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In iOS 13, the 'Files' feature is easier to use. Among the new features is the ability to compress and decompress zip files. In the past, you had to use a third-party document app, but starting with iOS 13, you can check the contents of files with just the standard function.
Here's how to compress and uncompress files.
Compress a file
To compress a file, just select the file and select 'compress'. Of course, you can select multiple files to compress.▲In the 'Files' app, long-press the file you want to compress (left). Tap "compress" on the menu that appears. The file is compressed (right).▲Tap 'Select' in the upper right, select a file, then tap '...' in the lower right (left). Tap 'Compress' from the menu that appears to compress it into one file (right).
Uncompress (extract) a file
Compressed files downloaded from email or websites can also be easily uncompressed (extract) using the 'Files' app. First, just like when you compress a file, long-press the file. Next, tap "Uncompress" from the menu.▲Long-press the compressed file you want to uncompress (left). Tap "Uncompress" on the menu that appears (right).
When you uncompress it, the file (Folder if there are multiple) is displayed, and when you tap it, you can see the photos and documents stored in it.▲Tap the extracted file (left). You can see pictures and documents inside (right).
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