Dropbox for iOS Updated with Touch ID Integration, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Support

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    File-sharing service Dropbox has updated its official iOS app with a number of new features, including full optimization for the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus as well as integration with Touch ID for more convenient unlocking. The app also includes a fix for previewing rich text format files and general stability and performance improvements.

    Dropbox saw its last major update last month after the release of iOS 8 which brought a new Notification Center widget, a new Share extension that allows files from other apps to be opened and saved, and the ability to manage shared folders in the app. A number of other apps have also included support for Touch ID since the release of iOS 8 last month.

    Dropbox is a free app for the iPhone and iPad and can be downloaded from the App Store. [Direct Link]

    Article Link: Dropbox for iOS Updated with Touch ID Integration, iPhone 6 and 6 Plus Support
  2. AlecZ macrumors 65816


    Sep 11, 2014
    Berkeley, CA
    Cool. We must be able to secure SSH keys with Touch ID. Touch ID-integrated SSH terminal, anyone? Or a git repo browser for iOS? :cool: I'm a fan of Dropbox, having used it a lot since its early years, but I haven't touched it lately.
  3. RoelJuun macrumors 6502


    Aug 31, 2010
    Now that it is clear that Apple created a lackluster iCloud Drive implementation (on iOS), Dropbox is still needed unfortunately.

    Such a shame.
  4. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

    Digital Skunk

    Dec 23, 2006
    In my imagination
    Thanks! Keep the 6 Plus optimized apps coming!

    THE BEST iPhone.
  5. baslotto macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2007
    I can't seem to find the way to set Touch-ID to work in DropBox, is it working for anyone? I just updated the app on my 6.
  6. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

    Digital Skunk

    Dec 23, 2006
    In my imagination
    It's in the Passcode lock section under settings. There should just be a radio button that you switch to on.
  7. baslotto macrumors regular

    Feb 13, 2007
    Oops! Found it thanks! Not sure why I couldn't see it earlier. :)
  8. Dilster3k macrumors 6502a


    Jul 20, 2014
    Frankfurt, Germany
    Completely shifted to iCloud now, don't want those DropBox hacks to have my files.
  9. Digital Skunk macrumors 604

    Digital Skunk

    Dec 23, 2006
    In my imagination
    Except that iCloud was the one hacked. #
  10. Banan911 macrumors member

    Jun 8, 2011
    Aarhus, Denmark
    Am I the only one who still can't preview iwork files in the iOS Dropbox app? With the recent update to iWork iOS apps and now the Dropbox app, that disappoints me a bit :/
  11. montom macrumors member

    Jun 25, 2005
  12. Steve121178 macrumors 601


    Apr 13, 2010
    Bedfordshire, UK
    The recent Dropbox security issue was a third-party company that allowed users to login using their Dropbox credentials. Dropbox's systems were not breached.

    I am a long-time Dropbox paying customer and I still rate them as #1 at what they do.

    I also wouldn't trust Apple to look after any of my personal data, particularly my important files & documents! Absolutely no chance in hell.
  13. Ihatefall macrumors regular

    Jun 30, 2010
    Now if Box would do the same

    Box (50GB free) > dropbox (2GB free)
  14. DMVillain macrumors 6502a

    Jul 20, 2011
    A few hours ago I literally just rededicated myself to using Dropbox as my cloud solution once I realized how bad iCloud Drive is.
  15. ephemeralreason macrumors regular


    Apr 9, 2012
    I was so looking forward to a better iCloud implementation - at least allow folder-within-folder stacking. Sadly, I'll need to keep using Dropbox.
  16. robjulo macrumors 65816

    Jul 16, 2010
    Is the "auto" camera upload still hampered by the 10 minute "multitasking" time limit.
  17. ConvertedToMac macrumors newbie

    Oct 5, 2009
    Likewise mate. Was frightened to see I have over 32k photos in Aperture to be sorted and uploaded!
  18. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    Still the best cloud provider followed by Google Drive. Not sure what Apple was thinking not releasing a dedicated app for this. iCloud Drive is a bag of hurt.
  19. flameproof macrumors 6502a


    Jan 14, 2011
    Just curious, can you now edit txt files in Dropbox? In iOS 6 it was impossible.
  20. WilliamLondon macrumors 68000


    Dec 8, 2006
    Not that it comes close to the 50GB free from Box, but you can get 6GB free from Dropbox (details here), plus if you want to harass or harangue your family and friends you can get another 500MB for each one that signs up with a link you send them.

    As I said, it's not as much as Box, but for some it's adequate, especially if they've already got a Dropbox account and don't want to sign up to another service.
  21. nt5672 macrumors 68000

    Jun 30, 2007
    I was just reminded from another post that iCloud was rumored to be based MS Azure. No wonder 3 years later and it is still unreliable and hard to work with. I had a iOS 8 app ready to go, but Apple created new iCloud containers and the old containers were just simply abandoned, unless you hand edited some plist files. Even with that no Apple docs about it, no support in Xcode 6, nothing.

    I have abandoned iCloud for iOS apps and will be migrating everything to other services included Dropbox.
  22. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    Isn't that what happened with 1Password?
  23. 512ke macrumors 6502a


    Sep 10, 2003
    Apple, pay attention to Dropbox. You might learn something about Cloud Done Right.

    Simple. Powerful. Easy. Intuitive. Versatile. Scalable.

    Dropbox even lets you publish your iWeb websites. Remember that, Apple? When you empowered people to create and share content, rather than just consume it?

    Love Apple but Dropbox is more Apple-like than iCloud.
  24. Sasparilla, Oct 20, 2014
    Last edited: Oct 20, 2014

    Sasparilla macrumors 6502a

    Jul 6, 2012
    Very well said, no need for an Apple Web Services "oops" we blew away everything (including the linked files on your computer) by accident moment.

    I use DropBox as well which is a great service...on the other side of things DropBox is such a honeypot of personal/business information I'm sure the NSA/FBI constantly serves them NSL's and DropBox grants the feds access to users DropBox contents (which annoys me knowing they surely do this).
  25. IGregory macrumors 6502a


    Aug 5, 2012
    You're not alone I didn't see either. You must have closed the app after the download then relaunched it.

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