How to export a file to another app on your phone or tablet

If you don't already have it, download the Dropbox mobile app for easier exporting.

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To export a file on the Dropbox mobile app:

  1. Open the Dropbox mobile app.
  2. Tap the “⁝” (vertical ellipsis on Android) “” (ellipsis on iPhone/iPad) next to the file or folder you’d like to export.
  3. Tap Share.
  4. Tap Export file. A list of apps that can open the file will appear. Select the app you'd like to open the file.

Note: Once you export the file to another app, any changes to the file may not be saved back to your Dropbox unless the app specifically integrates with Dropbox.

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