Your co-collaborator is organizing several folders in Dropbox (adding, deleting, renaming). In response, Dropbox notifications start popping up on your screen every few seconds. How can you stop these nagging notifications from ruining your day?


Turn off notifications in Dropbox

1. Click the Dropbox icon of your menu bar.

2. Click on your profile picture (your initials). Select Preferences…

3. Click Notifications. Uncheck all of the boxes.

Use the Notifications menu in Dropbox to disable some (not all) types of notifications. To learn more, scroll down to Additional Information.

4. Close the window.

Turn off notifications in Notification Center of macOS

1. Click the Apple menu. Click System Preferences…

2. Click Notifications.

3. Select Dropbox. Click on the image of a blank window titled None. Uncheck all of the notification options.

You may still receive some system notifications from Dropbox. To learn more, scroll to Additional Information.

4. Close the window.

Additional Information

You have successfully disabled system notifications related to file and folder changes in Dropbox and macOS. However, you may still receive notifications from Dropbox when you are low on storage space or to offer promotions. Unfortunately, Dropbox has not yet granted users the ability to turn of those types of notifications.

Dropbox uses Notification Center in macOS to push a promotion

In addition, you will continue to receive email notifications from Dropbox. If you don’t want to receive email notifications, you can change those settings via Dropbox’s website by following the instructions below.

Turn off email notifications

1. Click the Dropbox icon in the menu bar.

2. Click on your profile picture (your initials). Select Preferences…

3. Click Notifications. Click the link ‘View more settings on‘.

Clicking on the link will take you to using your default web browser

4. Uncheck the options you wish to disable.

It’s advisable to keep some Dropbox email notifications for security purposes

5. You will see a notification that the changes have taken effect at the top of the web page.

Full disclosure — this doesn’t work 100% of the time, but it is the solution that works the most often. If you are having trouble with your Dropbox notifications still, feel free to contact us and we are more than happy to help you get back to work without these distractions.

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Luke Kumanchik

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