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Access and organize your files no matter where they’re located — on your device, in the cloud, on an external drive or file server— with Files. The Recents view displays the files you’ve been working on lately in high-resolution thumbnails. Use the powerful Browse view to navigate folders, organize your files with tags, move files between folders, and search. Files also makes it easy to access iCloud Drive and third-party cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Box, and OneDrive. Features • Press the Files icon in the Dock or Home screen to quickly open a file from anywhere • Connect an external drive or SD card to your device to access the files • Connect to a file server at work or a home PC using SMB from Files • Use tags to organize files stored with different cloud providers and across different apps. • Pin your favorite folders in Browse view for quick access to the ones you use most. • Give people access to any file stored in iCloud Drive by sharing a link from the files app • Drag and drop to select files and organize them into folders
Dismal Performance at Best
by Wags McDads on 2021/11/26 17:46
To preface, I have dedicated fiber internet with 1bps up and down, with a Wi-Fi 6 mesh system that gives me consistent 650mbps speed test results. That being said, why is it an absolute nightmare to download ANYTHING from my iCloud Drive through the Files app? Just a vicious cycle of never-ending spinning circles and irretrievable files. It’s taking me at least 5 minutes to download a 25MB file, which it totally unacceptable. Unless it exists on local storage, there’s no chance that I’m able to access them in a reasonable amount of time. The issue is on both my iPad Pro (2020) and iPhone 13 Pro Max. I’m glad that Apple finally began allowing reviews on their native apps, because hopefully it’ll light a fire under them to work towards actually improving their services instead of doling out the same half-baked, not well-thought out apps year after year.
不能添加远程smb
by 附近工厂的交汇处 on 2021/11/25 14:43
只能局域网。垃圾了
Hardly functional
by steventechno on 2021/11/25 01:55
This software is very temperamental and has been broken for awhile. Hangs too much, limited UI , makes file management a pain when hardly anything functions at the core level. Why is “Move” really just “Copy To” instead of actually moving files to and from directories. Too many issues makes this worth using. You’d think as a first party App, it’d be well rounded, but it’s oh, so jaggy. It was functional before it broke later in I OS14’s lifetime.
It’s hard to install
by ......................idk on 2021/11/25 00:11
I’m trying to download an auto clicker for this iPad because this freakin AppStore won’t let me there all fake! And of course I tried to download it on safari then I tried to install it it won’t work because of this files it. When I pressed it it only shows up the name that I downloaded then it tells the GB that’s all. Now I can’t have a AutoClicker so I hope apple change or fix this!
Have to reinstall app every time I need to delete something
by HondaBoy619 on 2021/11/23 02:10
I use my iPhone for filming on filmic pro and dump my footage onto my external drive on both my iPhone and iPad. Every time I delete a video file (and yes it’s deleted out of recently deleted), it still takes the space! I have to uninstall and reinstall the app to literally clear the “cache”. This is throughout the entire OS. It will do the same thing to 3rd party apps that utilize the files system. We’ve had files since what iOS 13 and it this app STILL has not been fixed. This is embarrassing on apple’s part. Other than it literally not working like it should, I can’t see file transfer speeds, even how far along my transfers are, etc. It just doesn’t show. I don’t even rarely know when a video file is actually copying. Like seriously??
Image Conversion
by aestheticBreath on 2021/11/22 21:19
Photos are automatically being saved as JPEG instead of PNG as of recently. I don’t know what caused this, but it’s an issue that I seemingly can’t fix of my own accord.
Same issue as Viperheadman on Nov 14th
by NA Traveler 21 on 2021/11/21 23:33
Files disappear after creating them and filling with media. Then I also cannot delete or move the file without switching to a windows laptop. Obviously, I don’t feel comfortable putting valuable media on the external HD with the 2021 iPad Pro 12.9.
No full file access
by Keegan Szymanski on 2021/11/21 20:41
You cannot view system files
Awful
by amiralimir on 2021/11/21 18:47
Crupt your files
Arrow keys preview
by SammyGBro on 2021/11/20 20:54
Hello I am unable to use arrow keys to move to next preview image of file as described. Using magic keyboard and ipad pro. Please comment apple support team and fix issur Tanks
At least the iPad now has a file system, but it is like an Apple IIe 1983
by kingofzombies on 2021/11/19 17:16
For all the far fetched claims from Apple that the iPad can replace a laptop you would think it would have a basic working finder/file system. Quicklook doesn't work with the apple keyboard. I can't go to the next image or file with the keyboard arrow keys. Basic info like pixel dimensions is available but needs to be drilled down to in a menu. Image thumbnails only have one size. You can have two open file windows next each other now. But on a laptop I can have three, I can have thirty open on the same screen. What wizardry that somehow eludes the ipad with the same cpu as a mac! I'm looking forward to the day the iPad has the basic functionalities of a real computer, hopefully that day will be not be in another five years!
Always frozen
by coolgy123456789 on 2021/11/18 18:34
I had been frozen since I first go my phone a few months ago
Come on Apple!
by wetfrog on 2021/11/18 18:01
Love & hate relationship. Yes, finally Apple got their act together and created a file management app BUT it STILL is very limited. My biggest gripe is the backward way of doing things just because Apple must be different. Even though its weird, uncommon or just frustrating… like not show file extension! Oh sure you can click on file, bring up menu then click info…really! Several clicks just to find out what the file is? For work this is a huge pain and just plain idiotic. I tend to have folders with multiples of same file but different types, exp. Txt, docx,pdf. So clicy, colicky to just find one dang version. Like i have time to sit around clicking. Files is just to limited and idiotically frustrating to use….and don’t get me started with its frustrating lack of complete synergy with other cloud services like OneDrive, what a pain.
Files
by .notmwl on 2021/11/17 17:35
This app has been really useful lately
download
by Alondra Arce on 2021/11/16 13:13
EVERYTIME I want to see a file, i have to download it. i don’t know why but i have to and when i press “Download”, it never downloads.
Buggy and Freezes
by Arif Istiaq on 2021/11/16 11:47
This app is a mess. It gets stuck while copying large files and accessing external storages. It also freezes from time to time for no definite reason at all.
Unfortunate lost potential
by monace the queen on 2021/11/15 22:23
I am unable to access the files I need when I need them, it takes days to get to a folder, there is nothing visually explaining if its updating, indexing, downloading files and folders for me to have access. Its the worst app for the iphone, it works well sharing files between macs. This is not a new issue, its how it was built, the iphone version has nothing to offer, 0 stars.
Crash City
by LeighPDX on 2021/11/15 21:15
This app crashes pretty much every time I try to copy files between hard drives. Incredibly unstable, not very intuitive. Thank you for the progress bar, but NTFS support is also pretty necessary. Sorry it’s from a competitor, but you’re trying to sell a “pro” product that lacks so many features.
Please fix all the bugs, I want to like the app
by alag145 on 2021/11/15 14:00
As much as I love the interface of the app and its features and the new features added, as well as the ease of use, the problems that pop up, make me want to not use it. The biggest issue is with files just not saving, same thing with annotations, it all looks fine, until I close out and they are missing, having for me to re-annotate. Files app also keeps duplicating files as well. Things may take forever to load, even if they are small documents. I also really wish there was a save button or a progress text where it will say if the file saved and at what time. So i have now switched to OneDrive app as i need the reliability for my files to save.
Disappearing Files
by Viperheadman on 2021/11/14 20:39
After using this app to backup photos and videos on external hand drive, my previous backups started to disappear from the hard drive. This happened multiple times, especially when using the multitasking feature with the split screen between Files app and Photos App. All of a sudden all the files in a folder disappear. The folder is there but there are 0 riles. This issue has been there for a long time. Why hasn’t it been addressed? I lost close to 1TR of videos in a split second.
