Dropbox device limit

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josh
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Dropbox device limit

Postby josh » May 23rd, 2019, 2:39 pm

You may have read that as of March 2019 Dropbox has started limiting you to only 3 devices with the basic (free) account. While this sounds like a problem for those using Dropbox sync with CSEntry, it turns out that it is not. The device limit only applies to devices that you install the Dropbox client or Dropbox mobile app on. Devices that use Dropbox through 3rd party apps (like CSEntry) are not limited. This means that you can use Dropbox sync in a CSEntry survey on as many phones and tablets as you like as you don't install the Dropbox app on them.

The link below is confirmation from Dropbox support:

https://www.dropboxforum.com/t5/API-Sup ... d-p/334652

I also verified this myself by using CSEntry to sync to Dropbox from four different devices all using the same Dropbox account.

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