How to sign in to Dropbox using Google Sign-In

If you use Google (for example, Gmail or Google Docs), you can use your Google account to access Dropbox. With Google Sign-In, you can access Dropbox without having to remember a Dropbox password.

You can access Dropbox with Google Sign-In on:

  • dropbox.com
  • The Dropbox Android app
  • The Dropbox iOS app
  • The Dropbox desktop app

Note: Google Sign-In isn't available on Windows mobile devices.

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How to sign in to Dropbox using Google Sign-In

To access Dropbox with Google Sign-In, click Sign in with Google on either dropbox.com or the Dropbox mobile app.

If you don't have a Dropbox account yet, you can create one by clicking Sign in with Google. This will help you create a Dropbox account using your Google email address.

Note: You must have a Google account as the email on your Dropbox account, and this address must match the email address you use to sign in.

Dropbox Business admins: How to turn off Google Sign-In for your team

By default, your team members can use Google Sign-In for their team accounts. If you’re the admin of a Dropbox Business team, you can disable Google Sign-In to allow your team members to sign in using their Google accounts.

  1. Sign in to dropbox.com with your admin credentials.
  2. Click Admin Console.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Click Single sign-on.
  5. Toggle Google sign-in to Off.

Can I use two-step verification with Google Sign-In?

Yes. If two-step verification is enabled on a Dropbox account, you'll still need to enter a Dropbox two-step verification code before signing in with Google. This is true even if you're signing in with a Google account that also has two-step verification.

Learn more about using two-step verification with Dropbox.

I wasn't able to use Google Sign-In

If you can't sign in to Dropbox with Google Sign-In, there are a few things you can try:

First, verify that the Google email address you're signing in with matches the email address on your Dropbox account.

For Dropbox Business users:

  • Verify that Google Sign-In is enabled for your team.
  • Verify that single sign-on (SSO) is not required for your team (check with your team admin if you're not sure).

For Dropbox Android app users:

  • Verify that Google Play Services are installed on your device.
  • Verify that Google Play Services are up-to-date. If the application is not up-to-date, update to the most recent version.
  • Verify that you gave Dropbox for Android the required permissions. If you clicked Deny during set up, Google will not grant Dropbox the permissions required for Google Sign-In to work.
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