How to Delete Files on Dropbox

By nawa | Updated On November 26, 2021 

Dropbox is a famous cloud storage service. However, Dropbox only gives you 2GB of storage for its free users. If you are running low on storage and want to delete some files to free up space, we’ve got your back. This article will guide you to delete files on Dropbox. 

How to permanently delete files on Dropbox

Follow these steps on a computer to remove files from Dropbox:

  1. Go to and sign in to your account.
  2. Click Files on the left pane.
    Select Files menu
  3. Click on the checkboxes of the files you want to delete.
    select files to delete
  4. Click on the three-dot icon on the right pane.
    Click on the three-dot icon 
  5. Choose Delete from the dropdown menu.
    select Delete
  6. A popup menu will appear, select Delete.
    Confirm Delete

Note: All your deleted files on Dropbox will be permanently deleted after 30 days. 

How to delete Dropbox files on Android or iOS

  1. Open the Dropbox app on your iPhone or Android device.
    Open Dropbox app
  2. Tap and hold on any file you want to delete and select others.
    Select files you want to delete
  3. Tap on the three-dot icon at the top right corner.
    Tap on three-dot icon
  4. Choose Delete from the dropdown menu.
    Select Delete
  5. A confirmation popup will appear, select Delete.
    Confirm Delete

Want to delete apps on Apple Watch? Check out our article, here


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