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Why can't I upload more than 1 photo to Dropbox from an iPhone or iPad?

Angelique N. New member | Level 2
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Why can I only upload one photo at a time from my iPad or iPhone to Dropbox? As soon as I check more than one photo, the Dropbox icon disappears.

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Re: Why can't I upload more than 1 photo to Dropbox from an iPhone or iPad?

Super User II
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As long as you have a new version of the app you can.

You tap the big + button, upload photos and then tap on the ones you want it to upload.

 


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Re: Why can't I upload more than 1 photo to Dropbox from an iPhone or iPad?

Jessica C.16 New member | Level 1
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I am having this trouble also!

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ccd New member | Level 2
New member | Level 2
im having this same issue , ive looked all over for answers looks like its time to find a new host for my storage needs

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nombrano New member | Level 2
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Ever figure this out? I'm currently having he same problem.

Re: Why can't I upload more than 1 photo to Dropbox from an iPhone or iPad?

Super User II
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As long as you have a new version of the app you can.

You tap the big + button, upload photos and then tap on the ones you want it to upload.

 


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Re: Why can't I upload more than 1 photo to Dropbox from an iPhone or iPad?

Petr_Šejdl New member | Level 2
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What if I have more than 5000 photos in different albums that I’d like to upload? Sure as hell I won’t tap on individual photos...

Why couldn’t Dropbox just let the iOS photo system handle the uploading, because there it is possible to ”Select All” in an album.

Re: Why can't I upload more than 1 photo to Dropbox from an iPhone or iPad?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Hey there Petr_Šejdl, thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts on our Community! 
 
Please keep in mind that if you’re using the (+) Create button, you should have the option to choose the album you’re uploading from. Instead of seeing all your Camera Roll, you can Tap once on Tap here to change on the top of your screen & Select a different Album to upload from: 
 
ChangeImportAlbumiOS.jpg

 

I hope that this is helpful to you Petr & I’m always here in case you’d like more uploading tips & tricks. Happy Friday!

 


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Re: Why can't I upload more than 1 photo to Dropbox from an iPhone or iPad?

Super User II
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@Jane

Selecting a different album removes the Select All option and you're back to selecting one image at a time.

Also, the Select All option is only available for photos taken on a given day. In other words, Select All appears for each group of photos separated by date, and you still have to tap Select All for each group of photos that you want to upload. It's not a true Select All option.

Re: Why can't I upload more than 1 photo to Dropbox from an iPhone or iPad?

Dropboxer
Dropboxer
Hey @Rich, very interesting feedback!
 
While you can’t Select All for all your photos, I suggested that as an alternative within our app, that would improve importing (i.e. instead of Saving to Dropbox from Photos). 
 
I will keep your comments for future reference though (as I now understand that this option may not be ideal to all) & I appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts with me on how this would best work for you. 

 


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Re: Why can't I upload more than 1 photo to Dropbox from an iPhone or iPad?

SamCW
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Hi,

The ability to upload multiple media images/videos via Dropbox is clear. This however, creates major inconvenience when there’s a need to keep going through the images from the last uploaded batch. In other words, as one of the other users mentioned, we should be able to control the uploads from the photo album of the device by selecting multiple images/videos > Select to upload into Dropbox (when currently the app icon disappears when more than one image is selected) > Dropbox should launch to provide the option to go to the desired folder and create folders for the batch being uploaded. When done, the app should close and we are now back to the last image that was selected for the upload via the photo album.

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