This guide serves as an introduction to the RushFiles iOS client and its functionalities.
In this article:
Operating systems: iOS and iPadOS 14 and above.
2) Download and install
The app with the default RushFiles branding is available at: https://apps.apple.com/us/app/rushfiles/id716007009 or search for "RushFiles" in the App Store.
Once you have downloaded and installed the app, tap the RushFiles icon on the home screen of your device.
First, you will have to log in with your RushFiles credentials, along with your authentication code if you're using 2FA.
After login, you need to either opt in or opt out of sending crash reports to us. Opting in helps us discover the cause of application crashes and make it easier for us to improve the application.
4) Share List
The Share List is the place where you can access and upload files. Each share has a storage indicator, showing you how much space files from that share occupy on your device, and the total size of all files available to you in that share.
4.1) File operations
Tapping a share will allow you to browse it.
Press the + button to upload a photo either from your device, or by taking a picture or video with your camera, or to create a new folder.
Additionally, any file on your device can be uploaded to the cloud by Sharing it from Files to RushFiles.
To Delete, Rename, Lock/Unlock, Open the file with an external app, or Download it to a folder outside of RushFiles, tap the ... button. You can also create a public link for, enable/disable the always available feature on the file, or see its details in this menu. There are similar options for folders as well.
4.2) File preview and playback
Tapping a file will download it and depending on its type, the following will happen:
- Image files will be opened.
- Audio and video files will start playback.
- Documents will be shown a preview.
- Office files can also be edited in their respective Office apps by tapping the "share" icon in the top-right corner.
Files of any type can be shared to other apps that can open them with the share icon in the bottom-left corner.
4.3) Status icons
|Standard share up-to-date|
|Subfolder share up-to-date|
|Share being updated|
|The folder is also a subfolder share. This is only shown when you have Read rights to the subfolder share's parent, and Write or Owner rights to the subfolder share itself.|
|No icon||File is not downloaded or synchronized|
|Download in progress|
|Upload in progress|
|File is cached (downloaded or uploaded and takes up storage on your device).|
|File or Folder is always available.|
If you need to find a file quickly, use the search bar on the top of the screen. Search results are returned across all shares and it is available as long as you are in the Share List.
4.5) List and Grid views
You can choose to display files in a list view, or in a grid view. The list view show more file details, while the grid view shows image thumbnails. Please note that switching to grid view will automatically download all images in that folder if they are not already cached.
The contents of folders can be sorted ascending/descending by Name, Date and File type. Tap the current sorting filter in the top-left corner to cycle through the options. Folders will always be displayed before files.
4.7) Selection mode
To select multiple items, tap the checkmark button next to the grid/list view button in the top-right corner. Tap individual files to add them to the selection or tap select all to select everything.
Tapping the Settings button in the bottom menu will bring you to the app settings.
Tap either the Edit button or any field to change your name, title, phone number, or to add/change/remove your profile picture.
Tap Activate Pincode to protect your login with a pin code. You'll be required to input it every time you open the app.
You can also enable or disable Crash Reports on this page.
In this menu, you can set how long files should be kept cached on your device, and clear the local cache completely.
In the backup tab, you can choose to keep a safety copies of your images and videos. First, select a folder on RushFiles where you want to keep this backup, then choose whether you want to copy your images, videos, or both of them backed up.
Tap this button to log out from the app. All cached data will be erased by doing this.
6) Office Integration
You can edit your files stored on RushFiles with the iOS version of Office Apps. All you need to do is add RushFiles as a location in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
How to do this:
✔ Open your Office app, eg. Word, and make sure you are logged in with your Microsoft account.
✔ Tap your username at the top of the page, then on Settings to get to the Settings menu.
✔ Under the Files & Locations label, tap the Cloud Locations button.
✔ Tap the Add a Location button, scroll down the list and tap RushFiles.
✔ You will see a login page now. Fill out the email and password fields with your RushFiles credentials. The domain will be auto-filled when you first input your email address. Tap Log in after you're done.
✔ If your credentials are correct, you're now able to access RushFiles as a location in Word. Close the Settings menu, then tap on the Folder icon in the bottom-right. Under Other Locations, tap RushFiles to access and work with your Word files stored on RushFiles.
✔ Repeat the process with Excel and PowerPoint.
Uninstall the app like you would uninstall any other app from your device.
✔ Go to the Home screen.
✔ Tap and Hold the RushFiles app to enter rearrange apps mode. Tap the X button on the RushFiles app to delete it.
✔ Go to Settings -> General -> iPhone\iPad Storage.
✔ Find the RushFiles app and Tap on it.
✔ Tap Delete App.
Method 3 (iOS 13 and later):
✔ Open the App Store.
✔ Tap your profile picture to get to the Account menu.
✔ Slide the RushFiles app to the left and tap Delete.