While viewing Microsoft office files (documents, workbooks, or presentations) in Dropbox on your Android phone or iPhone sometimes you would be needed to edit them to make some changes. So, if you’re unable to edit Microsoft files in Dropbox for mobile app and do the same task every time using your PC, then this article may give you a great vantage. In fact, I will tell you how to edit Microsoft files in Dropbox for Android and iPhone/iPad. So, follow the the steps given below and start editing Microsoft files in your Dropbox app.
How to Edit Microsoft Files in Dropbox for Android
You’re just a few steps behind editing Microsoft files in your Dropbox for Android. Apply the following steps:
STEP #1: First of all, update your Dropbox app for the latest version because this edit feature is not available in older versions.
STEP #2: After updating Dropbox to latest version, open the Microsoft file you wanna edit in Dropbox and click on the new Edit icon as shown in following picture. As soon as you will click on this Edit icon you’ll be prompted to install the Office Mobile app, and be taken directly to the Google Play Store to install the Office Mobile App in your Android phone.
Note: Currently, editing is available on files saved in Office 2007 or later (.docx; .xlsx; .pptx). Older Office files will be read-only.
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STEP #3: After installing the Office Mobile App in your Android phone, go back to Dropbox and again open that Microsoft file and click on Edit. You’ll then be prompted to authorize the Microsoft Office Mobile app to access to your Dropbox.
Note: Editing files within a Dropbox for Business accounts requires one of the following Office 365 accounts: Business, Business Premium, ProPlus, E3, or E4. For Android tablets with screens larger than 10.1″, an Office 365 subscription is also required to edit Office files stored in Dropbox Basic and Pro accounts.
One more thing here to be noted that you may be asked to sign in to a Microsoft account in order to edit your files (this can be any Microsoft account you already have, e.g. a Hotmail or Outlook.com account).
STEP #4: Finally, your file will open in Office Mobile App and you’re ready to edit the file. When you’re completed editing the file, tap the back arrow to save. You’ll be returned to your Dropbox to see the updated file.
Isn’t editing files in Dropbox app easy?
How to Edit Microsoft Files in Dropbox for iPhone/iPad
In case if you’re an iOS device, you can edit Microsoft files in Dropbox on iPhone or iPad just like as Android users do. In fact, open the Office file in Dropbox and simply tap on Edit icon. It will ask you to install the appropriate Office app and be taken to iTunes App Store, from where you can install the Office app.
Once installed, go back to your Dropbox app and either tap Next on the screen which indicates the install has completed or, if you don’t see that screen, simply tap the Edit button again. You’ll be taken into the Office app and asked to sign in to a Microsoft account in order to edit your files.
After sign in and authorizing the app, you will be able to edit files easy in your Dropbox app on iPhone or iPad. Here, everything is as similar as in Android, just the platforms are different.
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So, enjoy editing Microsoft Office files in your Dropbox for Android as well as iPhone or iPad very easily by following the above steps. Still, if you feel any issue, you can freely ask me via comments.