How to Auto Backup Photos to Dropbox from Any Mobile / tablet Device?

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Dropbox is cloud storage & synchronization service. It provides a good backup solution for your photos, videos and files. Dropbox has a "Camera Upload" feature that allows you to automatically backup photos, videos and files to your Dropbox account. To auto backup photos to Dropbox from any device, you need to turn ON "Camera Backup" feature. Once you have finished installation process of Dropbox, it will promt you to setup your automatic photo and video backup.

There are 3 ways to Auto Backup Photos to Dropbox from Any Mobile / tablet Device:


Automatically Backup Photos to Dropbox on an Android Device:

  1. Go to https://www.dropbox.com/ & 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 Play store & launch it.
  3. Open "Dropbox App" on your Android phone.
  4. Tap "Camera Upload" located at the top on the screen.
  5. Tap "Turn on Camera Upload" button.
  6. Move the slider button next to 'Include videos' from left to right to turn it ON.
  7. Tap "Turn on Camera Upload" button located bottom on the screen.
  8. Now anything you add in the Camera Upload folder on your Android phone will be automatically backed up to Dropbox account.

Automatically Backup Photos to Dropbox on an iPhone:
  1. Go to https://www.dropbox.com/ & sign in to your account.
  2. If you have Dropbox app installed on your iPhone, launch it. Or else download it from the Apple App store.
  3. Click "Data Settings" on iPhone, select "Dropbox" option.
  4. Tap "Setting" or "gear" icon located at the bottom of the screen.
  5. Select "Camera Upload" option.
  6. Move the slider from right to left to turn "Camera Upload" ON.
  7. Once "Camera Upload" is enabled, you will see 2 options i.e "Only Wi-Fi" & "Wi-Fi+Cell".
  8. Click "Only Wi-Fi" option & then click "Enable" button located at the top right corner.
  9. A pop-up window "Dropbox would like to Access your Photos" opens up, click "OK" button to automatically upload your photos.

Automatically Backup Photos to Dropbox on an iPad:
  1. Go to https://www.dropbox.com/ & sign in to your account. If you don't have an account, then create one.
  2. Download "DropBox app" on your iPad from the Apple App store & launch it.
  3. Click "Settings" on iPad, select "DropBox" option.
  4. Select "Camera Upload" option.
  5. Turn "Camera Upload" ON.
  6. Once "Camera Upload" is enabled, you will see 2 options i.e "Only Wi-Fi" & "Wi-Fi+Cell".
  7. Click "Only Wi-Fi" option & then click "Enable" button located at the top right corner.
  8. A pop-up window "DropBox would like to Access your Photos" opens up, click "OK" button to automatically upload your photos.
  9. All your photos will now be automatically uploaded to DropBox.

You can install PicBackMan's Dropbox uploader for Mac from the website and start backing up photos and videos.

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