How do I remove files from my mobile device?
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Remove a file from your iPhone
The Dropbox iPhone app only stores local copies of files if they are marked as Favorites. To remove the file from your Favorites list and your iPhone:
- Swipe from left to right over the file name to reveal a set of icons. If the file is currently a favorite, the star icon will be filled in.
The star icon
- Tap the star to remove the file as a favorite.
Tapping the star icon while previewing a file will also remove it as a favorite.
Delete a file from your Dropbox
To delete a file from your iPhone and all of your computers and devices simultaneously:
- From the file list view, swipe from left to right over the file name to reveal a set of icons.
The trash can icon
- Tap the trash can icon. You'll be prompted to confirm your choice to delete the file.
Tapping the trash can icon while previewing a file will also delete it.
To delete multiple files, you can tap the ellipsis (...) icon at the top right of the screen and then tap the Select option. Check the files you want to delete and tap the Delete button at the bottom of the screen.
Once you confirm your decision to delete a file, it will be removed from your iPhone, the Dropbox website, and all the computers linked to your Dropbox account.
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