On an Iphone.... How do I...... ????? (create a folder)

 

Windows guy being forced to use Mac Iphone....

A question.....
I want to create a folder on the Iphone Desktop that I can then later place random files into....
Easy to do this in Windows... How to on IPhone?

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Welcome

Welcome. We are here to help.

Please describe these "random files." What format or app specific association will they be? Will they really be files, or apps?

There is an icon already on your iPhone called "Files", and it enables you to store files in the iCloud and locally on your iPhone. You can add more folders within that folder as you wish.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

I found it.... On different

I found it.... On different page... Moved it to correct page....
NOW.... When I open it... It tells me I'm on ICloud drive.... with no way I've found of making it on local drive....

No... I want to be on Local Phone system.... I don't want ICloud drive....

How To?

Thanks...

I have DS File application, where I can access my Synology Diskstation, and via IPhone, that, in Download area of that APP, it does not show FILES folder you mentioned as a location to download to... FILES doesn't exist.... Probably why I didn't know about it... as it didn't show up and was hidden on another page.....
That's why I asked how to create a folder, thinking that if I create on, maybe The Synology DS APP will then see the folder as a download location.....
DS does not see it now...

That is not all the APPS that Can't see FILES either!
I have SanDisk iXpandDrive, and it can see, backup & restore all files but it, too, cannot see FILES..... Possibly because it's on ICloud????

Is it possible to create a Folder that other APPS Can then "See"????

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

Take a deep breath

JanJ wrote:

I found it.... On different page... Moved it to correct page....
NOW.... When I open it... It tells me I'm on ICloud drive.... with no way I've found of making it on local drive....

No... I want to be on Local Phone system.... I don't want ICloud drive....

How To?

Thanks...

I have DS File application, where I can access my Synology Diskstation, and via IPhone, that, in Download area of that APP, it does not show FILES folder you mentioned as a location to download to... FILES doesn't exist.... Probably why I didn't know about it... as it didn't show up and was hidden on another page.....
That's why I asked how to create a folder, thinking that if I create on, maybe The Synology DS APP will then see the folder as a download location.....
DS does not see it now...

That is not all the APPS that Can't see FILES either!
I have SanDisk iXpandDrive, and it can see, backup & restore all files but it, too, cannot see FILES..... Possibly because it's on ICloud????

Is it possible to create a Folder that other APPS Can then "See"????

If you haven't stored anything on the iPhone (aka: local) then there was no need for the iPhone to create and show the local option. Once an installed app stores a file, then the On My iPhone will be displayed.

Try this as a simple learning experiment. Download Adobe Reader to the iPhone. Then download some PDF file and save it. You will see options to save to iCloud or the iPhone. Then go check out your On My iPhone and iCloud locations. Experiment with saving and moving PDF files. Then you should be able to work with other apps that can save files.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

Keep It Simple

There's a reason Apple products do not come with instructions: Don't need instructions.

The iOS is extremely simple and intuitive. It is kept very simple. Do not overthink it or make it more complicated than it is.

I'm pretty sure that iOS will only handle or allow files on the iPhone for which there is an installed app that can read those files. So that DS app you mentioned should handle files okay, once you get the hang of it. I also had an eyefi card and it had its own folder within the iOS system, and that was before the iOS had the 'Files' folder.

The folders will not exist unless you have first attempted to store a file. When you store a file, a folder for those file types is created. I do not think iOS lets you randomly create folders on the iPhone like you can with a desktop OS. This is for the local (non-iCloud) storage, on the iPhone. Storage on iCloud lets you create all sorts of folders.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

As I found elsewhere, and

As I found elsewhere, and from Support emails I received from SanDisk on iXpand Drive for IPhones......... : I've yet to hear from Synology Support....

IOS does not allow storing data on local Phone.... Only via ICloud via the "FILES" Folder....

It's locked out by IOS file System----under the guise of "Security".....

From this I would then assume that a construction Brick should be considered a phone, too.... because it is so secure......

Yes, a Construction Brick is Secure.... But not a very good Phone! smile!

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A 2689LMT in both our cars that we love... and a Nuvi 660 with Lifetime Maps that we have had literally forever.... And a 2011 Ford Escape with Nav System that is totally ignored!

You Are Free To Use Android, or Windows

If you don't like the security of iOS, you are free to use Android, Windows, etc.

Good luck!!!

Just remember, it's a phone, not a desktop.

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GPSMAP64s, iPhone 6 w/Garmin North America, Yaesu VX-8R w/GPS.

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JanJ wrote:

Windows guy being forced to use Mac Iphone....

A question.....
I want to create a folder on the Iphone Desktop that I can then later place random files into....
Easy to do this in Windows... How to on IPhone?

It's Apple iPhone. No such thing as Mac iPhone. It's like saying I'm forced to drive a Camry Corolla or a Civic Accord.

You're comparing a portable device with a laptop/desktop OS. It does not work the same way in iOS devices. I'm not a Mac user but I suppose you can do that (ie. create folders to store random files in them) on a desktop/laptop OS.

JanJ wrote: Windows guy

JanJ wrote:

Windows guy being forced to use Mac Iphone....

A question.....
I want to create a folder on the Iphone Desktop that I can then later place random files into....
Easy to do this in Windows... How to on IPhone?

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