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  1. DaDroidDude

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    Hi All.

    Since upgrading to ICS the Dropbox sync in Settings is greyed out.

    How do I get this to sync?

    Thanks.
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    I may be wrong, but I don't think dropbox does any syncing. Did dropbox ever sync for you ?
     
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    Well it does camera uploads, though it's not technically a true sync since it doesn't automatically pull stuff down to the phone. That has to be done manually.
     
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    Good question.
    I think it did.
    I think it should.
    It's supposed to upload changes I make to it on my phone, from what I understand.
    Someone correct me if I'm wrong.

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    well, if it makes you fell any better, on my Ics rezound phone, under settings accounts the dropbox sync icon also does nothing.
     
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    Sure it sync's....with the "cloud".
     
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    That's only for the instant camera uploads. So, like when you take a picture or video on your phone it will automatically upload to your Dropbox. Dropbox only syncs when you open it up, and I don't believe it syncs in the background unless you make changes to a file in your dropbox.
     
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    Yeah, ok....there's no background sync I suppose. To sync or not to sync, that is the question:happy3:
     
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    Again, it's not true sync, since files are saved offline (in the cloud) if uploaded from another source than your phone. The main screen on the phone has a star selection which lets you choose certain offline files to be saved locally for offline use. If it was a true sync, what would be in the cloud would also be on the phone at all times. This would also mean the phone's memory could easily be overrun by uploading large files to your Dropbox account from a desktop PC. Personally, that would be a reason to not want syncing.

    FWIW, have you tried Box.com? It's everything Dropbox is and I have 50GB FREE. It's desktop tray application also has a screen capture utility built in, and dumps the url for the captured images right into your clipboard, ready to paste into a posting.

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    A couple of years ago when I rooted my S3, I was able to get 50 GB of Dropbox for free for 2 years. I've come to absolutely depend on Dropbox, especially for automatically syncing my new pictures from my phone. I just got a note that I will be bumped back to 9 GB starting on October 16. I looked at the pricing of Dropbox and it is $99 per year for 100 GB. I really wish there was something in the middle but apparently not. Does anyone have any ideas what is an alternative to syncing photos that are easy to retrieve? I've tried Google Drive and absolutely hated it. It is nowhere near as good as Dropbox. I guess I can bite the bullet, but was looking for any others with ideas about how I can continue Dropbox but not pay such a dear price for it.
     
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    Yes it was an introductory thing. I got the 50GB lifetime promo but it's 10GB for new users now. It is my favorite of all the cloud apps I've got also.
    I also use Copy, gives 15GB of free storage and has auto/manual photo/video upload . It's a good one also that had a promo going where if you invite others via a link they'd give you you got an extra 5GB and so did they. I've got 60GB with them. Here's a link to their app on the Play Store. I'd have sent a link to get you an extra 5GB but I think they've stopped it or I've reached my limit?
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