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I want to selectively sync my folders on my iPhone like I do on my desktop to save space on my phone

I want to selectively sync my folders on my iPhone like I do on my desktop to save space on my phone

nieks
Explorer | Level 4

The selective sync feature on the desktop is great.  But I cannot figure out how to do the same on my phone.  I don't want all of my dropbox to sync to my phone, only some.  Is this possible?

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Re: I want to selectively sync my folders on my iPhone like I do on my desktop to save space on my p

Mark
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On a mobile you dont need to do this because within Dropbox they are not using up space 🙂

If you mean delete from your camera roll then it would be via the usual ways of doing it (on iPhone choose 'select' and tap the ones you want to delete before hitting the bin icon).

 


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Re: I want to selectively sync my folders on my iPhone like I do on my desktop to save space on my p

ernstMreicher58
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when they are synced to DB you can remove them from the camera/foto app but not from DB app!!!!

What you see in the camera/foto app are fotos on your mobile

What you see in DB app fotos tab is a mirror view of your fotos in DB.




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Re: I want to selectively sync my folders on my iPhone like I do on my desktop to save space on my p

ernstMreicher58
Super User

on mobile devices there is no selective sync because files are not synced to the device.

 

It´s the other way round:

you can define files and folders to be downloaded on the mobile device for offline access.




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Re: I want to selectively sync my folders on my iPhone like I do on my desktop to save space on my p

nieks
Explorer | Level 4
Ok thank you. So how do I remove the photos from my device to free up space, but keep them on my online Dropbox?

Re: I want to selectively sync my folders on my iPhone like I do on my desktop to save space on my p

Mark
Super User II
On a mobile you dont need to do this because within Dropbox they are not using up space 🙂

If you mean delete from your camera roll then it would be via the usual ways of doing it (on iPhone choose 'select' and tap the ones you want to delete before hitting the bin icon).

 


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Re: I want to selectively sync my folders on my iPhone like I do on my desktop to save space on my p

ernstMreicher58
Super User

when they are synced to DB you can remove them from the camera/foto app but not from DB app!!!!

What you see in the camera/foto app are fotos on your mobile

What you see in DB app fotos tab is a mirror view of your fotos in DB.




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Re: I want to selectively sync my folders on my iPhone like I do on my desktop to save space on my p

nieks
Explorer | Level 4
Ok got it, thank you!

Re: I want to selectively sync my folders on my iPhone like I do on my desktop to save space on my p

Ed
Dropboxer
Would you mind taking a minute of your time to fill out a survey sharing your experience using our Dropbox Community? You can access it here: http://bit.ly/2lNKIxT

Thank you!

[This thread is now closed. If you have a similar or new question, you can ask here: https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/forums/postpage/category-id/101001000]



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