View and sort your files

View files

You can choose between two different options to view your files. The options are:

  • Gallery view: Shows you large thumbnails of your photos and videos, organized in a grid. 
  • List view: Shows all your files, folders, photos, and videos in a list.

Sort files

You can choose how to sort your files in the mobile app.

Select your operating system to learn how:

Android

Choose a view

  1. Open the Dropbox app.
  2. Tap your avatar.
  3. Tap Files.
  4. Tap the middle icon at the top right. The icon is a grid if you're in list view, and a list if you're in gallery view. 

Choose how to sort your files

  1. Open the Dropbox app.
  2. Tap your avatar.
  3. Tap Files.
  4. Tap the sort icon at the top right.
  5. Choose an option in the Sort by... menu. You can choose to sort files by date or name.

Note: It isn't possible to reverse the order in which the files are sorted.

sort files in android app

iOS

Choose a view

  1. Open the Dropbox app.
  2. Tap Files.
  3. Tap the icon to the right of the search bar. The icon is a list if you're in list view, and a grid if you're in gallery view. 
  4. Choose a view.

Choose how to sort your files

  1. Open the Dropbox app.
  2. Tap Files.
  3. Tap the sort icon to the left of the search bar.
  4. Choose an option in the Sort by... menu. You can choose to sort files by date, name, size, or type.

Note: It isn't possible to reverse the order in which the files are sorted.

sort files in ios app
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