How do I get notified of changes in my Dropbox?

To stay aware of changes made in your Dropbox, you can turn on desktop notifications. If you use an iOS device, you can also enable push notifications.

Turn on desktop notifications

The desktop application can display notifications on your computer when changes are detected in your Dropbox. You can choose which notifications you'll receive:

  1. Click the Dropbox icon from your menu bar (Mac) or system tray (Win/Linux).
  2. Click the gear icon and select Preferences... from the menu.
  3. Check or uncheck the boxes under Notify me about to choose which notifications you'll receive.

Enable or disable notifications on an iOS device

The Dropbox iOS app provides push notifications for your shared folder invitations, and when links are shared with you. To enable or disable these notification:

  1. Open your device's Settings.
  2. Select Notifications.
  3. Select Dropbox.

Desktop notifications are a great productivity solution. Check out this blog post to learn more.


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