SoundCloud for iOS now lets you upload directly from the Files app

SoundCloud for iOS now lets you upload directly from the Files app


Who needs a computer?
Photo: SoundCloud

The official SoundCloud app for iPhone and iPad now lets you upload your latest tracks directly from the Files app.

Its new upload feature supports any audio file, including lossless formats like FLAC and AIFF. It also lets you add metadata, artwork, descriptions, and more — all from the palm of your hand.

Apple first introduced the Files app with iOS 11 back in 2018, and most apps are already taking advantage of it. SoundCloud is obviously late to the party (like Gmail) but that’s better than not turning up at all.

SoundCloud plays nicely with Files on iOS

“If your EP just passed the car test with your friends or you got back your mixed & mastered track while running errands – now you don’t have to wait to share your work with the world,” SoundCloud said in its latest blog post.

“Because beginning today, you can upload to SoundCloud directly from your phone.”

To start uploading from the Files app, you will first need to install the latest version of the SoundCloud app. You can then tap the new upload button (a circle with an arrow inside it that appears in the top-left of the screen).

Select the audio file you want to upload, then add your metadata, artwork, title, description, and more. You can choose whether you want your track to be public or private, and specify a genre.

Share anytime, anywhere

Once your track is saved, you’ll find it under your profile. You can then send it to your Instagram Stories, or text a link to your friends without ever touching an actual computer.

“Uploading to SoundCloud from your phone is the latest mobile workflow capability that makes it easier to create and share, anytime, anywhere,” SoundCloud said. Try it out today.


Daily round-ups or a weekly refresher, straight from Cult of Mac to your inbox.

  • The Weekender

    The week's best Apple news, reviews and how-tos from Cult of Mac, every Saturday morning. Our readers say: "Thank you guys for always posting cool stuff" -- Vaughn Nevins. "Very informative" -- Kenly Xavier.