You can use the Files app to browse files stored on your device and in your Dropbox account all in one place. To do so, you must have the Dropbox iOS app installed on your device.
To access your Dropbox account in the Files app:
Open the Dropbox app on your iPhone or iPad. The Dropbox app looks like a white, cardboard box in a dark blue square icon. If you're not automatically signed in to Dropbox, tap the Sign in with Google button to use your Google account, or select the blue Sign in option at the bottom of your screen and type your email. Login to Dropbox. Bring your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and keep your files safe. To edit Dropbox files with the Adobe Acrobat app: Open a PDF file with the Dropbox app on your mobile device. Tap the edit icon (a piece of paper and a pen). You'll be prompted to install the Adobe Acrobat app, and then will be taken to the app store. Download Dropbox: Cloud Storage, Backup and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Dropbox lets anyone upload and transfer files to the cloud, and share them with anyone. Back up and sync docs, photos, videos, and other files to cloud storage and access them from any device, no matter where you are.
- Open the Files app.
- Under Locations, you’ll see your Dropbox folder.
- Tap your Dropbox folder.
Note: If you uninstall the Dropbox iOS app, your Dropbox folder will be removed from the Files app.
What Dropbox features are available on the Files app?
In your Dropbox folder on the Files app, you can:
- Browse your files
- View files
- Download files
- To download a file, you need access to Wi-Fi or cellular data. If you need to view a file offline, make the file available offline in the Dropbox iOS app
- Copy files
- Move files
- Rename files
- Edit files
- Upload files directly to Dropbox from supported apps
If you connected your work and personal Dropbox accounts on your phone, you'll see both folders.
What Dropbox features are not available on the Files app?
Some Dropbox features aren't available from the Files app. These features include:
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- Managing shared folder sharing settings.
- Searching the entire Dropbox folder (search is limited to only the current folder you're browsing, and to recently opened folders)
- Real-time collaboration on files (currently, if two people edit a file at the same time, they create conflicted copies)
- Syncing Favorites from the Dropbox iOS app to the Files app
- Commenting on files
- Opening folders with more than 10,000 files or folders
- Recovering recently deleted Dropbox files from the Recently Deleted menu
- Previewing 'bundle' files, like Garageband, Ominoutliner, and iWork '09 documents (you may see Authentication error when trying to open these files)
- Moving files or folders to a folder that you havent opened yet (some folders aren't listed as possible locations unless you open that folder before attempting the move)
- If a passcode is set up for the Dropbox app, your Dropbox folder isn’t available in the Files app
- Accessing files in the Dropbox folder while offline
- Syncing tags or colors in the Files app
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While we work to improve the Dropbox integration with the Files app, you can use the Dropbox iOS app to access some of these features as usual.