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Using Cox Cloud Drive Mobile for iOS Devices

Last Updated: Mon, 10 Nov 2014 > Related Articles

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Summary

Learn how to use the Cox Secure Online Backup application for iPhones.

Solution

You can use your iPhone to access and manage your files within the Cox Cloud Drive vault. You can find information and steps on the following topics.

Getting Started 
 

To access and use Cox Cloud Drive on your iPhone, complete the following steps.

  1. Download the Cox Cloud Drive app from the Apple App Store.
  2. Once downloaded, tap the desktop icon icon and sign in using your Cox User ID and Password.

All sections of the Cox Cloud Drive Mobile application are accessed from the Main Menu screen. Clicking any of the icons will launch the selected section. The Main Navigation screen displays as shown below.
 

main menu


Online Files
 

The Online Files screen contains all folders and files in your online files. Files may include documents, photos, videos and music files – all organized alphabetically.

Accessing and Previewing Files and Folders

  1. From the Main Menu, tap Online Files.

    Result: Uploaded files are displayed.
     
     My Files
     
  2. From the Online Files screen, tap the filename you want to preview.

    Result: The file opens in the Previewer. From here you can Share, Manage (Rename, Move, or Delete), or download the file to your iPhone.

    previewer
     
    Note: To preview files in a different folder, tap the folder to view all files within it. 

Adding a Folder

  1. From Online Files, tap the Add Folder icon in the lower task bar.

    Result
    : A screen asking what would you like to create displays.
     
    add new folder
     
  2. Tap Folder.

Adding a Photo or Video

  1. From Online Files, tap the Upload icon in the lower task bar.

    Result:A screen asking what would you like to upload displays.
     
    take photo, video or choose from existing
     
  2. Tap Photo, Video, Audio, or Any file.

Sharing Files and Folders

  1. From Online Files, select the file or folder that you want to share.
  2. While previewing the file or folder, tap Share File.
     
    Share file option
     
    Result: The Share File Player screen displays.
     
    Share file player
     
  3. To show a list of contacts, tap the plus (+) sign.
  4. Tap the circle next to each contact you want to share the file or folder with.

    Result: A checkmark displays in the circle next to each contact.
     
  5. Tap Accept.

Renaming a File or Folder

  1. While previewing a file or folder from the My Files screen, tap the Manage icon in the lower task bar.

    Result: The File Management menu displays.

    File Mangement options
     
  2. Tap Rename.
  3. From the Rename item screen, enter a new file name and tap Accept.

    Rename

Moving a File or Folder

  1. While previewing a file or folder from the My Files screen, tap the Manage icon in the lower task bar.

    Result: The File Management menu displays.
     
    File Management options
     
  2. Tap Move.
  3. From the Select Destination folder screen, select a folder and tap Move.

    Move

Deleting a File or Folder

  1. While previewing a file or folder from the My Files screen, tap the Manage icon in the lower task bar.

    Result: The File Management menu displays.

    File Management options
     
  2. Tap Delete File.
  3. Tap Delete to permanently delete the file.
     
    Delete file

File Player 
 

The My File Player Section contains all File Players stored in your Online Files. They are listed in alphabetical order.


Accessing File Player

  1. From the Cox Cloud Drive Main Menu, tap File Player.

    Result: The File Player screen displays.

    My File Player 
  2. Tap the file player that you want to view.

     file player options

    Note: While viewing the file player files, you can choose from the following options
    • Refresh
    • List/Thumbnail View
    • Share File Player
    • Play
    • Management
    • Add to File Player

Adding Files

  1. From the File Player viewer, press the Add Elements icon in the lower task bar.
  2. Select the items you want to add to the current File Player.
  3. Tap Done.

Playing Files

  1. From the File Player Viewer, tap the Play icon.
     
    Result: A File Preview slideshow launches. Each file in the File Player will play in sequential order in which they are listed.
     

  2. Tap Pause, or Previous and Next to move backward and forward through the File Player slideshow.


Backups 
 

  • Cox Backup Mobile organizes your backups that are scheduled automatically from the PC or Mac backup client. Backups are organized by date.
  • Backups gives you the ability to see all their previous and current backup sets organized by computer name.
  • Files can quickly be searched and located. Easily view the details (size, modification dates, and sharing history) of each file that is stored in your account.

Complete the steps below to back up your files.

  1. From the Cox Cloud Drive Main Menu, tap Backups.
     
    Result: The Backup screen displays.
     

  2. Select the folder(s) you want to backup. Follow instructions.
     
    My Backup

Settings 
 

The Settings Section contains configuration items for managing the Cox Backup Mobile application. There are two categories:

  • My Account - Log Out, used space, and username are displayed.
  • Configuration - Remember password, transfer speed, media download quality, and cache size are displayed.

Cloud Drive settings or iOS

Help
 

The Help section contains information for assistance in using the Cox Backup Mobile application. Help is available for the following four topics:

  • Getting Started
  • Online Files
  • File Player
  • Settings

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