Open zip in another app? iMessage?

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  1. ethan028 macrumors 6502a

    ethan028

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    Hey guys,



    So currently when I view a .zip file in iMessage I can only view the contents of the zip file when opened. Why can't I send the entire zip into an application like the old days?



    Anyone know how to enable this functionality? My app depends on this functionality in iMessage.



    Thanks guys!



    Ethan
     
  2. Max(IT) Suspended

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    I can't understand: how can you send or receive a zip file in iMessage ? :confused:
     
  3. ashindnile macrumors 6502

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    The same way you can send pictures and pdfs.

    As for the OP, File manager apps get the archive and not the contents with the open in menu.. You could try one of those ;)
     
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    I can't in iMessage... Only pictures or movies
     
  5. ashindnile, Mar 15, 2016
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    ashindnile macrumors 6502

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    That's unusual. I've personally sent many pdfs. I can't vouch for zips however.

    Edit:
    I did some digging and discovered that we can send ANYTHING from word files, zips, music to PLISTS AND KEXTS. Damn!
     
  6. ethan028 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    We used to be able to open a zip inside of iMessage into another app!

    Now quicklookpreviewcontroller takes over and just browses the zip! I assume they removed the "open in" functionality in iMessage because QLPreviewController now takes over?
     
  7. Zirel Suspended

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    Nope, you can't "share" the ZIP file, only single files inside that archive. :S
     
  8. ashindnile macrumors 6502

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    Yes you can.
     
  9. Max(IT) Suspended

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    Could you please show me how ? :confused:
     
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    How?
     
  11. mconk macrumors 6502

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    Save to Dropbox via the share sheet? Since iOS has no real file system to view or unzip to, this is the only real option I could think of...
     
  12. ashindnile macrumors 6502

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    I use many file manager apps.. And this is one of them.
    File Manager Pro App by Zuhanden GmbH
    https://appsto.re/us/kHOrH.i

    In this app, assuming you have your files.. Select file(s)-> More->Messages
    And you'll see you're able to send any file via iMessage
    You can also:
    Share mail attachments directly from their preview by hitting the share button
    Choose a file anywhere that supports sharing(not Open In), and you'll have Messages as an option.
    Hope this helped
     
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    Got it !
    I was looking for a way inside iMessage app... Tried with dropbox it works ! It works even within iCloud Drive
    --- Post Merged, Mar 16, 2016 ---
    Yep. it works via Dropbox, iCloud drive, even OneDrive ....
     

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