**You must own a Synology NAS to run this app, and be running the latest Synology Drive 1.0.0 to get the complete set of features**

iOS Drive allows you to easily access and manage files in your Synology Drive on the go. Apart from common file types, such as documents, images, videos and music, you can also open Synology Office document, spreadsheets and slides in the user-friendly viewer provided by Drive. In addition, the features of searching, sharing, moving and applying labels to files are all available on iOS Device, which allows users to complete tasks efficiently anytime, anywhere.

What's New

Version 1.2.0

- Updated Synology's terms and conditions for EU data privacy compliance

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5

28 Ratings

28 Ratings

Promising direction but...


I’ve used the DS cloud and DS files apps for years. I use DS cloud like Dropbox to keep files in sync between multiple platforms and devices. In order to manage storage requirements on my mobile devices I have one synchronized directory for mobile devices and another for laptops etc. When I need to get to files on the DiskStation that are not in my mobile DS cloud directory, I use DS files.

When I first learned about Synology Drive I hoped it would serve both needs. It allows me to access both mobile and laptop directories or any other directory I setup for synchronization. Drive does not try to sync files between the mobile device and the disk station. It only provides access. This means I can access any file as long as I have a network connection.

I think Synology Drive falls short of a great app because of two missing features though.
There is no way to cache or store any files for offline use. Would like to have the ability to select folders and individual files for offline use. Not the entire sync folder like DS cloud does though.
Synology Drive does not fully support the iOS Files app the way Google Drive and Dropbox do.

If the above features were added, I think I would not have much need for any other cloud sync/storage app.

So close!


I LOVE the concept here - but how come I can’t *download* my files (like a mkv movie?) to my iPhone?! Three stars because it works beautifully for some files like pictures, but minus one star for no downloads and another star lost because some directories it will claim have no files even though they definitely do (cache/database/Timeout issue??). I also have a “certificate is invalid issue” when trying to play music - even though I am using the Synology quick connect. How do I get a valid cert configured?

Lacking iOS integration


It’s nice to be able to access my files from iOS devices. It would be nicer to be able to do anything with them. I have Microsoft Office apps. Can’t open files from Synology Drive with them. I’d like to save things from my phone to Drive using iOS’s built in way to do so like Dropbox does... not an option. I don’t need a viewing window app. I need a true Drive application.


Synology Inc.
58.2 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Czech, Danish, Dutch, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian Bokmål, Norwegian Nynorsk, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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