Using Penn+Box on your iOS or Android Device

By now, hopefully you’ve discovered Penn’s new Penn+Box service, which works a lot like Dropbox, except that you get 20GB of free storage. (If not, here’s Kate’s review: http://appsontap.wordpress.com/2012/11/30/dropbox-full-try-pennbox/)

There’s a Box app for the iPhone, iPad, and Android devices, and it turns out you can use your PennKey to log into it, but it’s not a totally straightforward procedure. Here’s the scoop:

download1. Go to the App store and search for Box.  See the screenshot for the correct app to download.  Just click on the word “Free” to start the download.  You’ll need to enter your Apple ID and password.
login2. Launch the Box app from your device and click on the “Log In” tab.Then, instead of typing your username and password, click on “More Login Options.” (on Android this says “Use Company Credentials” instead)
moreoptions3. Next, type your PennKey name followed by “@upenn.edu”.  See the screenshot for an example.  Then click “Continue.”
pennkey4. On the next screen, type your PennKey name and your password.
passcode5. Next, Box will ask you to create a 4-digit passcode that you’ll use in the future to access your files from your device.  Enter it twice, and be sure not to forget it!

That’s it!

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