This app COULD make the iPad a laptop replacement!
by Lippster on 2021/11/12 21:41
But it doesn’t…. You cannot import files from a desktop or Wi-Fi. So unless you already have one drive or iCloud, it is impossible to get the files on the iPad. Has lots of potential, but is very limited
oh come on
by weewweeeu6365 on 2021/11/09 05:10
this is so annoying and i would like you to stop this app so exciting i want it gone but i want it to stay as a connection ugh hahahah
폴더 뒤로 가기 했을 때 위치가 초기화돼요
by baabaaDad on 2021/11/08 00:54
안녕하세요 iOS14에서 잘되던 폴더 진입했다가 나오면 목록에서 들어갔던 폴더 위치가 그대로 표시되었는데 iOS15로 오면서 폴더 나오면 목록의 상단으로 이동해서 불편해요. 폴더그룹 생기면서 버그 생긴거같아요. 고쳐주세요 🍏
Google drive is better
by Mr. Cafe O'Ley on 2021/11/04 07:11
This app is pretty limited compared to google drive
Can’t download folders: so bad
by Papa Yev on 2021/11/03 22:07
What’s the point of files if you can’t download whole folders. Allow us to download whole folders on mac through safari. iCloud Drive no longer works on Mac’s, so have to air drop everything.
NEEDS MORE FEATURES
by Kendall Ferguson on 2021/11/01 02:57
Please, please, please, do a quick update to make it to where I can rename the whole files, even changing the file extensions.
Use External Drives⁉️
by Joshua Azu on 2021/10/30 00:46
‼️External Drive Users Beware‼️ The Files app is full of bugs, my biggest complaints: Files corrupting my files that I transfer to an external drive, and on other occasions the app transfers the files to the external drive but later nothing shows transferred. This is unacceptable, disappointing, and I will be looking for better software.
Ahhhhh
by #ljcj on 2021/10/28 13:39
I hate it no it won’t make me a church ⛪️
Way too limited
by Fuwa_Fuwa_Time on 2021/10/28 03:55
It is entirely too limited to be useful in a professional setting. This is one area where Android got it right. Allow everything in your photos app to be viewed in it without have to “save to files”. Allow use to go back to the first parent folder without having to swipe back for each individual folder.
Someone is in my account
by squirrel 1973 on 2021/10/22 10:39
Someone is in my account
No way to delete free up space
by TheSleah on 2021/10/22 04:28
People like having control over their storage. When I want to remove cloud content downloaded to my iPad, then let me. I shouldn’t have to delete this app to free up storage space on my iPad but here we are in 2021.
S
by Ijsjsis on 2021/10/22 02:20
Wsss
Issue
by egebgdb on 2021/10/19 03:02
Use for work, app worked great for us until iOS 15 then when you type on a document in files the on screen keyboard disappears every time you push a letter! Please fix!
Large files beware
by LinoYeen on 2021/10/18 04:38
If you got a large file it will lock up your phone anything above 10GB it seems to do this. You’ll have to reboot to have everything working properly again. Especially the keyboard that just stops responding. I was only moving video files from network to this device ( iPhone 13 ).
Great
by Boise Bobby on 2021/10/17 01:50
Great
Access my flies in local Network
by iGarni on 2021/10/14 17:14
I can’t access my files on my iMac on the same network from the app but I can do it from 3rd party app !!
Cannot move files to portable hard drive
by sher1264 on 2021/10/12 19:46
I use to be able to move my files but can no longer do so. It tells me to pick a different location other than my Seagate Portable Hard Drive to move my downloaded videos to. Is this an iOS incompatibility issue?
Confused
by cameramike on 2021/10/12 00:16
I purchased the 200Gb iCloud and selected iCloud storage and optimize iPad storage. But even after several days photos has 20 GB used on my iPad. Also today I opened the app and is says iCloud loading … forever. If I go to iCloud.com everything is there. Well maybe everything.. looks like videos and Photos created on my iPad recently are not in iCloud. Need investigate.. need find a upload to iCloud status. Too hard! Slave to iCloud
Not password protected
by Tim398€ on 2021/10/11 05:59
I found it very amused that they put a password on the Notes apps but not on Files which many upload and stored they very sensitive documents like: tax return, receipt, bank statements, stock, scan document etc just to name a few…
Not a good app
by camiscool2006 on 2021/10/09 03:09
This is not good
Safari needs a “recently closed tabs” function
by EUTwenty on 2021/10/08 20:38
Since Safari isnt available for review, I’ll leave it here. Safari in iOS/iPadOS 15 is constantly losing open tabs if you open multiple safari windows.
Can’t Search iPhone documents
by Happy1228 on 2021/10/08 06:15
My phone can see the file in the folder, but when I search it, the document didn’t show up
Can’t see photo files
by John Dookie on 2021/10/05 05:02
I’ve been using this app to backup photos from an SD card to an external ssd. After copying everything to a folder, Files says the folder is empty. It makes the idea of using the iPad as a travel laptop useless.
Constant PDF bugs
by fggcghjjvv on 2021/10/05 01:17
When trying to scroll through a large pdf file on my iPad, this app constantly crashes.
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by fortnitefortniteooofroblox;-; on 2021/10/02 23:30
shawty like a melody in my head
Limited
by crapfinder on 2021/10/02 19:20
Can not transfer or share files to MY PC.
Files needs an update now!!
by Amethy Rose Nelson on 2021/10/02 00:33
I’m so disappointed that sometimes, when I clicked an audio clip, (WAV) it loads, it gives me a Microsoft Sound text and my GarageBand stops working, (it doesn’t make a sound when I click any key!) Please, Files needs an update, NOW!! 😥
Been waiting for this since iOS 2!
by Sporco Fantasma on 2021/10/01 18:29
Good enough for a phone app. It’s not clear to me why should I be limited to copying files (between phone storage/iCloud) when moving them should be easily possible. Besides there is no option to copy files to/from iTunes on a PC! It’s a file manager guys!! Integrating Files more and more in menus would be a great improvement as well.
Funciona bien pero….
by Fran Geek on 2021/10/01 04:48
Hace su trabajo es fácil de usar e intuitiva sin embargo muy limitada
No FTP or USB file transfer.
by Louis Dennis on 2021/09/30 20:02
I’m the 65th person to rate this, I’m important.
Remove Grid View as Default
by ActionJacksonTheMainAttraction on 2021/09/30 16:43
Another poor application of the Grid View from Apple. It should not be the default view. Grid views are great for photos, but terrible for finding and browsing files. Please make the list view the default and allow the ability to shrink the text size with reasonable defaults.
Needs file passcodes
by KyleH9 on 2021/09/30 08:01
Since iOS lacks multiuser profiles, PIN numbers are needed to secure private files.
Works but Very Limited
by CaptainEffort on 2021/09/30 05:59
While this app is perfectly serviceable on an iphone, it’s far too barebones for an ipad. Considering that Apple has been trying to show off the ipad as a stand-in for a laptop, this app is too limiting to replace finder in any capacity. There are still tasks that are literally impossible to execute without an actual computer, which is a shame. It’s close, but the iPad files app desperately needs to be upgraded to be on par with finder. At least if Apple is going to continue pushing for the iPad to be a laptop substitute.
Getting better
by DoublyDoodads on 2021/09/30 05:31
Still needs a lot of work.
More Widgets / Messages App
by airic on 2021/09/30 03:44
Would love to see more widget options for favorites or app folders. Needs Messages app for attachments and sharing.
Helps you find, but not put away
by Nico Cropp on 2021/09/30 02:38
The search and tag are fantastic. I can always find what I’m looking for, but I need additional features that help me put things away.
It’s a 3-star App
by satchnut on 2021/09/30 00:26
Meh
Lol
by Dakarai on 2021/09/29 23:06
UI is an absolute joke
Can’t delete stuff
by dreadnought9 on 2021/09/29 22:47
IF you download something it doesn’t seem like you can delete anything. Bad bad bad
The weakest link
by Techadopter on 2021/09/29 21:54
Files should be awesome but it’s not. It should be available via the share menu 💯 of the time. It’s not but google drive is. Weak. It should be easy for non Mac users to access. It’s not. Weaker than Dropbox, box, google drive. Weak. It features the ability to tag documents. But you can’t see tags. Weak. It hordes tons of indecipherable documents with no ability to identify or delete them. Weak. It’s expensive and limited memory options. 2 TB of data is fine for a moderate user but definitely not enough for small business. Weak.
