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using dropbox on your iphone droid phone to save space?

I have dropbox app installed on my iphone.  So pictures on the phone are also in dropbox / accessible from anywhere I get into my dropbox account.  

But then can I delete them from the phone to free up space?  Or will that delete them from dropbox also?
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Nana Ansah

8/22/2022 - Mon
Morgan Machin

Yes, you can delete them from your phone and they will stay in Dropbox. Just don't delete them from Dropbox on your phone.
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so do you have the same / less access to them being in dropbox?  to see them beyond a thumbnail, you have to redownload them? (click on the picture in dropbox?) and then is it back on the phone, needing to be deleted? Or just downloaded temporarily? And then when you want to see it again, it has to redownload it again (and so you free up space on the phone, but spend loads on data charges to keep downloading the picture?  I guess it's trade offs.
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and rather than look for the pictures in the camera roll, they are (only) in dropbox now (if you delete the pics from the phone).  so to look for a picture you have 2 places to look, right?
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Nana Ansah

..Or you can download the pictures from Dropbox over WiFi to save on data charges.