Dropbox has made some changes to its website to allow users on the Dropbox free storage plan to only connect up to three laptops, tablets or phones to their account at one time.
Users with more than three devices linked before March 2019 will still be allowed to keep those devices connected, even if they are over the three device limit. But you will no longer be able to add new devices like a new computer or phone. If you have more than three devices that you’d like to use with your account, you will either have to pay for a Plus or Professional plan or get used to constantly linking and unlinking of devices. Mobile devices count toward the three device limit as well. So if your account is linked to a laptop, a phone, and a tablet, you will already have run into the new limit.
It’s hard to view the new restriction as anything but a move by Dropbox to encourage customers to pay for its paid plans, which include the $12.74 per month for the Plus subscription with 1TB of storage or the $25.58 per month Professional plan with 2TB of storage. It’s not the first time we’ve seen this sort of device limit from companies that are looking to push premium subscribers. Still, the change is likely to be a frustrating one for users who were using Dropbox to sync files between multiple devices.