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Re: ios Files App How to delete downloaded files

Mark
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I've spent a bit of time playing with the Files app since last post (and also on there 'help' section). Neither gives much away. I also cannot find anything for Files in the Settings menus.

Unfortunately as the files are now 'outside' of the Dropbox system Dropbox cannot do anything about it. Maybe worth starting a similar thread at apple.com/support


 


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Re: ios Files App How to delete downloaded files

gbolin
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If the videos you saved are on dropbox, using the Files app for ios 11 shouldn't migrate those videos onto your cloud. It should be opening Dropbox inside of the files app. It works more like a native in app browser, opening up the app you linked to it to show you what is inside of them. I only have the free 5 gb storage that comes with an iphone, but I have saved over 1.5 gb of pictures to my dropbox and it hasn't taken away icloud storage. You may want to just back up all of your photos and contacts to dropbox and delete old texts from your device to free up icloud space. There is also the option of turning off specific apps and deleting their data from backups in the cloud. If it backs up on its own using a server in the app provided by the company that makes that app, go ahead and delete that app's data from Icloud. It backs up on its own and if you upgrade you can sign back in on the new device with everything intact.

Hope this helped!

-G

 
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