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Control Space Used on Android Device

Control Space Used on Android Device

Cyndi S.
New member | Level 2

I subscribed to Dropbox for backup and photo storage. I did not realize downloading the app would use precious (Android) device space. I thought it was merely for ease of access/clearer viewing. But when I delete a photo from the app it disappears from my Dropbox account. That defeats the entire purpose of Dropbox for me. The Dropbox app is devouring my storage space. What can I do to safely correct this and not lose the protection I am paying the service to provide?

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Re: Control Space Used on Android Device

Jay
Dropboxer

Hi @Cyndi S., thanks for posting today!

 

If you install the Dropbox mobile app, then only the app is installed. The files on your account will not automatically download to the phone, since the app is primarily to view and upload files.

 

Files on your Dropbox account will only take up space on your phone if you mark them as offline, which will download them to the phone.

 

Hope this helps to clarify matters!


Jay
Community Moderator @ Dropbox
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