See/There is always going to be something you need to save on your iPad. Whether it’s a file from work or something else, you’ll need to have it on your iPad. But, If you’re not too familiar with the iPad, you might have difficulty downloading and finding your file. Keep reading to see the easy steps to save and access your file.
How to Download Files on iPadOS 15.5
When you get an image as an attachment, you’ll need to tap on it to see it. You can’t see a preview of the file. To download your file, long-press on it, and a small window will appear to your left. You’ll see various options such as:
- Open in New Window
- Markup and reply
- Save Image
- Save to Files
To save your file in an area where you can easily find it later, choose the Save to Files option.
If you choose the Save to files option, various options will appear to your left. You can save your file to your iPad or iCloud Drive. Remember that if you want to access the file from another device, it’s best to choose the iCloud option.
If you’re OK with saving the file on your iPad, at the top, you’ll find options to create a new folder if that’s more convenient for you. Tap the plus icon on top of the folder and give your new folder a name. Tap on the Done option, and your new folder will appear with the already existing ones. Ensure your new folder is highlighted, and tap on the Save button at the top to save your file to that specific folder.
Finding Your New Folder and File
Now that you’ve downloaded your file and maybe even created a new folder, it’s time to find it on your iPad. Go to your iPad’s File app, and tap on the On My iPad option to your left. Browse through the files you may already have and look for the folder you created. Since that’s where you saved your file, you’ll see the number of files you already have in the folder below the folder icon. In this case, 1.
Tap on the folder, and you should be able to see your file. You can also do other things to your file as long as you’re there. Long-press on the image, and various options will appear. You can choose from options such as:
- Get info
- Quick Look
- Rotate Left
- Rotate Right
- Create PDF
- Open in New Window
To make finding your file easier, you can change how the files are seen in the File app. At the top right, you’re going to see an icon that looks like four squares grouped together (Icons). If you don’t see this option, you might see the icons for Columns or List. Tap on it, and you can choose to see your files in:
- Columns – The files will be divided into sections, but as the name suggests, it’s going to be in column style. You’ll see everything to your left.
- Date – You’ll see the files sorted by the most recent.
- Size – You’ll see the files from biggest to Smallest
- Tags – Thanks to this option, you can link your annotations to topics. You can see other annotations related to the one you’re already viewing.
- Use Groups – This option makes finding a specific file easier since they are separated into different groups such as Folders, Documents, Images, PDF Documents, Music, Movies, and Spreadsheets.
How to Save an Image from Safari
Not all the files you need to save will be in an Email. For those times when you need to save an image from Safari, these are the steps to follow. Once you have the browser open, Long-press on the image you want to save. When you do this, a new window will appear with different options you can choose from. You can choose from:
- Open in Background
- See/Open in Tab Group
- Open in Split View
- Download Linked File
- Add to Reading List
- Add to Photos
Tap on the Add to Photos option, and the image will be added there automatically. Open the Photos app; your image will be at the bottom of the list. If you have any third-party apps where you can save your file, you should see them listed so that you can choose those instead when you save your file.
Sooner or later, you’re going to need to download a file to your iPad. You can download those files and access them later by following a few simple steps. You can also keep things more organized by creating a new folder or deleting the files or folders you don’t need anymore. How many files will you be downloading? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and don’t forget to share the article with others on social media.