Searching is less robust than Finder
by kpozan on 2021/09/29 20:08
I just don’t seem to get as many results. It doesn’t appear to search for results inside files—only the titles.
What a mess!
by MiamiC70 on 2021/09/29 19:54
What a mess! Obviously, no one who had a hand in creating this app has ever used a proper files system.
The UI is the good stuff
by M icloud on 2021/09/29 18:25
The Files app doesn't offer a way to offload files from iCloud Drive!!! They take a lot of storage from our devices or at least offer a way to download it once and offload after certain time.
Buggy buggy buggy
by C'mon John! on 2021/09/29 17:34
It was a relief when Apple finally gave us a file explorer. Unfortunately years later it’s still buggy. Even copying a ~1GB file crashes the app even before pasting it. It’s one of the reasons the iPad has years to go before even being considered a computer replacement.
Too basic
by SSdeG7 on 2021/09/29 17:08
15 years of iOS and this app is not even close to how good Finder was on the first version of Mac OS X. It’s such a half baked app
Misses functionality
by tasochele on 2021/09/29 16:13
Half as* file explorer.
Works for me
by Ryder f. on 2021/09/28 15:38
Self explanatory, it gets the job done.
very very very limited
by grant is grant on 2021/09/27 03:52
iphones are presented as "the most premium mobile experience" yet something as simple as a files app is extremely bare bones and annoying to use.
Meh
by aaaah0000 on 2021/09/25 16:54
It’s okay and does give me ability to look at my Google drive. But it’s a mess of a UI. Also uploading files to my Google drive through the files app is a hassle
confusing
by QuillonaXO on 2021/09/23 23:13
such a messy app, confusing to use..
Good
by auvkso on 2021/09/23 18:35
I like it so much but I still prefer Google drive
Face ID & Passcode Security
by hey im guy on 2021/09/23 12:05
PLEASE ENABLE THIS APP TO REQUIRE FACE ID & PASSCODE SECURITY!!!!! ITS A FILES APP! IT SHOULD AND NEEDS TO BE PROTECTED!!!
Food
by hdbjddbtfsc on 2021/09/23 00:28
I stick thing in my food grande negro pito 3rdworld
File
by stuffed fornite on 2021/09/22 21:43
Mmm file
I hate it
by evan14245 on 2021/09/22 15:19
It is very hard to use
junk
by 你看起来很好吃! on 2021/09/21 04:25
junk
Works but Very Limited
by CaptainEffort on 2021/09/30 05:59
While this app is perfectly serviceable on an iphone, it’s far too barebones for an ipad. Considering that Apple has been trying to show off the ipad as a stand-in for a laptop, this app is too limiting to replace finder in any capacity. There are still tasks that are literally impossible to execute without an actual computer, which is a shame. It’s close, but the iPad files app desperately needs to be upgraded to be on par with finder. At least if Apple is going to continue pushing for the iPad to be a laptop substitute.
Dismal Performance at Best
by Wags McDads on 2021/11/26 17:46
To preface, I have dedicated fiber internet with 1bps up and down, with a Wi-Fi 6 mesh system that gives me consistent 650mbps speed test results. That being said, why is it an absolute nightmare to download ANYTHING from my iCloud Drive through the Files app? Just a vicious cycle of never-ending spinning circles and irretrievable files. It’s taking me at least 5 minutes to download a 25MB file, which it totally unacceptable. Unless it exists on local storage, there’s no chance that I’m able to access them in a reasonable amount of time. The issue is on both my iPad Pro (2020) and iPhone 13 Pro Max. I’m glad that Apple finally began allowing reviews on their native apps, because hopefully it’ll light a fire under them to work towards actually improving their services instead of doling out the same half-baked, not well-thought out apps year after year.
At least the iPad now has a file system, but it is like an Apple IIe 1983
by kingofzombies on 2021/11/19 17:16
For all the far fetched claims from Apple that the iPad can replace a laptop you would think it would have a basic working finder/file system. Quicklook doesn't work with the apple keyboard. I can't go to the next image or file with the keyboard arrow keys. Basic info like pixel dimensions is available but needs to be drilled down to in a menu. Image thumbnails only have one size. You can have two open file windows next each other now. But on a laptop I can have three, I can have thirty open on the same screen. What wizardry that somehow eludes the ipad with the same cpu as a mac! I'm looking forward to the day the iPad has the basic functionalities of a real computer, hopefully that day will be not be in another five years!
Come on Apple!
by wetfrog on 2021/11/18 18:01
Love & hate relationship. Yes, finally Apple got their act together and created a file management app BUT it STILL is very limited. My biggest gripe is the backward way of doing things just because Apple must be different. Even though its weird, uncommon or just frustrating… like not show file extension! Oh sure you can click on file, bring up menu then click info…really! Several clicks just to find out what the file is? For work this is a huge pain and just plain idiotic. I tend to have folders with multiples of same file but different types, exp. Txt, docx,pdf. So clicy, colicky to just find one dang version. Like i have time to sit around clicking. Files is just to limited and idiotically frustrating to use….and don’t get me started with its frustrating lack of complete synergy with other cloud services like OneDrive, what a pain.
Have to reinstall app every time I need to delete something
by HondaBoy619 on 2021/11/23 02:10
I use my iPhone for filming on filmic pro and dump my footage onto my external drive on both my iPhone and iPad. Every time I delete a video file (and yes it’s deleted out of recently deleted), it still takes the space! I have to uninstall and reinstall the app to literally clear the “cache”. This is throughout the entire OS. It will do the same thing to 3rd party apps that utilize the files system. We’ve had files since what iOS 13 and it this app STILL has not been fixed. This is embarrassing on apple’s part. Other than it literally not working like it should, I can’t see file transfer speeds, even how far along my transfers are, etc. It just doesn’t show. I don’t even rarely know when a video file is actually copying. Like seriously??
Please fix all the bugs, I want to like the app
by alag145 on 2021/11/15 14:00
As much as I love the interface of the app and its features and the new features added, as well as the ease of use, the problems that pop up, make me want to not use it. The biggest issue is with files just not saving, same thing with annotations, it all looks fine, until I close out and they are missing, having for me to re-annotate. Files app also keeps duplicating files as well. Things may take forever to load, even if they are small documents. I also really wish there was a save button or a progress text where it will say if the file saved and at what time. So i have now switched to OneDrive app as i need the reliability for my files to save.
Remove Grid View as Default
by ActionJacksonTheMainAttraction on 2021/09/30 16:43
Another poor application of the Grid View from Apple. It should not be the default view. Grid views are great for photos, but terrible for finding and browsing files. Please make the list view the default and allow the ability to shrink the text size with reasonable defaults.
Disappearing Files
by Viperheadman on 2021/11/14 20:39
After using this app to backup photos and videos on external hand drive, my previous backups started to disappear from the hard drive. This happened multiple times, especially when using the multitasking feature with the split screen between Files app and Photos App. All of a sudden all the files in a folder disappear. The folder is there but there are 0 riles. This issue has been there for a long time. Why hasn’t it been addressed? I lost close to 1TR of videos in a split second.
Hardly functional
by steventechno on 2021/11/25 01:55
This software is very temperamental and has been broken for awhile. Hangs too much, limited UI , makes file management a pain when hardly anything functions at the core level. Why is “Move” really just “Copy To” instead of actually moving files to and from directories. Too many issues makes this worth using. You’d think as a first party App, it’d be well rounded, but it’s oh, so jaggy. It was functional before it broke later in I OS14’s lifetime.
Cannot move files to portable hard drive
by sher1264 on 2021/10/12 19:46
I use to be able to move my files but can no longer do so. It tells me to pick a different location other than my Seagate Portable Hard Drive to move my downloaded videos to. Is this an iOS incompatibility issue?
