Now that Dropbox is also available on mobile phones like the iPhone, it’s important to remember that you need to protect all of your files. A lot of apps need a passcode entered in order access the saved info of the app, so why not extend that same kind of security to Dropbox.
If you ever lose your iPhone or just left it out in the open, it’s important that some random person can’t just pick up your mobile device and browse through your Dropbox folder looking at your pictures or sharing your files to other people that were never intended for them to see. Protecting your saved information is a very simple task if you follow these steps.
Securing your Dropbox Account on iPhone
- Unlock your iPhone and launch the Dropbox app.
- Log in to your Dropbox account.
- Now on the homepage, click on the ‘Gear’ icon on the bottom-right corner of the screen.
- Once a new menu opens, scroll down until you find the ‘Settings’ panel. Click on the ‘passcode lock’.
- Now enter your 4-digit Dropbox passcode, and re-enter to confirm.
Once the new passcode lock has been enabled, you’ll have to enter it every time you launch the Dropbox app which does help add to the level of protection of your files.
Other things you need to know:
- You can choose ‘Require Immediately’ which locks the Dropbox app when you switch applications.
- You can also click on ‘Erase Data’ which deletes all the Dropbox information stored on the iPhone after 10 failed attempts to enter the passcode.
The level of protection on Dropbox for iPhone can be easily customized. These features add more security when you use the application on your mobile.