Complete the Get Started steps to earn space

The Get Started steps introduce you to the basics of Dropbox. Add bonus space to your account or claim promotional space for eligible devices by completing the Get Started steps. 

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Complete the Get Started steps

  1. Sign in to and visit the Get Started page.
  2. You'll see how much space you can earn by completing the steps. Click the steps to complete them and earn space.

For details on how to complete these steps, use the sections in this article.

Steps you already completed are crossed off.

Note: You must be logged in with your Dropbox account while completing the Get Started steps to receive credit.

Install Dropbox on a computer

Download and install Dropbox on your computer. 

Note: Tablets and other mobile devices do not count as computers for the completion of this step.

To complete the step Install Dropbox on another computer, download and install Dropbox on another computer you have access to.

Add files to your Dropbox folder

Learn how to add files from your phone, computer, or

Take the Dropbox tour

Click Take the Dropbox tour to visit the tour. Click the forward arrow on the tour to learn more about Dropbox. That's it!

Share a folder

Sharing a folder with others makes it easy to collaborate. Anyone you invite to your shared folder can edit files in the folder, and the changes sync almost instantly.

Learn more about sharing folders.

Invite friends to Dropbox

  1. Sign in to
  2. Click your avatar.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Check that you're in your Personal account.
  5. Click Plan.
  6. Click Invite a friend.
  7. Enter the email addresses of your colleagues or friends, and click Send.

Note: You must invite friends by entering their email addresses into the form on the referrals page. Copying an invitation link and sharing it via social media or email doesn't count toward completion of this step.

To invite others to join Dropbox from your Android phone

  1. Open the Dropbox app on your Android device.
  2. Tap the Menu button.
  3. Tap Settings, and then tap Invite friends.
  4. Tap a name from your list of contacts to select it.
  5. Tap the checkmark icon to send your invitation once you've selected all the contacts you'd like to invite to Dropbox.

If you don't see the contact information of a person you'd like to invite, you can use to invite anyone else you'd like.

To invite others to join Dropbox from your iOS phone

  1. Open the Dropbox app on your iOS device.
  2. Tap the Settings icon.
  3. Tap Tell Friends About Dropbox.
  4. Tap Invite friends.
  5. Enter the email addresses of any friends you wish to invite by typing them into the email that opens.
  6. Tap Send to email the invitation.

By inviting others to use Dropbox, you and your invitee receive bonus space if they use your invitation to sign up for a Dropbox account, install the Dropbox desktop app on a computer, and sign in to the Dropbox desktop app on that computer.

You can check the status of any invitations you've sent by logging on to the Dropbox website, going to your account page, and clicking View all space earned.

Install Dropbox on your phone

Install the Dropbox app on any phones or tablets you use and sign in with the same Dropbox account you used to complete the other Get started steps.

If Dropbox came preinstalled on your mobile device, congratulations! You've already completed this step. Just sign in to the app on your mobile device to start using Dropbox.

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