Adding to Favourites in Files iOS


Being iOS first in my workflow means that I’m in the Files App regularly. Like multiple times a day. After 6 months of using Files I realized that I hadn’t ever used the favorites section in Files.

Adding Folders to Files Favorites

The first thing I wanted to do was add a location, like iCloud, to my favorites. I have so many locations up there that I figured I could limit to the one or two I use all the time. Unfortunately you can’t add a location like that to favorites, it will only accept folders.

There are two ways to add locations:

  1. Tap and hold the folder then choose favorite
Tap and hold to add a folder to iOS Favorites

Tap and hold to add a folder to iOS Favorites

  1. Second drag and drop the folder in to your favorites
Drag and drop Favorites to Files iOS

Drag and drop Favorites to Files iOS

What to put there

The next question to ask is, what really are my favourite locations? I have three main things in my Files favourites.

  • Inbox
  • Workflow
  • Current Projects

The inbox is for all the files I need to deal with in some fashion. Workflow is so I can get to the result of the automation actions I have set in Workflow. Finally I have a few current projects that I need to go in and out of regularly. These rotate based on what I’m doing.

That’s it. If you put too much there then it’s just cluttered and you’re not really making your life any easier.