The Box for iOS mobile applications give you the power and simplicity of Box on your iPhone or iPad. Create, view, edit, and share content on the go, all from your mobile device.
Add Files and Folders
To add files from your iOS device to Box:
Open the Box iOS 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 in the top-right corner.
Choose how you'd like to add files:
Create New Folder: Create a new folder within the folder you're currently viewing
Take Photo or Video: Use your device's camera to take a photo or video and upload it directly to Box
Choose from Library: Upload a photo or video from your device's media library. Selecting this option will open your media library within the Box app. You may have to grant Box permission to access your media library.
Create New Box Note: Create a new Box Note in the folder you are viewing.
Copy, Move, or Delete
To copy, move, or delete multiple items from your Box account using the Box for iPhone or Box for iPad app on your device, follow the steps below:
Navigate to the files/folders you would like to preform the action on.
Select the items you'd like to move, copy, or delete by long pressing (press and hold) on a file/folder. Once you are in Selection Mode (after long pressing to select at least one file), simply tap other files to select them as well. Hit Cancel in the upper left to exit Selection Mode.
Tap Deleteor Move or Copy from the bottom menu to take the appropriate action. If Moving or Copying a file, you will need to select a destination folder.
The Recents section provides quick access to your recently-viewed files. This includes files recently accessed on other devices or in the Box web application.
The following files will appear in this section:
Files opened from a shared link
The last 100 files that you viewed
To access the Recently Opened section, tap Recents in the bottom menu:
Long press a file/folder to select it. Once in Selection Mode, simply tap files to select them. You can exit Selection mode by tapping Cancel in the upper left.
Tap Remove from Recents at the bottom of the screen
You can also clear all recents by tapping Clear All with nothing selected
When using the Recently Opened section, be aware of the following behavioral nuances:
Removing a file from the Recently Opened section does not delete it from Box.
When you swipe to preview a file, it will not appear in the recently-opened list.
If you open a file from this section, swiping will display the next item in the folder where the file resides, not the next item in your Recently Opened section.
Save Files for Offline Access
You can save files and folders from Box to your iOS device so you can access them when your phone is not connected to a network (data or WiFi).
There are two ways to make a file available offline:
Tap the ellipses (...) next to a file/folder's name to open the More Options menu, then tap Make Available Offline.
Swipe from right to left over the file or folder name.
The file will be downloaded for offline access. The job manager will appear at the top of the screen as a file is downloaded, showing you the progress of each download. Tap the job manager for more detailed info about a specific job.
There are three icons that indicate the offline status of a file or folder:
An empty circle next to a file icon means that the file has been cached. You can preview this file when offline.
A grey circle next to a file icon means that the file is being downloaded.
A filled circle next to a file icon means the file has been downloaded and is available for offline access.