**You must own a Synology NAS to run this app, and have upgraded to DSM 5.2 to get the complete set of features**

DS file is ideal to manage files stored on your DiskStation, upload or download between the NAS and the iDevice itself, or do basic editing tasks. And always securely with HTTPS support. Besides file management, DS file is also a useful tool to do anything from browsing pictures, watching videos or checking work documents when you are on the go.

What’s New

Version 5.15.0

- This update is only available for iOS 13 and above versions.
- This is the last version to support signing in through the WebDAV port. As for the next release, please sign in with the DSM port (5000 by default) instead.
- Enhanced security level of connections.
- Supports TLS 1.3 encrypted protocols and its modern compatibility for higher level of security when connected to Synology NAS running DSM 7.0.
- Enhanced the connection experience by reducing the probability of untrusted SSL certificates when connecting via QuickConnect.
- Shortened the photo thumbnail rendering time in File Station running on DSM 7.0 or above versions when backing up photos via DS file.
- Fixed an issue where uploading videos with the same name might fail.
- Fixed an issue where printing PDF files might fail.
- Fixed an issue where the application might quit unexpectedly when connecting via WebDAV.
- Fixed an issue where the "Always open HTML files using plain text format" setting in File Station is not applied on DS file.
- Fixed an issue where the application might quit unexpectedly when downloading multiple GIF files for offline access.
- Fixed an issue where the application might quit unexpectedly when uploading a large number of photos.
- Fixed an issue where the status bar at the top might not be hidden while playing videos.
- Fixed an issue where searching files by create date might fail when connected to Synology NAS running DSM 7.0.
- Fixed an issue where users are unable to download files or open PDF files when connected to Synology NAS running DSM 7.0.

Ratings and Reviews

2.8 out of 5
203 Ratings

203 Ratings

KARMAtiK... ,

Needs some tweaking

Ease of use(5/5): search for your NAS. Offers saved Log in for easy access. You can go through your files pretty easily.

Upload: (2/5) this is where the problem is. I am uploading almost 1000 photos and videos. It keeps getting stopped or some stuff won’t upload. Finally on the 5th attempt, I kept the phone plugged and app open. this seems to be the only way for it to upload without any problems.

Why are there like 10 different Synology apps that can do roughly the same thing? They should pool it all in one app and focus updates on one app instead of specifics. But so far, I like the NAS servers.

blackbeltbird ,

Works fine for me

I’ve been using this app a few years now, and it does what I need it to. When I open then app on my home WiFi, all recent photos download to my NAS. It will only download photos when the app is open, but I will usually be working on other files as it downloads in the background. I can view all my stored data, and export files. I can save articles on my phone, and depending on the app, I can either save directly to the drive, or save it on Dropbox and then transfer the file to the drive. With Word, I love that I can copy & paste an article from the web, save it on Dropbox, then open Dropbox and export it to the NAS, all within minutes. It is a simple app, and doesn’t have all the features you would get on a pc, but it’s very effective for remote access.
My only gripe is that the photo upload will only work when I’m at home on my own WiFi network; it will not upload any photos on any other WiFi network. Why is that, and how can I configure my NAS to upload on any WiFi?

Bobjtx ,

Very versatile!

I have been using this app for years to download PDF files from the web to my NAS. SAFARI can save PDFs to DS File, which can then save the file locally or directly to my NAS.
- It is also very handy for downloading movies from the NAS to watch at a later date.
- It works well to download, organize, and view my sheet music for guitar & ukulele playing. Much easier to use than Goodreader, so I dont use that app as much anymore.
- Occasionally, I will also use this to remotely manage files on my NAS (rename, copy or move files, create new folders, delete files, etc.)
Due to its versatility, stability, and ease of use, this is my most used NAS app. Thank you Synology!

App Privacy

The developer, Synology Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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