Download an unzip files directly on iOS 8 iPhone iPad (iDownload)

The iOS 8 doesn’t deal with .zip files by default. I mean it doesn’t brings any native tool to unzip files. In this post we will cover how to download an unzip files directly on iOS 8 iPhone, iPad and other devices using a Free tool (for files under 1MB) named iDownload.

As you may know Apple Store as a couple of free unzip tools. The main difference is that iDownload is totally integrated with Safari. I mean, when it detects URL to a .zip file if you tap or tap & hold it will open a popup do “Download” the file.

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Download an unzip files directly on iOS 8 iPhone iPad (iDownload) - 1 tap and hold then download

Are files are stored in the “Files” section in iDownload app. So after tapping “Download” go to:

  1. Launch iDownload app from Home Screen
  2. Tap “Files” in the bottom menu
  3. Tap the .zip file that was downloaded an a popup will appear with “Unzip” option
  4. Tap “Unzip” and all the files archived in the .zip file will be now unzipped

Tapping “Unzip”

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Files are now Unzipped

Download an unzip files directly on iOS 8 iPhone iPad (iDownload) - 3 files unzipedYou can open files directly on iDownload

Download an unzip files directly on iOS 8 iPhone iPad (iDownload) - 4 unzipped file opened directly

Or you can tap and hold to more option

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iDownload Settings

iDownload is compatible with any iPhone (4, 4S, 5, 6 ..), iPad or iPod Touch running iOS 8.0, iOS 8.1, iOS 8.2, iOS 8.3 and iOS 8.4

Download iDownload for iOS 8.x here

Size: 2.7 MB (3.1.3 version)

Price: free for files under 1MB then to unlock download $0.99

Tell us what do you think about this app or if you use alternatives to iDownload.

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