Download Dropbox link?

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  1. ANTAWNM26, Jan 11, 2015
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    ANTAWNM26 macrumors 6502a

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    I cant seem to download a file sent through a link through drop box in safari or chrome and once you hit download it will not download i tried in chrome as well..Is this a new issue or has this always been the case with ios?
     
  2. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    You can't download an app from anywhere but the app store. The link will take you directly to the app store to download. Sometimes the app store takes a while to load the app information and buttons tho. You just have to wait for it to load otherwise search it yourself.
     
  3. ANTAWNM26 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No not speaking of an app...If someone sends you a link to a file or anything through a link from drop box, it will not download in safari once you hit download
     
  4. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Of course not, Safari cannot do this. If can be "opened in" certain apps only.
     
  5. ANTAWNM26 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Wow. That's not good. I'm coming from android and could download the file in the browser from the link
     
  6. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Then perhaps the solution to your issue is to either (a) get the Dropbox app or (b) go back to Android
     
  7. ANTAWNM26 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Unfortunately that's not either of my options. One I have the app and that still doesn't resolve the issue when someone sends a link I open it in safari see the file but can't do **** with it..but thanks for your help?
     
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    You can open it in Dropbox (or other depending on the file) and use it from there. Don't see what the issue is.
     
  9. ANTAWNM26 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Ok. Cheat sheet. If someone sends you a link from drop box in a email sms etc. you hit the link your browser pops open and then your previewing the file video etc. you have an option to do direct download or download to your drop box. The direct download option does not work n nor does your app have anything to do with this file as being automatically opened to deal with the link
     
  10. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Direct download won't work. You'll have to save to your dropbox then go to the dropbox app.
     
  11. ANTAWNM26 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah that's what I was getting at is this a apple thing?. Is there a different as to why I could do this in the browser on android?
     
  12. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Android has a file manager right? It would download the file to your file manager.

    See what Apple does is download the file then let you open it up in other apps or do nothing with it.

    It's possible theres some glitch with Dropbox that doesn't let the file download. If nothing happens when you click the button that might be Dropbox because iOS should download the file but not store it, then let you open it in another app.
     
  13. ANTAWNM26 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah it's not doing anything at all I even tried it in chrome as well and a no go
     
  14. Defender2010 macrumors 68030

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    Press and hold for more options
     
  15. ANTAWNM26 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    No go
     
  16. ANTAWNM26 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I'm not even able to download it in safari just preview it I tried with a video as well I can play and that's it... Anyway to contact drop box on this?
     
  17. afsnyder macrumors 65816

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    Thats what I was thinking. Check their website and scroll down a little. https://www.dropbox.com/about
     

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