How can I set Dropbox as my Safari downloads folder?

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iOS & iPadOS

This might be me missing the obvious yet again, but I‘M trying to change the Safari downloads folder to a dropbox location. I’ve found the Safari downloads settings, and I have the options to store downloads in iCloud, on my iPad or other. I choose other, and it brings up the files screen where I can browse to a folder. Dropbox is listed there, but it is dimmed. Do I need to set up Dropbox in some way before I can select it as my download location, or is it not supported? I’ve checked the permissions for Dropbox settings and I can’t find anything relevant there.



Submitted by Trenton Matthews on Tuesday, October 1, 2019


At this time, you can not set a ‘3rd party” service as your default, such as Dropbox or Google Drive.

You can however:
Press ‘alt-s” on a page/file you are reading/listening to, then choose the 3rd-party folder of choice. A ‘Downloads” folder will be created once you add something to a 3rd-party folder, for future use.
The 3rd-party programmer in question, will have to implement the said feature to be apart of the File’s app.