In some cases, the files that have been downloaded directly on the iPhone X are in a .zip file. The .zip means compressing all contents into one folder. So in order for you to see the contents, unzipping the file first is needed. Take note that Apple has a standard setting where it doesn’t allow the user to unzip the downloaded file with more than PDF files. Try unzipping the folder on the iPhone X by following the steps given below.
First, you need an app that will allow you to unzip the file on your iPhone X. You can download it for free from the Apple App Store. Type “Zip Viewer” on the App Store search box. You’ll use this app or a similar one to view and open zip files.
How to Download Zip Files on iPhone X
- Switch the iPhone X on
- Go to the menu and search for App Store
- Type “Zip Viewer” on the App Store search box
- Download Zip Viewer
- Browse for the file you like to unzip
- Download the zip files.
- Look at the upper left corner of the screen and select “Open”
- Open the file using the Zip Viewer
One common example of a zipped file is a subtitle file from the internet. Lots of third party video players support external subtitle files. You’ll need to unzip these files to use them, though. That’s what unzipping file can do. Now you know how to unzip files directly without a computer!