Files App Question

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by barger01, Jun 13, 2017.

  1. barger01 macrumors newbie

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    Hey guys, question on the new files app! I have been editing RAW camera files from my iCloud documents folder in Affinity Photo today on the 10.5in pro. The little iCloud symbol appears next to the files that I can download. When I click the iCloud symbol and it downloads, I don’t see the file under “on my iPad” location in files. The on my iPad location is completely blank, even though I have been downloading these images so that I can edit them. Further More, does the downloaded file auto delete itself on my iPad after awhile? If I try to delete the downloaded iCloud file, it completely deletes it from my iCloud entirely...it would be nice to have a delete from iPad option, but I may be missing something. Any help or info you all can share is greatly appreciated!
     
  2. Feenician macrumors 68040

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    On My iPad doesn't work right now. Not much in Files works right now.
     
  3. barger01 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Oh okay. Once it does work, should all the iCloud files that I download be showing up there? I’m just confused where the files go once downloaded. For example, an image in iCloud Drive that I download doesn’t automatically go to the camera roll and if I delete the file in Files, it deletes it from iCloud completely. I guess it would make sense for everything downloaded to go to “on my iPad” once that works.
     
  4. Feenician, Jun 13, 2017
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2017

    Feenician macrumors 68040

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    I'm really not sure how they intend it to work but I don't think that's it. I think it'll be business as usual for the iCloud Drive part; if it's on there but not synced/downloaded to your device it'll have the cloud with a downward arrow icon. The On My iPad piece I think is distinct and separate. Only time will tell though.
     
  5. Brammy macrumors 65816

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    I think it is for files on your iPad that aren't on any cloud service. Kinda like how you'd use iTunes to transfer a file on your iPad.

    I wonder if apps like Documents by Reedle that have a local storage take advantage of it.
     

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