Ok, I was wrong. But rather than deleting the question, I thought I'd leave this with what I consider to be the explanation, at least to my specific problem.
I think my problem was that I was trying to upload too many vidoe files (5) at the same time, or perhaps that the total data volume of those small files was too much.
When I tried with just one small file, the option to upload to dropbox was available and worked as expected.
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The ability to upload files, including photos, to dropbox using "share" in iphone, does not work for video files. Why not? And please, please, don't suggest some elaborate work-around. It the sort of stuff that clutters up all support forums, just makes you look bad, and doesn't help anyone. For example, the "+" feature in the dropbox app is great in many ways, mainly for scanning, but it is very impractical and non-intuitive for finding and uploading photos or videos. I am not looking for someone's "oh so clever" work-around. The normal taskflow is: 1. Take picture/Make video with Camera app 2. Go into Camera app's "camera roll" (i.e. the library of all photos) to compare with all the photo/video you've made in this instance and choose the best. This selection of "best version" may by some be done in Google photo (or other good photo/video mgmt app). Priciple is the same though. 3. Once photo/video has been selected, then decide whether to edit, and/or add to specific album, etc. Again inside camera roll app, or google photo app. 4. Some time later, maybe a long time later, if user wants to use a specifc photo/video in a different app, for example in some messaging app like whatsapp or similar, you go into either of camera roll or google photo app, find the file, and press share. Among the options you then have are a range of other apps that are well-integrated with iphone's internal app-management, especially with photo-file management. Dropbox is one of them, but only for photos, not for videos!. I have no clue as to why, but dropbox decided their users don't need to be able to do this with video.
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An excellent and knowledgable answer. I mean, it's basically a labyrith to get to the end of this settings-chain, and while instructions by matt228 are clear and sufficient, I would never have found this on my own. Meanwhile, note that this will not resolve access to Dropbox in the iOS Gmail app on the iphone (at least not for me). My impression is that Google has restricted the Gmail app to only allow access to files in the camera app and their own Drive app, trying to force users away from using Dropbox. A strategy that doesn't work with me. I switched to using a different client on iPhone instead.
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Have Dropbox Pro (now called Plus) and a size of ca. 210 GB. Have lately been trying to upload a bunch of backups from external drive (via dropbox folder on desktop) and rearranging the directory for more efficient and updated sorting of folders. Am then applying "selective sync" on almost all of these added folders as they are backup material and not someting I want or need locally on any device. - Keep getting Selective Sync conflicts. What generally happens is that a small part (including path folders) of a previously synced folder stays on the device even after having "de-selected" that or a higher up folder. - Eventually, it is marked on device copy with (Selective sync conflict) added to folder name, and in some cases there's even a copy of those same folder/s, but without the (addition). In the latter case, I usually have the same situation on Dropbox web version. There are some comments online from support and forums saying similar things can happen, for example if files are open during sync. We all know that windows can have some processes associated with files, and presumably folders, active long after the file/folder was accessed by the user. These procceses are entirely out of control of user and are often not even known. I suspect that such processes can cause Dropbox to not consider a folder/file inactive and thus give sync conflicts. Since I can't controll an error like that, and they would be pretty random, this undermines the whole select sync feature. Now, suddenly , I am asked by Dropbox to accept that tometims there will be sync problemss, fairly randomly, and not by my own fault. The suggestions on how to handle such instances are very elaborate and give rise to serious risk of mistake and loss of data. Not sure what to think...
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