 11 on an ipod (2017). I'm confused with the Files app since it works in a totally different manner to any kind of file manager I've seen. Now because I'm often out of reach of wifi I'd like to copy photos directly to...
  18. Duckyduckbumps

    Flash drive to back up iPad docs (not just photos)

    I was disappointed to find that the SanDisk iXpand can only copy photos and videos from the iPad. I’m hoping that this isn’t a limitation imposed by Apple. I’m a creative pro and need to back up large Procreate and Affinity Photo docs. Yes, I can back up to the cloud, but upload is slow over...
  19. m0nkeyb0y

    Files: Serious Learning Curve, or, It Just Sucks?

    I'm using Files on an iPhone 7, an iPad mini 2, and an iPad Pro 10.5, which I'm trying to use as a replacement for a 2011 MB Air. I've connected Dropbox, iCloud, and Google. Files lists files/folders just fine, but inexplicably displays the hidden dot files of OSX. (Would love to hide these...
  20. says_stuff

    General Does “Files” app sync in the background reliably?

    I’ve been trying to upload some pdfs i have stored on my ipad to my google drive folder. Unfortunately due to the awful connection i’ve been having here, it’s been some days and i still haven’t finished the sync. I have to leave the ipad unlocked, google drive app on, screen on and i come back...