How does syncing work?
Unlike the Dropbox desktop app, which constantly checks your files for changes, the mobile app
usually syncs on demand only. This prevents Dropbox from consuming all of your bandwidth and
Downloading (favoriting) files to your phone or tablet
The mobile app shows you the list of your files, but it only downloads them as needed, such as
when you tap on a file to view it. To ensure that a file is always on your device, mark it as a Favorite
by either swiping left to right or viewing it in the app and tapping the star icon.
Uploading files from your phone or tablet
The mobile app can upload photos and videos from your device automatically using the Camera
Upload feature. You can also manually upload photos, videos, and other types of files.
Syncing over Wi-Fi
The mobile app tries to be smart about how much syncing it does based on the type of network your
device is connected to.
•On a Wi-Fi network, Dropbox will automatically download updates when you first launch the app,
whenever you open a file, and every time you select the Favorites tab (if you have files marked as
favorites). The Camera Upload feature will start or resume whenever you launch the app