On My iPhone/iPad gone in Files?

Discussion in 'iOS 11' started by Lisat78, Aug 15, 2017.

  1. Lisat78 macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2015
    Am I missing something? ‘On my iPhone/iPad’ within Files seems to have disappeared with the latest betas. I don’t remember seeing this mentioned before. Going into ‘Edit’ doesn’t restore the functionality either. If this is permanent then it appears that Files will be nothing more than a corral for cloud based storage services. That’s useful, but irritating when I forked out for the 256gb 10.5 iPP thinking that iOS 11 would allow me to access local storage more or less directly.
  2. doubletap macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2009
    I'm on the latest beta and 'On my iPhone' is there for me in the Files app. I can even use it as a destination for sharing.

    I have Pages and Numbers installed as well so perhaps something that can use the location is required before the location will appear.
  3. Lisat78 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2015
    Hmm. I have those apps installed too. Will try restarting. Can you see it if you go straight to the Files app from the home screen?

    ETA: I can see ‘on my iPhone’ from a share screen, but there’s no way to access it directly from the Files app. It’s not under ‘Locations’ — just iCloud Drive, Recently Deleted, and my third party options.
  4. doubletap macrumors regular

    Jan 2, 2009
    Yep. It's there right when I open the Files app. Maybe it's because you're on an iPad and I'm on an iPhone?
  5. one more macrumors 6502a

    one more

    Aug 6, 2015
    Just save any image from Safari into Files and “On my iPhone or iPad” will reappear.
  6. 007p macrumors 6502a

    Mar 7, 2012
    From what I can tell it isn't there because you have no files saved there.

    It's unlikely you have an app that has been updated for iOS 11, so if all you have is the default Apple apps with nothing in them, it doesn't show up.

    Save a document into one of the apps via safari and it appears again.
  7. Lisat78 thread starter macrumors member

    Jun 5, 2015
    Sure enough, that works. Thanks!

    I think it’s unnecessarily complicated, though, and it’s irritating that we can’t create our own folders under that section. Hmm. Suppose I’ll be sticking with DevonthinkToGo for managing collections of files for projects.
  8. canesalato macrumors 6502a


    Jan 31, 2010
    Frankly the more I use files the more I discover how limited it is. Will stick to Documents

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