Upload Files and Folders in iOS

The FileCloud iOS app supports uploading files from the following locations on your device:

  • Local storage on your iOS device
  • Cloud storage connected to your iOS device (for example, Google Drive)

(lightbulb) The time it takes to upload files to the FileCloud server varies depending on connection speed. You must also have sufficient privileges and storage space on the FileCloud server.

(warning) The FileCloud iOS App must be in foreground during upload, and you should not switch to a different server until the upload is complete. 

There are a few different ways to upload a file or folder to FileCloud.

Preferred method: Upload a file by tapping the  icon:

If you have upload permission for a folder, a  icon appears on the screen when the folder is open.

  1. Log in to the iOS app, and navigate to the folder that you want to upload the file or folder to.
  2. Click the plus icon. 

    Various options for adding content pop up.
  3. Tap Media to upload media files stored on your iOS device, or tap Files to upload files or folders from your iOS device or from a remote location.

    The Media option enables you to upload image or video files stored on your device into the folder to FileCloud.

    1. After tapping the icon, tap Media.
      You are shown photos and videos stored on your device. Initially, you are shown files in the Recents category, but after that, you are shown the last category you accessed. You can click Back to access media files stored by other categories, such as Videos and Live Photos.
    2. Tap the image or images that you want to upload to check them, and click Done.

      A Transfers pop-up shows you upload progress.

      The files are uploaded into the open folder.

    The Files option lets you upload files or folders from local or remote locations accessible from your iOS device.

    1. After tapping the icon, tap Files.
      iCloud Drive or the last location accessed opens.
    2. To change the location, tap Browse.

      Locations that you can access from your iOS device open. The locations may be both local and remote.
    3. Tap the location that you want to upload a file or folder from. 
      In this example, we choose Google Drive.

      The screen displays the items in the location. 
    4. Tap the item that you want to upload.

      A Transfers pop-up shows you upload progress.

      The file is uploaded:

Upload while in another app

On an iOS device, when you are working in another app, you can remain in that app and save a file to FileCloud. 

If you have opened an existing FileCloud file in an Office app for edit, and want to save your changes back to FileCloud, see Preview and Edit iOS Files.

The following example uses Google Photos to demonstrate how to save files to FileCloud from another app, however, you could use the same process in any app that allows you to save to other apps.

To upload from a 3rd-party application:

  1. Open the file in the other app on your iOS device.
    Here, in Google Photos, tap on the photo to open it.
  2. Depending on the app, the action to choose may be upload, share, or save.
    In Google Photos, after selecting the photo, tap the upload/share to icon.

  3. In the next screen tap Share to.

  4. Scroll down the options that pop up, and tap Save to FileCloud. 

    The FileCloud dashboard opens. Since you cannot save files in the dashboard, the message Cannot Save <file> here is shown. This message is shown in any location where you cannot save a file.
  5. Navigate to the location where you want to save the file and tap Save <file> here.

    The file is uploaded to FileCloud.

Please note the following restrictions when uploading files to FileCloud:

  • Files with the same name:
    • If you upload a file with the same name and the same case as another file in the same folder, it overwrites the file.
    • If you upload a file with the same name but a different case than another file in the same folder, you cannot upload the file and the File Operations window displays a file name conflict message.
    • If you upload files with the same name but different file extensions, like myfile.doc and myfile.docx, they are treated as different files.
  • FileCloud cannot upload files with leading spaces in the filename.
  • By default, files with the extensions php, php5, phar, and phtml cannot be uploaded into FileCloud.

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