Using Box on BlackBerry 10

Integrate your Box account with your BlackBerry Z10 or BlackBerry Q10

Box BlackBerry 10
By Adam Zeis on 18 Feb 2013 12:31 pm EST

BlackBerry 10 features some awesome integration including Dropbox, Evernote and Box. With Box, you can seamlessly integrate your account so your files will be accessible right from the file manager on BlackBerry 10.

You can even choose to automatically upload photos and videos from your device to your Box account. When you take a photo or shoot a video on your BlackBerry 10 device, Box will grab it and automatically sync the files to your account so you can access them from a PC or another device connected to Box.

Your Box files are localized on your device so you can always get to them on the go and will stay in sync across your devices with your Box account.

This makes for a truly great experience and provides useful in numerous ways. Keep reading and we'll show you how to get up and running with Box on your BlackBerry 10 device.


Setting Up

To get started, open the Box app on your device. Enter your credentials or sign up for a new account

BlackBerry 10 Box  BlackBerry 10 Box

After you connect Box, you will see a screen with a few settings where you can choose to sync both files and videos. Toggle these on if you want to sync photos and videos taken on your BlackBerry 10 device to your Box acount.  A fun thing to note is here that anything you drop in the camera folder on your device will sync with Box after you complete the setup. 

BlackBerry 10 Box


  • Once connected you will be able to view and manage your Box files natively on the device. To do so, head to the File Manager
  • Swipe right and choose Box

BlackBerry 10 Box  BlackBerry 10 Box

Here you will see your Box files and folders and are free to copy, move and share them right from your device.

Connecting to a Computer

Box Sync

You can also install Box sync on your computer to sync files between your BlackBerry 10 device and a Windows PC or Mac. Once installed you'll be able to transfer files back and forth on both devices. This setup is the same as connecting to Dropbox.

The cool thing about Box right now is the automatic uploading. So every time you take a photo or video on your BlackBerry 10 device, it will automatically upload to your Box account so you'll always have a backup and you'll be able to grab the files from your connected computer. This feature is great for snagging screenshots for blog posts :-)

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Reader comments

Using Box on BlackBerry 10


Cool option, and a great way for a nice "surprise" at the end of the month from your "friendly" carrier with our anemic (Canadian) data plans. :)
Might there be an option to sync only when connected via WiFi?

I don't have a box account but with the dropbox setup you can. Once you've done the initial setup you go back to the Connect to Dropbox app on the home screen and you can toggle wifi only synching on/off

Yup you can - as you can see in the settings screen above, you can just toggle cellular data off to use only WiFi

My pictures and videos are not automatically sycing, after I inserted a media card I guess it stopped working, does anyone know how to choose which folder your files are uploaded to?

From what I gather, you have to save camera images directly to the device instead of the SD card to do this...kinda stupid, but hopefully they will change this with an OS update..

i went through another of their promotions and got me 25 gigs of space free. then went through the bb10 one for another 10 and had an original account ad had 30 referrals and have 300gigs on that one that's 335 gigs of storage, twice what my laptop has. I'm so in the clouds that I can't see the ground anymore.

For SkyDrive or other cloud, you can use PlayCloud 10 available in the BlackBerry World (free and paid application). Synchronization is in devel, I wait my device to complete and release this feature.

A reasonable solution for the interim but we really need native support for Skydrive at a level that is equally integrated as Box and DropBox. I am surprised that more people are n't crying out for this especially with the new cloud features offered in the latest version of Office365.

+1 - i like windows 8 with skydrive integration and i want the same for bb10. I hope it's coming soon.

I just read this and the dropbox post. What is the difference between the two? Is either one better? Which one should I get (lots of pictures, want to sync music from computer)?

With z10 10.3.1 update, the new data monitoring shows large amount of activity by box, even though I have mobile data option turned off, and don't use Box for anything except photos, and there are only a few.