There are two ways to work with a FileMaker Pro file on your iOS device:
You can transfer a file to an iOS device, then work offline with a local copy of the file on the device. When you make data changes to the local file, the remote file is not updated.
To transfer a file to a device, see Transfer Files.
To open a local file on your device, see Work with Files and Hosts.
Connecting to a hosted file from an iOS device allows you to work with data interactively: when you change data on the device, the data is updated on the host computer, and vice versa, for the duration of a session. You can connect to files that are hosted in FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Server, or FileMaker Cloud and are shared over a Wi-Fi or mobile data network.
Before you connect to a file, make sure the file is enabled for FileMaker Network sharing. See FileMaker Pro Help.
To connect to a host that doesn't support encrypted connections or whose SSL certificate cannot be verified, see "Manage permitted hosts" in Work with Files and Hosts.
To search for a file when you are viewing files in a list, use the search box (swipe down if it is not visible).
Note: If you don't see the file you are looking for, tap . If the file is on the selected host, enter the filename, then tap Open. If the file is on a different host, enter hostIPAddress/fileName.