Dropbox and macOS Catalina (10.15)

This article addresses the changes you may see in Dropbox if you recently installed macOS Catalina. 

If you recently upgraded to the latest version of macOS, and you have the Dropbox desktop app installed on your computer, we recommend you update to the latest version of Dropbox for the best experience.


After updating your device to macOS Catalina, you’ll see a notification that says “Dropbox Would Like to Send You Notifications”. 

Clicking Allow ensures you’ll stay up-to-date on all of your file activity. 

You can change your notification preferences at any time by opening System Preferences and clicking Notifications. 

Camera uploads

When you plug your mobile device into your computer after updating to macOS 10.15, you’ll see a notification that says “’Dropbox’ would like to access files on a removable volume.”

Clicking OK ensures Dropbox uploads photos from your mobile device automatically. Learn more about Camera uploads

Screenshots and screen recordings

After taking your first screenshot or screen recording on macOS Catalina, you may see a notification that says “’Dropbox’ would like to access files in your Desktop folder.”

Clicking OK allows all of your screenshots and screen recordings to automatically save to a Dropbox folder called Screenshots

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