Connect to an existing library on a new iOS device using Dropbox sync

Have you already set up syncing of your Papers 3 library on another device? And you would like to share this library with your iOS device?

(You can download the free Papers app for iPhone/iPad here.)

These instructions outline how to connect to an existing library on a new iOS device. Please ensure you have met all the prerequisites before you begin.

Set up syncing

  1. If you haven’t done so already, please sign up to Dropbox and install the Dropbox client.

  2. Open Papers 3 and go to Settings (3 dots)>Set up Synchronization

  3. The Dropbox client will be launched. Please log into Dropbox and authorise access.

  4. Select the Library.papers3 folder you wish to connect to.

  5. Papers should now sync your library. The initial sync can take some time. You can view the progress under Settings (3 dots).

  6. In the future you can manually sync using the Sync now button under Settings (3 dots), as well as set your preference to sync automatically, limit file storage, and sync using mobile data (under Settings (3 dots)>Settings).

Share this library with your other devices

There is no limit on the number of devices that may share this library. Find out how to connect to this library from another Mac, Windows, or iOS device.