How to Improve the Upload Speed of the Camera Upload feature in Dropbox?

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You can improve the upload speed of the Camera Upload feature by using the desktop client. If you enable the Camera Upload feature from the 'Dropbox Desktop Application', your photos and videos will automatically upload to your account. It will upload automatically whenever you plug your mobile device into your computer. To improve the upload speed of the Camera Upload feature in Dropbox, enable Camera Upload from the desktop.

Here are the steps to Enable Camera Upload from the Desktop Client:

  1. Make sure you have the most recent version of the desktop client installed.
  2. Go to https://www.dropbox.com/ & sign in to your account.
  3. Install "Dropbox Desktop Application" on your computer. It creates a folder on your systems hard disk. The folder is named "Dropbox".
  4. Click "Dropbox" icon from the menu bar or system tray.
  5. Click "Gear" icon located in the Notifications pane.
  6. Select "Preferences" option.
  7. Click "Import" tab.
  8. Checkmark the box next to "Enable Camera Uploads".
  9. You can set it to upload 'Only Photos' or 'Both Photos and Videos'.
  10. When you plug in your phone, you will be asked whether you want to import your photos and videos from that device to Dropbox.
  11. Click "Yes" button.

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