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How to add extra security to Dropbox for iPhone and iPad by adding a passcode lock

Dropbox is one of the most widely used online storage services around. Dropbox for iPhone and iPad is a super convenient way to clear up some on-board storage as long as we remember to be conscious of protecting the data we put there.

Adding a passcode to Dropbox for iOS can help safeguard your important files in the event your iPhone or iPad falls into the wrong hands. Here’s how to do it:

  • Launch the Dropbox app from the Home screen of your iPhone or iPad.
  • Tap on the Settings icon which is in the bottom right of the navigation menu.
  • Under the Settings section, tap on Passcode Lock.
  • Type in a 4-digit passcode of your choice that you’ll remember. You’ll be asked to type it in twice to confirm it.
  • A passcode will now be enabled. We also recommend turning the Require Immediately setting to On for further protection from someone gaining access to your Dropbox account.
  • That’s all there is to it. The Dropbox app will now ask for that passcode anytime someone tries to access it from your iPhone and iPad. For those that store a lot of data in Dropbox, losing it could be disastrous and this is just another step to safeguard yourself from that happening.

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