Favorites in the iPhone Dropbox App

If you use your Dropbox account a lot, then the fact that it has apps on many popular devices makes the files int that account very accessible.

But accessing files in the iPhone Dropbox app requires you to have an active Internet connection. Dropbox files are not automatically downloaded to your iPhone, as that can take a lot of your limited device storage space. But you can choose to mark a file as a favorite, which will download the Dropbox file to your iPhone so that you can access it on your iPhone when you do not have Internet access.

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Saving Dropbox Files to the iPhone for Offline Use

The tutorial below will show you how to save a Dropbox file to your iPhone as a favorite. This will allow you to access that file on your iPhone when you do not have an Internet connection. This is a great option if you have a PDF file that you need to use while you are on an airplane, or any other type of similar situation.

Step 1: Open the Dropbox app.

how to save a dropbox file to your iphone as a favorite

Step 2: Select the Files option at the bottom of the screen.

touch the files option

Step 3: Select the file that you want to mark as a favorite so that you can save it to your iPhone.

select the file to save

Step 4: Tap the star icon at the bottom of the screen.

touch the star icon

You can then touch the Dropbox option at the top-left of the screen and select the Favorites option at the bottom of the next screen to access files that you have marked as favorites.

Do you want to save your iPhone pictures to your computer, but want to avoid connecting your iPhone to your computer? Learn how to automatically upload your pictures to your Dropbox account to access them through the Dropbox site, or through the Dropbox app on your computer.

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