You can easily create zip files archive on iPhone and iPad of any files or folders through the Files app. For example, if you have a folder or file you want to compress and archive, share, or upload somewhere, you can easily create a zip of that data right from the iPhone or iPad, and without needing any additional software.
This approach to making a zip file archive on iPhone works in Files app for data stored locally, on a remote server, an external device, or on iCloud Drive, as long as it can be accessed through the Files app of iOS or iPadOS it can be made into a zip file.
This tutorial will walk through the steps of how to create a zip files archive on iPhone or iPad, which is the process of compressing a file, folder, or multiple files into a single zip archive.
How to Zip Files Archive on iPhone or iPad to Compress into Archives
- Open the Files app on iPhone or iPad
- Navigate to the file or folder you want to create a zip archive from in Files app, it can be locally or on iCloud Drive
- Tap and hold on the file or folder you want to make a zip, then choose “Compress” from the pop-up menu
- Wait a moment or few and the freshly created zip archive will appear in the same folder of Files app