How to upload multiple files at once to Dropbox for iOS

How to upload multiple files at once to Dropbox for iOS

Dropbox is not only a convenient way to store files from your computer for access anywhere, but a convenient service to free up some physical storage space on your iPhone or iPad. Lots of third party apps support uploading files to your Dropbox. For photos and videos from your Camera Roll, if you don't want to use the instant upload feature Dropbox offers, you can also choose to just upload multiple photos and videos of your choosing only when you want.

Here's how:

  1. Launch the Dropbox app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Navigate to the folder or directory you'd like to upload photos to.
  3. Now tap on the menu icon in the upper navigation, it looks like three dots.
  4. Tap on the Upload button.
  5. Now you can navigation to your Camera Roll, Photo Stream, or any other album on your iPhone or iPad. Tap on the photos you'd like to add and you'll see a blue checkmark appear next to them.
  6. Once you're done selecting photos and videos, tap on Upload in the upper right hand corner.

That's all there is to it. Dropbox will begin uploading your photos.

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Allyson Kazmucha

Senior editor for iMore. I can take apart an iPhone in less than 6 minutes. I also like coffee and Harry Potter more than anyone really should.

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Reader comments

How to upload multiple files at once to Dropbox for iOS


When uploading multiple pics at once I feel this works great. However, when trying to upload multiple videos especially ones over 3 minutes long I find the app somewhat "buckles" during the upload. I noticed doing videos one by one provide faster upload times for me at least.

How about moving multiple files into a folder? Or how do you rename files and folders? Comon Dropbox... Step your game up!

Although you can pick multiple files to be uploaded, it seems they are actually uploaded one at a time. Another thing I find boring is when I upload long videos. I have to constantly keep the app awake (tap each minute or so), otherwise the devices locks. Fortunately the upload resumes correctly when I unlock the device again.