With iPadOS 16, which was released to the public in October, Apple introduced a number of new features in the Files app that let users manage their files just like they would on a computer. The update introduces even more advanced options, such as the ability to change file extensions, view folder sizes, and more. Read on as we detail how to take advantage of the new Files app in iPadOS 16.
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With iPadOS 16 app Files on the iPad has received a long-awaited feature. For example, navigation buttons appeared in the interface, as in the Finder on macOS. Navigating between folders is now easier with new forward and backward buttons next to the folder name at the top of the screen.
And as soon as you click the arrow next to a folder name, the Files app shows a menu with the size of that folder, quick access to previous folders, and options to rename, copy, or move. There's also a Get Info button that now shows even more details about the folder you've selected.
The menu that appears when you click (or right-click) a file has changed. also got new options. This includes easy access to quick actions for layout, rotate, convert images to PDF, and remove image background. Of course, the quick steps differ depending on the file format you choose.
Changing file extensions with the Files app ” in iPadOS 16
By far one of the biggest changes to the Files app in iPadOS 16 is the ability to change file extensions. Previously, the only way to do this was to use third-party apps. Here's how to change the file extension in iPadOS 16 using Apple's Files app:
- Open the Files app on iPad.
- Click the Organize Folders button (between
- Press View Options
- Enable Show All Extensions
- Press and hold ( or right-click) the file to rename and change its extension.
Learn more about iPadOS 16
In addition to improvements to the Files app, iPadOS 16 comes with a host of other new features such as as “Scene Manager” us, iCloud Photo Sharing Library, Focus Filters, the new Weather app, and camera translations.
Check out our other 9to5Mac guides on how to take advantage of iPadOS 16:< /p>
- Here's how to use all the features of the new Weather app. for iPad in iPadOS 16.
- How to translate text using the camera on iPad with iPadOS 16.
- Here's how to use the new focus filters on iPad with iPadOS 16.
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