How to access downloaded files on iPhone and iPad devices

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If you are new to the Apple ecosystem, you might face trouble in finding downloaded files on your iPhone or iPad devices. The iOS and iPadOS create a special folder to store all kinds of downloads, so one can easily get confused in finding them.  

We have created a quick guide to locate and find downloaded files on iPhone and iPad devices. Just follow these steps every time to reach the downloads at your fingertip.

Access downloaded files on iPhone and iPad devices following these steps

1. Go to the Files app on iPhone and iPad. You can quickly locate the app with Spotlight Search. You can access spotlight search by swiping down from the middle of the home screen. Type “Files” in the search bar.

2. Once you open files, Go to the “Browse” tab located at the bottom and select “On My iPhone” for iPhones or “On My iPad” for iPad devices.

3. Tap on “Locations” that will show the apps you have installed with the option – “On My iPhone” or “On My iPad”.

4. The page will show you a list of folders for each app installed on the device. Tap on the Downloads folder.

5. It will direct you to a list of downloaded files. Most times, whenever you are starting a download it asks to select a folder and you can choose it other than “Downloads”. 

6. In case you’ve downloaded a file into a different folder, tap the back arrow to go the step 4. 

7. Find the folder in which you have downloaded the file and tap on it.

8. Once you have the access to the downloaded file, you can open it and perform actions like copy, move, rename, or delete.

Sachin Deo VermaSachin Deo Verma
Sachin covers technology news at Smartprix and he also has a keen interest in automobile and electric vehicles. He keenly gains knowledge from various sources to be updated with the latest tech trends. He is also a passionate Potterhead who dabbles in literature, and poetry, and loves to travel.

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