Recently, Apple released a new app for iOS 11—the Files app. With the Files app, you can browse files stored on your device and on Dropbox, all in one place. If you have both a personal and work Dropbox account, you can browse both accounts in Files.
Apple owns and maintains the Files app. This article details how you can use this app with Dropbox.
The Files app is available on iOS 11. To add your Dropbox folder to the Files app, download and sign in to the Dropbox iOS app, version 64.3 or later.
- If you uninstall the Dropbox iOS app, your Dropbox folder is removed from the Files app
Access Dropbox in the Files app
- Open the Files app.
- Under Locations, you’ll see your Dropbox folder.
- Tap your Dropbox folder.
Note: If you connected your work and personal Dropbox accounts on your phone, you'll see both folders.
In your Dropbox folder on the Files app, you can:
- Browse your files
- View files
- Download files
- Copy files
- Move files
- Rename files
- Edit files
- Upload files directly to Dropbox from supported apps
Tap a file to download and view the file. Most files preview natively on iOS. However, some files may open in another app on your phone or tablet.
Note: To download a file, you need access to Wi-Fi or cellular data. If you need to view a file offline, make the file available offline in the Dropbox iOS app.
We’re working to make Dropbox work seamlessly with the Files app. However, some Dropbox features aren't yet available from the Files app. These features include:
While we work to improve the Dropbox integration with the Files app, you can use the Dropbox iOS app to access some of these features as usual.