iCloud and Dropbox Integration
iCloud and Dropbox Integration

iCloud vs Dropbox

Both services allow you to store and sync files across multiple devices, but they have different features and benefits.

Dropbox is a cloud storage service that provides a folder on your computer that is synced across all your devices. It also allows you to share files with others, collaborate on documents, and access your files from anywhere with an internet connection.

iCloud is a similar service offered by Apple, which allows you to store and sync files, photos, and other data across all your Apple devices. It also provides features like Find My, iCloud Drive, and iCloud Photo Library.

Can You Use Dropbox and iCloud Together?


User Case:

What is the most effective method for utilizing both iCloud and Dropbox on a single platform? Should the Dropbox folder be located inside the iCloud Drive, or should the iCloud repository be situated within the Dropbox folder? Additionally, are there any other important techniques that should be considered? Thank you.

You can use both services together by storing different types of files on each platform. For example, you might use Dropbox for work-related files and iCloud for personal photos and documents. Or, you can use them together by cloud-to-cloud synchronization or multi-cloud management.

Here in this article, you will find 2 simple methods to achieve Dropbox and iCloud Integration. The first method is to use some third-party services to sync data between Dropbox and iCloud. In this way, you can always access the same data on both Dropbox and iCloud. What’s more, the Files app on your iOS devices can also help you use iCloud and Dropbox together.

Using iCloud and Dropbox Together via MultCloud [Easiest]

Among all the third-party cloud sync services, MultCloud is the only one that supports iCloud Photos. And iCloud Drive will also be supported soon.

MultCloud offers a secure website and easy-to-use mobile apps for convenient cloud file management and superfast cloud-to-cloud data transfer. Therefore, you could use the Cloud Sync function to seamlessly sync photos and videos between Dropbox and iCloud.

  • Cloud Sync:One-key cloud-to-cloud transfer, sync, backup.
  • 10 Sync Modes: One/two-way, real-time, incremental, mirror, etc.
  • Schedules: Sync at specific times in daily, weekly, or monthly plans.
  • Safe & Fast: 256-bit AES protection and 10 fast data sync threads.

Using iCloud Photos and Dropbox Together via Cloud Sync

Step 1. Sign up for MultCloud on the official website.

Step 2. Click “Add Cloud” and choose the iCloud Photos icon. Then log in to your Apple ID in the pop-up window to add it to MultCloud. After that, add your Dropbox or Dropbox Business account to MultCloud in the same way.

Add iCloud Photos and Dropbox to MultCloud
Add iCloud Photos and Dropbox to MultCloud

Step 3. Open the Cloud Sync tab, choose photos, videos, or albums in iCloud Photos as the source, and choose a place in Dropbox as the destination.

Step 4. The default sync mode is one-way Simple Sync. To always keep iCloud Photos and Dropbox connected, you can switch to Real Time Sync. Then just click “Sync Now” and your iCloud Photos will be synced with Dropbox seamlessly.

Using iCloud and Dropbox Together via Cloud Sync
Using iCloud and Dropbox Together via Cloud Sync

Tip: For Cloud Sync, 4 basic but helpful sync modes in one-way and two-way are available for free MultCloud users. For using the other 6 advanced one-way sync modes, you may need to subscribe MultCloud first.

MultCloud Cloud Sync Modes
MultCloud Cloud Sync Modes

Bonus Tip: Manage iCloud and Dropbox Together via MultCloud

As a professional multiple cloud storage manager, MultCloud supports most cloud built-in file management functions like upload, download, copy, cut, delete, rename, preview, share, remote upload, etc. If you don’t intend to sync your iCloud Photos with Dropbox, you can also add these clouds to MultCloud and use them together in MultCloud without any difficulty.

Manage iCloud Photos in MultCloud
Manage iCloud Photos in MultCloud

Using iCloud and Dropbox Together via iPhone Files App

The most traditional method of using Dropbox and iCloud together is to download files from iCloud and re-upload files to Dropbox or vice versa through official websites or cloud apps. This manual process would take up your local storage as well as your time and energy. Instead, the Files app on your iPhone or iPad can work as a transfer station for you to use iCloud Drive and Dropbox together.

Step 1. Download and install the Dropbox iOS app on your iPhone or iPad. Then log in to the app.

Step 2. Open the Files app and go to the Browse tab. Then tap the button in the upper-right corner and tap “Edit”.

Step 3. Enable Dropbox under the Locations list. Then tap “Done” in the upper-right corner.

Enable Dropbox in the Files App
Enable Dropbox in the Files App

Step 4. Open Dropbox in Files, tap the icon in the upper-right corner and choose “Select” in the dropdown list.

Step 5. Select files and folders that you want to use in iCloud Drive. Then tap the Folder button in the middle of the navigation bar.

Step 6. Go back to the iCloud Drive folder in Files to choose a place for storing the selected Dropbox data. Then tap “Copy” and these Dropbox files will appear in your iCloud Drive.

Copy from Dropbox to iCloud Drive via Files
Copy from Dropbox to iCloud Drive via Files

In the End

Using iCloud and Dropbox together can boost your word, efficiency especially if you have to work on Windows, macOS, Android, or iOS devices together. You can choose the way you like in this article and follow the clear steps to successfully use your iCloud and your Dropbox together.

Besides, if you want to migrate from iCloud to Dropbox or vice versa, MultCloud also provides the Cloud Transfer function for seamless cloud-to-cloud transfer without downloading, uploading, or any risk of data loss.

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