iPhone Tip: How to enable File Extension for all types of files on Files App

Apple has introduced Files app as part of iOS 11 and it has always been integrated with iOS since then. However since its introduction way back in 2017, there’s no way to to enable nor show file extensions for known files types such as .jpg, .pdf and .zip to name a few. But it’s all now changed since the introduction of iOS 16. Apple now has given the option to enable file extension fo all types of files. Check out how you can do on the simple steps provided below.

Here’s how to enable file extensions on all types of files in Files App

Follow these simple steps to enable file extension on Files app.

1) Ensure you are on iOS 16 or up

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Showing file extensions for all file types available on iOS 16 and up.

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2) Go to Files App, then navigate to “On My iPhone”.

3) Then “On My iPhone” screen, tap the “…” (3-dot) icon on the top right of the iPhone screen.

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Files app: Showing all files extensions

4) Tap “View Options” then tap on “Show All Extensions”.

That’s it. Now you should be able to see all kind of files extensions – be it known file extensions and unknown file extensions.

Bring it all together

Another day another iPhone tip. This time you have just learned how to enable file extensions on iOS Files app. In case you encountered any difficulties and/or have queries, don’t hesitate to put your queries or thoughts on the comment section down below. I’ll be happy to assist.

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