How To zip and unzip files and folders on Xiaomi/ Mi smartphones

To compress (zip) files on your Redmi, follow these steps:
  • On your phone, find and launch the Explorer app.
  • Using Explorer, look for the files you want to compress.
  • Long tap the first file to select it and then follow by tapping the Select icons  for the files you want to include into the same single ZIP file.
  • Tap More  .
  • Select Compress.
  • Give the ZIP file an appropriate name, then hit OK.
     
Note: You can use the above steps to create a ZIP file for folders.
To extract a ZIP file on your phone with MIUI, follow these steps:
  • On your phone, find and launch the Explorer app.
  • Using Explorer, find and tap the ZIP file that you want to extract.
  • Select either Extract to here; or Extra to …
     
Note: You can also extract an RAR file using the steps above.
Note: The steps here were written for Android 4.2.2 on a Redmi (HM1W). If you’re having a different model of Redmi or other version of MIUI, there’s a possibility that the steps and screenshots will be different.
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