Files needs an update now!!
by Amethy Rose Nelson on 2021/10/02 00:33
I’m so disappointed that sometimes, when I clicked an audio clip, (WAV) it loads, it gives me a Microsoft Sound text and my GarageBand stops working, (it doesn’t make a sound when I click any key!) Please, Files needs an update, NOW!! 😥
This app COULD make the iPad a laptop replacement!
by Lippster on 2021/11/12 21:41
But it doesn’t…. You cannot import files from a desktop or Wi-Fi. So unless you already have one drive or iCloud, it is impossible to get the files on the iPad. Has lots of potential, but is very limited
It’s hard to install
by ......................idk on 2021/11/25 00:11
I’m trying to download an auto clicker for this iPad because this freakin AppStore won’t let me there all fake! And of course I tried to download it on safari then I tried to install it it won’t work because of this files it. When I pressed it it only shows up the name that I downloaded then it tells the GB that’s all. Now I can’t have a AutoClicker so I hope apple change or fix this!
Unfortunate lost potential
by monace the queen on 2021/11/15 22:23
I am unable to access the files I need when I need them, it takes days to get to a folder, there is nothing visually explaining if its updating, indexing, downloading files and folders for me to have access. Its the worst app for the iphone, it works well sharing files between macs. This is not a new issue, its how it was built, the iphone version has nothing to offer, 0 stars.
Meh
by aaaah0000 on 2021/09/25 16:54
It’s okay and does give me ability to look at my Google drive. But it’s a mess of a UI. Also uploading files to my Google drive through the files app is a hassle
Crash City
by LeighPDX on 2021/11/15 21:15
This app crashes pretty much every time I try to copy files between hard drives. Incredibly unstable, not very intuitive. Thank you for the progress bar, but NTFS support is also pretty necessary. Sorry it’s from a competitor, but you’re trying to sell a “pro” product that lacks so many features.
Buggy buggy buggy
by C'mon John! on 2021/09/29 17:34
It was a relief when Apple finally gave us a file explorer. Unfortunately years later it’s still buggy. Even copying a ~1GB file crashes the app even before pasting it. It’s one of the reasons the iPad has years to go before even being considered a computer replacement.
Large files beware
by LinoYeen on 2021/10/18 04:38
If you got a large file it will lock up your phone anything above 10GB it seems to do this. You’ll have to reboot to have everything working properly again. Especially the keyboard that just stops responding. I was only moving video files from network to this device ( iPhone 13 ).
Searching is less robust than Finder
by kpozan on 2021/09/29 20:08
I just don’t seem to get as many results. It doesn’t appear to search for results inside files—only the titles.
Image Conversion
by aestheticBreath on 2021/11/22 21:19
Photos are automatically being saved as JPEG instead of PNG as of recently. I don’t know what caused this, but it’s an issue that I seemingly can’t fix of my own accord.
Use External Drives⁉️
by Joshua Azu on 2021/10/30 00:46
‼️External Drive Users Beware‼️ The Files app is full of bugs, my biggest complaints: Files corrupting my files that I transfer to an external drive, and on other occasions the app transfers the files to the external drive but later nothing shows transferred. This is unacceptable, disappointing, and I will be looking for better software.
Been waiting for this since iOS 2!
by Sporco Fantasma on 2021/10/01 18:29
Good enough for a phone app. It’s not clear to me why should I be limited to copying files (between phone storage/iCloud) when moving them should be easily possible. Besides there is no option to copy files to/from iTunes on a PC! It’s a file manager guys!! Integrating Files more and more in menus would be a great improvement as well.
Can’t see photo files
by John Dookie on 2021/10/05 05:02
I’ve been using this app to backup photos from an SD card to an external ssd. After copying everything to a folder, Files says the folder is empty. It makes the idea of using the iPad as a travel laptop useless.
The weakest link
by Techadopter on 2021/09/29 21:54
Files should be awesome but it’s not. It should be available via the share menu 💯 of the time. It’s not but google drive is. Weak. It should be easy for non Mac users to access. It’s not. Weaker than Dropbox, box, google drive. Weak. It features the ability to tag documents. But you can’t see tags. Weak. It hordes tons of indecipherable documents with no ability to identify or delete them. Weak. It’s expensive and limited memory options. 2 TB of data is fine for a moderate user but definitely not enough for small business. Weak.
Same issue as Viperheadman on Nov 14th
by NA Traveler 21 on 2021/11/21 23:33
Files disappear after creating them and filling with media. Then I also cannot delete or move the file without switching to a windows laptop. Obviously, I don’t feel comfortable putting valuable media on the external HD with the 2021 iPad Pro 12.9.
Access my flies in local Network
by iGarni on 2021/10/14 17:14
I can’t access my files on my iMac on the same network from the app but I can do it from 3rd party app !!
Files
by .notmwl on 2021/11/17 17:35
This app has been really useful lately
The UI is the good stuff
by M icloud on 2021/09/29 18:25
The Files app doesn't offer a way to offload files from iCloud Drive!!! They take a lot of storage from our devices or at least offer a way to download it once and offload after certain time.
More Widgets / Messages App
by airic on 2021/09/30 03:44
Would love to see more widget options for favorites or app folders. Needs Messages app for attachments and sharing.
download
by Alondra Arce on 2021/11/16 13:13
EVERYTIME I want to see a file, i have to download it. i don’t know why but i have to and when i press “Download”, it never downloads.
Not password protected
by Tim398€ on 2021/10/11 05:59
I found it very amused that they put a password on the Notes apps but not on Files which many upload and stored they very sensitive documents like: tax return, receipt, bank statements, stock, scan document etc just to name a few…
Can’t download folders: so bad
by Papa Yev on 2021/11/03 22:07
What’s the point of files if you can’t download whole folders. Allow us to download whole folders on mac through safari. iCloud Drive no longer works on Mac’s, so have to air drop everything.
Someone is in my account
by squirrel 1973 on 2021/10/22 10:39
Someone is in my account
No way to delete free up space
by TheSleah on 2021/10/22 04:28
People like having control over their storage. When I want to remove cloud content downloaded to my iPad, then let me. I shouldn’t have to delete this app to free up storage space on my iPad but here we are in 2021.
Helps you find, but not put away
by Nico Cropp on 2021/09/30 02:38
The search and tag are fantastic. I can always find what I’m looking for, but I need additional features that help me put things away.
Safari needs a “recently closed tabs” function
by EUTwenty on 2021/10/08 20:38
Since Safari isnt available for review, I’ll leave it here. Safari in iOS/iPadOS 15 is constantly losing open tabs if you open multiple safari windows.
Needs file passcodes
by KyleH9 on 2021/09/30 08:01
Since iOS lacks multiuser profiles, PIN numbers are needed to secure private files.
Getting better
by DoublyDoodads on 2021/09/30 05:31
Still needs a lot of work.
Issue
by egebgdb on 2021/10/19 03:02
Use for work, app worked great for us until iOS 15 then when you type on a document in files the on screen keyboard disappears every time you push a letter! Please fix!
No full file access
by Keegan Szymanski on 2021/11/21 20:41
You cannot view system files
Buggy and Freezes
by Arif Istiaq on 2021/11/16 11:47
This app is a mess. It gets stuck while copying large files and accessing external storages. It also freezes from time to time for no definite reason at all.
Good
by auvkso on 2021/09/23 18:35
I like it so much but I still prefer Google drive
Works for me
by Ryder f. on 2021/09/28 15:38
Self explanatory, it gets the job done.
Can’t Search iPhone documents
by Happy1228 on 2021/10/08 06:15
My phone can see the file in the folder, but when I search it, the document didn’t show up
Constant PDF bugs
by fggcghjjvv on 2021/10/05 01:17
When trying to scroll through a large pdf file on my iPad, this app constantly crashes.
Google drive is better
by Mr. Cafe O'Ley on 2021/11/04 07:11
This app is pretty limited compared to google drive
Always frozen
by coolgy123456789 on 2021/11/18 18:34
I had been frozen since I first go my phone a few months ago
NEEDS MORE FEATURES
by Kendall Ferguson on 2021/11/01 02:57
Please, please, please, do a quick update to make it to where I can rename the whole files, even changing the file extensions.
