How to Add Dropbox to Apple Files on iPhone and iPad

iCloud Drive may be the most preferred cloud storage service for many on Apple devices, but Dropbox (direct link) remains a top-notch option across platforms. Aside from being a feature-rich app, it is also very secure and allows you to store and manage your files with the desired privacy. Notably, it supports over 175 different file formats, lets you send large files with ease and offers a neat way to scan documents. No wonder, a number of users wish to add Dropbox to Apple Files on iPhone and iPad. If you are also one of them, let me show you how it’s done the right way!

How to Add Dropbox to Apple Files on iOS and iPadOS

First and foremost, make sure you have already installed Dropbox on your device. The app supports iPhone, iPad, iPod touch running iOS 13.1 or later. Though Dropbox is available for free (2GB free), you will need to upgrade to the premium version ($11.99/month for 2TB storage) if you want to unlock all the goodies.

Step 1. To get started, launch the Apple Files app on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2. Now, tap on the Browse tab at the bottom right corner of the screen.

Apple Files app

Step 3. On the Browse screen, tap on the tiny circle with three dots inside.

Step 4. Next, tap Edit in the menu.

tap on the tiny circle with three dots inside

Step 5. Finally, turn on the toggle next to Dropbox. In the end, make sure to tap on Done at the upper-right corner of the screen.

turn on the toggle next to Dropbox

There you go! From now onwards, you can access Dropbox files right from the Apple Files app on your iPhone or iPad. It’s worth pointing out that you can follow the same steps to add all the supported cloud storage services such as Google Drive, OneDrive, and more to the stock file manager app.

Wrapping up…

In more ways than one, the Apple Files app has become a complete file manager for iPhone users. Though it still has quite a few areas to work on, I don’t think you need to look for a third-party file manager any longer. The addition of new features like the ability to zi/unzip files and remove backgrounds from photos has made it more user-friendly. That said, be sure to share your thoughts about this handy stock app and the sort of new features you would love to see in it sooner than later.

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