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There's a hidden iCloud Drive app in iOS 9

iOS 9 has an optional iCloud Drive app that lets users manage their iCloud files.

iCloud Drive app on iOS 9

As is standard, Apple's vision for file management on iOS has always been to let things happen behind the scenes with minimal user input, but with iOS 9 the company appears to be making at least a small concession to those who feel more comfortable delving into folders and files themselves.

9to5Mac and MacRumors report that iOS 9 has an optional iCloudDrive app that lets users manage their iCloud files, much like they can on the web or with the Finder on Mac computers.

Sources further reveal that the app is apparently optional and needs to be switched on in Settings before it appears on the home screen, so Apple likely doesn't plan to make it a core part of the iOS experience.

The app could make iCloud Drive a more usable alternative to competing cloud services like Dropbox, giving users a more familiar and traditional way to handle their files and saved data from other apps.

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