Sharing files on iOS

Learn how to send and receive files securely and easily over Meshnet on iOS.
This guide provides the information you need to start sharing files over Meshnet on iOS.

Send files

You can initiate a file transfer from the NordVPN app or using the iOS sharing menu.

Send files from the NordVPN app

  1. 1.
    In your NordVPN app, select the Meshnet
    tab and tap the Share files section.
  2. 2.
    Select Photos to open your photo library or Files to open the file manager.
    Showing the menu containing the Photos and the Files options
  3. 3.
    If prompted, allow NordVPN to access your files.
  4. 4.
    Select the file you want to send. The current functionality only supports sharing one file at a time.
    Files to be selected are displayed in the Files app
  5. 5.
    Under Send to, select the Meshnet device you’re sharing with.
    The Meshnet devices available are highlighted under Send to
    Tap Show all devices if you don’t see the desired device in the list.
The file transfer begins as soon as the recipient accepts your download request on their device.
The waiting status of the initiated file transfer is displayed
Learn how to Receive shared files on an iOS device further in this article.
You can only send files to the devices that have the file sharing permission enabled for your device. For more information, see File sharing permissions.

Send files using the iOS sharing menu

  1. 1.
    Open the app where the files are located, such as Files or Photos.
    Typing Files in the serch bar with the Files app displayed among the search results
  2. 2.
    Touch and hold the file you want to send, and then tap Share
    The Share option is highlighted
  3. 3.
    Select NordVPN from the list of apps, and then select the Meshnet device you’re sharing with.
    The NordVPN option is highlighted under Suggestions
  4. 4.
    Under Send to, select the Meshnet device you’re sharing with.

Receive shared files

To receive files shared from your Meshnet peer’s device, complete the following steps:
  1. 1.
    Have your sharer send the file.
  2. 2.
    Open the NordVPN app or tap the file transfer notification that appears in Notification center to open the app. ​
    An example of a file transfer notification specifing the sender's name and the number of files the transfer contains
  3. 3.
    Tap Accept to save the file to your device’s storage. ​
    The Accept button is highlighted
Keep the NordVPN app open until the download is complete.
The transfer download progress is shown using a percentage and a progress bar.
​ You can find the files shared with you by checking your device's default download folder location.

See also

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