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How to Clear or Remove the Recent file list in mobile apps

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How to Clear or Remove the Recent file list in mobile apps

I want to clear all the Recent file list, there has no clear function please advise how to clear the list.
Thanks & regards

Swe Tin

309 Comments
Level 1

Why only in Android OS, why not for iOS? I am using iPhone all round. Very much appreciate it will be  update to iOS also. Please. I requested this feature quite a long time ago.

Thanks & best regards 

Level 1

I want to also petition for an immediate upgrade to at the very least clear this recent tab. It's the default view when opening the app and I use Dropbox for privacy. I don't need my kids seeing the private files and pictures that are popping up on the recent tab so I will be forced to use a different app. Please make this a priority.

Level 1

This is clearly a pain. It just confirms that I am right to get away from dropbox.

Level 1

And to make the matter worse, deleting a file does not remove it from the recent list: that is even more of an issue. Removing a file means exactly this: remove it, get rid of it! It should not appear anywhere - certainly not on the "recents" list.

 

Level 1

Yes, please include both an option to get rid of the "Recents" tab and an option to clear it. How could you think it's okay to add this feature without either of those options? Now I can't use Dropbox in front of other people.

Level 1

PLEASE create a way to clear recents or im leaving dropbox

Level 1
option of clear recent file list it is needed for sure. thanks
Level 1

Very disapointed in dropbox i dont like the fact that recents cant be cleared maybe its time to move from dropbox

Level 1

@Albert G.

I had the same problem you have. Signing out and signing back in on the iOS app should remove the deleted file from the recent list. I consider this a workaround, not a solution for something that the dropbox team needs to code.

Level 1

Signing out and signing back in does not clear recents list.

Survey:

Do you prefer not to have this feature at all ? (1) or have this feature without option to clear recents? (2)

my response: (1)

Maybe The DropBox Team will respond to this.