How to update to the latest version of the Dropbox desktop app

If you want to manually update to the latest stable version of the Dropbox desktop app, you can get it from our download page or our install page (for Linux users).

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How to update to the latest version of the desktop app

If you want to manually update to the latest stable version of the Dropbox desktop app, you can get it from our download page or our install page (for Linux users).

How to see which version of the Dropbox desktop app you're running

There are two ways to see which version of the Dropbox desktop app you’re currently running on your computer.

On macOS and Windows, you can simply hover your mouse pointer over the Dropbox icon in the system tray or menu bar. Linux, macOS, and Windows users can also follow the instructions below:

  1. Click the Dropbox icon in the system tray or menu bar.
  2. Click the gear icon.
  3. Click Preferences.
  4. Open the General tab.

Can I disable auto-updates?

Like many programs and applications, Dropbox may automatically update to the latest version. These updates are rolled out gradually after a new update is available, and are necessary to keep the desktop app functioning.

You cannot disable or turn off auto-updates.

These updates ensure you’re running the most up-to-date version of Dropbox, which often has performance and security enhancements. And if Dropbox can't keep itself up-to-date, some features may stop working. For example, the app may stop syncing.

Notes about auto-updates:

  • If Dropbox software is installed on your computer, it will update regardless of whether you installed it or the application came preloaded by the device manufacturer
  • The proxy settings you add using these steps aren't used to update the Dropbox app
    • Dropbox uses your operating system network settings to apply auto-updates
  • If you’d like to test beta versions of the Dropbox desktop app, visit the Dropbox Forums to get started
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