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How do I transfer/move photos to DropBox, deleting them from my phone?

New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2

Hi.  I have over 15K photos on my phone.  I want to transfer/move (not copy) them to Dropbox.  I need the photos off of my phone and there are too many to go back and delete them if they are just copied.  Can DropBox transfer pics from my phone?

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Re: How do I transfer/move photos to DropBox, deleting them from my phone?

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Both options available within Dropbox, manual uploads or the automatic Camera Uploads, will copy the photos to Dropbox, leaving them on the phone. There is no way to move them or delete them off the phone using Dropbox. That's something you'd have to do after the transfer. In fact, I know of know service that moves photos off the device.

You'll be better off connecting your phone to your computer, browsing the internal storage and manually moving the files off the phone to a folder on your computer. If you have Dropbox installed on your computer, you could just move the files from the phone's internal storage to the local Dropbox folder on your computer. Dropbox would then sync those files to your account online.

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Re: How do I transfer/move photos to DropBox, deleting them from my phone?

Super User II
Super User II

Both options available within Dropbox, manual uploads or the automatic Camera Uploads, will copy the photos to Dropbox, leaving them on the phone. There is no way to move them or delete them off the phone using Dropbox. That's something you'd have to do after the transfer. In fact, I know of know service that moves photos off the device.

You'll be better off connecting your phone to your computer, browsing the internal storage and manually moving the files off the phone to a folder on your computer. If you have Dropbox installed on your computer, you could just move the files from the phone's internal storage to the local Dropbox folder on your computer. Dropbox would then sync those files to your account online.

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