WebDAV iOS: WebDAV running through every iOS device

WebDAV iOS is a topic which needs to be discussed . As all major OS devices have the accessibility to WebDAV, so does iOS, this means any device which runs the iOS system, be it iPhones or iPads. Although one can say that, WebDAV does not have anything, in particular, to do with the iPhone, but it has been seen that one could write an iPhone app to talk to a server that uses the WebDAV protocol.

To be precise, there are a number of ways in which one can connect their iOS devices thought WebDAV to transfer files to their online cloud storage. If you have access to a WebDAV server, you can transfer documents between the server and your iOS device. You can also open and edit them on the server.


WebDAV iOS: How do you connect

Learn to Copy files between a WebDAV server and an iOS device

  1.  Go and first click on the Files app on the Home screen, then press the Browse at the bottom of the screen and check the  Locations list.
  2. If you cannot see WebDAV benight the  Locations,  you need to tap Edit in the top-right corner of the screen,  and then again press WebDAV to turn it on, then press Done.
  3. Now you need to press on  WebDAV in the Locations list, then tap Connect to WebDAV Server.
  4. Simply, type the server address and enter your user name and password, then tap Sign In.After you sign in to your WebDAV server,  you gain all the access and privileges of WEbDAV. You can open and edit files on the server without signing in again. Also, you will remain signed in to the server until you tap next to WebDAV in the Locations list.
  5. Now what does the Privilege mean are the following functions that you can do which are
    • Open and edit a file: Tap the file. When the transfer is complete, the file opens and any edits you make are synced back to the server.
    • Copy a document to the server: With the document manager in browse view, tap Select in the top-right corner, tap the document, then tap Move at the bottom of the screen. Tap WebDAV, then tap Copy in the top-right corner.
    • Copying a file from the server: Tap the file on the server. When the transfer is complete, the file appears in the document manager. Tap the file to open it on your device.

One can also use AirDrop on their iPads to connect with WebDAV.

AirDrop lets you transfer files between iPhones and iPads quickly and easily. To enable AirDrop on your iPad. Also, If the other person’s AirDrop receiving setting is set to Contacts Only and you’re in their Contacts, they need to have your Apple ID information in your contact card for AirDrop to work. Otherwise, choose Everyone in order to receive the file.


There are times when one may have a certificate Error when trying to connect WebDAV with the iOS, this is what needs to be done. This issue can be resolved by installing the provider’s digital certificate onto your iPad or iPhone device. Such end-user certificates contain a public and private key, usually in the form of a .p12 or .pfx file that enables you to digitally sign and encrypt emails from your devices.

WebDAV iOS information from the Community

Let’s learn a little more about Operating systems  implementations with WebDAV., such as this WebDAV iOS just go on to WebDAV Operating System

Also Note : IOS 13 Beta 2 allows you to connect with smb standard function! It’s great ^_^ not to be able to set up a server separately from WebDAV and smb only for ios equipment https://twitter.com/DIGIUSAGI/status/1140914030715949057