The Files app added in iOS 11 supports ZIP files. You can open them, view their contents, and extract files without using third-party applications. You still need an app from the App Store if you want to create ZIP files.
When you download a ZIP file in Safari, your iPhone or iPad offers to open it in the Files app. Tap on "Open in files". You can also save zip files from other apps in the app files.
You are prompted to select a location for the ZIP file. You save a copy of the ZIP file to this location.
Select a location, such as For example, your iCloud drive or folder on your iPhone and tap Add.
Tap the ZIP file file in your file app to open it.
Tap View Content to view the contents of the ZIP file.
You can view the contents of the ZIP file here. If the ZIP file contains more than one file, swipe left and right to switch between them.
To extract a file from the ZIP archive, tap the Share button and select "Save to Files" to save it to your file app, or tap an app to save it immediately to send this app.
If you need additional features, such as: For example, if you actually want to create ZIP files on your iPhone or add files to an existing ZIP file – I need a third-party app to work with ZIP files.
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