Dropbox and the LG G3

Get your stuff from Dropbox onto your LG G3 with ease

If you use Dropbox as one of your main sources of storage for music and photos then you'll be pleased to know that you can access it pretty easily in some of the stock apps on the LG G3. The stock Gallery and Music applications can hook into your Dropbox account and pull in your content with a few easy steps.

Sadly, anyone using the AT&T specific variant of the G3 doesn't seem to be able to do this. Sorry, folks.

Setting up

Dropbox and the LG G3

The first thing you need to do is set up Dropbox access on the phone. To do this you'll want to head into Settings > Cloud and then hit the "Add account" button at the bottom of the display. On the next screen you'll see a selection of different cloud services, including Dropbox.

Tap on the Dropbox option and then you'll be prompted to enter your credentials. Once you're all logged in Dropbox will now show up as an active cloud account when you're in Settings > Cloud. Tapping on it will open up a basic settings menu where you're able to select the content you want to access as well as your used/available account storage space. If for any reason you wish to remove your account, hit the menu button in the top right hand corner and select "Remove account."

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Below the account information you'll see checkboxes to access content for "Gallery" and "Music." Make sure you've checked the relevant boxes then you're set.

Accessing your content

Dropbox and the LG G3

Photos and audio files you've got stored in your Dropbox account will now be available to you within the stock Gallery and Music applications on the phone. To get at it all you need to do is slide out the menu from the left of the display and look for the Dropbox option towards the bottom of the list.

Tapping that will show you what you want to see or hear and from there you'll be able to interact with those files just as you would if they were stored on the device. You'll be accessing them from the cloud, though, so it's important to bear that in mind if you're away from WiFi or have a limited data plan.

That's all there is to it. If you don't want to see your Dropbox content anymore simply uncheck the boxes in Settings > Cloud and it'll all disappear.

For more, see our LG G3 help page, and swing by our G3 forums!