What does marking a file as a favorite on my phone or tablet do?

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You can access a file anywhere, any time by marking it as a favorite. Specifically, this does the following:

  • Adds the file to the app's Favorites tab for easy access (like a bookmark)
  • Saves the file to your iPhone or iPod Touch for offline viewing
  • Keeps the file as up-to-date as possible

iPhone Mark a file as a favorite from the iPhone app

  1. Find the file you'd like to favorite in the file list view.
  2. Swipe from left to right over the file name to reveal a set of icons.

    The star icon marks the file as a favorite
  3. Tap the star icon.

You can also mark a file as a favorite when you preview it by tapping the star at the bottom of the screen.

Once downloaded, you'll be able to access your favorites at any time. To ensure you have the latest versions, Dropbox will update them automatically if you're on a Wi-Fi network. If you're on a cellular (3G or 4G) network and some files have changed, tap each file to open it and get the latest.

Dropbox for Business users

If you have your personal and business accounts connected, you will be able to access all of the files you mark as favorites from the same tab. The Favorites tab allows you to view all your favorite files together or separate them out by account, so you can keep your personal and work data organized on the go.

Category: Mobile

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