How to upload videos from Android phone to DropBox?

Shreyas Patil
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How to upload videos from Android phone to DropBox

Dropbox is a popular cloud storage service that allows you to store, sync, and share files across devices. Uploading videos from your Android phone to Dropbox is easy and enables you to access the videos from any device.

In this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the step-by-step process to upload videos from an Android phone to Dropbox.


Before uploading videos, ensure that:

  • You have the Dropbox mobile app installed on your Android phone
  • You have a Dropbox account and are signed into the Dropbox app
  • Your videos are stored locally on the Android device
  • You have an active internet connection on your phone

Steps to Upload Videos

Open the Dropbox App and Sign In

  • Launch the Dropbox app on your Android phone
  • Sign into your Dropbox account by entering your credentials

Access the Videos Folder

  • From the Dropbox app home screen, tap on the "+" (plus) icon
  • Select "Upload files"
  • Tap on "Videos" to go to the videos folder

Select the Videos

  • Browse and find the videos stored locally on your Android device that you wish to upload
  • Long press on a video thumbnail to select it
  • Tap on all the videos you intend to upload

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Upload the Selected Videos

Once you select the videos, Dropbox will automatically start uploading them to your online Dropbox account

  • The upload progress for each video file will be displayed
  • Wait for the videos to fully upload before exiting the app

Verify Uploaded Videos

To confirm that your videos have successfully uploaded:

  • Go to the "Home" tab on the Dropbox app
  • Find the "Recent uploads" section
  • Check if your uploaded video files appear there
  • Tap on a video to play it back and verify

If uploaded, the videos will also reflect in your Dropbox account on the web and other connected devices.

Troubleshoot Upload Issues

In case the videos failed to upload:

  • Check your internet connection and try again
  • Restart the Dropbox app and phone if needed
  • Limit other running apps that use internet bandwidth
  • Upload one video at a time if uploading multiple failed

Accessing Uploaded Videos

Once uploaded to your Dropbox account, the videos become available across devices:

View Videos in Dropbox App

  • Open the Dropbox app on Android or iOS
  • Navigate to the designated videos folder
  • Tap on a video to play it back

View Videos on Dropbox Website

  • Sign in to on your PC or Mac
  • Go to the designated videos folder
  • Click on a video to play it or download it

Share Video Links

To share an uploaded video:

  • Right-click on the video in Dropbox
  • Choose "Share link", copy link
  • Paste the link to share via email, messenger, etc.

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How do I delete a video I uploaded to Dropbox from my Android phone?

Open the Dropbox app > Tap on the video > Tap on the 3 dots icon next to the video > Select delete.

Does uploading videos use my phone's storage?

No, uploading files to Dropbox will not take up any space on your Android's internal storage. The videos get seamlessly transferred to your online Dropbox account.

What video formats can I upload to Dropbox?

Dropbox supports uploading common video formats like MP4, MOV, AVI, MKV etc. Some formats may require conversion after upload to play properly.

Do I need to keep the Dropbox app open during video uploads?

No, you can minimise the Dropbox app or switch to other phone apps. Uploads occur seamlessly in the background.

Can I recover a video I deleted from Dropbox?

Yes, Dropbox retains deleted files for 30 days in trash allowing recovery. Beyond that an older file version can be restored if Dropbox backup was enabled.

How can I upload videos faster to Dropbox?

Use a stable WiFi connection instead of mobile data, close other running apps, disable auto-sync features temporarily, and upload one video at a time.


Uploading videos from your Android phone to Dropbox just takes a few simple steps but enables powerful cloud access. Maintaining videos in Dropbox lets you securely access, share and manage the media files online from anywhere. Follow this guide whenever you need to upload Android videos to the cloud!

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