Check the status of file sync and uploads

There are several ways to check the progress of files uploading or syncing to Dropbox.

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How to check the status of sync and uploads

On your computer

You can check the progress of files syncing or uploading to Dropbox using Sync Queue. To access Sync Queue, click the Dropbox icon in the taskbar (Windows) or menu bar (Mac), then click the arrow at the bottom of the window. From here you can view the sync status of individual files, view the estimated time until completion, and prioritize which files to sync first.

Learn more about syncing with Dropbox—what it is, and how it works.

On a phone or tablet

The Dropbox mobile apps will preview the most updated files available, but only download the files when you request them.

To download or sync updates to your phone or tablet, launch the app and tap a file, or open the Offline files tab. If you don’t see a file, pull down to refresh the file view.

Learn more about the syncing status of Dropbox files on a mobile device.

On the Dropbox website (

If you edit a file on your computer, phone, or tablet, the changes should automatically sync to However, if the device you edited the file from is offline, or if Dropbox isn’t running on that device, then automatic sync won’t work. To fix this, check the following:

  • Is your device is connected to the internet?
  • Is the Dropbox app running?
  • Are you signed in to the same Dropbox account on your computer, phone, tablet, and
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