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Saving File from Safari on Iphone

Saving File from Safari on Iphone

Explorer | Level 3

I don’t know if it’s due to updating to IOS 14 or whether it’s an update from Dropbox but things have got trickier to do.
It used to be a simple process to save a website article in safari to Dropbox. Now it’s become complicated. I seem to be only able to share a link. Safari usually saved files in PDF and that’s how they were saved to Dropbox. Now on Dropbox I see a file that is not complete. I clicked on it to view but it just came up with some options I’m not familiar with. Why do simple things always have to become complicated? It used to be very simple and straightforward to save to Dropbox and then save from Dropbox to another device.

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Re: Saving File from Safari on Iphone

Dropboxer

Hi @Notoca, thanks for posting on the Community!

 

Generally, if you're saving something from a browser, it depends on how the OS generates the PDF. Have you tried using a different browser to see if this helps at all?

 

Keep me updated with any progress!


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Re: Saving File from Safari on Iphone

Explorer | Level 3
I’ve worked out how to get a file to save to Dropbox from Safari as PDF.
As previously, you select the square with an arrow pointing upwards (not sure what it’s actual name is), then select the Dropbox icon and now an email pops up with the file as an attachment to share. Ignore this email and swipe down. The email will disappear downwards revealing a list of options, one of which is save to Dropbox. Select this and a PDF file is created of the page you’ve been reading and then you can save it to Dropbox.
I don’t know why they put an extra step in this by opening a share email. But if you do as above you will get to the options that you are used to.
Well, it works for my setup. Hope it helps!

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