iOS has been the most versatile operating system offered by Apple. It is famous for its simplicity and easy to use interface. It has happened often that you have downloaded some files, but are unable to locate them on your iPhone. There is also a chance that it got downloaded in some other location. Here are some easy ways to locate your downloaded files on your iOS devices.
Find Downloaded Files
Step1 – Open the files application from the home screen, which will be a blue-white icon.
When you tap the Save to Files option on a file, the phone will prompt you to choose a saving location. Depending on your settings or selection, you’ll have the option to save to On My iPhone, iCloud Drive, and possibly other cloud drives. By downloading a file this way, you’ll find it in the Files app.
Step 2 – Tap on the “browse” button located at the bottom right corner.
Step 3 – Head to the On My iPhone option under the “Location” header.
This option will hold the file depending on how you downloaded your file if it’s for the default setting it will be stored in the “On My iPhone” option.
If you selected a third-party cloud service or default one to store the file it will be stored on Another folder named “iCloud Drive”.
Step 4 – Head to the download folder that will be a blue folder pointing downwards.
This is typically where you’ll find downloaded files, such as PDFs, documents, audio files, and images you didn’t save to your Photos app. If one has selected a photos application for saving photos it will be available on the application.
Locate Downloaded Music
Downloaded a Music file and were unable to locate it? These steps will easily help you to locate the lost files.
Step 1 – Open the app library and head to the Music application.
Step 2 – Tap the library option on the bottom part of the screen.
Step 3 – Tap on the Downloaded Music category on the Library page.
Step 4 – This displays another list of categories one can choose from: Artist, genre or all music according to their convenience.
Missing Downloaded Application on iOS?
The home screen of iOS is a cluster of applications together. It often happens that the downloaded application is right in front of our eyes but we are unable to locate it. Following this simple trick will come in handy.
Step 1 – Swipe left across to find the app library(one might have to swipe left multiple times to find the end of the line)
Step 2 – Tap on the search bar of the app library
Step 3 – Input the name of the application you want to search and it will be displayed right away.
These are some easy steps to find any type of file on your iOS device, be it an iPad or iPhone. Also, if none of the steps works we recommend connecting the phone or tab to the computer and locating the file there as the file format might not be supported resulting in not displaying the file on the iPad or iPhone.
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