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Sharing Files with Files in iOS 11

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During the 2017 WWDC, the Bitten Apple company introduced a number of new features in its latest version of the mobile operating system for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. In addition to a redesign of certain elements of its user interface, iOS 11 provides users with some really useful features such as drag and drop and file management.

Sharing Files with Files in iOS 11Sharing Files with Files in iOS 11

That’s right, now with iOS 11 iPhone and iPad users will have the pleasant possibility of managing the files on our device thanks to the development of a new native Apple application called Files.

Until now, with iOS 10, it was possible to share and collaborate in real time in applications such as Notes and in the iWork office suite. But with iOS 11, it’s also possible to share files using the Files application . How do you do it? We’ll tell you in detail.

Sharing Files in the iOS 11 Files application

The Files application will be the mobile version of Finder on the Mac. In its early stages, the application will be quite simple and easy to use. But within its simplicity we find some quite interesting features, such as document collaboration.

To share a file with the iOS 11 Files application you must follow the steps below:

1. Open the Files application on your iPhone or iPad.

2. Press and hold your finger on the file you want to share.

3. Click on “Share”.

4. The typical floating menu with the iOS extensions will appear.

5. Click on the new icon “Add people”.

6. The Files application will allow you to share the file from any messaging app, social network or third-party application. I personally recommend iMessage, it’s the simplest, most effective and direct option.

How to control your files in iOS 11

Once you’ve shared a file, you can come back at any time to change editing permissions. You can choose if you want the people you added to be able to make changes to the file . You can even choose whether you want contributors to be able to edit or just view.

You can access your shared files from the “Recent” section in the shared documents section – it’s that simple!