Uploading and Downloading Files

After you have created a connection to an SFTP, FTPS, FTP or WebDAV server or to Dropbox or Google Drive, you can use it to download and upload files.

First, make sure to open the File Transfer screen.

Select Local Folder

Files you download from a remote server will be downloaded to the current local folder.

Make sure you navigate to the correct local target folder. If no local folder is selected, the Download button won’t become available.

Select local folder on iPad

Selecting a local folder on iPad

Select local folder on iPhone

Selecting a local folder on iPhone

Connect to Remote Server

Tap on a remote connection to connect to a remote server.

Connect to remote server

After connecting to the server you should see a list of folders and files. Tap on folders until you reach the location from where you want to download your files.

Downloading Files

Select the files and folders you want to download. Folders are downloaded recursively including all files and subfolders.

Select files to download

Tap on the Download button to start the download. If the button is disabled although you have selected files, make sure to select a local target directory first (see above).

Uploading Files

Select files to upload

If you want to upload files, select the local files you want to upload and tap on the Upload button. If the button is disabled although you have selected files, make sure to connect to a remote server and navigate to a remote target directory first.

Quick uploading and downloading

Once you have downloaded or uploaded files in this way, Textastic stores the remote server and location and you can quickly download the latest version or upload your changes. See: Quickly Uploading and Downloading Files.