How to view your devices and sign out remotely
Note: This only applies if you sign into the desktop or mobile app. If you sign into dropbox.com, it doesn’t add that device to your device list.
Sign out of a device remotely
You can sign out of any computer, phone, or tablet remotely on dropbox.com.
When you sign out of a computer remotely, the Dropbox files synced to that computer remain on that computer and can still be accessed and opened. (This includes folders backed up from your computer, but doesn’t include online-only files). However, changes made to your Dropbox files on that computer won’t sync everywhere else you access your files in Dropbox until you sign back in on that device.
Note: If a computer is lost or stolen, Dropbox users on Plus, Family, Professional, or Business plans can choose to remotely delete all of their Dropbox files while signing out remotely. (Instructions below).
To sign out of any device remotely from dropbox.com:
- Sign in to dropbox.com.
- Click your avatar (profile picture or initials).
- Click Settings.
- Click the Security tab.
- Your devices are listed under Devices.
- Click the trash can icon next to the device you’d like to sign out of remotely.
- Check the box next to Delete files from [account name] Dropbox the next time this computer comes online if you’d like to remotely delete your files from your device too.
- Click Unlink.