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User Case: Can I Transfer from iCloud to Dropbox?


"I'm looking to 'copy' some data from iCloud to Dropbox. Any other guidance would be greatly appreciated."


"Hi, guys. My subscription to iCloud ends at the end of the month and I'm looking for a way to copy all the files I have there to Dropbox. It would be really helpful if you have any ideas on how to replicate them. Thanks again! "


Why Choose to Transfer from iCloud to Dropbox?

iCloud and Dropbox are two popular cloud storage services that let you store and access your files from anywhere with an internet connection. iCloud is mainly for Apple users and comes pre-installed on all Apple devices, while Dropbox is cross-platform and available on different operating systems. iCloud offers 5 GB of free storage, while Dropbox offers 2 GB for free.

iCloud to Dropbox
iCloud to Dropbox

Users may consider switching from iCloud to Dropbox depending on which features and benefits they prefer. The following may be common reasons why users may choose to migrate from iCloud to Dropbox.

► More storage space: iCloud provides only 5GB of free storage, which can quickly fill up. Dropbox offers more free storage and paid upgrade options, allowing users to free up space on iCloud and benefit from additional storage space on Dropbox.

► Cross-platform compatibility: iCloud is only available on Apple devices, while Dropbox is available on a wide range of platforms, making it a more versatile option for users who want to access their data from different devices.

► Collaboration and sharing: Dropbox is designed for cloud content collaboration and file sharing, offering features such as file sharing, commenting, version history, and integration with third-party apps. iCloud is primarily designed for individual use and does not offer the same level of collaboration features as Dropbox.

How to transfer from iCloud to Dropbox? This article will give 3 solutions according to the user's usage scenarios.

Solution 1: Transfer from iCloud to Dropbox on iPhone/iPad

If you're using an iPhone or iPad, you can easily migrate your iCloud content to Dropbox with just two apps. Specific steps are as follows:

Step 1. Open iCloud Drive and select a file. Click the share button in the lower left corner.

Choose Files from iCloud Drive and Share on iPhone
Choose Files from iCloud Drive and Share on iPhone

Step 2. And, select "Save to Dropbox", now you can choose which folder you want to save it on Dropbox.

Step 3. Click "Save" in the upper right corner, and your file will be saved to your Dropbox account.

Save iCloud Drive Files to Dropbox on iPhone
Save iCloud Drive Files to Dropbox on iPhone

Solution 2: Transfer from iCloud to Dropbox on Mac

If you're using an Apple computer, you can download files locally from the iCloud app, then move from iCloud to Dropbox directly from the macOS Finder using a simple drag-and-drop operation.

Step 1. Open "Finder" from your Mac.

Step 2. Click iCloud Drive in the sidebar. Select the files and folders to move.

Step 3. Drag the file to Dropbox in the sidebar of the Finder window.

Drag iCloud Files to Dropbox on Mac
Drag iCloud Files to Dropbox on Mac

Solution 3: Transfer from iCloud to Dropbox on Windows PC

If you're using Windows, there are 2 ways to transfer iCloud from your Windows computer to Dropbox: using a web browser or using Apple's iCloud for Windows app. But you'd better use a web browser because sometimes "iCloud Drive not syncing Windows 10" may appear.

Step 1. Log in to your iCloud account through the website and find the file you want to transfer.

Step 2. Click the file you want to transfer and click the "Download" button. Your computer will download the files and save them in the default folder.

Download from iCloud Drive
Download from iCloud Drive

Step 3. Open a new tab in the browser, enter the Dropbox web page, and log in.

Step 4. Find the corresponding location, and then upload the downloaded iCloud data to Dropbox.

Upload to Dropbox
Upload to Dropbox

Solution 4: Easily Transfer from iCloud to Dropbox on Any Device

Is there any way to quickly transfer data from iCloud directly to Dropbox on any platform? Fortunately, you can turn to a professional cloud transfer tool --- MultCloud to directly migrate files between different cloud services or accounts. 

In MultCloud, you can use Cloud Transfer, Team Transfer, Cloud Sync, Cloud Backup, Remote Upload, Share and other functions to manage cloud files and realize direct cloud transfer, sync, or backup. So, what is unique about MultCloud's "Cloud Transfer"?

♥ Multiple Cloud Support: MultCloud supports over 30 cloud storage services, including popular options like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and iCloud. This means that users can easily move files between cloud services, without the need for multiple applications or complicated processes.
♥ Scheduled Transfers: With MultCloud's Cloud Transfer feature, users can schedule transfers to occur at specific times, such as during off-peak hours, or at times when the user is not using the computer. This ensures that the transfer does not interfere with the user's work, and can be done without manual intervention.
♥ Fast Transfer Speed: MultCloud's Cloud Transfer feature is designed to transfer files quickly and efficiently, without compromising on the quality of the transfer. This means that users can transfer large files or large amounts of data quickly, without having to wait for extended periods.
♥ Easy-to-use Interface: MultCloud's interface is designed to be user-friendly and intuitive, making it easy for users to transfer files between different cloud services. The interface is easy to navigate, and the transfer process is straightforward, requiring only a few clicks to complete.

So, how to move iCloud data to a Dropbox account using MultCloud? For details, please refer to the following:

Step 1. Sign up for a free MultCloud account. Alternatively, you can authorize login with your Google or Facebook account.

Sign up
Sign up

Step 2. Go to "Add Cloud" on the left, select iCloud Drive and authorize. After that, add your Dropbox account in the same way.

Add iCloud Drive and Dropbox
Add iCloud Drive and Dropbox


  • MultCloud will require two-factor authentication when adding iCloud Drive.
  • You can add any number of accounts to MultCloud to manage multiple cloud accounts in the same interface.

Step 3. Now, go to "Cloud Transfer" and select files or folders in iCloud Drive as the source directory and a folder in Dropbox as the destination directory. Finally, click on "Transfer Now".

Transfer iCloud Drive to Dropbox
Transfer iCloud Drive to Dropbox


  • In "Options", you can choose the transmission method, and set file filtering and email notification.
  • Automatic cloud file transfer tasks can be set in the "Schedule", such as daily, weekly or monthly.

Similarly, if you want to copy iCloud Photos to Google Photos, you can also follow the same steps. The only difference is that you need to add iCloud Photos and Google Photos, and re-select the source directory and target directory.


To transfer from iCloud to Dropbox, you can just follow the above 3 methods. If you feel that the process of transferring iCloud data to Dropbox is too long and complicated, you can also use the functions provided by MultCloud to transfer them quickly.

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