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How do I enable Touch ID for Dropbox?

AskDaveTaylor - 11 hours 29 min ago

I don’t really know why the Dropbox team implemented it the way they did, but I’m sure that a lot of people who are avid Dropbox users on their iOS devices — iPhone or iPad — are wondering the same thing about how to actually enable this feature. The trick is that you have to implement a PIN code first, and then the option of enabling Touch ID shows up.

Think about it a bit and you’ll understand their logic though: If you deleted all your Touch ID information you could end up completely locked out of your Dropbox account, which would not be a good outcome. So the PIN is good. What confuses me is why they don’t still have the “enable touch ID” option and just pop up a warning “you need to set a PIN first” instead of hiding it.

Still, I’ve got ya covered!

To start, jump into your Dropbox app on your iPhone. It’ll doubtless look something like this:

You want to tap on “Settings” along the bottom of the screen.

Do so and…

I have the same problem you do because of my configuration, but you’ll see that in a minute.

For now, tap on “Passcode Lock” to enable it.

You know the drill… tap on “Turn Passcode On” and it’ll ask you to set and confirm a specific code:

I first found this a bit confusing, actually, because of the prompt. I thought “did I set up a passcode at dropbox.com or something?” then I realized that they’d just picked a wrong word. If it said “Set your Dropbox passcode” it’d have made more sense.

In any case, tap in an easily memorized four digit code and you’ll set your PIN passcode for Dropbox.

And then the settings screen magically has a new option that shows up:

Ah jeez. What a hassle to get this to work, eh?

Now you can enable the Touch ID feature and next time you jump into Dropbox, you get this great prompt:

Very cool. Now to make sure no-one steals my thumbprints!

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