Customize & Add Tag Documents in Files app on iPhone, iPad

🗓️ November 10, 2020 By ✍️ Jaysukh patelDocument Tagging, Manage documents on your iPhone, iPad in Files app using tag features like Mac. Check out how to tag documents in Files app, and folders as well. Based on priority and Important of documents we can search for documents in Files app instantly and easily. To use Tag features on iPad we have to learn such important ways to Add New Tag, Rename tag, Delete tags or Customize tags (Change tad order list).

Last, we have seen How to Access Third-Party Cloud app and Save the file to Files app.

Download and Save Documents to your iPhone, iPad after using different tags for easy to find and access.

1 How to Tag Documents in Files app in iOS 11 on iPhone, iPad

How to use Tags in Files app: Guide and Problems

Step #1. Open Files app on the iPhone and iPad.

Step #2. Tap on Locations at the top left corner of the screen.

1 Check Locations in Files app on iPhone and iPad

Step #3. Next, Tap on Edit link button for Re-Order Tags.

2 Edit Files app on iPhone and iPad

Delete Existing Tag in Files app on iPhone, iPad

Step #1. To Delete tag, Tap on Red circle button and Tap on Delete.

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3 Delete Tag in Files app in iPhone and iPad

4 Delete Tag on Files app

Add a New Tag in Files app on iPhone, iPad

To add a new tag, go to Document inside iCloud Drive. If you didn’t enable iCloud Drive, Then Turn on iCloud Drive first. And Go to iCloud Drive documents or Folder. Tap and hold on document file.

Step #1. See Documents settings strip, Tap on Tags option.

5 Tag Documents in Files app on iPhone and iPad

Here you have to select existing tag (We can add multiple tags on single document/ Assign or tagging files based on color and importance), otherwise, tap on Add New Tag to create new Tag name and color.

6 Add Tags to Document on Files app in iOS 11

Next, Tap on Done.

A trick to Edit Tag: Rename Tag Name in Files app

On Side Pane, Tap on Edit

Tap on the tag Name.

Erase and Write your tag name and Save.

7 Rename Tag in Files app on iPhone and iPad

Re-Order or Customize Tag in File app

To reorder or change the tag’s position, Tap on hold on [Three Horizontal lines] icon.

8 Re-Order Tag on Files app on iPhone and iPad

Now, Move the List row vertically and save it by the tap on “done

Unable to assign a tag to other Third-Party cloud drive files

File app couldn’t do it. Because tags are only allowed for locally stored documents and Folders and iCloud Drive data.

To tag other third-party cloud data, save first it locally or move to iCloud drive and Set tag using steps above.

Files app not Working on iPhone

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