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How to open files in iPad

Your iPad does not come with any native - meaning pre-installed with your device - applications for managing or opening files. You must first download an app for this. Here is a free file manager app:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/file-manager-free/id479295290

Once you have this File Manager app installed, let's walk though an example. You've encountered a ZIP file on the Internet and clicked to download it.

You may be presented with a dialog box asking you which app to use for opening the file. Click "Open in..."

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Next you'll be presented with choices. In this case chose "Open in FileManager".

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The file will be downloaded to FileManager.

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Click on the file to UNZIP it. Click "Unzip" when prompted to confirm..

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The files are unzipped.

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