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Two-Way Sync Option for "Camera Uploads" Folder

Two-Way Sync Option for "Camera Uploads" Folder

fvargas
Explorer | Level 3

Please release a "Two-Way Sync" toggle option for the "Camera Uploads" folder.  This "Camera Uploads" folder would actually be a valuable feature if this option were enabled. Currently, the folder is a one-way sync, which simply creates more work for us users - if we use the feature as is, we have to clean out photos twice - once on our phone and once in the "Camera Uploads" folder. For that reason, I simply have the feature turned off as I am sure many others do as well. Ideally, with this folder having 2-way sync capability, it could be used as a "holding place" for phone photos until the user is able to organize the pictures/videos into proper folders elsewhere on Dropbox. This way, if the phone is lost or stolen, those pictures are securely saved to Dropbox AND it is a perfect mirror of what was actually on the phone. PLEASE FIX THIS. 🙂

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Megan
Dropbox Staff

Hi @fvargas, thanks for posting here! 

 

Your feedback regarding camera uploads has been very valuable and I will endeavor to make sure your voice is heard.

 

I'll forward your feedback to the appropriate areas so we can continue to improve.

 

Thank you!


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Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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Backmann
New member | Level 2
Hi,

I recently purchased a Dropbox Plus account and have really hoped that I didn’t need to ‘double sync’ all my photos. As @fvargas already mentioned it’s really annoying when you have to clean up bought your photos and then also have to do the same in your camera upload folder. Do you have any update on this matter ?.

Br. Peter

Rich
Super User II

@Backmann wrote:
... it’s really annoying when you have to clean up bought your photos and then also have to do the same in your camera upload folder. Do you have any update on this matter ?

Nothing has changed in the way Camera Uploads functions.

 

Personally, I don't see it changing. It's not meant as a sync process. It's a backup of your photos to your Dropbox account so you can delete them from your phone. It wouldn't serve as much of a backup if deleting them on your phone also deleted them in Dropbox (or vice versa).

Backmann
New member | Level 2

Maybe nothing has changed in the way the camara upload function works, but my point is that something might needs to change !.. Comparing to other cloud backup solutions (like Google one , iCloud etc.) they all have a feature with some kind of two-way sync option. As already mentioned, it is in my opinion total waste of time to have to clean up my photos two places. I really hope this feature also will be available in Dropdox in the future.

jofischer05
New member | Level 2

In fact, this feature would also be a significant improvement over Google Photos - there, you also have to manually delete camera backups when the pictures have been deleted/reorganized from the phone.

I am waiting impatiently for this feature!

jofischer05
New member | Level 2

If camera uploads were synced and you accidentally deleted photos on your phone, you would have the ability to restore from the recycle bin within 30 days, isn't that right?

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