Can’t delete stuff
by dreadnought9 on 2021/09/29 22:47
IF you download something it doesn’t seem like you can delete anything. Bad bad bad
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Access and organize your files no matter where they’re located — on your device, in the cloud, on an external drive or file server— with Files. The Recents view displays the files you’ve been working on lately in high-resolution thumbnails. Use the powerful Browse view to navigate folders, organize your files with tags, move files between folders, and search. Files also makes it easy to access iCloud Drive and third-party cloud storage services such as Dropbox, Box, and OneDrive. Features • Press the Files icon in the Dock or Home screen to quickly open a file from anywhere • Connect an external drive or SD card to your device to access the files • Connect to a file server at work or a home PC using SMB from Files • Use tags to organize files stored with different cloud providers and across different apps. • Pin your favorite folders in Browse view for quick access to the ones you use most. • Give people access to any file stored in iCloud Drive by sharing a link from the files app • Drag and drop to select files and organize them into folders
Dismal Performance at Best
by Wags McDads on 2021/11/26 17:46
To preface, I have dedicated fiber internet with 1bps up and down, with a Wi-Fi 6 mesh system that gives me consistent 650mbps speed test results. That being said, why is it an absolute nightmare to download ANYTHING from my iCloud Drive through the Files app? Just a vicious cycle of never-ending spinning circles and irretrievable files. It’s taking me at least 5 minutes to download a 25MB file, which it totally unacceptable. Unless it exists on local storage, there’s no chance that I’m able to access them in a reasonable amount of time. The issue is on both my iPad Pro (2020) and iPhone 13 Pro Max. I’m glad that Apple finally began allowing reviews on their native apps, because hopefully it’ll light a fire under them to work towards actually improving their services instead of doling out the same half-baked, not well-thought out apps year after year.
不能添加远程smb
by 附近工厂的交汇处 on 2021/11/25 14:43
只能局域网。垃圾了
Hardly functional
by steventechno on 2021/11/25 01:55
This software is very temperamental and has been broken for awhile. Hangs too much, limited UI , makes file management a pain when hardly anything functions at the core level. Why is “Move” really just “Copy To” instead of actually moving files to and from directories. Too many issues makes this worth using. You’d think as a first party App, it’d be well rounded, but it’s oh, so jaggy. It was functional before it broke later in I OS14’s lifetime.
It’s hard to install
by ......................idk on 2021/11/25 00:11
I’m trying to download an auto clicker for this iPad because this freakin AppStore won’t let me there all fake! And of course I tried to download it on safari then I tried to install it it won’t work because of this files it. When I pressed it it only shows up the name that I downloaded then it tells the GB that’s all. Now I can’t have a AutoClicker so I hope apple change or fix this!
Have to reinstall app every time I need to delete something
by HondaBoy619 on 2021/11/23 02:10
I use my iPhone for filming on filmic pro and dump my footage onto my external drive on both my iPhone and iPad. Every time I delete a video file (and yes it’s deleted out of recently deleted), it still takes the space! I have to uninstall and reinstall the app to literally clear the “cache”. This is throughout the entire OS. It will do the same thing to 3rd party apps that utilize the files system. We’ve had files since what iOS 13 and it this app STILL has not been fixed. This is embarrassing on apple’s part. Other than it literally not working like it should, I can’t see file transfer speeds, even how far along my transfers are, etc. It just doesn’t show. I don’t even rarely know when a video file is actually copying. Like seriously??
Image Conversion
by aestheticBreath on 2021/11/22 21:19
Photos are automatically being saved as JPEG instead of PNG as of recently. I don’t know what caused this, but it’s an issue that I seemingly can’t fix of my own accord.
Same issue as Viperheadman on Nov 14th
by NA Traveler 21 on 2021/11/21 23:33
Files disappear after creating them and filling with media. Then I also cannot delete or move the file without switching to a windows laptop. Obviously, I don’t feel comfortable putting valuable media on the external HD with the 2021 iPad Pro 12.9.
No full file access
by Keegan Szymanski on 2021/11/21 20:41
You cannot view system files
Awful
by amiralimir on 2021/11/21 18:47
Crupt your files
Arrow keys preview
by SammyGBro on 2021/11/20 20:54
Hello I am unable to use arrow keys to move to next preview image of file as described. Using magic keyboard and ipad pro. Please comment apple support team and fix issur Tanks
At least the iPad now has a file system, but it is like an Apple IIe 1983
by kingofzombies on 2021/11/19 17:16
For all the far fetched claims from Apple that the iPad can replace a laptop you would think it would have a basic working finder/file system. Quicklook doesn't work with the apple keyboard. I can't go to the next image or file with the keyboard arrow keys. Basic info like pixel dimensions is available but needs to be drilled down to in a menu. Image thumbnails only have one size. You can have two open file windows next each other now. But on a laptop I can have three, I can have thirty open on the same screen. What wizardry that somehow eludes the ipad with the same cpu as a mac! I'm looking forward to the day the iPad has the basic functionalities of a real computer, hopefully that day will be not be in another five years!
Always frozen
by coolgy123456789 on 2021/11/18 18:34
I had been frozen since I first go my phone a few months ago
Come on Apple!
by wetfrog on 2021/11/18 18:01
Love & hate relationship. Yes, finally Apple got their act together and created a file management app BUT it STILL is very limited. My biggest gripe is the backward way of doing things just because Apple must be different. Even though its weird, uncommon or just frustrating… like not show file extension! Oh sure you can click on file, bring up menu then click info…really! Several clicks just to find out what the file is? For work this is a huge pain and just plain idiotic. I tend to have folders with multiples of same file but different types, exp. Txt, docx,pdf. So clicy, colicky to just find one dang version. Like i have time to sit around clicking. Files is just to limited and idiotically frustrating to use….and don’t get me started with its frustrating lack of complete synergy with other cloud services like OneDrive, what a pain.
Files
by .notmwl on 2021/11/17 17:35
This app has been really useful lately
download
by Alondra Arce on 2021/11/16 13:13
EVERYTIME I want to see a file, i have to download it. i don’t know why but i have to and when i press “Download”, it never downloads.
Buggy and Freezes
by Arif Istiaq on 2021/11/16 11:47
This app is a mess. It gets stuck while copying large files and accessing external storages. It also freezes from time to time for no definite reason at all.
Unfortunate lost potential
by monace the queen on 2021/11/15 22:23
I am unable to access the files I need when I need them, it takes days to get to a folder, there is nothing visually explaining if its updating, indexing, downloading files and folders for me to have access. Its the worst app for the iphone, it works well sharing files between macs. This is not a new issue, its how it was built, the iphone version has nothing to offer, 0 stars.
Crash City
by LeighPDX on 2021/11/15 21:15
This app crashes pretty much every time I try to copy files between hard drives. Incredibly unstable, not very intuitive. Thank you for the progress bar, but NTFS support is also pretty necessary. Sorry it’s from a competitor, but you’re trying to sell a “pro” product that lacks so many features.
Please fix all the bugs, I want to like the app
by alag145 on 2021/11/15 14:00
As much as I love the interface of the app and its features and the new features added, as well as the ease of use, the problems that pop up, make me want to not use it. The biggest issue is with files just not saving, same thing with annotations, it all looks fine, until I close out and they are missing, having for me to re-annotate. Files app also keeps duplicating files as well. Things may take forever to load, even if they are small documents. I also really wish there was a save button or a progress text where it will say if the file saved and at what time. So i have now switched to OneDrive app as i need the reliability for my files to save.
Disappearing Files
by Viperheadman on 2021/11/14 20:39
After using this app to backup photos and videos on external hand drive, my previous backups started to disappear from the hard drive. This happened multiple times, especially when using the multitasking feature with the split screen between Files app and Photos App. All of a sudden all the files in a folder disappear. The folder is there but there are 0 riles. This issue has been there for a long time. Why hasn’t it been addressed? I lost close to 1TR of videos in a split second.
