How to share files and folders using the Proton Drive mobile apps

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Proton Drive mobile apps let you conveniently and securely share your files and folders from your iPhone/iPad or Android phone or tablet.

This article explains how to create, copy, and share a link to your file or folder. It also shows you how to set a password or expiration date for extra protection and how to stop sharing a file or folder.

First download and open Proton Drive

  1. Go to your device’s app store and search for Proton Drive.
  2. Install the app and open it to see your main Proton Drive files screen.
  3. You can always return to this screen by selecting Files at the bottom of your screen or My files from your settings menu (☰).

iPhone or iPad (iOS/iPadOS)

Create a link to a file or folder

  1. Tap the horizontal three dots next to the file or folder you’d like to share.
  2. Select Share via link.
  3. A link will be created for your file or folder that can be copied and shared.
  4. On the main files screen, a small link icon will appear next to the item. (Only in list view.)
  5. All items with links can be viewed on the shared screen, accessed by tapping Shared at the bottom of your files screen.

Copy and share a link

  1. To copy or share a link that has already been created, tap the horizontal three dots next to the file or folder.
  2. Select Sharing options.
  3. Copy link to save, use, or share it anywhere.
  4. Or you can Share it via your installed apps.

Set a password

  1. Tap the horizontal there dots next to the file or folder.
  2. Select Share via link or Sharing options.
  3. Tap inside the Password protection field and enter a password.
  4. Tap Save at the top right to set the password.
  5. Anyone who wants to access your file or folder will need both the link and the password.

Set an expiration date

  1. Tap the three horizontal dots next to the file or folder.
  2. Select Share via link or Sharing options.
  3. Tap inside the Expiration date field to toggle on the expiration date setting.
  4. Tap on the date to pop up a calendar and choose your preferred expiration date — up to 90 days in the future. Tap on the date again to close the calendar.
  5. Tap Save to set the expiration date.

Stop sharing

  1. Tap the horizontal three dots next to the file or folder.
  2. Select Share via link or Sharing options.
  3. Select Stop sharing and confirm the action.

Android

Create a link to a file or folder

  1. Tap the vertical three dots next to the file or folder you want to share.
  2. Select Get link.
  3. A link will be created for your file or folder that can be copied and shared.
  4. On the main files screen, a small link icon will appear next to or under the item.
  5. All items with links can be viewed on the shared screen, accessed by tapping Shared at the bottom of your files screen.

Copy and share a link

  1. Tap the vertical three dots next to the file or folder.
  2. Select Copy link and share your link anywhere.
  3. To share the link via your installed apps, select Manage link instead, then Share link.

Set a password

  1. Tap the vertical three dots next to the file or folder.
  2. Select Get link or Manage link.
  3. Tap inside the Password protection field and enter a password.
  4. Tap Save at the top right to set the password.
  5. Now anyone who wants to access your file or folder will need both the link and the password.

Set an expiration date

  1. Tap the vertical three dots next to the file or folder.
  2. Select Get link or Manage link.
  3. Tap inside the Expiration date field to pop up a calendar.
  4. Choose your preferred expiration date — up to 90 days in the future. Tap OK to select.
  5. Tap Save to set the expiration date.

Stop sharing a link

  1. Tap the vertical three dots next to a shared file or folder.
  2. Select Stop sharing and confirm the action.
  3. You can also Stop sharing from the Manage link screen.

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