Open RAR files on iPad / iPhone

Want to open RAR files on your iPad / iPhone / iPod Touch?

RAR ZIP file iPad

In the past, we told you about WinZip iOS app for zip / unzip files on iPhone and iPad. Here are several apps that support RAR files on iPad, also ZIP file.

There are some useful apps to help you opening RAR files, ZIP files and other compression format in iOS software.

Apps for RAR and ZIP files on iPad

  1. GoodReader for iPad By Good.iWare Ltd.

    GoodReader app not only super-robust PDF reader for iPad, it also lets you create folders, move, copy and rename your files; zip and unzip, rar and unrar, also emailing files.

    Other full features other than zip unzip, rar unrar, see the app iTunes link.

  2. Air Sharing for iPhone & iPod touch By Avatron Software, Inc.

    One of features available of this app is:
    Zip and Unzip (supports password-protected archives). But it doesn’t support rar files.

    Other full features other than zip unzip, rar unrar, see the app iTunes link.

  3. Documents 5 – Fast PDF reader, media player and download manager By Readdle

    Star, unzip and import photos and videos from the camera roll. Sending multiple files as email attachments or compressing them into a single zip file is as simple as a few taps. However, it doesn’t support rar files on iPad/iPhone.

  4. Briefcase Pro – File manager, cloud drive, document & pdf reader and file sharing App By Qiwen Zhang

    Briefcase Pro can help you zip with unzipping files, but not supporting rar files according to app’s description.

Those are some apps to open rar and zip files on iPad. See more interesting iPhone apps, iPad apps on

How to Open .ZIP and .RAR Files on iOS iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch

How to Open ZIP and RAR Files on the iPhone/iPad/iPod Touch?

It’s uncommon you receive email with an attachment in zip format. Or you want to download a zip file while browsing the web. The built-in Mail app or Safari browser, however, is not capable to unzip the compressed file. So how can you open a zip file on iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch?

Although there are many solutions available for opening .ZIP files on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, now it has become even more convenient to do so, thanks to the official iOS client for WinZip, which made its way to the App Store pretty recently. I think I don’t have to introduce Winzip since WinZIP is the leader of file compression and it’s been familiar with most computer users.

You may download WinZIP for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad here:

So, what you can do with WinZIP app for iOS?

    • Browse and view the contents of your Zip or RAR files
    • Extract files from Zip or RAR files to view or edit in another app
    • Open encrypted* Zip files (advanced AES encryption is not yet supported)
    • Copy the contents of Zip files to the clipboard
    • Open Zip and RAR files from webmail (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)

WinZIP app for iOS

You may also view any of the following types of files inside your Zip or RAR file

    • Word documents (.doc, .docx)
    • Excel spreadsheets (.xls, .xlsx)
    • PowerPoint presentations (.ppt, .pptx)
    • PDF files (.pdf)
    • Photos and images (.jpg, .jpeg, .png, .bmp, .gif, .tif, .tiff)
    • Text files (.txt, .ini, .inf, .bat, .js, .log, .xml, .css, .java, .cs, .h, .m, .cpp, .c, .sql)
    • Web documents (.htm, .html, .jsp, .asp)
    • Rich Text Format documents (.rtf)
    • Keynote presentations (.key)
    • Numbers spreadsheets (.numbers)
    • Pages documents (.pages)

WinZIP for iPhone

WinZIP for iOS

WinZip makes it easy to handle Zip and RAR files on your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch!

Whether you received a Zip or RAR file as an email attachment, or want to download and view the contents of a Zip or RAR file from the web, simply tap “Open with WinZip“.

See more interesting iPhone / iPad apps.