This article is a basic introduction to how Dropbox syncs your files. It explains how you can store your files in Dropbox and sync them between your devices.
When you store files in Dropbox, your files are accessible from everywhere you use Dropbox. This includes:
- Dropbox.com in a web browser, on your computer or phone
- The Dropbox desktop app, on your computer
- The Dropbox mobile app, on your phone or tablet
Your files are also kept up to date everywhere you use Dropbox. This means that if you add or make changes to a file in one place, the file is automatically updated everywhere else.
Get started syncing your files with Dropbox
You can start syncing all your files across all of your devices with a free Dropbox Basic plan. Dropbox Basic users have 2 GBs of storage space. There’s no time limit or trial on a Basic plan, so you can try it as long as you like.
If you want more storage space or access to additional features, you can upgrade to a paid plan. Learn more about the different Dropbox plan options.
Create an account
To get started, go to dropbox.com and create an account. You can create a free Basic account with 2 GBs or a payed account with additional storage space and features. Then, you can start uploading files to your account or creating new files in Dropbox.
Download and sign in to the apps
Once you have a Dropbox account, you can download the Dropbox desktop app to your computer or download the Dropbox mobile app to your phone or tablet. After you download the Dropbox apps to your devices, sign into your Dropbox account.
Sync your files
You can access all of the files you stored in Dropbox, no matter what device you’re using or where you added the files. Any files you add or changes you make to your files are automatically updated, or “synced”, everywhere you access them in Dropbox.