How to upload photos automatically to Dropbox

Dropbox is a service that hardly needs presentation. Cloud storage, available for both mobile platforms and our PC. Similarly, like iCloud, Google Photos or OneDrive, it allows automatic uploads of photographs taken with the smartphone, so that you can have both photos on these platforms, without the need to upload manually.

Thus, it is necessary to explain how to activate automatic synchronization on our phone to upload the photographs to the Dropbox cloud, as well as explain the desktop-level options offered by the platform to manage these files.

Uploading photos to Dropbox

Like iCloud, Google Photos or OneDrive, Dropbox allows you to automatically upload photos to the cloud, in other words, synchronize the contents of our smartphone with a PC. So we can have an immediate backup of each photo we take, without having to open the service to upload the photos manually, or pass them from the mobile to the PC via cable or other solutions.

The first thing to do is install the Dropbox application, available for both Android and iOS. When you download the application and open it for the first time, we will see the warning that we must take into account, activate Uploads from the camera.

In the application settings we can see how to make these uploads, to be more or less benevolent with mobile data or select the type of content we want. In both iOS and Android the settings are identical, with the only caveat that in iOS we can upload files in HEIC (a high efficiency format).

Uploads from the camera
Upload videos
Upload files in the background
Use mobile data

Of course, we must bear in mind that Dropbox only gives us 2.75 GB in its free plan (Basic), so it will be practically forced to resort to some of the payment options if we want to store our multimedia content, since in less of a minute we can fill this amount of less than 3 GB.

Managing photos from Dropbox on desktop

As we go backing up our photographs automatically, we can see them in the desktop version. Simply access the Dropbox page (or open the application on the PC, if you have the service installed), to see what we have uploaded from our smartphone. The Dropbox web interface is simple, leaving hardly any room for confusion, and allows us to manage the content easily.

Inside Dropbox we will find the folder ‘Mobile Uploads’, in which are those photographs that have been synchronized with our smartphone. At the level of options we do not have too many, this is the specific list.

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We can highlight (worth the redundancy), the option of ‘Highlight’, something that will allow us to find the photographs quickly, by grouping all of them in the ‘Featured’ section. For the rest, we find the classic options to share the photographs with other services, rename them, move them to other folders, delete them, etc.

In short, Dropbox is a good solution to manage our photos in the cloud, as an alternative to Google Drive, iCloud or OneDrive. In case you want to expand the storage (something that, most likely, will be necessary), we can do it from 9.99 euros per month for 2 TB of storage.

If you are a Google Calendar user, it is possible that in recent days you have been affected by an insufferable wave of spam that is appearing within the users’ calendars.

It is a series of deceptive campaigns that take advantage of an automatic function of the Google calendar to fill the application of notifications to false events, these try to take you to click on links of doubtful origin and potentially malicious.

Why this happens and how do I avoid it

Apparently, anyone can send you an email that contains an invitation to an event, and even regardless of whether that email goes to your spam tray, Google Calendar automatically adds the event, regardless of whether the email content contains spam or Links to worse things.

In recent days it seems that this technique has gained more popularity, this server in fact, woke up with a whole week in its calendar invaded by notifications to fake prizes to claim and I had to resort to the wisdom of the web to find the solution .

How to avoid spam in Google Calendar

To prevent your calendar from being filled with SPAM you will have to change a couple of settings in your Google Calendar, deactivating options that, honestly, Google should disable by default.


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