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March 29, 2016 /Product News /Reader /

Dropbox Integration Now Available for Acrobat Reader on Android

Late last year, we announced a partnership with Dropbox to simplify the way people and organizations work together with documents. The goal of our partnership is to help you be more productive and let you work the way you want with PDF documents—accessing them from a range of devices at home, in the office, or on the go.

With that in mind, I’m excited to report that we’ve now extended the Dropbox integration to the over 300 million Acrobat Reader customers who have installed our app on Android devices. And the Dropbox team has delivered an update to its Android app, so you can enjoy the benefits of the integration starting from Dropbox.

This follows recent integration updates we rolled out to customers on iPhone and iPad (you can download our iOS app here), alongside Dropbox’s updated iOS app. And, of course, the integration also includes our Acrobat DC and Acrobat Reader desktop apps.

The feedback you’ve shared about the integration has been great, and we know many of you have been taking advantage of it. In fact, in the few short months since it’s been available, millions of people have connected Acrobat Reader mobile to their Dropbox account, and over one million PDF files stored in Dropbox are being opened in Acrobat Reader mobile each month.

Go get it!

Starting now, you can download or update your Acrobat Reader mobile app on Android tablets or smartphones to take advantage of the integration with Dropbox. And Dropbox has updated its Android app, which you can download here.

After you update or install Acrobat Reader mobile on Android, it’s as simple as choosing to add your Dropbox Basic, Pro or Business account. Once that connection is made, you’ll have access to all the PDF files stored in your Dropbox account, directly from Acrobat Reader.


After installing Acrobat Reader mobile, simply add your Dropbox account to access all your PDF documents stored in Dropbox.

On the Dropbox side, once you update or install the Dropbox app on Android, you’ll be prompted to “do more with your PDF documents.” With a tap, you can then launch Acrobat Reader from Dropbox to view and take action on files.


When previewing PDF files in the Dropbox Android app, quickly launch Acrobat Reader to take common actions on documents.

Do more

Once you’ve made the connection between the Adobe and Dropbox apps, you can electronically sign, highlight, annotate, or add comments to PDF files in Acrobat Reader mobile, and your changes will be automatically saved back to Dropbox. It’s then simple to share the updated documents with friends or colleagues using a Dropbox link or shared folder. And you can count on the fact that files will be synced in Dropbox, whether you’re on your Android smartphone or tablet, on, or at your computer.

Stay in touch

With over 18 billion PDF files stored in Dropbox, the Adobe and Dropbox teams have been anxious to roll out the integration across platform and devices—to get the capabilities into the hands of as many of you as possible. For those on Android devices, we hope you enjoy the possibilities; please keep in touch and share your thoughts.

Android: Download the Android app for Acrobat Reader, or download Dropbox’s updated Android app.

iOS: Download the iOS app for Acrobat Reader, or download Dropbox’s updated iOS app

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  • By Bob Flynn - 8:11 AM on March 30, 2016   Reply

    Hey Jon, I would love to see Adobe step up integration with enterprise-grade file sync and share solutions like Box. Consumer tools are nice, but they don’t help us.

    • By Document Cloud Team - 2:08 PM on March 31, 2016   Reply

      Thank you for your interest and input, Bob, it’s much appreciated! ^AR

  • By Jonathan - 9:38 PM on April 2, 2016   Reply

    Hi. Since this update to my Android App, dropbox syncing is no longer working. It worked perfectly before if I opened the file directly from my dropbox app, but now it doesn’t seem to synchronize back. How is this integration?

    This is ironic and terrible. Please fix it fast!

    • By Document Cloud Team - 9:22 AM on April 4, 2016   Reply

      Hi Jonathan,

      Are you opening the PDF from within Adobe Acrobat Reader on your Android device? Have you added your Dropbox account to Reader?


      • By David - 4:57 PM on April 10, 2016   Reply


        I am having the exact same problem as Jonathan. Before the update, I could highlight PDFs from my Dropbox with Acrobat Reader on Android, and the changes would automatically upload to my Dropbox. With the new integration, changes are never uploaded.

        Yes, I added my Dropbox account to Reader. Actually I did not find a way to open a PDF from my Dropbox with Reader without enabling the integration, which sucks. Please let use choose whether or not we want that integration!

  • By Chris - 4:09 AM on April 4, 2016   Reply

    This is the final straw, I just installed another PDF reader.
    Requiring to be online and connect your Dropbox account with Adobe Reader, really?

    • By Document Cloud Team - 9:16 AM on April 4, 2016   Reply

      Hi Chris,

      You don’t need to be online to use Adobe Reader nor are you required to use Dropbox—it’s just a convenience for accessing your files.


  • By Mike - 12:50 AM on July 15, 2016   Reply

    I have installed adobe acrobat DC several times; I am still experiencing “unfortunately adobe acrobat has stopped”
    Can u send guidelines how to fix. I am using android 4.4 OS.

    • By Document Cloud Team - 11:30 AM on July 29, 2016   Reply

      Hi Mike,

      I would recommend uninstalling and then reinstalling the app on your device.


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