With the free HiDrive app for iOS, you can use the functions of HiDrive from any iOS device, such as an iPhone or iPad. In this article, we'll explain the different features of the app.
If you instead would like to see the corresponding information for the Android app, please see the article Using the HiDrive App with Android Devices.
- You have already activated HiDrive.
- You have installed the HiDrive app on your iOS device.
- Open the iOS HiDrive app.
- Tap the 3-dot icon to the right of the file or folder you want to share.
- Tap Share.
- Select one of the options.
Please note that sharing multiple items at once can only be done by sharing their corresponding folder. To do this, move all objects in a folder and share it. Alternatively, you can compress all of the files you want to share into a .zip file and share it instead.
An overview of all permitted shares can be found in the main menu on the left side of the screen under Shared.
Additional Sharing Options
Advanced sharing options are available by going to the Share Icon > Edit Sharing. For more details, see the article Sharing Sharing HiDrive Files and Folders.
You can tap Settings in the main menu at the bottom of the screen to define the behavior of HiDrive in certain situations:
- Upload photos automatically: Photos and/or videos from your smartphone are automatically uploaded to HiDrive. For more information, see the article Backing up photos and videos on smartphone or tablet.
- Device Backup: Allows you to back up important data of your iOS device as described in the article Creating an Apple iOS Device Backup.
- Data Encryption: Allows you to encrypt data as described in the article Using HiDrive Encryption (iOS).
- PIN protection: Secures your HiDrive app with a PIN code. This must be entered when starting the app to gain access.
- Privacy Settings: Enable or disable the Required data collection and Analysis of data collection settings to suit your needs. These control the amount of internal data submitted to IONOS for bugs and improvement analysis.
- Show File Extensions: If enabled, file extensions, such as PDF or JPG, will be displayed in the app.
- Show thumbnails: When enabled, thumbnails are displayed by default. This increases the consumption of your data volume.
- Help: Opens this article on your smartphone.
- Imprint: Displays the imprint details of IONOS.
- Open Source Licenses: Lists all open source software components used.