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.
Note: For this feature to work, the Gmail address you use to sign in must match the email address on your Dropbox account.
Where can I use Google Sign-In?
You can access Dropbox with Google Sign-In on:
- The Dropbox Android app
- The Dropbox iOS app
- The Dropbox desktop app
Note: Google Sign-In is not yet available on iOS or Windows mobile devices, and it is not available with the Dropbox desktop app.
How do I use Google Sign-In?
To access Dropbox with Google Sign-In, simply click Sign in with Google on either dropbox.com or the Dropbox Android 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.
Can Dropbox Business team members use Google Sign-In?
Yes. However, Dropbox Business admins must verify that Google Sign-In is enabled for their teams:
- Sign in to dropbox.com with your admin account
- Click Admin Console.
- Click Settings.
- Click Single sign-on.
- Uncheck the box beside Disable Google sign in.
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.
I wasn't able to use Google Sign-In—why?
If you're unable to access 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 users on the Dropbox Android app:
- 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.