Dropbox: How to View How Much of Your Space You are Using

Written By Steven Arends

What do you do if you are a Dropbox user, and suddenly Dropbox is warning you for data?

Generally, every cloud service has a storage limit. For Dropbox, a free account starts with 2GB of secure data storage. It becomes a big problem when you want to store your important data or pictures, and Dropbox warns that no data is left.

Dropbox keeps track of how much data users are using. So if you know how to check your Dropbox storage in advance, you will not face this problem.

It’s easy to check storage in Dropbox. Follow the whole article to know how to check storage in Dropbox quickly.

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How to Check How Much Space Left in Dropbox

Dropbox is available for all OS. You can always access your backed-up files wherever you are. Therefore, checking how much storage you have left using both platforms is easy. Your Dropbox storage is calculated based on the amount of your Dropbox content. Depending on your Dropbox plan, your account has fixed data storage.

Here are the different methods to check Dropbox storage on different platforms:

On Windows  

Using the Dropbox app on Windows, you can easily check its storage. Sometimes the Dropbox app can not be found in the system tray. Then you can open the app from your hidden menu beside the battery icon.

Here are the steps to check Dropbox space on Windows: 

  • Launch
  • Click on the Dropbox icon from the system tray.
  • Click on Dropbox information, and Dropbox will open in the web browser.
  • Click on your profile. click-on-your-profile

After this, you should see how much storage you’re using in your Dropbox.

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On Web

If you do not have a Dropbox app or don’t want to go through the hassle of downloading and installing it, you can easily log in to the Dropbox web and view your storage.

Here are the steps to check Dropbox space on the web:  

  • Go to the official Dropbox website. Using-the-Web-vr
  • Login to your account.
  • Click on your Profile icon from the top right side.
  • Select Settings from the menu. Using-the-Web
  • Click Plan inside the settings menu. Using-the-Web-Versi

Here you can see your storage with some additional information, such as which files are occupying your storage.

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On Mac

One of the benefits of using Dropbox is that it is available for most popular operating systems. Dropbox has launched a version for Mac. In the case of the Mac, it is much easier to check the storage.

Here are the steps to check Dropbox space on Mac:

  • Open Dropbox for Mac from the menu bar icon
  • Click on the Arrow icon next to your profile name.
  • Click on the Settings button. dropbox-mac

You will see your storage capacity in the first option of the next menu.

On Android

You can download Dropbox on your android and sync your Dropbox account with the app.

Android users can easily find out how much space has been used by using the app.

Here are the steps to check Dropbox storage on android:

  • Open the Dropbox app from the menu. Checking-on-Android-phone
  • Tap on the three-bar icon from the top left. Checking-on-Android

Here you can see how much storage you are using next to your Gmail.

On iOS

Dropbox is also available on iOS App Store. You can sync your account and use Dropbox on your iPhone as well. Most of the apps on Android and iOS tend to work in the same way without some minor changes.

Here are the steps to check dropbox storage on iOS:

  • Launch Dropbox from the iOS menu. Dropbox-os
  • Go to the Recent page. Dropbox-ios
  • Tap on Account at the bottom right corner. Dropbox-osi

Inside the space values, you can locate your leftover space. The good thing is that you can change your display values by tapping on the statistics.


How do I clean up my Dropbox?

Open your dropbox app and click the three-line bar at the top corner of your screen. Tap the Setting icon for the menu. Scroll down and click on the clear cache option.

How do I use Dropbox without paying?

 For Windows or Mac, just install the Dropbox app. And for the web, go to their official website and login to use Dropbox without paying.

Is Google Drive better than Dropbox?

Google Drive offers you a free account with more storage than Dropbox. Dropbox tracks and syncs changes to files faster than Google drive.

Now the choice is yours!

How many photos can Dropbox hold?

Google Drive starts with 2Gb of free storage. If you want more, then you need to pay for their plan.

Is Dropbox cloud storage? 

Dropbox provides several cloud storage options. You can store your photos, files, and documents safely in Dropbox. It also accesses file uploads from multiple devices.


Dropbox is one of the most popular cloud services in the whole world. Users can easily access their files or documents from three different devices.

Therefore, It’s an excellent cloud service for sharing files with friends and others. I hope finishing the article helps you know how you can view the space you are using.

If you are still curious to know about Dropbox, let me know in the comments section below.

About The Author
Steven Arends is a computer science graduate and tech enthusiast with over 10 years of experience in the field. He has a vast collection of computer hardware and loves exploring the latest advancements. As a contributing author to 10Scopes, Steven shares his expertise to make the world of technology more accessible and easier to understand for all readers.

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