Disable/Enable iCloud Drive in Files app on iPhone, iPad: Download, Copy files locally

Last Updated on Dec 3, 2020

A new app that replaces the iCloud Drive app So we can manage or Access after enabling iCloud Drive in Files app. For the privacy reasons, we can manage using option for Disable or enable iCloud Drive Access on Files app. Not only iCloud Drive but also other third-party apps we can give permission to open it from files app. Once we install the third-party cloud app, it will automatically appear under the Files app’s locations section. Now Remove or Hide unwanted or unused drive from settings that give at here in step by step. and the same way we can allow permission for access or hide Dropbox in File app, Google Drive and OneDrive in File app.

iOS 10 and earlier iOS version, iCloud Drive only for access online files and folder across multiple devices signed with the same Apple ID. Connect to the internet to download the file at the first time is required in iCloud Drive app for offline read or view.

Steps for Turn off, Turn on iCloud Drive in Files app

1 Enable iCloud Drive in Files app on iPhone

1: Go to the Files app iPhone, iPad

2: Tap on the Browse tab in file app bottom pane.

3: Under the Browser tab, Tap on Collection and Tap on Edit.

5 Edit locations in Files app in iOS 11

4: Disable iCloud Drive toggle and Done to save the settings.

6 Enable iCloud Drive under files app locations


Now iCloud Drive hides from files app.

To Re-Enable or Show iCloud Drive within Files app on iPhone, iPad or iPod, Repeat the steps above and Enable iCloud Drive toggle.

iCloud Drive missing on Home Screen? Want to Access on iPhone, iPad

Yes, iCloud Drive revamped in Files app, So Apple removed iCloud Drive dedicated app from the iOS file system. With extra customization and controls, we have the best File management app in iOS.

Use Files app and Enable iCloud Drive in App.

Download or Copy File from iCloud to Drive

Open Files app > iCloud Drive under Locations.

2 Move File from iCloud Drive to other location in Files app

Long press and hold to see Copy or move the icon or Tap on “Select” link button > Next See the move at the bottom tab.

3 Move files and Save in Files app on iOS 11

Now, Choose folder location in “On My iPhone/ iPad”. Next, Save it.

4 Select on My iPhone and Save files

Now without WiFi or Cellular data, we can access files locally offline from iPhone, iPad.

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