How to Download Files from Dropbox to Android

Want to download files from Dropbox to Android? In this post, we have given two easy solutions on how to download Dropbox files to Android phone and tablets.

By iMobie | Posted: Jun. 11, 2018, Last Updated: Jul. 23, 2018
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Dropbox is file synchronization, sharing, and a cloud storages services that have various tools to manage and access your files on all your devices very easily. When users register to Dropbox, they get 2 GB of free cloud storage space to upload and store any number or type of files, which can be contained in the storage you have. Though, you can also buy more storage any time.

But some people don’t want to spend money on buying extra storage and so when their cloud storage starts running out of space, they download some of its data to their computer or Android devices. So, they want to know how to download files from Dropbox to Android phone or tablet. Some will also like to download files from Dropbox to Android because they want to access the files at a later time and may not have an internet connection. So, in this post, we will tell you how to download files from Dropbox to Android tablet/phone in a few and simple steps.

How to Download Files from Dropbox to Android

Dropbox Android app allows you to download files from Dropbox to Android phone or tablet. For this, you have two options – make the file available offline and or export the files to an SD card. Below we will discuss both the methods on how to download Files from Dropbox to Android tablet and phones.

Method 1: Download Files from Dropbox to Android using Available Offline

With the Make Available Offline option, your files will be downloaded to your Android device for offline viewing, but you can only access the downloaded files from the Dropbox apps. The files will be in sync with the Dropbox and you can update any changes made to it very easily from the Offline folder in Dropbox app.

1. Launch the Dropbox app and sign in with your Account.

2. Click on Menu and then go to Files.

3. Find the file you want to download and then tap the three dot icon next to it. It will display a menu.

Download Files from Dropbox to Android using Available Offline - Step 3

Download Files from Dropbox to Android using Available Offline – Step 3

4. Scroll down to the bottom of it and switch on the “Available offline”. The file will be downloaded to your device and available for offline working.

Download Files from Dropbox to Android using Available Offline - Step 4

Download Files from Dropbox to Android using Available Offline – Step 4

5. To view the downloaded files, tap on the Menu button and then go to Offline.

Method 2: Download Files from Dropbox to Android by Exporting Files

You can also download files from Dropbox to Android phone/tablet storage or SD card by exporting it. This will save the file to a particular location on your Android device storage. Thought the files won’t be in sync with Dropbox-like in the previous method and you will have to upload the files again to Dropbox if you make any changes to it.

1.      Open Dropbox app on your Android and navigate to Menu > Files.

2.      Find and select the file you want to download and tap the “More” icon.

3.      Now, tap on “Export” and then “Save to Device”.

Download Files from Dropbox to Android by Exporting Files - Step 3

Download Files from Dropbox to Android by Exporting Files – Step 3

4.    Select the location where you want to save the file and then tap on Export button.

Method 3. Download Files from Dropbox to Android via AnyTrans for Cloud

Want to download files from Dropbox to Android in a more flexible way? AnyTrans for Cloud is strongly recommended for you to manage your Dropbox data in an easy and simple way. Here are some highlights of this tool:

  1. Supports downloading files from Dropbox to Android phone directly without any trouble, and you don’t need to install the Dropbox app.
  2. Supports managing multiple cloud drives like Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, pCloud, iCloud, Box and more in one place with one single login.
  3. Allows users to transfer files from one cloud drive to another directly, and all your accounts and data will be safe during the process.

Now just free sign up AnyTrans for Cloud and follow the steps below to download files from Dropbox to Android within steps.

Step 1. On the homepage of AnyTrans for Cloud: click Add New button > Add Cloud > then authorize your Dropbox account. Connect your Android phone to computer.

How to Download Files from Dropbox to Android Directly – Step 1

How to Download Files from Dropbox to Android Directly – Step 1

Step 2. Choose Dropbox from the left sidebar > choose the files you want to download > click the Download button and choose your Android phone as export path.

 How to Download Files from Dropbox to Android Directly – Step 2

How to Download Files from Dropbox to Android Directly – Step 2

The Bottom Line

Here in this post, we have discussed three easy methods to download files from Dropbox to Android phone. You can easily download any type of file from Dropbox to your Android device if you have a working internet connection. And AnyTrans for Cloud is one of the best options to manage multiple cloud drives.Now just get AnyTrans for Cloud and have a trial >

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