Dropbox is a very useful service that allows you to store files in the cloud. One of the best parts about Dropbox is how easy it is to use on a number of different platforms. I use it seamlessly on my computer, iPhone and tablet, and the convenience of being able to access files from all of those devices is unbelievable. But this convenience can lead to situations where you are storing sensitive information in your Dropbox account, so it becomes necessary to add some security to it. Continue reading below to find out how you can add a password to Dropbox on your iPhone.
Secure Your Dropbox Files on the iPhone
Note that this passcode is separate from the passcode that you use whenever you unlock your iPhone. If you are not using a passcode on your iPhone, you can learn how to set one up here. Additionally, this passcode only applies to the Dropbox app on your iPhone. You will need to set another passcode on your iPad, for example, if you want to add security to Dropbox on that device as well.
Step 1: Open the Dropbox app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Touch the Settings icon at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Touch the Passcode Lock button.
Step 4: Touch the Turn Passcode On button.
Step 5: Create the passcode that you will use to access Dropbox from your phone.
Step 6: Re-enter the passcode that you just created.
You will now need to enter this passcode whenever you open the Dropbox app on your iPhone.
One of the best things about Dropbox on the iPhone is the ability to automatically upload your pictures to your Dropbox account.
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