Cloud tab

Tap the tab 'Cloud' on the multimedia page to show the files stored on the ZBOS Cloud:


The following options are available:

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  1. Select the storage to be used (user or group) (1)

  2. Overview of the current storage availability

  3. A checkbox to select the file

  4. Preview of the image file

  5. Details of the file. Tap the name of the file to rename it (cloud only)

  6. Sync the file to device(s) (2)

  7. Download the file to the Control device (2)

  8. Delete a file from the cloud (not the devices) (2)

  9. Upload file(s) to the cloud

(1): The option will only be shown if a user is part of a storage group. (2): These options are hidden behind a slider option on a smartphone.

Navigate the list

The list of media files will be retrieved on separate pages (up to 50 items per page). Swipe the list up or down to proceed to the next page, the previous page or to refresh the list.

Next page

Swipe down to view the next page:


Previous page

Swipe up on the list to view the previous page:


Refreshing page

Swipe up on the first page to refresh the list of items in the list:


Smartphone menu

On smartphones or other devices with a rectangular screen, the file operations are hidden by default.

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  1. Tap the icon to display the file operations

smartphone tapclose
  1. Tap the icon to close the file operations

Select the storage

Tap the storage selection indicator to select the file storage to view:


A modal will be shown with the available options:

  1. Tap the storage to be shown

  2. Tap the button 'Select' to change the selection


Preview the media file

Tap the thumbnail to show the media file stored in the Cloud:


A new modal will be shown displaying the file:

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  1. Tap the icon in the top-right corner of the modal to close it.

  2. Tap the icon to download the file to the folder Download/ZBOS/Media on the device running Control.

The preview is only available for image files in the cloud.

Rename a media file

Tap the name of the media file to edit the name of the file:


The value for the name can now be edited using the keyboard:


Enter the new filename and tap outside the name box to apply the change.

The file extension (e.g. .mp4, .mp3, …​) can’t be edited using ZBOS Control.

Synchronize a file to device(s)

Tap the icon arrows rotate solid to select which registered device(s) should synchronize the file:


A modal will be shown asking to select the devices:

  1. The name of the selected file will be shown

  2. Tap one or more device(s) to select them

  3. Tap the button 'Update' to synchronize the files to the devices

  • The file will only be synchronized when the device is connected to the Cloud. Should the device be offline, the file will be synchronized when the device connects to the Cloud.

  • If an image was uploaded from a ZBOS device, the device will be checked automatically.

  • Tap the icon xmark solid to close the modal without updating the synchronization information.

Download the media file

Tap the icon to download the file to the tablet/smartphone running ZBOS Control.


The file will be downloaded to the default location (Download/ZBOS/Media). After the file has been stored, the following message will be shown:


Deleting a media file from the cloud

Tap the icon next to the media file to remove the file from the Cloud storage.

This will not delete the file from the device(s) the file was synchronized with.

Upload file(s) to the cloud

ZIP files will be stored in ZIP format and will not be unpacked on the Cloud storage.
SVG files can be uploaded, but previews are currently not supported.

Tap the option 'Select Files' to select a multimedia file stored on the device:


Select the file(s) to upload to the device in the shown explorer window. The filename will now be shown in the bottom bar.

Select multiple files to upload (optional)

If multiple files need to be uploaded, tap the bottom bar to display an additional modal showing the file(s) to be uploaded:

The currently selected file(s) will be shown in the list.

Tap the button 'Add files' in the modal and select another file to upload:


This file will be shown in the list in the modal. Tap the button 'Update' to update the selected files:


The selected files will now be shown in the bottom bar (separated by ' + '):


Optionally, select the device(s) to synchronize the uploaded files with or continue with the upload.

Synchronize the media to be uploaded

Other than uploading the files only to the Cloud storage, the uploaded files can be synchronized with devices registered to the user’s Cloud profile.

Check the box next to the option 'Synchronize uploaded media with device(s)' and tap the option 'Device' to display the list of registered devices:

  1. Select one or more devices to synchronize the file with

  2. Tap the button 'Update' to apply the changes

The devices to synchronize the uploaded files with will be shown in the selection bar after the selection has been updated:


Upload the media files

Tap the button 'Upload' to upload the selected file(s) to the ZBOS device:


The state of the upload will be shown for each file separately.