Dropbox is a versatile app that allows you to sync files from different devices to the cloud. This makes it ideal for people that work on multiple devices, such as a computer, tablet or smartphone. Uploading your important files to Dropbox means that you will be able to access them from any device that has access to the Internet. Another great feature of Dropbox is the ability to share links to files that you have uploaded so that you do not need to send them as attachments with an email. This is especially useful when you are working with very large files that you might not be able to send through email.
Sharing a Dropbox File from the iPhone
This tutorial will assume that the file for which you want to share a link is already in your Dropbox account. Following the steps below will allow you to generate a link to that specific file in your Dropbox account. The person with whom you share the link will not be able to access the rest of the files in your Dropbox account.
Step 1: Open the Dropbox app.
Step 2: Select the Files option at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Select the file that you want to share.
Step 4: Touch the Share icon at the bottom-left corner of the screen. It’s the box with the upward-pointing arrow.
Step 5: Touch the Mail option.
Step 6: Tap inside the To field at the top of the screen, enter the email address of the person with whom you want to share the link, then touch the Send button.
If you have a lot of important files in your Dropbox account, then it might be a good idea to password protect your Dropbox account in case your phone is lost or stolen. Click here to learn how to add a password to your iPhone Dropbox app.
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