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Manage connectors and cloud storage

Acrobat Reader makes it easy to store and work with files stored in the cloud. Document Cloud, Creative Cloud, and Dropbox are fully integrated. Other cloud storage solutions can be added as locations by using the Document Picker.

Document Cloud


Document Cloud

Opening Document Cloud files

The Location Chooser in My Documents view displays all your connected document locations. To view files stored in Adobe's Document Cloud:

  1. Choose My Documents > Location Chooser > Document Cloud.
  2. Tap a PDF or tap the Search icon to find a document by its title.

Upload file iconUploading an open PDF

Note that any change to a file already in Document Cloud results in that file being automatically saved and uploaded. To upload a file not already in Document Cloud (for example, a local file):

  1. Log in to Document Cloud.
  2. Open a PDF.
  3. Tap share icon > Save to Document Cloud.

Cloud iconVerifying a file is uploaded

To see what files exist on Document Cloud, do one of the following:

Note: The icon to the right of the file name indicates the file location.

Saving file changes

If you are logged in to Document Cloud, your file is automatically saved.


Linking a Dropbox account

Dropbox support includes adding multiple Dropbox accounts (connections). Also, from within Acrobat you can: To link your accounts:
  1. Go to My Documents.
  2. Tap the Location Chooser.
  3. Tap Add next to Dropbox.
  4. When asked whether to allow the connection, tap Allow.
  5. Tap OK.

Adding another Dropbox account

You can connect to multiple Dropbox accounts:

  1. Go to My Documents.
  2. Tap the Location Chooser.
  3. Tap Add a Dropbox Account.

Editing a Dropbox file in Acrobat

In addition to viewing and editing Dropbox files in Acrobat, you can start the edit workflow from within Dropbox:
  1. Open Dropbox.
  2. Select a PDF.
  3. Tap dp edit icon.
  4. Tap Adobe Acrobat Reader.

Copying a Dropbox file to Acrobat

To copy a Dropbox file to Acrobat and store it locally:

  1. Open Dropbox.
  2. Select a PDF.
  3. Tap share icon.
  4. Tap Open In...
  5. Choose Copy to Adobe Acrobat.

Tap Back to Dropbox to return to Dropbox.

Opening a Dropbox file from within Acrobat

  1. Choose My Documents > Location Chooser > Dropbox.
  2. Tap a PDF or tap the Search icon to find a document by its title.

To disconnect your Acrobat and Dropbox accounts, open the Tool Switcher and tap My Account > Dropbox > Disconnect From This Device.

Document Picker

The Document Picker is an Apple feature that Acrobat leverages to help you access files in other locations. In addition to Adobe's Document Cloud and Dropbox described above, you can connect Acrobat to other 3rd party solutions simply by installing those apps and allowing Acrobat to access them. Support includes (but is not limited to):

While the Document Picker lists all cloud storage providers on your device, not all providers support opening files from the Picker. These include Creative Cloud, Dropbox, Amazon Drive, and so on. When a provider does not support opening files, the message "Doesn't support opening files" appears under the providers name in the Manage Locations list. Toggling the option on or off for these providers has no effect.

Note: Providers that are fully integrated with Acrobat need not be accessed through the Document Picker. For example, you can view and edit Dropbox and Creative Cloud files even if the Document Picker shows the message "Doesn't support opening files".

Adding a location to Document Picker

  1. Install a cloud storage app such as Box.
  2. In Acrobat, open Location Chooser.
  3. Tap More Locations....
  4. You should see the newly installed app listed. To the right of the app name, toggle the option on.

Managing Document Picker locations

With the Document Picker in view, tap More to manage app settings. From here you can:

  1. Toggle access to the file provider on and off.
  2. Rearrange the location order by long pressing the three-lined icon and dragging the line to a new location.
  3. View whether an app is newly installed. A blue dot indicates that a new app is installed and that you should enabled it.