With iOS 11 Apple released the "Files" app as the official file manager. However saving files locally on your device somehow is not possible - using some cloud service is your only option.

Local Storage attempts to fix this. After installation it provides a non-syncing storage space for files of any kind in "Files".

You can now also transfer files and folders via iTunes "File Sharing". Local Storage shows up here as an option to save into as well.

Local Storage provides some general infos and several beautiful visualisations for the files you saved into it.

Another useful thing that is included is a share extension to extract compressed archives: zip, tar and 7zip files.

Finally Local Storage comes with an action extension that allows you to hash any file, video or image using the CRC32, MD2, MD4, MD5, SHA1, SHA224, SHA256, SHA384 and SHA512 algorithms.


Local Storage is not a file manager - and doesn't want to be one. Apple's "Files" app is a very capable and stable solution for copying/moving/renaming/etc.


Local Storage is Open Source, developed publicly at


What features are you missing from "Files"? Tweet @eberl_se or email and I'll look into what else I can add to this app.

It you like Local Storage, please tweet about it or review it on the App Store.

Thank you!

What’s New

Version 1.4.0

- Introduced an invisible placeholder file, so that Local Storage always shows up in the Files app
- Some UI fixes (scrolling lists in landscape) courtesy of Femi Lamptey
- Updated libraries for (un)zipping und displaying the type chart and treemap
- Support for HEIF/HEIC image files
- Converted from Swift 4.1 to Swift 4.2 (and Xcode 9.x to Xcode 10.0)

If you enjoy the app, please rate it. Or post about it on social. Spread the word.

Until next time,

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

kubabk ,

A must have

Awesome - does what it’s supposed to and nothing more. Takes up very little disk space. Never had it crash or otherwise malfunction. If you want to take control over your iPad’s internal storage but found buying a whole new file manager app, look no further. This is an app for you.

Marcel Wesołowski ,

The tool I needed most!

This is the best tool ever. Small, neat and does what it should. However I'd add an option to remove the third tab (Files) as we should use Apple's Files app instead of duplicating the functionality. Also please change an icon color to something more appealing 😉.


Guenther Eberl
11.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, German

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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