iPhone Does anyone know what the pin option is suppose to do in the Files app?

Discussion in 'iOS 13' started by ajiuo, Jun 8, 2019.

  1. ajiuo macrumors 65816

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    If you hold down on a file to bring up the context menu. One of the options you get is to pin the file. Pinning it will add a little green pen icon in front of it... but I can’t for the life of me figure out what it supposed to do. It doesn’t pin the file to the top of the list.
     
  2. ncrypt macrumors 6502

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    When I pressed pin it started to download the file. Other than that, no idea what it means
     
  3. ZEEN0j macrumors 65816

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    I don’t have the beta running. But is there maybe a pinned section on the sidebar?
     
  4. Feenician macrumors 601

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    Probably an option to keep the file permanently downloaded. iCloud can offload downloaded files at any time otherwise. Neat. We were just discussing that need in another thread.
     
  5. profets macrumors 601

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    That's what I initially thought, but Favourites already accomplishes this. Then I thought maybe Pinned will keep them at the top of the table when sorted?

    Good thought - I bet this is it.
     
  6. AVonGauss macrumors 6502

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    Catalina also has a similar new "Pin" option for iCloud folders, though not files at the moment.
     
  7. Feenician macrumors 601

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    Nice. Seems to be something a lot of people want. Hopefully it's available equally at the file and folder level for all platforms soon.
     

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