This app COULD make the iPad a laptop replacement!
by Lippster on 2021/11/12 21:41
But it doesn’t…. You cannot import files from a desktop or Wi-Fi. So unless you already have one drive or iCloud, it is impossible to get the files on the iPad. Has lots of potential, but is very limited
oh come on
by weewweeeu6365 on 2021/11/09 05:10
this is so annoying and i would like you to stop this app so exciting i want it gone but i want it to stay as a connection ugh hahahah
폴더 뒤로 가기 했을 때 위치가 초기화돼요
by baabaaDad on 2021/11/08 00:54
안녕하세요 iOS14에서 잘되던 폴더 진입했다가 나오면 목록에서 들어갔던 폴더 위치가 그대로 표시되었는데 iOS15로 오면서 폴더 나오면 목록의 상단으로 이동해서 불편해요. 폴더그룹 생기면서 버그 생긴거같아요. 고쳐주세요 🍏
Google drive is better
by Mr. Cafe O'Ley on 2021/11/04 07:11
This app is pretty limited compared to google drive
Can’t download folders: so bad
by Papa Yev on 2021/11/03 22:07
What’s the point of files if you can’t download whole folders. Allow us to download whole folders on mac through safari. iCloud Drive no longer works on Mac’s, so have to air drop everything.
NEEDS MORE FEATURES
by Kendall Ferguson on 2021/11/01 02:57
Please, please, please, do a quick update to make it to where I can rename the whole files, even changing the file extensions.
Use External Drives⁉️
by Joshua Azu on 2021/10/30 00:46
‼️External Drive Users Beware‼️ The Files app is full of bugs, my biggest complaints: Files corrupting my files that I transfer to an external drive, and on other occasions the app transfers the files to the external drive but later nothing shows transferred. This is unacceptable, disappointing, and I will be looking for better software.
Ahhhhh
by #ljcj on 2021/10/28 13:39
I hate it no it won’t make me a church ⛪️
Way too limited
by Fuwa_Fuwa_Time on 2021/10/28 03:55
It is entirely too limited to be useful in a professional setting. This is one area where Android got it right. Allow everything in your photos app to be viewed in it without have to “save to files”. Allow use to go back to the first parent folder without having to swipe back for each individual folder.
Someone is in my account
by squirrel 1973 on 2021/10/22 10:39
Someone is in my account
No way to delete free up space
by TheSleah on 2021/10/22 04:28
People like having control over their storage. When I want to remove cloud content downloaded to my iPad, then let me. I shouldn’t have to delete this app to free up storage space on my iPad but here we are in 2021.
S
by Ijsjsis on 2021/10/22 02:20
Wsss
Issue
by egebgdb on 2021/10/19 03:02
Use for work, app worked great for us until iOS 15 then when you type on a document in files the on screen keyboard disappears every time you push a letter! Please fix!
Large files beware
by LinoYeen on 2021/10/18 04:38
If you got a large file it will lock up your phone anything above 10GB it seems to do this. You’ll have to reboot to have everything working properly again. Especially the keyboard that just stops responding. I was only moving video files from network to this device ( iPhone 13 ).
Great
by Boise Bobby on 2021/10/17 01:50
Great
Access my flies in local Network
by iGarni on 2021/10/14 17:14
I can’t access my files on my iMac on the same network from the app but I can do it from 3rd party app !!
Cannot move files to portable hard drive
by sher1264 on 2021/10/12 19:46
I use to be able to move my files but can no longer do so. It tells me to pick a different location other than my Seagate Portable Hard Drive to move my downloaded videos to. Is this an iOS incompatibility issue?
Confused
by cameramike on 2021/10/12 00:16
I purchased the 200Gb iCloud and selected iCloud storage and optimize iPad storage. But even after several days photos has 20 GB used on my iPad. Also today I opened the app and is says iCloud loading … forever. If I go to iCloud.com everything is there. Well maybe everything.. looks like videos and Photos created on my iPad recently are not in iCloud. Need investigate.. need find a upload to iCloud status. Too hard! Slave to iCloud
Not password protected
by Tim398€ on 2021/10/11 05:59
I found it very amused that they put a password on the Notes apps but not on Files which many upload and stored they very sensitive documents like: tax return, receipt, bank statements, stock, scan document etc just to name a few…
Not a good app
by camiscool2006 on 2021/10/09 03:09
This is not good
Safari needs a “recently closed tabs” function
by EUTwenty on 2021/10/08 20:38
Since Safari isnt available for review, I’ll leave it here. Safari in iOS/iPadOS 15 is constantly losing open tabs if you open multiple safari windows.
Can’t Search iPhone documents
by Happy1228 on 2021/10/08 06:15
My phone can see the file in the folder, but when I search it, the document didn’t show up
Can’t see photo files
by John Dookie on 2021/10/05 05:02
I’ve been using this app to backup photos from an SD card to an external ssd. After copying everything to a folder, Files says the folder is empty. It makes the idea of using the iPad as a travel laptop useless.
Constant PDF bugs
by fggcghjjvv on 2021/10/05 01:17
When trying to scroll through a large pdf file on my iPad, this app constantly crashes.
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by fortnitefortniteooofroblox;-; on 2021/10/02 23:30
shawty like a melody in my head
Limited
by crapfinder on 2021/10/02 19:20
Can not transfer or share files to MY PC.
Files needs an update now!!
by Amethy Rose Nelson on 2021/10/02 00:33
I’m so disappointed that sometimes, when I clicked an audio clip, (WAV) it loads, it gives me a Microsoft Sound text and my GarageBand stops working, (it doesn’t make a sound when I click any key!) Please, Files needs an update, NOW!! 😥
Been waiting for this since iOS 2!
by Sporco Fantasma on 2021/10/01 18:29
Good enough for a phone app. It’s not clear to me why should I be limited to copying files (between phone storage/iCloud) when moving them should be easily possible. Besides there is no option to copy files to/from iTunes on a PC! It’s a file manager guys!! Integrating Files more and more in menus would be a great improvement as well.
Funciona bien pero….
by Fran Geek on 2021/10/01 04:48
Hace su trabajo es fácil de usar e intuitiva sin embargo muy limitada
No FTP or USB file transfer.
by Louis Dennis on 2021/09/30 20:02
I’m the 65th person to rate this, I’m important.
Remove Grid View as Default
by ActionJacksonTheMainAttraction on 2021/09/30 16:43
Another poor application of the Grid View from Apple. It should not be the default view. Grid views are great for photos, but terrible for finding and browsing files. Please make the list view the default and allow the ability to shrink the text size with reasonable defaults.
Needs file passcodes
by KyleH9 on 2021/09/30 08:01
Since iOS lacks multiuser profiles, PIN numbers are needed to secure private files.
Works but Very Limited
by CaptainEffort on 2021/09/30 05:59
While this app is perfectly serviceable on an iphone, it’s far too barebones for an ipad. Considering that Apple has been trying to show off the ipad as a stand-in for a laptop, this app is too limiting to replace finder in any capacity. There are still tasks that are literally impossible to execute without an actual computer, which is a shame. It’s close, but the iPad files app desperately needs to be upgraded to be on par with finder. At least if Apple is going to continue pushing for the iPad to be a laptop substitute.
Getting better
by DoublyDoodads on 2021/09/30 05:31
Still needs a lot of work.
More Widgets / Messages App
by airic on 2021/09/30 03:44
Would love to see more widget options for favorites or app folders. Needs Messages app for attachments and sharing.
Helps you find, but not put away
by Nico Cropp on 2021/09/30 02:38
The search and tag are fantastic. I can always find what I’m looking for, but I need additional features that help me put things away.
It’s a 3-star App
by satchnut on 2021/09/30 00:26
Meh
Lol
by Dakarai on 2021/09/29 23:06
UI is an absolute joke
Can’t delete stuff
by dreadnought9 on 2021/09/29 22:47
IF you download something it doesn’t seem like you can delete anything. Bad bad bad
The weakest link
by Techadopter on 2021/09/29 21:54
Files should be awesome but it’s not. It should be available via the share menu 💯 of the time. It’s not but google drive is. Weak. It should be easy for non Mac users to access. It’s not. Weaker than Dropbox, box, google drive. Weak. It features the ability to tag documents. But you can’t see tags. Weak. It hordes tons of indecipherable documents with no ability to identify or delete them. Weak. It’s expensive and limited memory options. 2 TB of data is fine for a moderate user but definitely not enough for small business. Weak.
