Install Dropbox apps

Install the Dropbox apps on your computers, phones, and tablets to access your files no matter where you are. If you edit a document on your computer, it syncs with Dropbox and you can access the new version from your phone. To let Dropbox sync, make sure you’re signed in to the same Dropbox account on all your devices. 

Install the Dropbox desktop app

  1. Download the Dropbox desktop app on your computer.
  2. Run the installer.
  3. Sign in or create a Dropbox account. You only need one account no matter how many devices you want to keep in sync.

A Dropbox folder is created on your computer. Add files to your Dropbox folder to sync with all your connected computers, phones, and tablets.

If you have a Dropbox Basic, Plus, or Professional account, the folder is called “Dropbox.” If you have a Dropbox Business or Enterprise account, the folder is called “Dropbox (Your Business Name).” Any files you add to this folder sync to all your connected devices.

Dropbox automatically downloads files from your Dropbox account to the “Dropbox” folder on your computer. To change this setting, use selective sync or Smart Sync. 

Install the Dropbox mobile app

  1. On your phone or tablet, download the Dropbox mobile app through the App Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Sign in or create a Dropbox account. You only need one account no matter how many devices you want to keep in sync.

Your Dropbox account syncs with your phone. No files are automatically downloaded, but all are viewable from the app. From here, you can preview your files, enable camera uploads, or share files from your phone.

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