Accessing Dropbox with 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.

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 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:

  1. Sign in to with your admin account
  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—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.
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