is a cloud-based file synchronization service that allows users to back up, sync, and share documents and files online. Dropbox can be accessed through a web client, desktop clients (Mac, Linux, and Windows), or dedicated mobile apps (iOS, Android, and Windows Phone).
If you would like to take advantage of this service on your Android tablet or smartphone, you'll need to get the Dropbox app
from the PlayStore
. Here's our step-by-step tutorial on how to set up Dropbox on Android.
How To Set Up Dropbox on Android
Download Dropbox from the PlayStore
Open the Google PlayStore
and make a search for the Dropbox
app. Once found, tap on the Install
button to download and install the app.
Activate Dropbox on Your Mobile
Launch the Dropbox
app and sign in with your Dropbox credentials (email address and password):
users have the ability to sync two Dropbox accounts on the same device. Go to Apps
and tap on +Add Account
to add/create another Dropbox account.
Features of the Dropbox App
The app's interface has been optimized for mobile use. Here's a rundown of the main features:
You can use the Search
tool (magnifying glass) to locate your files and documents on Dropbox:
button at the top-right corner gives you access to the navigation drawer
and app settings
The blue +
button gives you access to the Add to Dropbox
menu. Here, you will find the necessary tools to create, upload, and manage your files on Dropbox:
File Syncing with the Dropbox App
on the Dropbox app is performed on an on-demand basis
. Your files will be kept online unless you choose to download them to your mobile device for an offline use.
Save Files for Offline Viewing with the Dropbox App
Open the Dropbox
app, select the desired file(s) and tap on the Available Offline
Once downloaded, tap on Menu
> Offline files
to view your files.
Upload Files with the Dropbox App
Uploading files to Dropbox is a breeze. Simply tap on the blue +
button > Upload files
and browse for the files (photos, videos, documents…) you want to upload:
Enable Camera Upload on Dropbox
app has a built-in feature called Camera Upload
to help users backup their photos and videos automatically. If you would like more information regarding Camera Upload
, please read our article How To Enable Camera Upload
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Latest update on February 2, 2016 at 01:48 AM by jak58.