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    Default Dropbox doesn't auto upload pics until I open app?

    Does anyone else have this problem? On my GNex, Dropbox would immediately start uploading a pic once it was taken (assuming I had enough battery juice and was on wifi). My N5 does not do this. I've doublechecked the settings to make sure auto upload is on and my battery life is great. I have to open the app, then close the app, and the pics start uploading. I don't have to change any settings are click any buttons, just open and close the app.
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    Default Re: Dropbox doesn't auto upload pics until I open app?

    I'm not having an issues with auto-uploading with the Nexus 5. Perhaps uninstall then re-install the app to see if that helps.
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    Default Re: Dropbox doesn't auto upload pics until I open app?

    my Dropbox App on Nexus 5 Auto Uploads Camera pics fine without opening the Dropbox App but now there is definitely a delay of at least 10 seconds before it starts uploading. i do not remember having this delay when i was using my old G-Nex - it was pretty much an immediate upload. however i don't know if this new delay is because of the Nexus/KItKat or if it was due to a change to the Dropbox App or system. not a big deal either way.

    are you sure it's not just a delay you are seeing. test it out again - wait 60+ seconds.
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    Default Re: Dropbox doesn't auto upload pics until I open app?

    Thanks for the replies. This definitely just isn't a delay issue. I took some snaps yesterday afternoon that hadn't yet uploaded this morning. When I went into the app this morning, it started uploading at that point.

    I'll try the un/reinstall and see if that works.
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    Default Re: Dropbox doesn't auto upload pics until I open app?

    I've got the same issue... did a reinstall work for you? I won't have a chance to try until tomorrow, here's hoping!
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    Default Re: Dropbox doesn't auto upload pics until I open app?

    It's been an intermittent problem with me going back to my Samsung GS4. I'm pretty sure it's a Dropbox issue and how it utilizes running in the background.
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    Default Re: Dropbox doesn't auto upload pics until I open app?

    Still having the trouble, even after 4.4.2 and after an uninstall/reinstall of the app. I don't understand why it works for some folks and not for others. I don't use any task killer app or battery saver features.
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    Default Re: Dropbox doesn't auto upload pics until I open app?

    Do you have it set to only back up on wifi or when plugged in?
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    Default Re: Dropbox doesn't auto upload pics until I open app?

    Do you have it set to Wifi Only or Wifi and Data for your back ups?
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    Default Re: Dropbox doesn't auto upload pics until I open app?

    I just tried to do 2 dropbox uploads within hours from each other at my desk in my apartment (LTE on T-Mobile). First photo uploaded immediately with the confirmation notification. 2nd photo didn't upload for about 3 minutes until I opened the app and it immediately uploaded.

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    Default Re: Dropbox doesn't auto upload pics until I open app?

    Quote Originally Posted by Blake Mead View Post
    Do you have it set to Wifi Only or Wifi and Data for your back ups?
    Wifi only, but I am connected to wifi. Over the course of a day I have traveled in and out of wifi connection and it still doesn't upload until I open the app.
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    Default Re: Dropbox doesn't auto upload pics until I open app?

    Quote Originally Posted by whitenack View Post
    Wifi only, but I am connected to wifi. Over the course of a day I have traveled in and out of wifi connection and it still doesn't upload until I open the app.
    I would wager it is a wifi issue versus a dropbox issue. Try to set it to upload without wifi and try a few pics to see if they upload. The wifi on the my Nexus 5 has been a bit wonky since 4.4.2. If I turn off the wifi before leaving the wifi area no issues. But if I it on and leave wifi, it sometimes does not reconnect.
    Lumia 925 w/Black, Nexus 5 (32GB), Moto X (32GB), Lumia 1020, Google Edition S4, Galaxy S4 (32GB), S4 Active, Nexus 4, Note 2, Galaxy S3, Galaxy Note (ATT), Galaxy Note Intl., Galaxy S2 Skyrocket, Nexus S, Atrix 2, Atrix, Galaxy S1 Captivate, Nexus 7 (32GB), iPad 4, Dell Venue Pro 8
    and yes...an iPhone 5 too...
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    Default Re: Dropbox doesn't auto upload pics until I open app?

    Quote Originally Posted by whitenack View Post
    Does anyone else have this problem? On my GNex, Dropbox would immediately start uploading a pic once it was taken (assuming I had enough battery juice and was on wifi). My N5 does not do this. I've doublechecked the settings to make sure auto upload is on and my battery life is great. I have to open the app, then close the app, and the pics start uploading. I don't have to change any settings are click any buttons, just open and close the app.
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    Default Re: Dropbox doesn't auto upload pics until I open app?

    I can confirm that the new update works!

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