How Do I Enable or Disable Camera Upload on Android?

Dropbox is cloud storage & synchronization service which allows you to backup photos, videos & important files to access them from anywhere on any device. By using "Camera Upload" feature, you can automatically upload photos and videos from your Android phone. During the initial setup, Dropbox will prompt you to setup your automatic photo & video backups. Choose any of the two options available i.e. upload photos on your data connection and Wi-Fi, or only Wi-Fi. All of your uploaded photos & videos are stored in a 'Camera Uploads' folder in your Dropbox account. You can access your account from dropbox app or from any other browser on any device. If you skip to turn ON Camera Upload feature during the initial setup, then you can turn it ON from the Dropbox Settings.

Here are the steps to Enable Camera Upload on Android Phone:

A) Change Camera Upload settings with Android 2.0 (Gingerbread) or lower:
  1. Go to & sign in to your account. If you don't have an account, then create one.
  2. Download "Dropbox App" on your Android phone from the Google Play store & launch it.
  3. Press the "Menu" button on your phone.
  4. Press "Settings" button.
  5. Scroll "Camera Upload" section.
  6. Toggle "Turn ON Camera Upload" option.

B) Change Camera Upload settings with Android 3.0 or higher (including Ice Cream Sandwich):
  1. Go to & sign in to your account. If you don't have an account, then create one.
  2. Download "Dropbox App" on your Android phone from the Google Play store & launch it.
  3. Open "Dropbox app" on your phone.
  4. Tap "Menu" button.
  5. Tap "Settings".
  6. Scroll to the "Camera Upload" section.
  7. Tap "Turn on Camera Upload" button.
  8. Move the slider button next to 'Include videos' from left to right to turn it ON.

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