What is "waiting for faster network" message in Dropbox camera uploads?

Dropbox camera upload feature is a handy and useful feature when it comes to uploading your phone or SD cards photos automatically. Sometimes while working around with Dropbox camera upload feature, you may encounter a message that reads "waiting for faster network". There are three possibilities why you may see this message. 


Camera uploads display the "waiting for a faster network" message when your device is:
  • Waiting for a 3G or faster connection (4G, WiFi, etc.)
  • In roaming mode (in this case the Dropbox app will not use your mobile data plan)
  • Connected to WiFi and data (2G or less), and there is an issue with your WiFi connection
In order to overcome this situation, please verify that you have a strong WiFi connection. If this does not resolve the issue please try signing out and back into the Dropbox app/account. To do so, follow the process below:
  1. Open the Dropbox app.
  2. Tap Recents.
  3. Tap the gear icon.
  4. Tap Settings.
  5. Tap Sign out from Dropbox.

253+ Reviews & Counting

Kip Roof testimonial Kip Roofgoogle photos flickr
PicBackMan does exactly what it's supposed to. It's quick and efficient. It runs unobtrusively in the background and has done an excellent job of uploading more than 300GB of photos to 2 different services. After having lost a lot of personal memories to a hard drive crash, it's nice to know that my photos are safe in 2 different places.
Julia Alyea Farella testimonialJulia Alyea Farella smugmug
LOVE this program! Works better than ANY other program out there that I have found to upload thousands of pictures WITH SUB-FOLDERS to SmugMug! Thank you so much for what you do! :) #happycustomer
Pausing Motion testimonialPausingMotionsmugmug
I pointed PicBackMan at a directory structure, and next time I looked - all the photos had uploaded! Pretty cool. I use SmugMug and while I really like it, the process of creating directories in is pretty laborious when you need to make 80+ at a time. This was a breeze. Thank you!
Gavin Whitham testimonialGavin Whithamflickr
PicBackMan was really easy to setup and has been running for 3 days now backing up all my locally saved photos to Flickr. My photos are really valuable to me so it's great to be able to have them easily backed up to a secure location.
 Jim Griffin testimonialJim Griffinsmugmug
It's AWESOME!! I have tens of thousands of pictures...and they are now successfully uploaded to SmugMug, where they are safely backed up, and I can edit and organize them. If you are hesitating about using PicBackMan, hesitate no longer...try it...and you'll be glad you did!!