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    zipped epub on iPad 6 - how to unzip + get into iBooks

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    zipped epub on iPad 6 - how to unzip + get into iBooks
    New iPad 6. Still learning lots. Currently I get books to review from publishers as zipped epub. I use my MacBookPro to unzip and then I send myself an email with the epub as an attachment. The I open it in my iPad iBooks.

    Hoping to be able to do all without the MacBook. Is it possible to unzip and save to iBooks just with my iPad? I have Dropbox and Winzip on the iPad but I just can't work it out. Seems to download OK but I don't know where it goes.

    Thanks,
    Diane

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    zipped epub on iPad 6 - how to unzip + get into iBooks
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    Did you connect WinZip to your DropBox account? Or is WinZips default setting to unzip right to your “Files” folder on your iPad?
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    zipped epub on iPad 6 - how to unzip + get into iBooks

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    Did you connect WinZip to your DropBox account? Or is WinZips default setting to unzip right to your ďFilesĒ folder on your iPad?
    Didnít connect to Dropbox. Donít know how. Downloads seem to go to Files but greyed out there. Iíll do some research re: connecting - and/or can you guide me?


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    zipped epub on iPad 6 - how to unzip + get into iBooks
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    I wouldn’t be able to direct you, but have a look here, WinZip for iOS User Guide - WinZip - Knowledgebase. It’s the WinZip for iOS guide. Look for “connect to Dropbox”? It should walk you through the setup.
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    zipped epub on iPad 6 - how to unzip + get into iBooks

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    I looked around in Settings on the iPad in both Dropbox and WinZip but didn't find anything. So, thanks for the link. I'll check it out and if there is a solution I'll find it and let you know.

    Thanks.
    Diane

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    zipped epub on iPad 6 - how to unzip + get into iBooks
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    File management on iOS has always been a struggle, but it's getting better now that Apple introduced their own 'Files' app. This blog article goes into detail on how to interact with it and Zip files:

    How to Zip/Unzip Files in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad
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    zipped epub on iPad 6 - how to unzip + get into iBooks

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    Thanks for the further information and link. I'm swamped at work and home but the weekend is coming when I will have time to figure this all out.

    Thanks again, both
    Diane

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    zipped epub on iPad 6 - how to unzip + get into iBooks

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    Yeah. Success once I paid for WinZip and read the 'how to' sheet all was clear.
    Thanks for your help once again.

    Diane

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