Drop Box Question

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by omro, May 29, 2010.

  1. omro

    omro
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    66
    Thanks Received:
    0
    I was wondering, does the dropbox app sync files onto the iPad so they can be used outside of a wifi connection? Or do they just work with the wifi connected?

    Thanks
     
  2. arshield

    arshield
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Messages:
    208
    Thanks Received:
    0
    It does not automatically sync everything to the ipad. But once you mark something for download when you are in a wifi area, it is available when you are out of the wifi area.
     
  3. foripad

    foripad
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Noob

    Joined:
    May 30, 2010
    Messages:
    9
    Thanks Received:
    0
    Arshiled is right, you have to download them manually, little annoying...
     
  4. Bremen

    Bremen
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Addict

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,351
    Thanks Received:
    5
    But once downloaded, it keeps them up to date... I use it in Goodreader and documents2go....
     
  5. omro

    omro
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    66
    Thanks Received:
    0
    But does it sync back automatically?
     
  6. arshield

    arshield
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Messages:
    208
    Thanks Received:
    0
    yes it does sync back automatically
     
  7. omro

    omro
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    66
    Thanks Received:
    0
    How do you tell if a file is downloaded onto the iPad? I've viewed a few files from my DropBox on my iPad and can't tell.
     
  8. arshield

    arshield
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    Apr 19, 2010
    Messages:
    208
    Thanks Received:
    0
    If you have viewed it, it is downloaded.

    The easiest way to make sure you have what you need is to make it a favorite. and then you hit "Update all" any time you know you are loosing internet and it up make sure they are all updated to the most recent version and you can do your work and update again when you get back to connection.
     
  9. omro

    omro
    Expand Collapse
    iPF Novice

    Joined:
    May 11, 2010
    Messages:
    66
    Thanks Received:
    0
    So only favourites are updated by that action or anything that's previously been downloaded?
     
  10. RobertBasil

    RobertBasil
    Expand Collapse
    iPad Fan

    Joined:
    May 26, 2010
    Messages:
    107
    Thanks Received:
    0
    It's a feature. Some of us have pro accounts and don't want everything to sync. I myself have over 50 gigs of data in my dropbox account. :D
     
Similar Threads
  1. CMFox
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    2,179
  2. mexicojim
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    1,773
  3. mscastrorides
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    1,382
  4. monis1947
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    1,338
  5. Crustey
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    1,639
Loading...

Share This Page



Search tags for this page
does drop box use my ipads memory?
,
does my ipad have a drop box
,

how do i get 2 dropboxes on my ipad

,

how does box app work

,

how does drop box work

,
how does drop box work on a playbook
,
how does dropbox work for ipad
,

how does dropbox work on ipad

,
how does dropbox work wifi
,

how does dropbox work with ipad