Dropbox Update Mac

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How to update to the latest version of the desktop app

Click the Dropbox icon on your desktop taskbar. The Dropbox icon looks like an open white box. This will open your Dropbox in a pop-up window. If you're using Mac, you can find this icon in the upper-right corner of your screen. On Windows, your taskbar's default position is in the lower-right corner of your screen.

  1. Dropbox on the Mac has slowly been expanding its feature set and how it works, and today, the latest beta adds the option to sync your documents, downloads, and desktop. In my testing (download.
  2. The desktop app gives you one organized place to work with all your Dropbox content, tools, and connected apps. Jump back into work quickly Easily prioritize your workday and stay focused on what’s happening with Dropbox in the Windows system tray and macOS menu bar.

If you want to manually update to the latest stable version of the Dropbox desktop app, you can get it from our download page or our install page (for Linux users).

How to see which version of the Dropbox desktop app you're running

There are two ways to see which version of the Dropbox desktop app you’re currently running on your computer.


On macOS and Windows, open your Dropbox desktop app preferences, and click the General tab.

Can I disable auto-updates?

Like many programs and applications, Dropbox may automatically update to the latest version. These updates are rolled out gradually after a new update is available, and are necessary to keep the desktop app functioning.

You cannot disable or turn off auto-updates.

These updates ensure you’re running the most up-to-date version of Dropbox, which often has performance and security enhancements. And if Dropbox can't keep itself up-to-date, some features may stop working. For example, the app may stop syncing.

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Notes about auto-updates:

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  • If Dropbox software is installed on your computer, it will update regardless of whether you installed it or the application came preloaded by the device manufacturer
  • The proxy settings you add using these steps aren't used to update the Dropbox app
    • Dropbox uses your operating system network settings to apply auto-updates