With iOS 11 Apple released the "Files" app as the official file manager. However saving files locally on your device somehow is not possible - using some cloud service is your only option.

Local Storage attempts to fix this. After installation it provides a non-syncing storage space for files of any kind in "Files".

You can now also transfer files and folders via iTunes "File Sharing". Local Storage shows up here as an option to save into as well.

Local Storage provides some general infos and several beautiful visualisations for the files you saved into it.

Another useful thing that is included is a share extension to extract compressed archives: zip, tar and 7zip files.

Finally Local Storage comes with an action extension that allows you to hash any file, video or image using the CRC32, MD2, MD4, MD5, SHA1, SHA224, SHA256, SHA384 and SHA512 algorithms.


Local Storage is not a file manager - and doesn't want to be one. Apple's "Files" app is a very capable and stable solution for copying/moving/renaming/etc.


Local Storage is Open Source, developed publicly at


What features are you missing from "Files"? Tweet @eberl_se or email and I'll look into what else I can add to this app.

It you like Local Storage, please tweet about it or review it on the App Store.

Thank you!

What's New

Version 1.3.0

- Trying something new: Local Storage is now Open Source!
- You can take a look at the code, star it, fork it and maybe even contribute at
- Tracking bugs and requesting features will now also be handled in public there.
- At the same time I included a “tip jar” in the Settings. Donate a dollar or five if you like the app. Please note: There are NO new features unlocked when donating (at least for now).
- Added a new tab for tree map style visualisation of your files and the space they occupy.

Also: If you enjoy the app, please rate it. Or tweet about it. Spread the word.

Until next time,

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5

11 Ratings

11 Ratings

Local storage is the best app!!

Zenas Hopson

Local storage is the best app if you want to get out of iCloud ecosystem on iPad Pro and iPhone on iOS Devices and to take full control of my data

Creates a folder


App creates a folder where you can save files. iOS should have this built in but Apple was stupid and removed the functionality.

I’m rating this 3 stars because the app has three prominent “tip” buttons, and I accidentally sent the dev $15.

I don’t get it!


So it lists the files you have on your phone but cant actually access them via the app. Its kinda like been locked outside your home but you can see the keys sitting inside on the counter. You see them but can use them. Useless!!!

Developer Response

Local Storage is not a file manager. iOS comes with a file manager, Apple's "Files" app. Please use this to access/copy/move/delete/ your files. What Local Storage does is provide you with a location where you can save files locally, on your device - a feature that is missing per default. For more details please read the description or visit the website.


Guenther Eberl
11.1 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, German
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Günther Eberl Software-Entwicklung
In-App Purchases
  1. Tip Big $13.99
  2. Tip Small $0.99
  3. Tip Medium $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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