“Hey everyone, is anyone here using Dropbox to backup their music library? I have a large library that contains many precious music collections, and I want to backup music to Dropbox. Is this possible?”
Why Backup Music with Dropbox?
Dropbox is a web-based file hosting platform that allows you to upload and store any file in the cloud and then have the flexibility to access them on any device. Backing up files to Dropbox is a great means for people to protect their files from accidental loss.
For music lovers, this feature is undoubtedly very attractive as well. Dropbox supports many different music file formats like mp3, aiff, m4a, wav, flac, etc. Many precious music files, such as music albums purchased from music streaming platforms such as iTunes, may be lost due to hard drive failure, accidental deletion, etc. If you backup iTunes music library to Dropbox, not only can you effectively protect these files, but you can also access them conveniently from any device.
How to upload music to Dropbox? In the following, we will get into 4 ways to save music to Dropbox on phones and PCs.
How to Backup Music to Dropbox on Phone
You can upload music from Android or backup iPhone music to Dropbox with the Dropbox mobile app easily. You should first download and install the Dropbox application on your mobile device and learn how to backup music from iPhone to Dropbox, as well as from Android with the tutorial below:
Step 1. Run the Dropbox app on your phone, and sign in.
Step 2. Click on the “+” button at the bottom and select “Music”.
Step 3. Select the music files you want to upload and tap Upload.
How to Backup Music to Dropbox on Computer
If you want to backup your music library to Dropbox on computers, you can rely on the following methods.
Way 1. Backup Music with Dropbox using Desktop Client
Whether on Windows or Mac, you can backup music to Dropbox using this desktop client sync, which can not only upload data from computer to the cloud but also sync Dropbox cloud files to your computer. Proceed with the following steps to upload your music files to Dropbox.
Step 1. Install the Dropbox desktop application and log in. Click on the Add folders button on the Dropbox set-up screen.
Step 2. Check the Music folder, and then click Save.
Step 3. Then, click the Set up position to backup music folder to Dropbox simply.
If you want to backup music files in other locations, you can copy and paste or drag and drop them into the Dropbox folder on your computer to synchronize them with Dropbox.
Way 2. Backup Music to Dropbox via the Dropbox website
You can also upload music files to Dropbox through the Dropbox web version.
Step 1. Sign in to dropbox.com, and click on the Upload button.
Step 2. Choose Files or Folder to add the music you want to sync with Dropbox.
Way 3. Backup Music Library to Dropbox with CBackup
In addition to the above two methods, you can back up music to Dropbox using CBackup. CBackup is a free cloud backup and sync tool that is aimed at uploading files from PC to cloud and from cloud to cloud.
This tool allows you to backup and sync any type of file including music, videos, audio, documents, ZIP files, etc. to various cloud storage. Apart from uploading music files to Dropbox, you can also use it to backup music to Google Drive, Dropbox, and other public clouds.
You can install the free backup utility on your computer and backup iTunes music to Dropbox referring to the guideline beneath.
Step 2. Click on Storage on the left, choose Dropbox, and hit Authorize Now to warrant CBackup access to the Dropbox storage.
Step 3. Navigate to the Backup tab, and choose Backup PC to Public Cloud.
Step 4. Locate your music files and select Dropbox as the backup location.
Step 5. (Optional) Click on Settings, you can perform Dropbox scheduled backup for your music files daily, weekly, or monthly.
Step 6. Finally, press Start Backup to save precious music files to Dropbox.
After you back up music files to the Dropbox cloud, you can also use CBackup to backup Dropbox to Google Drive for double protection. Also, you can rely on it to migrate files from one cloud to another without data downloads and uploads.
Tip: How to Get More Free Dropbox Cloud Storage for Music
As we all know, Dropbox only gives 2 GB of free cloud storage for each account. If you need more free Dropbox storage, you can either get it by referral or upgrade your storage plan. The former is capped at 16GB, and the latter can be expensive.
Actually, there is another solution for you to increase Dropbox storage for free - using CBackup to merge cloud accounts. CBackup provides a cloud storage combination feature that lets you combine multiple, even unlimited cloud accounts to gain as much cloud storage as possible.
Step 1. Run and sign in to the CBackup desktop program.
Step 2. Click Storage > Add Cloud to add all your supported cloud accounts to CBackup.
Step 3. Tap Add Combined Cloud, tick all target clouds, and hit Next.
Step 4. Specify the cloud storage order, and click Combine. Then, the cloud combination is finished. You can click Backup and choose Backup PC to Combined Cloud to save all wanted data in the huge storage space.
The Bottom Line
Now you know how to backup music to Dropbox on phone and computer. If your Dropbox storage is not enough to save all music files, you could increase Dropbox cloud storage at no cost by using CBackup to combine cloud storage with the simple steps.
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