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How to Open Zip Files on iOS and Android

If you're an owner of an Android or iOS device, you must have faced the problem of opening Zip files. But, as a matter of fact, the solution is much easier than it may seem to be. Choose from among several useful apps, and you'll open the most commonly used compressed file format right on your phone with ease.

WinZip is a well-known file archiver for iOS and Android that has already gained popularity among many users. WinZip is quite simple but for some fee you can upgrade it by adding extra features.

Zip (File Format)

After being installed, WinZip will run automatically as soon as you try to open Zip files. What is more, you can uncompress files to any location on the smartphone and scroll the list of zipped up folders and files.

Another trending app is iZip (for Android and iOS). Even though, some users may find it less handy than WinZip, it is still a worthy utility for working with Zip files. Functionally, this app is quite similar to WinZip you can open archives, create new ones and for extra cash integrate it with a range of other apps, including Google Drive and Dropbox.

Basically, most of file archivers don't differ a lot, however, there's a selection of apps which are really worth mentioning. This range includes Zip-Rar Tool (for iOS) which is compatible with a wide variety of formats, and AndroZip that is preferred by many Android users.

In fact, you can access main operations with Zip files if you use Android file managers. Even though, file managers like Amaze and Cabinet aren't as functional as the above listed specialized apps, still, they provide the possibility of viewing files in archives. If you're an iOS user, Messages and Mail will give you some basic Zip support as well.