How To Zip & Unzip a File On Android Devices

How To Zip & Unzip a File On Android Devices?

How To Zip & Unzip a File On Android Devices

What Is Zip File? 

Zip File is a different type of file format. Which allows us to send multiple files at a time in one click. We can also say that it is a folder in which multiple files can be stored and sent at a time. Its file extension is .zip. We can create a zip file or unzip a file in single in one click in our smartphones. 

Zip file is combination of multiple files or folder (of Image, audio, video, text, etc.). Which looks one but it has multiple files. Files inside it can't be used directly, before using it we need to unzip it.

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How To Unzip a File On Android (Shortcut) 

Download WinZip & open it > Select Storage > go to the folder where zip file is located > Select it by long press > Tap Unzip > go the folder where you want to Unzip > Tap Unzip > Done

How To Unzip a File On Android Devices?

Now we will know how to unzip a file on android. Unzipping a file means to take out the files available inside the zip file. In this I will be sharing two methods to unzip files in android with very simple steps.

In Method1 we will learn without using any software, but it will not work in all phones.
In Method2 we will learn by using a software, it will work in almost all phones.

#Method1- Without Any Software 

This method will not work in all android phones
  • Go to the folder in which zip file is located
How To Zip & Unzip a File On Android Devices
  • Long press and select zip file > click on 3dot / or more options, etc.. , > click extract to / extract files / Unzip etc.
How To Zip & Unzip a File On Android Devices

  • Here we have choices where should we unzip our files here i'm choosing current directory.
How To Zip & Unzip a File On Android Devices

  • Here a new folder will be created automatically in the name of zip file. 
How To Zip & Unzip a File On Android Devices

#Method2- Using an Application

This method will work in almost all the phones.
  • Open Google Play Store to download WinZip application or Click Here
  • Open WinZip and click 3line > select storage > Go to the folder in which your zip file is located.
How To Zip & Unzip a File On Android Devices

How To Zip & Unzip a File On Android Devices

  • If you want to see which all files is present inside it without unzipping the file tap once, you will get a folder in which all the files will be available you can check it by clicking on it.
How To Zip & Unzip a File On Android Devices

How To Zip & Unzip a File On Android Devices

  • If you like you can send it as mail, move to other folder, paste it another folder.
How To Zip & Unzip a File On Android Devices

  • But here we have to unzip our files, Long press on zip file > Unzip > Storage > Go to the folder in which you want to Unzip.
How To Zip & Unzip a File On Android Devices

  • Click on Unzip here
How To Zip & Unzip a File On Android Devices
  • Success message will appear after the completion.
How To Zip & Unzip a File On Android Devices
Note: If still you're facing any problem watch the video given below.



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Article Updated On Mar 27, 2020.

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