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The battery percentage on my tablet has reached 30%, which is still reporting as about 11 hours left before it goes flat. However, my Dropbox app has stopped uploading files reporting:

Camera Upload (x left): Low battery, charge to resume

I'm not anywhere near anything I can use to start it but I want it to continue uploading screenshots I take in the mean time.

How can I force Dropbox to upload even if the charge is low?

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Haven't got anything with a low enough battery around to test, but I'm pretty sure that it still allows you to manually upload files if you open the app and upload the pictures yourself. – GAThrawn Dec 20 '13 at 13:50
I don't want to do it manually though! There definitely doesn't seem to be a setting to override the behaviour that I can kind though – Flyk Dec 20 '13 at 13:57
Sounds like a feature request that you should make of the Dropbox folks. – Al E. Dec 20 '13 at 14:10
It is advisable we address our comments on the matter (and/or follow up its updates) on this Dropbox forum post. The more followers/answers, the better are the chances the issue will be resolved. – Krige Jul 15 '15 at 7:52
up vote 5 down vote accepted

Currently the official Dropbox app doesn't support automatic camera upload if you have charge less than 30%. You can do it manually though or through a browser.

Only 3rd party apps like DropSync can upload when it is at low charge.

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I don't know of a way to cause the DropBox app to do it, but if you use DropSync (an third-party app that syncs Android<->DropBox), you can control the sync vs. battery behavior.

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Plug it into will upload straight away. Not always feasible I know but at least you don't actually have to wait for the battery charge to be does go ahead and upload straight away.

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