13 Easy Steps Of How To Open Zip Files on Android Phone
Open the Play Store. Look for the white briefcase icon with a multicolored triangle on the home screen. If you don’t see it, you’ll find it in the app drawer.
Search for winzip.Type it into the search box at the top of the screen, then press the Enter or search key on your keyboard. A list of matches will appear.
Select WinZip – Zip UnZip Tool. Its icon is a yellow file cabinet inside of a gray vice grip. WinZip’s Play Store home page will appear.
A pop-up will appear, asking you to give WinZip permission to access your files.
Tap ACCEPT. WinZip will now install on your Android. When the installation is complete, the “INSTALL” button will change to “OPEN.”
Open WinZip. If you’re still at the Play Store, tap the OPEN button. If not, look for the WinZip icon on your home screen or in the app drawer.
Scroll left through the features. When you reach the end, you’ll see a button that says “Start.”
Tap Start. Now you’ll see a list of Storage folders on your Android. The folders will vary by device, but you may see one for your SD card and another for internal storage.
Select your ZIP file. You’ll have to browse through the folders until you find it. When you tap the file, its contents will appear on the screen.
Tap a file to open it. If you don’t want to extract the files to your device, you can open any of the files by tapping it now. As long as it’s a file type that’s supported by Android, you’ll be able to view it without any problems.
If the files are encrypted, you’ll need to enter the encryption password before you can view them.
Select the files you want to unzip. To quickly select all files in the ZIP, tap the square at the top-right corner of the file list. This should add check marks to every file in the list.
Tap the unzip button. It’s the first icon (after the ZIP file name) at the top of the screen.
Follow the prompts to unzip the file. You’ll have to select a folder on your device to store the files. Once the files are extracted, you can access them easily using an Android file manager or a supported app.