Searching is less robust than Finder
by kpozan on 2021/09/29 20:08
I just don’t seem to get as many results. It doesn’t appear to search for results inside files—only the titles.
What a mess!
by MiamiC70 on 2021/09/29 19:54
What a mess! Obviously, no one who had a hand in creating this app has ever used a proper files system.
The UI is the good stuff
by M icloud on 2021/09/29 18:25
The Files app doesn't offer a way to offload files from iCloud Drive!!! They take a lot of storage from our devices or at least offer a way to download it once and offload after certain time.
Buggy buggy buggy
by C'mon John! on 2021/09/29 17:34
It was a relief when Apple finally gave us a file explorer. Unfortunately years later it’s still buggy. Even copying a ~1GB file crashes the app even before pasting it. It’s one of the reasons the iPad has years to go before even being considered a computer replacement.
Too basic
by SSdeG7 on 2021/09/29 17:08
15 years of iOS and this app is not even close to how good Finder was on the first version of Mac OS X. It’s such a half baked app
Misses functionality
by tasochele on 2021/09/29 16:13
Half as* file explorer.
Works for me
by Ryder f. on 2021/09/28 15:38
Self explanatory, it gets the job done.
very very very limited
by grant is grant on 2021/09/27 03:52
iphones are presented as "the most premium mobile experience" yet something as simple as a files app is extremely bare bones and annoying to use.
Meh
by aaaah0000 on 2021/09/25 16:54
It’s okay and does give me ability to look at my Google drive. But it’s a mess of a UI. Also uploading files to my Google drive through the files app is a hassle
confusing
by QuillonaXO on 2021/09/23 23:13
such a messy app, confusing to use..
Good
by auvkso on 2021/09/23 18:35
I like it so much but I still prefer Google drive
Face ID & Passcode Security
by hey im guy on 2021/09/23 12:05
PLEASE ENABLE THIS APP TO REQUIRE FACE ID & PASSCODE SECURITY!!!!! ITS A FILES APP! IT SHOULD AND NEEDS TO BE PROTECTED!!!
Food
by hdbjddbtfsc on 2021/09/23 00:28
I stick thing in my food grande negro pito 3rdworld
File
by stuffed fornite on 2021/09/22 21:43
Mmm file
I hate it
by evan14245 on 2021/09/22 15:19
It is very hard to use
junk
by 你看起来很好吃! on 2021/09/21 04:25
junk
Works but Very Limited
by CaptainEffort on 2021/09/30 05:59
While this app is perfectly serviceable on an iphone, it’s far too barebones for an ipad. Considering that Apple has been trying to show off the ipad as a stand-in for a laptop, this app is too limiting to replace finder in any capacity. There are still tasks that are literally impossible to execute without an actual computer, which is a shame. It’s close, but the iPad files app desperately needs to be upgraded to be on par with finder. At least if Apple is going to continue pushing for the iPad to be a laptop substitute.
Dismal Performance at Best
by Wags McDads on 2021/11/26 17:46
To preface, I have dedicated fiber internet with 1bps up and down, with a Wi-Fi 6 mesh system that gives me consistent 650mbps speed test results. That being said, why is it an absolute nightmare to download ANYTHING from my iCloud Drive through the Files app? Just a vicious cycle of never-ending spinning circles and irretrievable files. It’s taking me at least 5 minutes to download a 25MB file, which it totally unacceptable. Unless it exists on local storage, there’s no chance that I’m able to access them in a reasonable amount of time. The issue is on both my iPad Pro (2020) and iPhone 13 Pro Max. I’m glad that Apple finally began allowing reviews on their native apps, because hopefully it’ll light a fire under them to work towards actually improving their services instead of doling out the same half-baked, not well-thought out apps year after year.
At least the iPad now has a file system, but it is like an Apple IIe 1983
by kingofzombies on 2021/11/19 17:16
For all the far fetched claims from Apple that the iPad can replace a laptop you would think it would have a basic working finder/file system. Quicklook doesn't work with the apple keyboard. I can't go to the next image or file with the keyboard arrow keys. Basic info like pixel dimensions is available but needs to be drilled down to in a menu. Image thumbnails only have one size. You can have two open file windows next each other now. But on a laptop I can have three, I can have thirty open on the same screen. What wizardry that somehow eludes the ipad with the same cpu as a mac! I'm looking forward to the day the iPad has the basic functionalities of a real computer, hopefully that day will be not be in another five years!
Come on Apple!
by wetfrog on 2021/11/18 18:01
Love & hate relationship. Yes, finally Apple got their act together and created a file management app BUT it STILL is very limited. My biggest gripe is the backward way of doing things just because Apple must be different. Even though its weird, uncommon or just frustrating… like not show file extension! Oh sure you can click on file, bring up menu then click info…really! Several clicks just to find out what the file is? For work this is a huge pain and just plain idiotic. I tend to have folders with multiples of same file but different types, exp. Txt, docx,pdf. So clicy, colicky to just find one dang version. Like i have time to sit around clicking. Files is just to limited and idiotically frustrating to use….and don’t get me started with its frustrating lack of complete synergy with other cloud services like OneDrive, what a pain.
Have to reinstall app every time I need to delete something
by HondaBoy619 on 2021/11/23 02:10
I use my iPhone for filming on filmic pro and dump my footage onto my external drive on both my iPhone and iPad. Every time I delete a video file (and yes it’s deleted out of recently deleted), it still takes the space! I have to uninstall and reinstall the app to literally clear the “cache”. This is throughout the entire OS. It will do the same thing to 3rd party apps that utilize the files system. We’ve had files since what iOS 13 and it this app STILL has not been fixed. This is embarrassing on apple’s part. Other than it literally not working like it should, I can’t see file transfer speeds, even how far along my transfers are, etc. It just doesn’t show. I don’t even rarely know when a video file is actually copying. Like seriously??
Please fix all the bugs, I want to like the app
by alag145 on 2021/11/15 14:00
As much as I love the interface of the app and its features and the new features added, as well as the ease of use, the problems that pop up, make me want to not use it. The biggest issue is with files just not saving, same thing with annotations, it all looks fine, until I close out and they are missing, having for me to re-annotate. Files app also keeps duplicating files as well. Things may take forever to load, even if they are small documents. I also really wish there was a save button or a progress text where it will say if the file saved and at what time. So i have now switched to OneDrive app as i need the reliability for my files to save.
Remove Grid View as Default
by ActionJacksonTheMainAttraction on 2021/09/30 16:43
Another poor application of the Grid View from Apple. It should not be the default view. Grid views are great for photos, but terrible for finding and browsing files. Please make the list view the default and allow the ability to shrink the text size with reasonable defaults.
Disappearing Files
by Viperheadman on 2021/11/14 20:39
After using this app to backup photos and videos on external hand drive, my previous backups started to disappear from the hard drive. This happened multiple times, especially when using the multitasking feature with the split screen between Files app and Photos App. All of a sudden all the files in a folder disappear. The folder is there but there are 0 riles. This issue has been there for a long time. Why hasn’t it been addressed? I lost close to 1TR of videos in a split second.
Hardly functional
by steventechno on 2021/11/25 01:55
This software is very temperamental and has been broken for awhile. Hangs too much, limited UI , makes file management a pain when hardly anything functions at the core level. Why is “Move” really just “Copy To” instead of actually moving files to and from directories. Too many issues makes this worth using. You’d think as a first party App, it’d be well rounded, but it’s oh, so jaggy. It was functional before it broke later in I OS14’s lifetime.
Cannot move files to portable hard drive
by sher1264 on 2021/10/12 19:46
I use to be able to move my files but can no longer do so. It tells me to pick a different location other than my Seagate Portable Hard Drive to move my downloaded videos to. Is this an iOS incompatibility issue?
