How to Transfer Files from Dropbox to iCloud

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1. What are Dropbox and iCloud? Dropbox and iCloud help you store data and files in the cloud. Dropbox Inc. is the cloud service provider from Dropbox...Full steps
2. How to Transfer Files from Dropbox to iCloud on PC? To move files from Dropbox to iCloud on a PC, you should first have the Dropbox app integrated with...Full steps
3. How to Transfer Files from Dropbox to iCloud on Mac? Visit the Dropbox website and download the Dropbox app. The download links will detect your OS and download...Full steps
4. How to Transfer Files from Dropbox to iCloud on iPhone? Open the Dropbox app and sign in. Exit the app and open the Files app. Tap on "Browse." Next, tap on...Full steps
5. How to Transfer Dropbox between PCs? If you want to move a program like Dropbox from one computer to another, the best way to do it is using...Full steps

File transfer between cloud storage applications has become a norm in recent years. You may want to move files from one cloud storage service to another for several reasons. However, the main advantage is that you'll have your files backed up in different locations.

Some of the highly-rated cloud storage services include Dropbox and iCloud. This article will outline the best ways to transfer files from Dropbox to iCloud. You'll also learn how to share programs from PC to PC using EaseUS Todo PCTrans.

Overview of Dropbox and iCloud       

Dropbox and iCloud help you store data and files in the cloud. Dropbox Inc. is the cloud service provider from Dropbox, which allows people to collaborate and share files. It provides password-protected file-sharing and note-taking capabilities. It also improves the productivity of your team.

Dropbox runs on many devices, including Android, iOS, and Mac. In addition, Apple Inc. provides the iCloud storage service, which stores data on Google Cloud and AWS. iCloud provides its users with a native integration tool that enables efficient file protection. To access iCloud, one will need an Apple ID.

Comparison between Dropbox and iCloud

Dropbox icloud
Free storage space of 2GB Free storage space of 5GB
Supports Android, iOS, and Windows  Only supports iOS and Mac devices 
Best-suited for all devices Well-suited for Apple devices
Offers technical support to only users on a subscription plan Provides technical support for even users on a basic plan
Expensive pricing plan Affordable pricing plan

Why Transfer Files from Dropbox to iCloud?

The first reason you may consider moving files from Dropbox to iCloud is the larger free storage space offered by the latter. iCloud provides a free storage space of 5GB, while Dropbox only offers 2GB. With iCloud, you can store a few more files without purchasing additional storage space.

Someone could also move files from Dropbox to iCloud because of the Apple support features offered by iCloud. It enables you to store and share data on iOS devices like iPhone, iPad, and Mac. This allows an easier collaboration among members using such devices.

iCloud also provides additional file editing and sorting features that enable easier file access. Another reason for moving files to iCloud is to keep backups in the event of loss or damage on Dropbox. iCloud also offers safe cloud storage features like Dropbox hence a good alternative for data backup. It's also more convenient to access the saved files on iCloud. 

Transfer Files from Dropbox to iCloud on PC

To move files from Dropbox to iCloud on a PC, you should first have the Dropbox app integrated with your File Explorer. Next, you can follow the steps below:

1.    Log in to https://www.icloud.com

sign in cloud

2.    Click on the iCloud Drive icon.

icloud icon

3.    Navigate to the icon at the top of the screen to create a new folder. You can also click on an existing folder if you have already created one. You'll transfer your Dropbox content to this folder.

icloud drive

4.     Next, keep your browser open in the background and navigate to File Explorer. Click and open Dropbox.

5.    Select the files to move to iCloud. You can also press CTRL + A to select all files at once.

6.    Drag the selected files and drop them on the browser where you opened your iCloud Drive. Once the upload process finishes, you'll have your Dropbox files saved in iCloud.

Transfer Files from Dropbox to iCloud on Mac

To transfer files from Dropbox to iCloud on Mac, you can make use of the following steps:

1.    Visit the Dropbox website and download the Dropbox app. The download links will detect your OS and download the appropriate application.

