How To Open A Zip File On Your iPad And Extract Its Contents?


Your iPad will not be able to create zip files that store several compressed files together except you download a 3rd party application.

Zip files are amazing for saving several big files in one spot without occupying too much space on your iOS device, and they are a decent way to get big amounts of data transferred from one hardware to another. Except you cannot have access to the zip file to retrieve the individual files inside.

Amazing news though, if you own an iPad released in recent years, it is possible to open zip files and retrieve their files without needing to download any fresh applications. Even if your iPad cannot create a zipped file with no 3rd party software, you can simply create the zip on your PC, then have it sent to the iPad.

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How Can I Open Zip Files With An iPad?

  1. Find the Files application and open it.
  2. Search for the name of the zip file (it will be “Archive” if it was created on a Mac and did not give it a new name.)
  3. Tap on the zip, its icon resembles a piece of paper that reads, “zip.”
  4. Click “Preview Content.”
  5. Now locate the file you intend to extract, and click the icon at the top corner of the iPad display.
  6. Click “Save to Files” from the taskbar way down on the popup window.
  7. Choose the location where you’d want the file to be stored, then tap “Add.”
  8. The file then gets extracted from the zip and stored on your iPad. Do this over and over again to extract any number of files you want from the zip.

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Brief Information About The Brain Behind Your iPad?

Wikipedia says, Steven Paul Jobs, God bless his soul, was an American business genius and investor. He was the chairman, chief executive officer (CEO), and co-founder of Apple Inc., chairman and majority shareholder of Pixar; a member of The Walt Disney Company’s board of directors after its acquisition of Pixar; and the founder, chairman, and CEO of NeXT.

Jobs was popularly seen as a pioneer of the microcomputer revolution of the 1970s and 1980s, along with Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak.

In October 2003, Jobs was diagnosed with cancer. In mid-2004, he revealed to his employees that he had a cancerous tumor in his pancreas. Jobs disclosed that he had a scarce, much less aggressive type, known as islet cell neuroendocrine tumor.

On the 24th of August, 2011, Jobs tendered his resignation as Apple’s CEO, with these words to the board, “I have always said if there ever came a day when I could no longer meet my duties and expectations as Apple’s CEO, I would be the first to let you know. Unfortunately, that day has come.”

Jobs became chairman of the board from then on and named Tim Cook as his successor as CEO.

Jobs kept working for Apple until one day before his death six weeks later.


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