How to Add a Storage Connection in Folia

You decide how to store your files and Folia will help you reach them from anywhere.

Integrating your Folia account with external cloud storage services is a game-changer, and we've made it simple to access all of your files. Here's how to effortlessly add a storage connection.

First - Create a Folia Project

To connect a cloud storage location - make sure you've created a Folia Project first. 

Now You're Ready to Access Files

  1. Open an existing Folia Project 
  2. Tap "Add Document" in the top right corner.

Option 1: Add Cloud Storage

  1. Select "Add Cloud Storage" found at the bottom of the pop-up menu
  2. Choose your cloud storage location of choice (ex: Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Dropbox), and follow the prompts to connect your account.

Solidify Your Cloud Storage Connection

  1. Input a "Storage Name" in the pop-up field of your storage location
  2. Tap "Save Storage"

Annotated files are saved as a copy in Folia and will not actively sync back to your cloud storage location. If you've been with us for a while, you'll notice this works a bit differently than in iAnnotate.

Option 2: Connecting to Local Files

You'll notice that Local Files are automatically a part of your Folia account. To access documents saved to your device: 
  1. Tap "Local Files" at the top of the pop-up menu to access your device's document library. From here, you can bring any file from your device into a Folia Project.


Now you know how to add storage connections in Folia! If you need any help adding additional storage locations, reach out to our team at We're here to help!


Removing a Storage Connection in Folia 

While Local Files are built into the Folia app and cannot be removed, you can disconnect a cloud storage connection at any time.
  1. Simply tap "Add Document" to access the menu of storage location options. 
  2. Hover over the cloud storage connection you wish to disconnect, then tap the "x" icon along its right side. This will remove the connection from your app

A Note of Caution

Be careful as only one tap will delete the connection. Ensure you're selecting the exact location you wish to delete before continuing.

In case you delete a storage location on accident, not to worry. You can easily re-add it using the steps above.