I use Dropbox's automatic upload on the iPhone. Whenever I take a photo, it gets uploaded.

But when I take a burst of photos on the iPhone 5s, only one of them is uploaded. I have to go in and tap Select Favorites and mark each one. How can I change it to mark all photos in the burst as Favorites, or get Dropbox to upload all of them?

I find a computer with a big screen much better suited to the task of comparing photos and picking one.

  • Doesn't Apple's PhotoStream function work to reliably upload all burst photos to a computer?
    – bmike
    Jan 27, 2014 at 15:23
  • Thanks, but I don't use iCloud services when I can avoid the, due to the Apple lock-in. Doesn't iOS let apps access all the photos in a burst? Or does it let them know only of the favorite photos? Jan 28, 2014 at 2:08
  • Settings > Photos and Videos > Turn upload burst photos. Imports through iPhoto on Mac. Dunno about PC. I'll update my PC iTunes and see. Then add to Dropbox from there. Extra step, but whatcha gonna do? I'll see if I can figure out a more direct way soon.
    – user90713
    Sep 15, 2014 at 4:12
  • Thanks, but syncing with a Mac is not the solution I asked for, nor do I have iPhoto on my Mac. Sep 15, 2014 at 5:29
  • See if Google Plus can back up a burst photo. If it can, then tell Dropbox about their missing feature that G+ has.
    – geoO
    Jan 13, 2015 at 19:57

1 Answer 1


For now, the only way to upload all burst photos to Dropbox natively is to connect your iPhone to a computer with a cable, and let Dropbox Camera Upload sync. There it uploads all the photos, and not just the single image as it does while syncing wirelessly.

I too have struggled with a solution to this problem, and pray that in the future it will be resolved...

  • 1
    Does this still work?
    – Alex S
    May 13, 2020 at 16:53

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