If you sign 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.
Sign in to an existing Dropbox account using Sign in with Apple
To access an existing Dropbox account, click Sign in with Apple on either dropbox.com or the Dropbox mobile app.
Note: The email address associated with your Apple ID must match the email address you use to sign in to Dropbox in order to use this feature. Learn how to change the email address associated with your Dropbox account.
Create a new Dropbox account using Sign in with Apple
To create a new Dropbox account using Sign in with Apple:
- Open the Dropbox iOS app.
- Tap Sign in with Apple.
- 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
- Tap Continue.
If your app crashes mid-sign up, follow these instructions to complete the sign up process.
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.
Yes, you can use Sign in with Apple to access a Dropbox Business account. However, if you are using Apple’s Hide My Email option, you can’t upgrade to or join a Dropbox Business team until you add your real email address to your Dropbox account.
To add your real email address to your Dropbox account:
- Sign in to dropbox.com.
- Click your profile picture (or grey circle) in the upper right corner.
- Click Settings.
- Next to Personal email, click Edit.
- Enter your email address and Dropbox password.
- Click Update email.
- Verify your new email by clicking the link in the verification email you received to that address.
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 will need to set a password for added security and privacy. To set a password, follow the steps in this article. Once you set a Dropbox password, you will still be able to use Sign in with Apple to access your account.