User Guide On Make Files Available Offline in Dropbox

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Do you want to make files available offline in dropbox? We don’t always stay online rather than where we are. Having your files available offline is the best way to access them without being too fret whether your WiFi will hold up or if the place where you’re working has a strong wifi connection. Many apps provide their users with the choices to access their files without the WiFi. For example, your most favorite music streaming service probably has the choice to save your music offline. Also, Dropbox offers the choice to save your files offline so you easily access the files you uploaded to the website without connecting to the web.

For a Dropbox user, it goes without saying that you can use the Dropbox app on your mobile. Besides of which OS your device used. However, the Dropbox app has the offline mode available for its iOS, Android, and Windows mobile users.

Android and iOS

When you select a file to available offline, Dropbox includes it to “Offline view” which includes all the files you like to have available offline simultaneously in one place. Also, it saves the file to your mobile or tablet so that you can view it offline using the Dropbox app.

If you want to keep your file available offline on android,

Step 1:

Head over to the file you need to access

Step 2:

Next to the file name, tap on the three dots

Step 3:

Select ‘Make available offline’

Your file is now saved and can be viewed whenever you are offline. Dropbox daily update the offline files to match the latest model of the online file, however, you can also do it manually.

In case you make any modifications to the file offline. However, Dropbox also updates the file and sync it whenever you connect to the WiFi.

Windows Mobile

While using Windows Mobile, the steps are quite different.

Step 1:

Initially, look for the file you need to access.

Step 2:

Tab the file whenever a menu pops up

Step 3:

From the menu, select ‘Make available offline’.

Make a Folder Available Offline

While having a Dropbox Plus, Business, Professional, or Enterprise account. Dropbox enables you to take this a step further. If there are various files that you want to have available offline. Dropbox provides you the choice to make up to 100 folders available offline but these choices come with some rules. Make sure the folder must be less than 100 GB having no more than 10,000 files none of which is bigger than 10 GB. Once it meets the criteria, you can simply make it available offline.

However, the feature is not available for Windows Mobile but is also available for iOS or Android.

For android and iOS users:

Step 1:

Head over to the file you want to access

Step 2:

Next to the folder name, tap on the arrow (android) or 3 dots (iOS)

Step 3:

Select ‘Make available offline’

Dropbox can’t automatically sync your folders as the app is working in the background. Once you open the offline tab, Dropbox initiates syncing the folders to ensures that it is up to date. This process happens once you have a stable connection, so it’s good to sync your folders when you are connected to the internet. Dropbox can’t sync the folder using your mobile cellular data by default. However, you can enable this choice in the settings.

Also, though making folders available offline needs a paid Dropbox account. It makes individual files available offline is free but yet quite essential. Anyone using a dropbox account can also use it to view their files on the go. Next time when you stuck somewhere with no internet service. Simply just take your phone and read the whole ebook you have on your Dropbox drive or take a brief look at your current work documents.

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