Galaxy S5 Dropbox sync

One of the nice features in the Samsung Galaxy S5 gallery app is Dropbox photo syncing. If Dropbox is your chosen destination for photo storage in the cloud there's every chance you'll love this. It's also a feature bound in frustration for some, since it seems to be able to enable itself automatically once you're signed into Dropbox on your phone – or at least that's how it went down for us.

Thankfully turning it on and off is a simple process so long as you know where to look. As is turning it back on again if you decide you do want it. Head on past the break to see how.

Once you're inside the Gallery on your Galaxy S5, you'll need to tap the menu button in the top right corner. Once you're in there scroll down a little way and you'll see a menu item for "Dropbox sync."

If you're not already connected, you'll be prompted to tap to connect. If you are, the opposite will apply. If you're already signed in to Dropbox then you'll be seeing the image from up top asking if you want to allow the phone access to your Dropbox account. If not, you'll need to sign in first, and you're good.

And that's all there is to it. With it enabled you'll see your Dropbox stored photographs right within the Gallery app on your phone. You'll lose out on some storage, though, so thankfully it's as easy to turn it off again.

For more, see our Galaxy S5 help page, and swing by our GS5 forums!


Reader comments

How to start and stop Dropbox photos syncing to your Samsung Galaxy S5


hmmm... doesn't seem to be an option on my VZW S5... do I need to have a special install of dropbox or something?

Personally, I've disabled all other cloud things except for Dropbox (the ones related to file management, backup and sharing). Their desktop and browser integration is by far the best of the bunch I've tried out.

Call me paranoid, but I don't trust putting anything in the cloud. Who knows how many entities mine through your files and pics. I don't take that many pics with my phone anyway and if I need more space, I'll just transfer some pics over to my tablet with the 64 GB microSD card.

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Hi Richard,

I had to exchange my S5 and wanted to get my pictures from Dropbox onto my phone. When I sync, they show up in the gallery, but when I go to download them to my phone the downloads fail. Do you know why this could be? Thanks.