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How To Open 7Z Files On iPad (2 Methods)

RAR files can be a headache for iPhone users who want to access their compressed contents on the go. But fret not, fellow iPhone enthusiasts! You don’t have to spend hours figuring out how to open these tricky files on your device.

In this article, we’ll show you the quick and simple way to extract RAR files on your iPhone, no matter where you are.

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Video guide showing how to extract 7z Files on iPad.

How To Open 7Z Files in Safari

The easiest way to open a 7Z file on your iPad is by using the Safari browser. Yes, you read that right - Safari, the trusty browser on your iPad combined with the ezyZip website. No additional software required!

  1. Navigate to the 7Z extraction page on ezyZip Step 1
  2. Click on ‘Select 7z file to open’. Step 2
  3. Select the 7Z file you wish to extract. Step 3
  4. It will list the contents of the 7Z archive. You now have the option to “Save” individual files or optionally “Preview” certain files inside the browser. Step 4

How To Open 7Z Files with iZip

Whilst we might be a bit biased towards our own web based solutions here at ezyZip, we do recognize that it might not always be the best option.

If you are dealing with 7Z files frequently or with especially large files, then you’re better off installing a native app. There’s various options out there. We like the simplicity of iZip.

  1. Open the App Store and search for iZip. Tap on cloud icon to install iZip to your iPhone. Step 1
  2. Open iZip and click on “Document Browser”. Step 2
  3. Select the 7Z file you wish to open. It will list out the contents of the 7Z archive. Step 3
  4. Select the file you wish to extract and scroll down to the bottom and click “Unzip”. Step 4
  5. Save or share the extracted files.


1. Can I open 7Z files on my iPad without installing any apps?

Certainly! You can use your browser to open and extract 7Z Files.

In the section above, we have outlined step-by-step instructions on how to extract 7Z files using Safari on iPad.

However, if you will be dealing with numerous 7Z files or very large archives, then it makes more sense to use a native 7Z extractor app.

2. Is it safe to use ezyZip to extract 7Z files on my iPad?

Yes! All ezyZip code is run directly inside your browser. No file data leaves the browser.

You can switch off your wi-fi and it will still work.

3. Can I view the contents of 7Z file without extracting them on my iPad?

Depends on the file type.

If it’s a file type that can be opened inside a browser (e.g. images, videos, text files) then yes. A blue “Preview” button will be enabled for the types of files you can open directly in the browser.

You will be able to see the entire file list without needing to extract the contents.

4. Are there any limitations or file size restrictions when using ezyZip on iPad?

No, but since ezyZip is a browser-based solution, everything needs to be executed in memory. This could potentially result in issues when dealing with very large files, as the browser may run out of memory, leading to performance concerns.

5. Can I extract password-protected 7Z files using ezyZip on my iPad?

Yes. A password prompt will appear for 7Z files that are encrypted with a password.

6. Why open 7z files on an iPad?

Opening 7z files on an iPad is like discovering a hidden tree of bananas. These files offer fantastic compression, making it easier to handle big files on your device, ensuring you get more data in less space – a jungle win!

7. Do I need special apps to open 7z files on my iPad?

Just as you’d need the right tool to crack open a tough nut, you’ll need a third-party app to dive into 7z files on your iPad. The App Store has several tools ready to assist in this jungle task.

8. How does 7z compare to other formats like ZIP or RAR for iPad?

In the big rainforest of compression formats, 7z is like the agile spider monkey. It often offers better compression than ZIP or RAR. However, while iPads can handle ZIP natively, both RAR and 7z will need external apps to manage them.

9. Can I create 7z files on my iPad?

While iPads are perfect for doodling or watching monkey videos, creating 7z files isn’t a built-in feature. However, some apps from the App Store might let you compress into the 7z format. It’s like having a mini compression tool alongside your banana sketches!

10. What if my 7z file is password-protected?

Password-protected 7z files are like bananas with a secret peel. To access the contents, you’ll need the right password. Most 7z handling apps on the iPad will prompt you for it when you attempt to open such files.

11. After opening, can I delete the original 7z file from my iPad?

Once you’ve feasted on the contents of your 7z file and are sure you’ve savored everything, you can toss the 7z wrapper to the side. Like with any digital file, just ensure you’ve got all you need from it before saying goodbye.

12. Can I do the same on my iPhone?

Sure. Check out our iPhone 7Z extraction guide for step-by-step instructions.