How to View WebDAV, FTP, FTPS, and SFTP Servers in the iOS Files App

unlock all locations in the files app

Apple's Files App only supports SMB connections and requires an app to be installed for each cloud storage you want to access. FileBrowser Professional adds 12 different cloud providers and network protocols including SMB, FTP, FTPS, SFTP and WebDAV to the Files App.

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How to Unlock All Connection Types in the Files App

Follow our simple guide to browse all your FileBrowser Professional locations, both network or cloud storage directly from within the iOS Files app.

Step 1

Load up the iOS Files app and tap the 3 dots icon, to add a location to the sidebar.

Step 2

Then select Edit Sidebar, in the pop over menu.

Step 3

Switch on FileBrowser Professional in the sidebar. You can also re-order your apps from this view.
Finally, tap "Done".

Step 4

Tap FileBrowser Professional in the sidebar, then tap "Network Folders". Now you can access to all your FileBrowser Professional locations such as cloud accounts, FTP, FTPS, SFTP and WebDAV within the iOS Files app.

Estimated Time: 1 minutes
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  • Why cant I access a WebDAV server using the iOS Files app?

    The iOS Files app doesn't support WebDAV. You can add a WebDAV server to FileBrowser Professional then use it in the Files app with our simple guide.

  • Why can't I switch GDrive Accounts in the iOS Files app?

    The iOS Files app only allows you access to the current logged in user, regardless of the number of accounts linked in your GDrive app. You can link multiple GDrive accounts in FileBrowser Professional and access them all, either from FileBrowser or via the Files app with our simple guide.

  • Can I access FTP, FTPS or SFTP from the Files app?

    Natively the iOS Files app does not support FTP, FTPS or SFTP connections. However with FileBrowser Professional you can easily these and then open them within the Files app.

  • Do I have to use the iOS Files app?

    No. You may use the Files app to open documents in apps that use the Files app as a file picker, but for more complex file and folder operations FileBrowser Professional offers more features and capabilities.