By Kelsey / Last Updated October 21, 2020

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Can You Backup Android to Dropbox?

If you have an Android phone, backing up all the data you have is an important task. To be honest, when your phone breaks down, your android device is forced to restart due to a malfunction, or even worse, it's stolen, you could lose data and face a phone replacement, and the financial burden increases.

Previously, the common way to back up Android was to connect a physical calculator and back up the data on your computer's local or externally driven hard drive. But in the event of a catastrophic event on these physical devices, you will still lose your Android data. With the popularity of cloud storage services, the surest way to protect your data today is to backup Android to the cloud.

Dropbox is chosen by many users as one of the most popular cloud storage services, but they don't know how to backup Android to Dropbox app, and you can learn the right way in this article to avoid accidents or natural disasters that could lead to data loss.

How to Backup Android Devices to Dropbox?

To backup Android data to Dropbox, you can do it on your mobile device, or you can connect your Android device to your computer, and continue reading through the detailed steps to learn about the 3 methods.

Backup Android Phone to Dropbox

People usually carry their phones with them, so Android phones hold a lot of important data, such as photos, contacts, and so on, which you can back up through the mobile app provided by Dropbox.

Step 1. Search Dropbox in the Play Store to download and install the app.

Step 2. Start Dropbox, and when prompted, sign in with your Dropbox account, or click SIGN UP for a new free account.

Sign In Android Phone

Step 3. Click the menu icon in the upper left corner, then select Settings, and click Turn on Camera Upload to backup Android photos to Dropbox.

Backup Android Photos

Step 4. If you need to back up additional data, you can click the New button (plus icon) and select the file you want to upload.

Backup Android Devices to Dropbox with PC

Backing up Android data to the cloud can also be done from a PC, simply by connecting your Android device to your computer and making sure that your computer can read data from your mobile device (when prompted to pop up, consent to your computer's access to the data), in two ways.

Way 1. With Dropbox Website

You can manually backup files to Dropbox via the website, a simple process:

Step 1. Go to the Dropbox website and sign in with your account, click Upload files or Upload folder located on the right side of the page.

Upload Files to Dropbox

Step 2. Navigate to the folder where Android device data is stored, select the file or folder you want to upload, and then click Open.

Step 3. Save the uploaded file to an existing folder or create a new folder to save, click Upload.

Way 2. With Dropbox App

With the desktop app of Dropbox, you can also back up the data you need from Android to Dropbox Cloud.

Step 1. Go to the Dropbox download page, click restart the download, and install the Dropbox app. After installation, a window containing the Dropbox icon will pop up on the screen.

Step 2. Enter your account information in the login screen to sign in, then click Open my Dropbox.

Open My Dropbox

Step 3. Navigate to the Dropbox folder in C:\Users\Username, where you can drag and drop files stored from the Android data folder to back up. The Dropbox folder automatically syncs data to the Dropbox cloud.

Dropbox Folder

What if Dropbox Backup Space is Insufficient?

Dropbox offers only 2GB of free storage per newly registered account. However, 2GB of storage barely backs up android data. If you want more Dropbox backup space for your Android data and don't have to spend, you can use a cloud manager like CBackupper to merge Dropbox accounts and combine the free storage space for each account into a huge backup space.

CBackupper Main Page

CBackupper is a professional cloud backup service that allows you to add and merge cloud storage to get more free backup space. It is worth mentioning that the service attaches great importance to data security, it only serves as a channel for data transmission, only you have access to your own data, and you can cancel to authorize these cloud storage services at any time.

Combine Cloud Storage

Bonus Tip: Backup Android to AOMEI Cloud (1000GB)

The CBackupper desktop application provides professional PC cloud backup services, and compared with Dropbox, it provides a more comprehensive backup service and a more affordable backup space solution. It can easily back up PC files or folders to AOMEI Cloud, 1000GB only costs $6 per month.

CBackupper not only attaches great importance to data security but also performs well in terms of functions, with unlimited backup speed, comprehensive backup methods, and settings. Each account can also be tried for free for 15 days (with 1000GB), now start your trial:

1. Click the download button, and install the CBackupper desktop app to your computer.

2. Sign in with your CBackupper account, If you are using the service of CBackupper for the first time, please create an account first.

Sign In

3. Click the Task tab and the New Task button subsequently.

Create Task

4. Click the Add Source button and navigate to your Android data folder on your computer and select the files that you want to back up. Finally, click Start Backup.

Start Backup

Conclusion

According to the 3 simple methods for backing up Android to Dropbox provided in this article, you can back up data from Android phones or tablets and computers to the Dropbox cloud. When your Dropbox storage space is insufficient, don't forget to use the online version of CBackupper to combine the free space of multiple cloud storage accounts to back up more data, or switch to the CBackupper client to back up data to a larger space.