Tutorial: How to unzip a ZIP or RAR archive on Android

If you’re using an Android smartphone or tablet, you’ve probably downloaded files in ZIP or RAR format or received compressed archives as attachments via email. If on a PC it is very easy to open an archive, it is also the case with smartphones and tablets under Google OS, provided, of course, you have the right utility and know how to use it.

We chose it for our show “RAR for Android” app He said that it is not the one and only alternative that continues to be both very common and very popular and has a rating of 4.3/5 on the Play Store. However, it has the advantage of supporting many file formats (RAR, ZIP, TAR, GZ, BZ2, XZ, 7z, ISO and ARJ) and remains extremely easy to use, as you will see.

1. Go to Google Play Store by clicking the image below and download “RAR for Android”

Google Play

2. Launch the application. As you can see, it contains a file explorer. Go to the folder with the archive you want to unzip. Most of the time, this is the “Download” folder.

Android RAR

3. Click on the ZIP archive of your choice to view its contents and select files to extract. You can also extract the archive directly from the “Download” folder without viewing it. In both cases the procedure is the same, you just have to check the archives or files you want to extract. Then just click the eject icon to the left of the trash can.

Android ZIP archive

4. Select a destination folder and click “OK” to start the extraction.

extract android zip file

As we mentioned above, there are several applications for extracting AndroZIP and even ZIP/RAR archives. zarchiver. Just choose the one that is easiest to use.

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