How to Sync Obsidian Notes with Dropbox on Mobile - A Tutorial

For me, having access to my notes from any device is crucial to keeping them organized and accessible. I personally use Dropbox, a cloud storage service, to store my Obsidian notes. Obsidian, a powerful note-taking app, allows me to create a range of notes, from simple to-do lists to in-depth research notes. By syncing Obsidian with Dropbox, I can ensure that my notes are always at my fingertips.

Setting up Obsidian and Dropbox on Mobile

To connect Obsidian and Dropbox on mobile, first, you'll need to install the apps on your device. Then, open the Obsidian app and head over to the "Settings" tab. From there, tap on the "Sync" option and choose "Dropbox." You'll be prompted to sign in to your Dropbox account, and once you've done so, your Obsidian notes will automatically sync with Dropbox.


Here are a few tips for syncing Obsidian with Dropbox on mobile:

  • Ensure that your device has a reliable internet connection.
  • Ensure that there is ample storage space on your device.
  • Make sure to use the newest version of Dropbox and Obsidian.
  • If encountering difficulties with syncing, try restarting your device or reinstalling both Dropbox and Obsidian.
  • Benefits

You'll experience a few advantages by connecting Obsidian with Dropbox on your mobile device. Here are some of the benefits:

  • You can get to your notes from any device you use
  • You'll have peace of mind knowing your notes are secure
  • Sharing notes with others becomes simple
  • Collaborating with others on notes is a breeze.

Troubleshooting Obsidian Mobile Dropbox Issues

Here are some issues that may come up when attempting to sync Obsidian with Dropbox on mobile that you can check for:

  • Obsidian app not installed on the device. Ensure the Obsidian app is present on the device you're trying to sync with Dropbox.
  • Dropbox app missing from the device. Confirm that the Dropbox app is installed on the device you're trying to sync with Obsidian.
  • Obsidian and Dropbox not connected. Make sure the Obsidian and Dropbox apps are connected to each other.
  • Obsidian and Dropbox not synced. Double-check that the Obsidian and Dropbox apps are in sync.

In my experience, these are some of the common issues that can arise when syncing Obsidian with Dropbox on mobile. It's always a good idea to go through these points and verify that everything is in order before trying to sync the apps again.

Solutions to fix syncing issues, including:

To ensure a seamless sync between Obsidian and Dropbox on your device, I recommend taking these steps:

  • Installing both apps. Make sure you have both the Obsidian and Dropbox apps installed on your device.
  • Connecting the apps. Ensure that Obsidian and Dropbox are connected to each other.
  • Verifying the synchronization. Double-check that the two apps are indeed synced.
  • Rebooting the apps. Sometimes, simply restarting both Obsidian and Dropbox can resolve any syncing issues.
  • Clearing caches. Clearing the cache of both apps may also help resolve any syncing issues.
  • Reinstalling the apps. If all else fails, uninstalling and reinstalling both Obsidian and Dropbox can often fix any syncing problems.

For me, these are the steps that have worked best in ensuring a smooth sync between Obsidian and Dropbox.

Steps to sync Obsidian Notes with Dropbox on Mobile

  1. Tap on the "Settings" icon in the Obsidian app.
  2. Head to the "Sync" tab.
  3. Hit the "Connect to Dropbox" button.
  4. Input your Dropbox credentials.
  5. Tap "Connect."
  6. Your notes in Obsidian will now sync with Dropbox.
  7. And that's it!

Tips for a successful sync

To ensure the protection of your files and have a seamless experience, it's recommended to:

  • Strengthen your Dropbox account's password, to keep unauthorized access at bay.
  • Stay updated with the latest Dropbox app to avail the latest features and bug fixes.
  • Make sure to have a stable internet connection, so your files can be synced smoothly and efficiently.
  • Regularly back up your Obsidian notes, to have a backup in case of any loss or corruption.


In conclusion, syncing your Obsidian notes with Dropbox on mobile is a simple and effective way to keep your notes organized and accessible from anywhere. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can easily set up the connection between the two apps and start using them to their full potential.

Don't forget to share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below and spread the word by sharing this post with anyone who might find it helpful. With these tools at your fingertips, you'll be able to take your note-taking to the next level.