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How do I set a passcode on my phone or tablet?

You can require a four-digit passcode to be entered any time the Dropbox mobile app is launched. This feature will ensure the privacy of your Dropbox even when you're sharing your device.

Set a new passcode on the Dropbox iPhone app

  1. Select the Settings tab (the gear icon) at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Tap on Passcode Lock.
  3. Tap Turn Passcode On.
  4. Enter and confirm your new passcode.

From now on, every time you launch or return to the Dropbox app, you'll be required to enter your passcode. Your device will be signed out from Dropbox if there are 10 consecutive failed passcode attempts.

To change your passcode, just go to the Passcode Lock settings again.

Set a new passcode on the Dropbox iPad app

  1. Tap the Settings tab (the gear icon) at the bottom of the sidebar.
  2. Tap Passcode Lock.
  3. Tap Turn Passcode On.
  4. Enter and confirm your new passcode.

From now on, every time you launch or return to the Dropbox app, you'll be required to enter your passcode. Your device will be signed out from Dropbox if there are 10 consecutive failed passcode attempts.

To change your passcode, just go to the Passcode Lock settings again.

Set a new passcode on the Dropbox Android app

  1. Click the Menu button from the Dropbox app.
  2. Check the box next to Passcode lock.
  3. Tap Turn passcode on. Enter and confirm your new passcode.
  4. Tap on Passcode Lock and enter and confirm your new passcode.

Once you set your passcode, every time you launch or return to the Dropbox app, you are required to enter your new passcode. From the Passcode lock settings panel, you can also change your passcode or enable a setting that will delete the Dropbox data one should the wrong passcode be entered over ten times.

Set a new passcode on the Dropbox Windows Phone app

  1. From your root Dropbox on the Files, Photos, or Favorites tab, tap the Ellipsis (⋯) button from the app bar and select Settings.
  2. Tap on Security.
  3. Toggle Passcode Lock on.
  4. Enter and confirm your new passcode.

From now on, every time you launch or return to the Dropbox app, you'll be required to enter your passcode. Your device will be signed out from Dropbox if there are 10 consecutive failed passcode attempts.

To change your passcode, just go to the Security settings again.

Set a new passcode on the Dropbox Windows tablet app

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of your screen to bring up the Charms bar, and tap on Settings.
  2. Select Security.
  3. Toggle Passcode Lock on.
  4. Enter and confirm your new passcode.

From now on, every time you launch or return to the Dropbox app, you'll be required to enter your passcode. Your device will be signed out from Dropbox if there are 10 consecutive failed passcode attempts.

To change your passcode, just go to the Security settings again.