dropbox 3-5

Great news for Dropbox users this evening, as it appears the online storage service pushed out an update for its iOS client this weekend. Dubbed version 3.5, the new build of the app brings about support for the higher resolution displays of the iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, and other enhancements.

In the change log, Dropbox lists a fix for previewing RTF files on iOS 8 and other general stability and performance improvements. It also notes that users with an iPhone 5s or later, running iOS 8 or later, now have the option to unlock their Dropbox accounts using Touch ID fingerprints.

Activating Touch ID authorization is about as easy as it can get. Simply launch the app and visit the Settings menu, and locate the section marked ‘Passcode.’ Those already using a passcode will immediately see the Touch ID switch, while others will need to set one up before proceeding.

The fingerprint feature works great in Dropbox, as it does everywhere else, and between that and the added iPhone 6 support, this really is a must-have update. You can grab the latest version of Dropbox for iOS from the App Store for free (note: I had to refresh my App Store to see the update).

Other popular apps recently updated with iPhone 6 support:

Thanks Matt!

  • Still waiting for it to have native “Open In” support in the photos app 😛

    • Jason Baroni

      Also my integration with iCloud Drive via iOS iWork apps doesn’t work at all.

  • John

    I know I am nitpicking here, but it’s been updated for the iPhone 6 Plus as well thus the title SHOULd read “Dropbox for iOS updated with support for Retina HD displays and Touch ID”

    C’mon guys…

    • Melvco

      I apologize for the confusion. Like many other publications, we often use ‘iPhone 6’ as a plural term for both the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus–particularly with app updates, as developers have been adding support for the 6 and 6 Plus simultaneously.

      • Andy Copeland

        Made sense to me from the title… I don’t see a reason to change it. Besides the Root of iphone 6 plus is iPhone 6.

      • John

        There’s no confusion, and therefore no need to apoligise but the terminology is incorrect.

        Just feedback, that’s all.

    • raodysseus

      Poop much?

      • John

        What?

        Try that again, perhaps with a little more then 9 characters.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        That’s 10 characters if you include the space

      • John

        I am not even sure space is (technically) a character.

      • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

        Surprisingly, it is, a lot of passwords aren’t just letters and numbers, but mostly names or sentences. The space or underscore are highly effective for security.

      • John

        Shit, there you go. I just assumed it wasn’t accepted as a character (I knew underscore was one)

      • Carlos Gomes

        You know nothing, Jo(h)n Snow.

      • raodysseus

        Just commenting on your anal response, and the dick-like delivery. ‘C’mon guys…’ — how arrogant.

      • John

        You.
        Must.
        Have.
        Missed.
        The.
        Part.
        At.
        The.
        Beginning.
        When.
        I.
        Said.
        I KNOW I AM NITPICKING.

        Would would you have preferred me to say “I expect more from iDB?” or perhaps “This is an amateur website site dedicated to the lowest common denominators of society…hackers, trolls and criminals so I wouldn’t expect very much in terms of quality journalism”.

        My point stands, it is written incorrectly, and you haven’t brought anything of substance to the conversation so thank you for trying and bye bye now… Arrogant enough for you yet?

      • raodysseus

        No, I saw it, and you did a very good job of nitpicking. But since substance seems to be your goal, I must point out that your post lacked it. Cheers, a*s hole.

  • Norbi Whitney

    Locking Dropbox with TouchID… I am getting closer and closer to giving up my jailbreak. iOS8 is more tempting by the day.

    • Dan

      just lock it with applocker or biolockdown 😉
      Imo, at the moment, iOS 8 offers nothing I want that I can’t get with jailbreak

      • Squillace

        Yes, it offers. Smooth performances and something really well integrated.

      • Jason Baroni

        Plus you don’t taking the risk to have security information stolen.

      • Dan

        Well I did try iOS 8 before going back to 7.1.2, didn’t seem smoother to me 🙂
        I missed too many features from jailbreak to really appreciate it. Hopefully it will be jailbreakable soon.

      • Norbi Whitney

        That’s kind of my point. Right now I am jailbroken for said reasons…but iOS 8 is adding more and more option which make jailbreaking less and less of a need.

  • Alberto Espinal

    Why Apple didn’t make Touch ID native such as having locking all apps from the Touch ID settings like the Cydia tweak Biolockdown, come on Apple!!

    • John

      It places the resonibility on the Developers, if they think the function is useful then they will add it…just like if they think that Apple Pay will be useful, they will add that as well…….or the M7/M8 coprocessor.

    • Dan

      Why doesn’t Apple allow us to rearrange the icons like we want? Why no themes? Why no choice of standard app? Why no support for all media formats (divx, mkv ec) instead of having to go through iTunes?

      The list is endless 🙁
      To me, iPhone without jailbreak is unthinkable.

      • Alberto Espinal

        Yea some things like those will be good but can live without them, but since touch ID is here why not implemented it, they gave the ability to others to do it why not make it your own

  • David Gitman

    Need more storage :/

    • Joshua The-Legend Wiebe

      It’s called a computer.

  • Bugs Bunnay

    what other apps currently have support for touch id? there should be a list of current touch id support apps

    • John

      I surprised iDB hasn’t created this list yet, but there’s a basic list in the App Store.

  • jack

    Still just a stupid pic uploader?

  • Faisal

    Dropbox Location extension not working in Pages, Documents or any other support that feature.