How to use the SFU Vault iOS Mobile App


This article covers how to use the SFU Vault iOS mobile app. Including:



Go into the iOS App Store and search for "SFU vault" to locate the appropriate version.

Install and open the app to begin managing files from your mobile device.



  1. Use your SFU computing ID and password to access the mobile version of SFU vault
  2. After providing the necessary user credentials, users can begin uploading files on the subsequent homepage



From the main screen (iPad shown below), any previously uploaded files and folders will appear in the left-hand menu by default.

Along with the "Files" list, users can change the menu to view either their "Uploads" or "Shared links", and can also access the "Settings".

To upload a new file or create a new folder, select the (+) icon just above the default list of items.


To rename, delete, or share an item on Apple devices, place your finger on the desired file or folder and swipe to the right to reveal the potential interactive options.

The example below shows the "Documents" folder in the process of being modified with this method.

Selecting the ellipsis (...) marked with "More" will bring up another menu from the bottom of the screen to give the user additional choices such as the ability to move an item or add it as a favourite, while the download option will place a copy of the file or folder onto the mobile device's storage.



SFU vault will adapt screen orientation to optimize how files may be viewed across multiple handheld devices. Photo libraries will display images from either portrait or landscape, which are shown below respectively on the iPad interface.

To share a document or image, you can use one of the two following methods:

  1. Slide your finger to the right across the item that you would like to modify, and select the three-dotted "Share" logo.
  2. While viewing a particular file in the library, select the "Share" logo below the display section.

The Share screen will provide multiple methods to allow other users to view the content. Select the blue "Add User or Group" option to manually enter individual contacts or groups by typing into a search bar.

Alternatively, activating the "Share link" switch will allow other communication platforms to be used for sending out a link that will navigate back to the file.

Select "Get Share link" to choose from possible sharing options.

Plenty of common messaging platforms are supported with shared links on SFU vault, such as text messaging, email, Facebook, Twitter, or WhatsApp.

For a more versatile approach, users can select "Copy link" to share the file by simply pasting the hyperlink anywhere else. 

iOS users can also make use of AirDrop functionality to share between other Apple devices such as Macbooks.

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