2.    After the download process is complete, install the application on your Mac device. Next, the system will display a Dropbox shortcut on the Finder sidebar.

3.    Click on the Dropbox shortcut to open the app.

dropbox files

4.     Press Command + A on your keyboard to select all Dropbox files.

5.    Drag and drop the selected files to your iCloud Drive listed on the Finder sidebar. This transfers the selected files from Dropbox to iCloud.   

Transfer Files from Dropbox to iCloud on iPhone/iPad

To move files from Dropbox to iCloud, you'll need to install the Files app and the Dropbox app on your iPhone or iPad. You can achieve this in the following steps:

1.    Open the Dropbox app and sign in.

2.    Exit the app and open the Files app.

3.    Tap on "Browse." Next, tap on "Location" and select iCloud Drive

locations icloud drive

4.    Tap on the circular icon to the top right and choose "Edit."

5.    Tap to enable Dropbox. Tap on "Done."

6.    Tap on Dropbox to access your file content.

7.    Tap the circular icon to the top right and tap "Select."

8.    Next, select the files and folders you want to move to iCloud. To move all the files, navigate to the top left and tap on the "Select All" option.

select files copy

9.    Navigate to the bottom left and tap on the circular icon. Select "Copy."

10. Tap "Browse" to create a folder on iCloud or select an existing one.

11. Long-press on the opened folder. Next, select "Paste" to move the selected Dropbox files to iCloud.

paste files

You now have your Dropbox files saved on iCloud.

Bonus Tip: Transfer Dropbox between PCs

If you want to move a program like Dropbox from one computer to another, the best way to do it is using a software tool like EaseUS Todo PCTrans. This software got designed to enable Windows users to transfer files and data across different computes quickly.

You must connect both devices to a shared network to move Dropbox from one PC to another using EaseUS Todo PCTrans. You'll also need to install the software on both devices. The software works on Windows 11/10/8/7.

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  • Flexible transfer modes. EaseUS Todo PCTrans gives you access to various file transfer modes. Apart from PC to PC transfer, the software also allows you to transfer files locally and via images. 
  • Convenient data migration. EaseUS Todo PCTrans allows you to seamlessly migrate photos, videos, files, and other essential data from PC to PC. You won't have to spend much time and effort loading the files. 
  • Allows you to transfer user accounts and settings. EaseUS Todo PCTrans enables you to migrate user accounts and settings from the old PC to a new one.

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You can follow these steps to transfer Dropbox between Two PCs with this software:

Step 1. Connect two computers

Ensure that the two computers are on the same LAN. You need to run EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both computers. On the source computer, navigate to the "PC to PC" mode, and click "PC to PC".

choose pc to pc mode to transfer dropbox from one computer to another

Set transfer direction:

  1. - From old PC to new PC, select "New".
  2. - From new PC to old PC, select "Old".

select transfer direction

Recognize the destination computer by its device name. Connect to target PC, input account password, or verification code of the target PC.

connect two pcs to transfer dropbox from one computer to another

Step 2. Choose Dropbox to transfer

Now hover your mouse over the "Applications" category.

choose applications to transfer dropbox from one computer to another

Locate the Dropbox, tick the box and click "Transfer".

choose dropbox to transfer from one computer to another

Step 3. Start Dropbox transfer

Let EaseUS Todo PCTrans migrate the cloud drive application from one computer to the other without any hassle.

Conclusion

You can transfer files from Dropbox to iCloud on PC, Mac, and iPhone/iPad. Transferring files from Dropbox to iCloud helps you access more free storage space and Apple-enabled features and create file backups. Dropbox offers a free storage space of 2GB, while iCloud offers 5GB.

If you want to move programs and user accounts from one PC to another, the most recommended tool for use is EaseUS Todo PCTrans. This software enables seamless data migration and also allows the transfer of large files within a short time.

To enjoy the amazing features of EaseUS Todo PCTrans today, ensure you download the trial version here.

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About the Author

Updated by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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How to Transfer Files from Dropbox to iCloud

Try smart Windows 11 data transfer tool to move all data in 1 click.

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