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How does Camera Roll sync with iphone

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How does Dropbox Cameral roll sync photos with an iphone?

I have a PC with Dropbox and Windows 10.  I have an iphone with whatever the latest ios is. I have set up dropbox on my PC to sync photos to Camera Roll and I have set up th Dropbox app on my iphone to do the same. I have turned off photo sync in icloud.   I see new pictures appearing in Dropbox which is good.  My questions are,

-Once they are downloaded, if I delete a photo from Dropbox, does it delete from my phone?  Can I move them to another folder without them downloading again? 

-If I delete a photo from my phone, does it delete from Camera Roll?

-Can I upload a photo from my PC to my phone using Camera Roll?

Thank you! And my apologies if this has already been answered somewhere.

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Re: How does Camera Roll sync with iphone

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@lw17 wrote:

How does Dropbox Cameral roll sync photos with an iphone?


Camera Uploads is an upload only method of transferring photos and videos to your Dropbox account. Dropbox will upload photos and videos from your Camera Roll to the Camera Uploads folder in Dropbox.


-Once they are downloaded, if I delete a photo from Dropbox, does it delete from my phone?


Deleting a photo from Dropbox does not delete it from your phone's Camera Roll.


Can I move them to another folder without them downloading again?

Yes.


-If I delete a photo from my phone, does it delete from Camera Roll?


If you delete a photo from the Dropbox app, it only deletes the photo from Dropbox. Nothing you do in Dropbox will delete files from your Camera Roll. Likewise, deleting a file from your Camera Roll does not delete it from Dropbox. There is no syncing between the two, beyond the initial upload to Dropbox.


-Can I upload a photo from my PC to my phone using Camera Roll?


You can place a photo in your Dropbox on your computer, then use the Dropbox app on your phone to save it to your Camera Roll.

 

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Re: How does Camera Roll sync with iphone

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Thank you very much!  This is just what I needed.

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