If you're looking for the fastest and easiest way to open a ZIP file on your iPhone, try Documents by Readdle. This is the best file manager and media player for iPhone and iPad. You can download Documents for free to do almost anything with your files.

How to open a ZIP file on iPhone

  1. Once you received a ZIP archive via email, a messenger, or any other app, tap on this file.
  2. Tap the Share button.
  3. Select Copy to Documents. Your ZIP file will be opened in Documents.
  1. Just tap the archive to unzip it.

No matter what's in your ZIP archive, be it a hefty photo album, or a bunch of scanned PDFs, Documents unpacks it in a snap!

Which other files can you open with Documents?

Besides ZIP archives, Documents can handle a large variety of file types so you can read books, review PDFs, enjoy photos, listen to music, and watch videos. There's no need to look for multiple apps as Documents can open any file for you.

Here is the list of supported file formats:

File Viewer .pages, .keynote, .numbers, .doc/docx, .xls/xlsx, .ppt/pptx, .rtf, .rtfd, .epub, .txt, .htm/html, .webarchive; fb2;
PDF Viewer .pdf
Text Editor .txt
Image Viewer .bmp, .gif, .ico, .jpeg, .png, .tiff, .xbm;
Movie Viewer .3gp, .l16, .m3u, .m4v, .mm, .mov, .mp4, .scm, .avi, .mkv, .flv;
Audio Player .aac, .aif, .aifc, .aiff, .amr, .au, .l16, .m3u, .m4a, .m4b, .m4p, .mp3, .pcm, .wav, .flac;
Archiver .zip, .rar

We've designed Documents as a central hub for all your files so you can easily organize everything in one place.

Here's how to access files on your iPhone:

  1. Download Documents for free if you haven't done so yet.
  2. Open Documents and tap the purple plus button.
  3. Here, you get a lot of options: You can create a new file or import existing ones from Files, Photos, any cloud storage, or even your computer.

Feel free to explore different options to get all the files you need on your iPhone.

There is an alternative way to import your files to Documents. When you open a file in any app (e.g. Mail or Messages), just tap the standard Share button and select Documents from the list of suggested apps.

Download Documents for free and enjoy the most intuitive way to work with your files!