Synchronize Photos on Your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with Dropbox - dummies

Synchronize Photos on Your Samsung Galaxy Note 3 with Dropbox

By Dan Gookin

The key to photo sharing is to transfer items from your Galaxy Note to your computer or the Internet, and the Dropbox app can help. The Dropbox app features a photo synchronization option that you may find useful. Once activated, copies of all the media you record by using your phone are instantly copied, or uploaded, to a Dropbox folder.

To configure the Dropbox app to automatically share photos and videos you take by using your Android camera, follow these steps:

  1. Open the Dropbox app.

  2. Press the Menu button and choose the Settings command.

  3. Choose the item Turn On Camera Upload.

    The text is found beneath the Camera Upload heading. If it instead reads Turn Off Camera Upload, you’re all set.

  4. Choose How to Upload and ensure that Wi-Fi only is selected.

    This item ensures that pictures and videos are synchronized only over a Wi-Fi connection, which helps avoid data surcharges.

With the Camera Upload feature activated, any image you snap or video you shoot is instantly copied to your Dropbox account. The image is saved in the Camera Uploads folder. If you use Dropbox on a computer, you can immediately access those pictures and videos. That’s handy, and it’s also a good form of backup if anything ever happens to the phone.