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DS file (iOS)
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Before You Start

Before using DS file, please make sure your Synology NAS device is running DSM 5.0 or later; otherwise certain features will not be available. Basic configurations must be managed from a computer with access to File Station.

Login and Logout

DS file allows you to log in to File Station securely and effortlessly. You can protect your connection via SSL/TLS connections and verify the server certificate installed on your Synology server.

To log into File Station with DS file:

  1. Do either of the following:
    • Enter the following information on the login page:
      • Address or QuickConnect ID of the Synology server: Make sure you have enabled QuickConnect at Control Panel > QuickConnect in DSM before logging in with QuickConnect ID.
      • Your user account and password
  2. If you want to secure your connection, do the following:
    • Turn on HTTPS if you want your connection to be SSL/TLS-encrypted.
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Navigating Folders and Files

    • Tap folders and files to open or navigate through them.
    • Tap Back on your device to return to a previous level.
    • To adjust display settings, tap image and choose Sort by. This option allows you to change the order in which files and folders are displayed, according to file name, size, modified date, creation date, and others.
    • To search for files or folders, tap image > Advanced Search and use the criteria to refine the search. There are options to search all folders or only specified ones, or search according to file type.

Managing Folders and Files

Major management actions can be performed by selecting the folder or file you want to manage and opening the action menu by tapping
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.
  • To rename, delete, move, copy, or share a folder or file, simply tap image and select the action you want. If you want to select multiple items, simply tap image > Select. Then choose a batch of items, and select the action you want.
  • To create a subfolder, simply enter a folder, tap image and choose Create Folder.
  • To add a folder to My Favorites, simply tap image next to a folder and select Add to My Favorites. To remove it, go to My Favorites and tap image.
  • To find the properties of a folder or file, go to the folder or file in question, tap image and select image.
  • To open files via specific applications or services, tap image and Share. Note that this option is only available for files downloaded to your iOS device (at Local Files).


Uploading and Downloading Files

With DS file, you can easily upload photos or videos to Synology NAS device, as well as download files from it.

To upload photos or videos from your iOS device to Synology NAS:

  1. Go to the DiskStation tab and browse to the destination shared folder. Tap image and choose Upload.
  2. Select photos or videos from your iOS albums, or take a new photo.
  3. If you want to check the upload status, tap the Tasks tab.

To upload files from your iOS device to Synology NAS:

  1. Go to the Offline Files tab and browse to the files you want to upload. Do either of the following:
    • Tap image > Select. Then select items and tap image to upload multiple files.
    • Tap image to upload a single file.
  2. If you want to check the upload status, tap the Tasks tab.

Sharing Folders and Files

DS file allows you to share files and folders with other people or devices. To do so, simply tap
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and select Share. This generates a link which can be used to share the selected item. You can customize the validity period of the link or add a password.
  • To share multiple items, simply tap image > Select. Then select the items you want to share, and tap Share.
  • To view previously generated sharing links, tap image and choose Shared links. Any previously generated links will be listed here.
  • To share files via email, tap image > Share and select Mail. Note that this option is only available for files downloaded to your iOS device (at Local Files).

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