How do I back up data such as photos and videos to Dropbox from my Samsung Galaxy device?
Dropbox is a cloud-based storage app that allows you to back up data such as photos or files from your mobile device.
A Dropbox basic account is free and includes 2GB of space. If you need more storage space, Dropbox has an option to upgrade to a paid account. You can find out more about Dropbox costs here.
The Dropbox app includes a feature whereby you can set it to automatically back up photos or videos as they are taken, but requires other file types to be manually uploaded.
The below steps will show you how to install the Dropbox app onto your device, set it so that photos and videos are automatically uploaded, and how to manually back up other files to Dropbox
Downloading the Dropbox app to your device
Setting Dropbox to automatically back up photos and videos
This will now upload photos to Dropbox when they are taken, assuming the conditions are met (e.g. in the illustration below, these will be uploaded when there is a Wi-Fi connection and the device has more than 30% battery).
Uploading files to Dropbox
These steps will differ slightly depending on the model and operating system of your device. Where there is a difference, or the screen is substantially different, different illustrative images will be shown alongside.
For this example, we will upload documents, but you can also upload Images, Audio, or Video files, or choose from your Recent files.
If you wish to backup apps, contacts, or device settings, you can do this through your Samsung or Google accounts.
Please note that your screen may look slightly different from the below examples depending on your operating system and device, but the steps should be the same.
If your device is running KitKat or higher, you may need to select the Menu/ three dots in the top right corner, then Select first.
(Note that this icon may not appear when there are no files selected)