How am I able to view files in iOS Dropbox without cellular data enabled?

Anonymous April 1, 2014
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I have Dropbox on my iPhone. I turn off WiFi and cellular data on the iPhone. The files in Dropbox are not ‘favorites’. I am still able to view the files without an Internet connection.

How can this be? Does Dropbox store a local copy of the files on my iPhone?

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  1. Oron J
    April 2, 2014 at 11:43 am

    As jeff says, yes, Dropbox caches files, but it will not cache the whole folder but only files you have "touched" while you were on the network.

  2. Jeff F
    April 2, 2014 at 12:34 am

    Yes it stored a local copy. This process is known as 'caching'.

  3. Hovsep A
    April 1, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    What does marking a file as a favorite on my phone or tablet do?
    https://www.dropbox.com/help/87/en
    To ensure that a file is always on your device, mark it as a Favorite

    How does syncing work?
    https://www.dropbox.com/help/82/en
    perhaps they are already synced even thought you did not marked hem as favorites