Since last few articles, we have been discussing about Dropbox for iOS and Android. For example, you can refer to this tutorial to download videos from Dropbox to Camera roll on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch, so you can play the videos offline anytime you like using your iOS device.
Dropbox for iOS a very popular file sync and transfer tool. Many iPhone users download and use it to share files between iPhone and iPad or iPhone and computer. The Dropbox app for iOS lets you download any videos from your Dropbox directly to your iPhone. You firstly upload videos from other devices or computers to Dropbox. Then run Dropbox on iPhone and find the uploaded video on iPhone through Dropbox.
Download videos from Dropbox to iPhone
Basically you can download any videos from Dropbox to iPhone in just two steps: (1) share the videos in Dropbox; (2) save videos from Dropbox to iPhone.
Step 1. Share videos in Dropbox
Run Dropbox app on your iPhone. Sign in your Dropbox account if not yet. Then browse to the folder which you have uploaded your videos to. Open the video you like to download in Dropbox. You will find a Share button at the upper right corner of your iPhone screen. Tap on this button, you will soon find all video share options in Dropbox.
Step 2. Export videos from Dropbox to iPhone
At the bottom of the Dropbox video share dialogue, you should be able to find the Save Video option. Tap on it to instantly download a video from Dropbox to your iPhone.
Videos will be saved to your iPhone Camera Roll. If you accidentally delete them on your iPhone, you can refer to this guide to recover deleted videos on iPhone. If the video downloaded from Dropbox to iPhone is not natively support on iPhone, you need a third party video app or player for iPhone to play the vide or you can use a desktop video converter to convert the videos to iPhone format on PC before you upload them to Dropbox.
Download videos from Dropbox to iPhone — for earlier Dropbox versions
On old Dropbox for iOS app, however you will find immediately that the share button is grayed out. Here comes the the trick to download videos from old Dropbox to iPhone. You must favorite the video selected in the Dropbox app for iPhone, then you will notice that the share button is ready for use.
Now tap on the share button in Dropbox, you will see options as Save to Photo Library and Open in ….. You can now download the video from Dropbox to iPhone by tapping on the Save to Photo Library. It is the simple act of favoriting in Dropbox for iPhone begins a download process you barely notice.
Now we know the trick that the Dropbox app will automatically download files when you mark them as Favorites by viewing a file and tapping the star icon at the bottom of the screen. If you use an Android phones, such as Samsung, HTC, LG, Motorola, you can refer to this guide to download videos from Dropbox to Android mobile phones. Do you use Dropbox for iPad? you can refer to this tutorial to download videos from Dropbox to iPad or iPad mini.
Do you have any videos on your computer need to upload to iPhone? A cable or iTunes can’t help. The free file sharing app, Dropbox, is your best choice to transfer videos from computer to iPhone.Personally I download many videos from Dropbox to iPhone using this method and highly recommend it to anyone want to send videos from comptuer to iPhone without iTunes or cable, but just Wi-Fi connection.