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How to ZIP Photos on iPhone and iPad: The Must-Know Method (iOS 17 Supported)

Compressing photos into an archive format like ZIP is one of the best ways to share large photos or multiple photos via email or social media apps. But while it may be easy to compress the photos on your computer, it may not be so on your iPhone or iPad without a dedicated app.

Here will share with you how to ZIP photos on iPhone or iPad using two easy-to-use and very fast solutions.

How to ZIP Photos on iPhone and iPad With UPDF (The Powerful Way)

The best app to use to ZIP photos on your iPhone 15 is UPDF for iOS. It is easy to zip or unzip photos on iPhone and iPad. Just download the UPDF on your iPhone via the below button, then, follow the below guide to zip photos on iPhone/iPad.

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Step 1: Import Photos into UPDF

The first thing you want to do is import the photos into UPDF.

Open UPDF on your iPhone or iPad and then tap on the "+" symbol on the bottom right.

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Choose "Photos" or "Files" as the source of the photos you want to import.

Tap on each photo to select it and then tap "Add" to import the selected photos into the app.

Step 2: Select the Photos for ZIP

Once all the photos have been successfully imported into the app, you are now ready to begin zipping them.

Tap on the checkbox icon at the top and then tap on the photos you want to add to the archive.

how to create a zip file of photos on iphone

Step 3: ZIP Photos on iPhone

Now just tap on "More" from the options in the bottom menu.

Then, select "Compress" to ZIP the photos that you have selected and save them as an archive file. This archive file will be much easier to share.

how to zip pictures on iphone

The above are the steps on how to create a ZIP file of photos on an iPhone and iPad. Easy, right? If you want to zip photos on an iPhone or iPad, you should use UPDF for the iOS app. You will be surprised.

UPDF is more than just a way for you to organize the files on your device. The following are just some of the things that it can do:

  • UPDF AI features can help you summarize, translate, explain, chat, and more.
  • It makes the sharing of images very easy. You can zip your photos on iPhone and iPad and then easily share them via email or social media.
  • It is also a complete document manager, allowing you to keep all the files on your iPhone organized. You can easily access and manage all documents including PDF, Word, Excel, Images, and more.
  • You can import data into UPDF from your computer, Files App, and Photos App.
  • It can edit the text and images in PDF. It can let you copy, delete, rotate, crop, extract, and replace the images. Changing the font, size, and style of text is also easy.
  • Annotating PDFs can also be easily done in UPDF. Adding text, shapes, and notes to PDF, and using different pens to draw PDF is a great experience in UPDF.
  • UPDF is also one of the best ways to protect the files on your device. You can use Face ID and passcode to protect sensitive documents.
  • UPDF can create PDFs by scanning a photo or any other type of document including photos, notes, whiteboards, receipts, and more. 

Want to learn more? You can read this UPDF review article, watch the below video guide, or download the free trial version via the below button to test it on your own.

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How to Create a ZIP File of Photos on an iPhone/iPad With Files?

If you are those who do not want to download one another app to create ZIP files of photos on an iPhone or iPad with Files, then, you can use Files. It is a little bit complex. So just follow the below guide to create a ZIP file for your photos:

Step 1. Open the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad. Tap on the "Select" icon on the top. Select the photos you need.

Step 2. Select the "Upload" icon at the left bottom corner, and choose "Save to Files"

Step 3. Now, you can save the photos to the files you want. Go to the "Files" app and find the folder that has the photos you need.

Step 4. Tap on the three dots, choose "Select", tap to select all photos, go to the bottom menu, tap on three dots, and select "New Folders with...items". You can rename the folder name here.

Choose new folders with items in ios

Step 5. Long press the folder, then, select the "Compress" icon to create a ZIP file for your photos.

Compress the folder to ZIP file

Also Read: How to Zip a Video on iPhone and iPad

Final Thoughts

Now, you know how to zip photos on iPhone or iPad. You can select one method from these two ones. However, we recommend you to use UPDF for iOS as it is much easier to use and much more powerful to use as it has AI features to help you improve your working efficiency and its PDF editing features to help you handle your work document. Just click the below button to test its all features now.

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