Can I use my phone or tablet to access digital downloads?
AtmosFX always recommends using a desktop or laptop computer to access your digital downloads. However, there are times when another computer isn't available or convenient. It helps to have a back-up option.
It is possible to get your files to open and play on your mobile device. You'll need the following two things:
- Lots of free storage space
- An app to decompress .Zip files
Before making a purchase, consider how much free storage space you have on your device. Digital downloads take up LOTS of space because of their HD video quality. You may need up to a gigabyte of free space for individual decorations, and sometimes up to 5 or 6 gigabytes for complete collections.
Many of our digital downloads, especially complete collections, are simply too large to download on a mobile device. Because file sizes of our decorations vary, we can not tell you exactly how much free space you will need.
Decompressing the .Zip file will create a decompressed copy of the file. That means the free space on your device must be at least twice the size of your downloaded file.
.Zip File Decompression Apps
Desktop and laptop computers have software that can automatically open .Zip files. Phones and tablets usually do not.
If you don’t already have one, you’ll need an “unarchiving” or “unzipping” app from the App Store (Apple iOS) or the Google Play Store (Android). Do a little product research on any app to be sure there aren’t any known security concerns or bugs. You should be able to find a free, easy-to-use app to do the job. After your decorations are unzipped, you can delete the original .ZIP file to save storage space.
How to Use the Decompressed Files
Once your .Zip file is successfully decompressed, you will have a new folder which contains your digital decorations. You can now delete the .Zip file to save space on your device.