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Sort folders by date on the mobile app

Sort folders by date on the mobile app

Explorer | Level 4
  • Yeah, how about putting back sort by date / sort by name again under the 3 dots on iOS? I'm really angry you decided to remove this feature. Such a simple thing and you thought it was a good idea to take it out? Please put it back. 
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New member | Level 2

The "Sort by Date" in iOS is sorely missed, please re-instate.

Super User II

It wasn't removed. You can still sort by Date Modified. The option is just above the file list on the left side. It will say either Name, Size, Type or Modified.

New member | Level 2

Yes, it is still there but it's useless. It only sorts the files and not both folders and files at the same time. If I updated files in a folder, it doesn't show up at the top of the list as it does on a computer when sorting by date.

Explorer | Level 3
Only files are being sorted
Dropboxer
Hey @Myztik,
 
If you’re referring to the desktop app, since the Dropbox folder is just like any other folder on your computer, the ability to sort your content would follow the same manner as within any other folder.  
 
If you’re referring to the mobile app though, currently, when you select to sort your content by Modified, only your files get sorted by date (while folders are in alphabetical order after the files). Nonetheless, I’d be more than happy to pass your thoughts for the dev team to review. 
 
Don’t hesitate to get back to us if you have any other questions or ideas for us! 
Explorer | Level 3
Hi, yes I was referring to the mobile app. Passing it along sounds great, thanks
Explorer | Level 3

I sorted folders and files by date on the Android app but only files are sorted; Folders are still sorted by name. How to sort folders by date on the Android app?

If there's no such feature, I'd like to make a feature request.

Dropboxer
Hey there (@krkhnh), while you can currently sort your Dropbox files by date or name,  this is a great feature request; our engineers are always looking for user input when creating the next version of the Dropbox app. 
 
I’ve already made a note of your comments in my report internally & I’ve moved your thread under the “Share an Idea” section, which is being closely monitored by our higher-level technicians. 
 
I hope that other users find this idea useful as well & they upvote this feature implementation. Of course, our Community Wall is always open to your feedback or questions, so feel free to drop us a line here; we’re just a post away. Thanks for choosing Dropbox & have a fruitful April ahead! 
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New member | Level 2

Hi, I have the same request - would love for sort order to be respected by *folders* as well as files in the Dropbox iOS app! Feels kind of buggy with files being sorted correctly but not folders.

Dropboxer
Hey peeps! Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts on this with us.
 
I’ve made sure to send this to our dev team and have also moved this post to the Share an idea section of the Community so as to keep track of your feedback. 
 
Let me know if there’s anything else I can help with. 
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