Files needs an update now!!
by Amethy Rose Nelson on 2021/10/02 00:33
I’m so disappointed that sometimes, when I clicked an audio clip, (WAV) it loads, it gives me a Microsoft Sound text and my GarageBand stops working, (it doesn’t make a sound when I click any key!) Please, Files needs an update, NOW!! 😥
This app COULD make the iPad a laptop replacement!
by Lippster on 2021/11/12 21:41
But it doesn’t…. You cannot import files from a desktop or Wi-Fi. So unless you already have one drive or iCloud, it is impossible to get the files on the iPad. Has lots of potential, but is very limited
It’s hard to install
by ......................idk on 2021/11/25 00:11
I’m trying to download an auto clicker for this iPad because this freakin AppStore won’t let me there all fake! And of course I tried to download it on safari then I tried to install it it won’t work because of this files it. When I pressed it it only shows up the name that I downloaded then it tells the GB that’s all. Now I can’t have a AutoClicker so I hope apple change or fix this!
Unfortunate lost potential
by monace the queen on 2021/11/15 22:23
I am unable to access the files I need when I need them, it takes days to get to a folder, there is nothing visually explaining if its updating, indexing, downloading files and folders for me to have access. Its the worst app for the iphone, it works well sharing files between macs. This is not a new issue, its how it was built, the iphone version has nothing to offer, 0 stars.
Meh
by aaaah0000 on 2021/09/25 16:54
It’s okay and does give me ability to look at my Google drive. But it’s a mess of a UI. Also uploading files to my Google drive through the files app is a hassle
Crash City
by LeighPDX on 2021/11/15 21:15
This app crashes pretty much every time I try to copy files between hard drives. Incredibly unstable, not very intuitive. Thank you for the progress bar, but NTFS support is also pretty necessary. Sorry it’s from a competitor, but you’re trying to sell a “pro” product that lacks so many features.
Buggy buggy buggy
by C'mon John! on 2021/09/29 17:34
It was a relief when Apple finally gave us a file explorer. Unfortunately years later it’s still buggy. Even copying a ~1GB file crashes the app even before pasting it. It’s one of the reasons the iPad has years to go before even being considered a computer replacement.
Large files beware
by LinoYeen on 2021/10/18 04:38
If you got a large file it will lock up your phone anything above 10GB it seems to do this. You’ll have to reboot to have everything working properly again. Especially the keyboard that just stops responding. I was only moving video files from network to this device ( iPhone 13 ).
Searching is less robust than Finder
by kpozan on 2021/09/29 20:08
I just don’t seem to get as many results. It doesn’t appear to search for results inside files—only the titles.
Image Conversion
by aestheticBreath on 2021/11/22 21:19
Photos are automatically being saved as JPEG instead of PNG as of recently. I don’t know what caused this, but it’s an issue that I seemingly can’t fix of my own accord.
Use External Drives⁉️
by Joshua Azu on 2021/10/30 00:46
‼️External Drive Users Beware‼️ The Files app is full of bugs, my biggest complaints: Files corrupting my files that I transfer to an external drive, and on other occasions the app transfers the files to the external drive but later nothing shows transferred. This is unacceptable, disappointing, and I will be looking for better software.
Been waiting for this since iOS 2!
by Sporco Fantasma on 2021/10/01 18:29
Good enough for a phone app. It’s not clear to me why should I be limited to copying files (between phone storage/iCloud) when moving them should be easily possible. Besides there is no option to copy files to/from iTunes on a PC! It’s a file manager guys!! Integrating Files more and more in menus would be a great improvement as well.
Can’t see photo files
by John Dookie on 2021/10/05 05:02
I’ve been using this app to backup photos from an SD card to an external ssd. After copying everything to a folder, Files says the folder is empty. It makes the idea of using the iPad as a travel laptop useless.
The weakest link
by Techadopter on 2021/09/29 21:54
Files should be awesome but it’s not. It should be available via the share menu 💯 of the time. It’s not but google drive is. Weak. It should be easy for non Mac users to access. It’s not. Weaker than Dropbox, box, google drive. Weak. It features the ability to tag documents. But you can’t see tags. Weak. It hordes tons of indecipherable documents with no ability to identify or delete them. Weak. It’s expensive and limited memory options. 2 TB of data is fine for a moderate user but definitely not enough for small business. Weak.
Same issue as Viperheadman on Nov 14th
by NA Traveler 21 on 2021/11/21 23:33
Files disappear after creating them and filling with media. Then I also cannot delete or move the file without switching to a windows laptop. Obviously, I don’t feel comfortable putting valuable media on the external HD with the 2021 iPad Pro 12.9.
Access my flies in local Network
by iGarni on 2021/10/14 17:14
I can’t access my files on my iMac on the same network from the app but I can do it from 3rd party app !!
Files
by .notmwl on 2021/11/17 17:35
This app has been really useful lately
The UI is the good stuff
by M icloud on 2021/09/29 18:25
The Files app doesn't offer a way to offload files from iCloud Drive!!! They take a lot of storage from our devices or at least offer a way to download it once and offload after certain time.
More Widgets / Messages App
by airic on 2021/09/30 03:44
Would love to see more widget options for favorites or app folders. Needs Messages app for attachments and sharing.
download
by Alondra Arce on 2021/11/16 13:13
EVERYTIME I want to see a file, i have to download it. i don’t know why but i have to and when i press “Download”, it never downloads.
Not password protected
by Tim398€ on 2021/10/11 05:59
I found it very amused that they put a password on the Notes apps but not on Files which many upload and stored they very sensitive documents like: tax return, receipt, bank statements, stock, scan document etc just to name a few…
Can’t download folders: so bad
by Papa Yev on 2021/11/03 22:07
What’s the point of files if you can’t download whole folders. Allow us to download whole folders on mac through safari. iCloud Drive no longer works on Mac’s, so have to air drop everything.
Someone is in my account
by squirrel 1973 on 2021/10/22 10:39
Someone is in my account
No way to delete free up space
by TheSleah on 2021/10/22 04:28
People like having control over their storage. When I want to remove cloud content downloaded to my iPad, then let me. I shouldn’t have to delete this app to free up storage space on my iPad but here we are in 2021.
Helps you find, but not put away
by Nico Cropp on 2021/09/30 02:38
The search and tag are fantastic. I can always find what I’m looking for, but I need additional features that help me put things away.
Safari needs a “recently closed tabs” function
by EUTwenty on 2021/10/08 20:38
Since Safari isnt available for review, I’ll leave it here. Safari in iOS/iPadOS 15 is constantly losing open tabs if you open multiple safari windows.
Needs file passcodes
by KyleH9 on 2021/09/30 08:01
Since iOS lacks multiuser profiles, PIN numbers are needed to secure private files.
Getting better
by DoublyDoodads on 2021/09/30 05:31
Still needs a lot of work.
Issue
by egebgdb on 2021/10/19 03:02
Use for work, app worked great for us until iOS 15 then when you type on a document in files the on screen keyboard disappears every time you push a letter! Please fix!
No full file access
by Keegan Szymanski on 2021/11/21 20:41
You cannot view system files
Buggy and Freezes
by Arif Istiaq on 2021/11/16 11:47
This app is a mess. It gets stuck while copying large files and accessing external storages. It also freezes from time to time for no definite reason at all.
Good
by auvkso on 2021/09/23 18:35
I like it so much but I still prefer Google drive
Works for me
by Ryder f. on 2021/09/28 15:38
Self explanatory, it gets the job done.
Can’t Search iPhone documents
by Happy1228 on 2021/10/08 06:15
My phone can see the file in the folder, but when I search it, the document didn’t show up
Constant PDF bugs
by fggcghjjvv on 2021/10/05 01:17
When trying to scroll through a large pdf file on my iPad, this app constantly crashes.
Google drive is better
by Mr. Cafe O'Ley on 2021/11/04 07:11
This app is pretty limited compared to google drive
Always frozen
by coolgy123456789 on 2021/11/18 18:34
I had been frozen since I first go my phone a few months ago
NEEDS MORE FEATURES
by Kendall Ferguson on 2021/11/01 02:57
Please, please, please, do a quick update to make it to where I can rename the whole files, even changing the file extensions.
Can’t delete stuff
by dreadnought9 on 2021/09/29 22:47
IF you download something it doesn’t seem like you can delete anything. Bad bad bad
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