How to log in to Dropbox using Sign in with Apple

Updated Jan 29, 2024
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This article describes a feature available to customers on Dropbox Basic, Plus, Professional, and Essentials.

If you log in to your Dropbox account with Sign in with Apple, you can access your account using your Apple ID without having to remember a Dropbox password. 

How to log in to an existing Dropbox account using Sign in with Apple

To access an existing Dropbox account, click Sign in with Apple. This feature is available on dropbox.com, the Dropbox mobile app, and the Dropbox desktop app.

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How to create a new Dropbox account using Sign in with Apple (iOS devices only)

To create a new Dropbox account using Sign in with Apple:

  1. Open the Dropbox mobile app for iOS.
  2. Tap Sign in with Apple.
  3. Select either Share My Email or Hide My Email and tap Continue.
    • Share My Email will share your email address with Dropbox.
    • Hide My Email will hide your email address from Dropbox.
  4. Tap Continue.

If your app crashes mid-sign up, follow these instructions to complete the sign up process.
 

What is the Hide My Email option?

Apple allows you to sign up for third-party sites like Dropbox without sharing your email address using the Hide My Email feature

If you choose to enable Hide My Email when you create a new Dropbox account, Apple will generate a random email address using the domain @privaterelay.appleid.com.

Anything sent to that email address will automatically be forwarded to the email address associated with your Apple ID. However, this means that if you disable email forwarding, you won’t be able to receive emails from Dropbox.

How to add your real email address to your Dropbox account

To add your real email address to your Dropbox account:

  1. Log in to dropbox.com.
  2. Click your profile picture (or grey circle) in the upper right corner.
  3. Click Settings.
  4. Next to Personal email, click Edit.
  5. Enter your email address and Dropbox password.
  6. Click Update email.
  7. Verify your new email by clicking the link in the verification email you received to that address.
  1. Open the Dropbox mobile app for iOS.
  2. Tap the person icon where it says your account name in the bottom-right.
  3. Tap Email.
  4. Enter your preferred email address.
  5. Click Update email.
  6. Log in to the Dropbox mobile app for iOS.
  7. Verify your new email by clicking the link in the verification email you received to that address.

Add a password to your Dropbox account

If you created your Dropbox account using Sign in with Apple, Dropbox doesn’t have a password on record for your account.

However, to perform certain actions in Dropbox, you'll need to set a password for added security and privacy. Once you set a Dropbox password, you will still be able to use Sign in with Apple to access your account.

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