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How to download photos from Dropbox to iPhone Photos app?

How to download photos from Dropbox to iPhone Photos app?

Robert F.41
Helpful | Level 5

Is there a way to download photos I have stored in a Dropbox folder to my iPhone Photo Stream using the Dropbox iOS app? There should be a way to do this but I can't figure it out. I know there's a "Make Available Offline" feature but that doesn't appear to be it. (I can't figure out what that's for either but that's another question).  I just want to be able to download photos to my iPhone Photos.

 

Thanks!

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Re: How to download photos from Dropbox to iPhone Photos app?

rbn925
Helpful | Level 6

Using my IPhone, slect the image and just select the upper right three little circles which brings up a list of options. Then you select Export, then Save Image. This will save the image to your Photos. Not sure if there is a batch mode.

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Re: How to download photos from Dropbox to iPhone Photos app?

Mark
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You need to download the files individually to the Camera Roll and then to the Photo Stream - there isnt an automated way I'm afraid.

 


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Re: How to download photos from Dropbox to iPhone Photos app?

Robert F.41
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Right, but can you download them using the iOS Dropbox app?  If so, how?  This seems like a pretty reasonable thing to want to do.  Sometimes people want to edit photos or their phone or do other things with them that can't be done if they're silo'd in Dropbox.

Re: How to download photos from Dropbox to iPhone Photos app?

Mark
Super User II
Yes you can.

Find the photo via Dropbox
Click on it till its opened
Click on the three ...'s in the top right corner
Click on Export
Click on 'Save Image'

 


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Re: How to download photos from Dropbox to iPhone Photos app?

ZaphyR
New member | Level 2

I don't have this option on my iPhone.

My menu says:

 

Share

Save as Scan

Make Available Offline

Rename

Copy

Move

Delete

Cancel

 

If I open the photo, I only get a "speech bubble" and a "circle with an i" in the lower left corner, and no three dots anywhere.

 

 

 

 

Re: How to download photos from Dropbox to iPhone Photos app?

bas316
New member | Level 2

ZaphyR,

 

I don't know if you have resolved the issue. If not, make sure that the file you are trying to download on to your iPhone is indeed a photo formate, not pdf or others. Only a photo formate, e.g png/jpg, has the "save image" function when you click on the top right corner -> Export. Hope this helps

Re: How to download photos from Dropbox to iPhone Photos app?

rbn925
Helpful | Level 6

Using my IPhone, slect the image and just select the upper right three little circles which brings up a list of options. Then you select Export, then Save Image. This will save the image to your Photos. Not sure if there is a batch mode.

Re: How to download photos from Dropbox to iPhone Photos app?

Roseartist1
New member | Level 2
My Dropbox photos have disappeared

Re: How to download photos from Dropbox to iPhone Photos app?

Walter
Dropboxer

Hey @Roseartist1 - welcome to the Community!

 

Sorry to hear that - have you taken a look in your events page

 

Let me know what you find please!

 

 


Walter
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Re: How to download photos from Dropbox to iPhone Photos app?

Sanchez
Dropboxer
Hey again, @Roseartist1

Just checking in with you to see how this is going. Have you checked your events page like @Walter suggested? If you’re still missing your photos, please let us know so we can put you in touch with a support agent for further investigation. Restoring deleted files is a time-sensitive matter, so I suggest you let us know as soon as possible! 

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