How to Compress and Unzip ZIP Files on iOS - Quick and Easy

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ZIP files What are they and what are they for?

In a nutshell, in computer science, a file with the .ZIP extension is a compression file. It can be applied to data, documents, images or programs. By shrinking or compressing the files, it is easier to send and open the ZIP file from WhatsApp as well. The reason is that it reduces the transmission time and is a safe and convenient process. In order to use this wonderful tool, you need to make sure it is downloaded to your device.

You may have already figured out these details, but how can you zip and unzip ZIP files on iOS without much hassle? There are several ways to do this. Today we will share two with you.

Although each device has its own peculiarities, the applications we will refer to are handled very easily in most cases. We will give you some ideas that have been useful for many users, and will surely be useful for you too. Read on and find out what they are.

Compress and unzip ZIP files on iOS with the Documents app

The Docs app is free. It is a tool that works like a file explorer style. IS also very intuitive and practical. When you download files with the .ZIP extension, via this app, what you should do is locate on it and select it. You will see a new folder that has been created. Once located, you will be able to see everything the ZIP file has compressed.

Let's say now you want to be the one who wants to compress a file to send it, well that's also very easy with the Docs application. You will need to do the following:

  1. Press the button " select ", generally located in the upper left.
  2. Choose the folders or files you need to compress.
  3. In the menu located on the right side, press “ZIP”.
  4. Share or send to a recipient.

If, for example, they send you a compressed file from e-mail, you can open it, choose the sharing option and click on the application " Papers". You will be able to download it immediately.

In case you want to download a file from the Internet, click on “Download” and you will be able to choose in which application to do it.

Use WinZIP to zip and unzip your files

WinZIP is an application that you can download for free from its official website or get it from the App Store. To compress one or more files from WinZIP, you need to open the app, select "File" and choose the ones you want to compress. Once you've marked them, click “Add to ZIP” and you'll compress your file. After completing these steps, you will have options for running your ZIP file. For example, you can share or save it if you want.

When you unzip the files in this app, what you should do is select the compressed file and the button "Open with WinZIP" will appear automatically. Select it. You will see that the application will open, with the file unzipped and ready to be used.

With these two practical and simple applications you will be able to compress and decompress ZIP files on any iOS that requires it. Users of both apps have used it a lot, with positive results. Enjoy the benefits that .ZIP files offer you from your device without complications.

Receive and send all the information you need, regardless of size, in no time with Documents or WinZIP. Find out more tricks for your devices on the blog that makes your life easier, 

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