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Editing documents in oxDrive on iPhone

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Hi

Is it even possible to edit text documents directly in the oxDrive app on an iPhone?

I have both docx and txt documents in my Drive. I can view them on the iPhone but there doesn't seem to be a possibility to edit them. Am I missing something?

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As far as I know this is technically impossible. The operating system makes it impossible to edit a file in an external office app and then make this app store the file in your app's location again. The only option you have here is using your browser and edit / store the file in your web view.

Once OX Drive integrates into the Files app, things will look different in this regard of course.

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Hi

Thanks for the info. Can you explain that last part again? Are there changes to oxDrive coming up?

Thanks,

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I just hope that we will see OX Drive integrated into the pre-installed Files app. You see how this works if you try out Dropbox: In the Files app you can add Dropbox as a file provider and then move files across different storage providers (iCloud, Dropbox, etc.). Feels almost like using a native file browser. But it seems that integration is not easy and for Dropbox it is also not working smoothly yet.