[3 Latest Ways] How to Backup iPhone Photos to Dropbox

How to back up iPhone photos to Dropbox? 3 ways are listed here for you to complete the process. If you need to upload photos from PC, the professional FoneTool can help you a lot.

Kathy by Kathy Updated November 14, 2023
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Can I backup my iPhone to Dropbox instead of iCloud?

I want to sync my photos between iPhone and my iPad, and I would like to use Dropbox instead of iCloud. Is this possible?

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Can you sync iPhone photos to Dropbox?

Dropbox is a popular cloud storage and file-sharing service that allows users to store, synchronize, and share files and folders across various devices and with other individuals or groups.

For people who need to safeguard iPhone photos, free up iPhone memory or share photos with others, is it possible to use Dropbox to backup iPhone photos? The answer is yes!

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How to backup iPhone photos to Dropbox

Now we will provide three methods to help you back up photos from your iPhone to Dropbox. You can achieve this through iCloud Photos or by directly uploading photos on your iPhone or PC.

Method 1. Upload photos to Dropbox via iCloud Photos on iPhone

If you want to back up a few photos from iCloud to Dropbox on an iPhone or iPad, you can use the Save to Dropbox option in iCloud Photos to finish the process. Here's how to do it:

Step 1. Ensure that the iCloud Photos sync function is enabled on your iPhone, and the Dropbox app is installed on your device and you are logged in.

Step 2. Open the Photos app and select the photos, videos, or albums you want to save to Dropbox.

Step 3. Tap the Share button located in the lower-left corner and choose Save to Dropbox > Then select Save.

Step 4. Your selected iCloud photos will be uploaded to Dropbox in the background. Once the process is complete, tap Share in folder, and the Dropbox app will open. Your photos will be available in Dropbox.

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• You can complete this process directly on your iPhone.
• You can transfer iCloud photos to Dropbox.
• It's not suitable for uploading a large number of files.
• Wireless transfers can be affected by the quality of your network connection.
• The procedure is intricate and time-consuming.

Method 2. Move photos to Dropbox by Camera Uploads on iPhone

The first method is suitable for uploading a small number of photos that are already stored in iCloud to Dropbox. If you want to directly back up a large number of photos and videos on your iPhone, using Camera Uploads can better facilitate this process.

Note: To use this method, it's best to connect your iPhone to a Wi-Fi network; otherwise, it may consume a significant amount of cellular data.

Step 1. Launch Settings on your iPhone > Scroll down and choose Photos > Turn on the iCloud Photos option and top on Download and Keep Originals.

Step 2. Open the Dropbox app on your iPhone and log in your account, then move to the Account page to continue.

Step 3. Enable the Camera Uploads settings and tap on Turn on camera uploads. Then choose other options according to your needs. Following this, Dropbox will promptly upload all the iCloud photos and videos to the cloud.

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• You can achieve this directly on your iPhone.
• You can back up a substantial number of photos from iCloud.
• Wireless transfers can be affected by network quality, leading to varying speeds.
• You'll need to download all the photos and videos from iCloud to your iPhone before backing them up to Dropbox.
• The process is complex and time-consuming.

Method 3. Backup iPhone photos to Dropbox on Windows PC

If you want to backup iPhone to Dropbox instead of iCloud from a Windows PC, then transferring photos from the iPhone to the PC can be a challenging task. But don’t worry, the easy-to-use FoneTool can help you finish the process efficiently.

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enlightened Supports multiple file formats: Common photo and video file formats are recognized, such as jpg, jpeg, png, bmp, gif, heic, raw, mp4, mov, m4v, and more.
enlightened Absolutely secure transmission: FoneTool only relies on USB connections for data transfer, ensuring there are no data leakage concerns.
enlightened Wide compatibility: FoneTool works well with various iPhone models, including iPhone 4 to iPhone 15. So you can easily fix the iPhone 15 fails to transfer issue.

Now you can follow instructions below to learn how to back up your iPhone photos to Dropbox on Windows PC.

Step 1. Download FoneTool on your PC > Connect your iPhone to the computer via a reliable USB cable > If asks, click Trust on your iPhone.

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Step 2. Launch FoneTool and choose Phone Transfer > iPhone to PC and click Get Started to continue.

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Step 3. Click + icon > Preview and choose the photos or videos you want to move to PC > Click OK to confirm.

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Step 4. You can specify a storage path by clicking the Transfer Settings option. Then click Start Transfer to store the iPhone photos on your PC.

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Step 5. Now you can launch Dropbox > Log in to your account > Navigate to the Files option and create a new folder to save the photos you want to back up or open an existing folder to continue.

Step 6. Choose all desired pictures and then click Upload files in the top right corner to upload them to your Dropbox.

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• It allows for the fast transfer of a large number of files.
• You can back up photos and videos to Dropbox regardless of whether they are in iCloud.
• It's an easy and straightforward operation.
• Multiple formats can be recognized and uploaded.
• You need to connect your iPhone to the computer using a USB cable.


From this passage, hope you can get how to backup iPhone photos to Dropbox. It can be accomplished on both your phone and PC. For more queries or feedback, please feel free to contact us.

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