Use IU Box on your mobile devices

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Box cloud storage will be retired at Indiana University in spring 2021. Migration of IU's Box data began in June 2020. For details about cloud storage options at IU, see Storage @ IU.

After your files are migrated from Box, the Box versions become read-only. Migrations will be finished by March 2021, and access to Box will be terminated in May 2021.

To access your IU Box files and folders from a mobile device, it's best to install and use the Box app for your device. Box currently has mobile applications for iOS, Android, Windows, and BlackBerry. You can also use Box's mobile site at

There are also many apps that can be used with Box for your personal data. However, you may use only approved apps with university data; see About apps for Box.

Log in

When using the Box app, you should log in using the Single Sign-on (SSO) option. This may be listed as Use Company credentials.

When connecting to your IU Box account from any non-IU login screen, enter your IU email address and no password (any password you enter will be ignored). You will be redirected to log in with your IU username and passphrase. A few applications will not redirect you; these require you to enter an external password. Do not enter your IU passphrase on any non-IU login screen.

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