Dropbox updates to let you rename, move files and folders

Dropbox has received an update today to version 3.6, which gives iOS users more control over their files and folders. Both individual files and entire folders can be renamed and moved.

To edit a file's name or move it, you can open the file, and tap the three dots next to the share menu in the upper right corner for more options. You'll get a drop down list of different actions you can take. Additionally, on the file and folder list, you can swipe to the right on a file or folder to access these options. Select Rename to edit the file or folder's name, and Move to select a new destination folder for the file. The list will also show the exact size of the document, as well as when it was last modified.

Dropbox 3.6 for iPhone and iPad is available for download from the App Store now.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • That's great! I was needing to rename files recently in Dropbox. Used Box instead.
  • Awesome! Only took how many years to add these basic features.
  • Wow. I never tried before but figured those were features in version 1.
  • I like this feature. I agree with T-Will though. Why did this take so long to implement Dropbox?
  • Still can't copy yet.
  • Slowly, very slowly, file management is becoming usable on iOS. Still very clunky, but it's a start.
  • I was giving up Dropbox because 2 gb is very low space. Then I expanded my Dropbox free space to 18 gb (with Dropbox18gb.com ) and now we're fine. :)