Managing Content with Box for Android

The Box for Android mobile application gives you the power and simplicity of Box on any Android device. Create, view, edit, and share content, all on the go.

 

Adding Files and Folders

To add files from your Android device to Box:

  • Open the Box app
  • Navigate to the folder where you'd like to add your files. If you'd like to create a new folder or add files to the root level of your account, stay on the All Files screen.
  • Tap the + icon at the bottom of the screen

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Choose how you'd like to add files: 

  • New Folder: Create a new folder at the root level of your account or within the folder you're viewing
  • New Document: Create a new Microsoft Office Document or text file. 
  • New Box Note: Create a new Box Note.
  • New Media: Use your device's camera to take a photo or video and upload it directly to Box.
  • Add from Library: Upload media (photo, video, documents) from your device's media library as well as other local document storage apps.

 

 

Move or Copy

 

To move or copy a single item:
  • Navigate to the files/folders that you would like to move or copy. 
  • Tap the ellipses (...) to the right of the file name to open the More Options menu.
  • Drag the menu up to reveal the full list of actions, then select Copy/Move. 

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  • Select a destination, then tap either Copy Here, or Move Here to complete the appropriate action.
  • Alternatively, you can perform these actions after previewing an item. Simply tap the ellipses in the top-right corner of the preview screen, and select Copy/Move.
 
To move or copy multiple items:
  • Navigate to the files/folders that you would like to move or copy. 
  • Select the items you'd like to move or copy by long-pressing (press and hold) on an item, then tap the checkbox next to additional items to select them as well.
  • Once you have selected the appropriate items, tap the Copy/Move icon in the top-right corner. 

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  • Select a destination folder, then tap either Copy Here, or Move Here to complete the appropriate action.

 

Delete

 

To delete a single item:
  • Navigate to the files/folders that you would like to delete. 
  • Tap the ellipses (...) to the right of the file name to open the More Options menu.
  • Drag the menu up to reveal the full list of actions, then tap Delete.

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  • Alternately, you can delete an item after previewing it. Simply tap the ellipses in the top-right corner of the preview screen, and select Delete.
To delete multiple items:
  • Navigate to the files/folders that you would like to move or copy. 
  • Select the items you'd like to delete by long-pressing (press and hold) on a item, then tap the checkbox next to additional items to select them as well. 

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  • Once you have selected the appropriate items, tap the ellipses (...) in the top-right corner. Then tap Delete. 

 

Editing Files

 

You can open and edit files with the appropriate application on your mobile device, provided you have that application installed (e.g. To edit a PowerPoint file, you must have the Microsoft Office mobile app installed on your device).

To edit files:

  • Tap the file to preview it in Box
  • Tap the Open with icon in the top bar:
  • The file will be opened in the default application installed on your device. (The default application used to open a given file type can be modified in your device's settings.)

 

Recents

 

The Recent section gives you quick access to your recently-viewed files. This includes files recently accessed on other devices or browsers.
 
The following files appear in this section:
  • Actively-previewed files
  • Files opened from a shared link
  • The last 100 files that you viewed
 
To access the Recent section: 
  • Open the File menu by tapping the icon in the top-left corner.
  • Tap Recent
 
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Favorites 

 

The Favorites section allows you to quickly access files/folders that you have marked as favorites. Mark files and folders as favorites if you need to access them often.
 
To mark an item as a favorite:
  • Tap the ellipses to the right of the item's name
  • Tap Add to Favorites
To access your Favorites:
  • Open the File menu by tapping the icon in the top-left corner.
  • Tap Favorites
 
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Save Files for Offline Access

 

You can save files and folders from Box to your android device so you can access them when your phone is not connected to a network (data or WiFi). You can access all files saved for offline access by tapping Offline in the file menu (left-hand side menu).
 
To make a single file available for offline use, follow these steps:
  • Locate the file or folder you'd like to save for offline access.
  • Tap the ellipses (...) to open the More Options menu.
  • Tap Make available offline. An icon will appear indicating that your file is now accessible offline.
  • Alternatively, you can perform this action after previewing an item. Simply tap the ellipses in the top-right corner of the preview screen, and select Make available offline.
 
To make multiple files available for offline use, follow these steps:
  • Locate the files or folders you'd like to save for offline access.
  • Select the items you'd like to delete by long-pressing (press and hold) on a item, then tap the checkbox next to additional items to select them as well.
  • Once you have selected the appropriate items, tap the ellipses (...) in the top-right corner. Then tap Make available offline.

 

Exceptions:
  • If you do not have sufficient storage space on your device, you will not be able to save the content for offline use.
  • Box Notes cannot be saved for offline use

 

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