How to manage Dropbox account settings

Updated May 02, 2024
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 The features described in this article apply to all Dropbox customers.

This article discusses how to manage account-wide settings on Account settings don't include device-specific preferences for the Dropbox desktop app. 

Learn how to manage desktop app preferences.

Your Dropbox account settings are managed online and apply to every browser and device you use with Dropbox. Your options may vary depending on your plan, but include:

  • Profile and preferences
  • Plans and billing
  • Passwords, devices, and security
  • Notifications, connected apps, and plan-specific features

How to access your account settings

To access your Dropbox account settings:

  1. Log in to
  2. Click your avatar (profile picture or initials) in the top-right corner.
  3. Click Settings. To access different types of settings, click the tabs along the top of the page. Learn more about the different tabs and settings below.

If you're on Dropbox Basic, Plus, or Professional, select Manage account to view subscription and billing information.

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Note: Certain types of admins can manage team-wide settings in the admin console.


Add or update your profile picture, name, and email address. If you’re on Dropbox Essentials, Standard, Business, Advanced, Business Plus, or Enterprise, you may also have options to add a secondary email and link your work and personal accounts.

Info about where you work

If you’re on Dropbox Standard, Essentials, Business, Advanced, Business Plus, or Enterprise, you can add your job title and the name and size of your organization.

Set your language, date, and time preferences, and choose whether to get access to our newest features with Dropbox early access. You can also clear manually added contacts, enable the default access to folder uploads, enable the Dropbox system extension, and use online-only files and folders

If you’re on a paid Dropbox plan, you may have options to enable or open certain features, like Dropbox Passwords and Dropbox Vault.

Delete account
Learn how to delete your Dropbox account. Deleting your Dropbox account deletes all of your data from and unlinks your devices from Dropbox. Deleting your Dropbox account can't be undone.

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Note: If you’re on a Dropbox team, you’ll need to contact your admin to delete your account.


If you’re on Dropbox Basic, Plus, Family, or Professional, select Manage account under your avatar to view subscription and billing information.

If you’re on Dropbox Standard, Advanced, or Enterprise, you’ll use this tab to see your current plan and available upgrade options. You can also check your available storage space.


If you’re on a Dropbox Plus, Professional, or Essentials plan, or are the manager of a Family plan, you can manage your payment method and billing frequency, as well as view invoices and receipts. Certain types of admins can access billing information from their admin console.


If you’re a member of a Dropbox Family plan, you can view a list of all the members on your plan. Family plan managers can also invite and remove plan members.


Security checkup

Use the security checkup tool to review your email address, connected apps and devices, and password. If you've multi-step verification enabled (see below), you can also check the authenticator apps, phone numbers, or security keys associated with your account.

Change your password regularly to keep your account secure. If you forget your password, you can also reset it from the forgot password page or by clicking Forgot your password? when you log in to

Recovery codes

View the recovery codes that can be used to access your account in case you lose access to your email or multi-step verification device.

Multi-step verification
Set up and manage multi-step verification to add an extra layer of security to your account. Multi-step verification requires you to enter a security key or code, in addition to your password, when you log in to your Dropbox account. After you’ve followed the steps to enable multi-step verification, you’ll have options to change your verification methods, add a physical security key, and revoke trusted status from linked devices.

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Note: If you’re a member of Dropbox team, your admin may require multi-step verification.

Learn how to find an admin on your team account.

Web browsers

Find out which browsers are currently logged in to your Dropbox account from where, and when they were last active. You can log out of recent sessions by clicking “X next to the time of activity.

See what devices are linked to your Dropbox account, their location, and when they were last active. Click “X” next to a device to unlink it from your account if you’re no longer using it. When you unlink a device, you’ll be logged out of your Dropbox account on that device, and files and folders on the device won't sync with changes made on or other linked devices. 

Paper mobile devices
Unlink all devices that are logged in to the Dropbox Paper app. Paper docs and folders are stored online, so unlinking devices won’t affect how they’re updated. You’ll need to log back in to the Paper app when you’re ready to use it.

Mobile contacts
If you’ve allowed the Dropbox mobile app for iOS or Android to access your contacts, you can remove them from the suggested contacts in your account. 


Choose what email notifications you’d like to receive from Dropbox. You can opt in or out of notifications about file and account activity, as well as news and updates from Dropbox.

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Note: These settings only apply to email notifications. Find out how to manage notifications on your desktop or mobile device, or turn off comment notifications for specific files.


Manage the third-party apps that you’ve connected to your Dropbox account, as well as apps you’ve allowed to access and edit content stored in your Dropbox account. If you’re a member of a Dropbox team, your admin may manage some apps for your entire team. 

Default editing apps

Choose how you’d like to open certain types of files from your Dropbox account, like Microsoft Office files and Paper docs.


If you’re a Dropbox Professional or Essentials customer, or a member of a Dropbox team, you can use branded sharing to display your logo and the name of your brand when sharing files and folders with clients.

Refer a friend

If you’re on Dropbox Basic, Plus, Family, or Professional, you can earn up to 32 GB for referrals. You get 1 GB for every friend who installs the Dropbox desktop app, and your friend will get 500 MB. Learn more about how to earn free space.


You can set the defaults for how you share your files and folders. Learn how to manage your default sharing settings.

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