How to open RAR files on my phone

To open a RAR file on Android, follow these steps:

  1. Download and set up the Android RAR application.

  2. Navigate to the folder that contains the file you want to open after opening the RAR application.

  3. To view the contents, tap the RAR file and, if prompted, enter the password.

  4. To open each individual file, tap it.

  5. Tap the boxes next to each file to select them for actions to be taken on multiple files.

  6. To add particular files to a new RAR archive, tap the plus icon.

  7. Press the up arrow icon to extract the chosen files.

  8. Select files can be deleted by tapping the trash can.

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  10. Ensure that all of the files you want to compress are contained in one folder.

RAR files cannot be opened on your iPhone using the built-in Files app, unlike ZIP files. This is what you can do instead:

  1. The most obvious way to extract RAR files from an iPhone is to use a third-party file archiver or file manager, as the Files app does not support RAR files. We suggest Documents among the many apps that can accomplish this that are available on the App Store.

  2. After installation, use these instructions to get a RAR file open on your iPhone:

    • The RAR file will be extracted by Documents and placed in a new folder of the same name. To view all of its contents, simply tap on it.
    • Open the Files app, select FILES, then tap on DOCUMENTS under LOCATIONS to view them.
  3. There is a quicker and more efficient way to open RAR files on your iPhone, even though the Documents app functions effectively.

    • First, follow these steps to create a shortcut to extract files:
      • Using the shortcut is fairly simple once it is prepared. All you have to do is launch the Shortcuts app and select the newly created shortcut.
  4. At first, extracting RAR files from an iPhone may seem like an impossible task. However, as this guide explains, you should be able to unarchive and open RAR files on the iPhone fairly easily if you follow the right procedures. These two techniques also function with iPads.

RAR, the well-known file compression and decompression application, has an Android version available.

With RAR, you can:

  • Decompress files in the RAR, ZIP, TAR, GZ, BZ2, XZ, 7z, ISO, or ARJ formats.
  • Choose which processor cores are used for compression tasks.
  • Examine the history of compressed or decompressed files.
  • Compress files using a password and encrypt their contents.
  • Divide files into portions of a similar size.

RAR allows you to zip and unzip files on tablets and smartphones. It supports the following formats: RAR, ZIP, TAR, GZ, BZ2, XZ, 7z, ISO, and ARJ. Zip files can only be extracted from RAR and ZIP archives.