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How to download digital stickers to your device

Okay so you’ve found the cutest digital stickers (read more about digital stickers here) and you’re ready to purchase and use them. If this is your first time using digital stickers, the first step of just getting them downloaded to your iPhone, iPad, or computer might be the most frustrating step.

But I’ve got you covered. Here, I’m going to break down the steps for each type of file and device.

NOTE: I own an iPhone 13, iPad Air, and MacBook Pro and use Gmail for my email provider, so if you use Android or products other than Apple products and a email provider other than Gmail, these steps may differ slightly.

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PNG Files:

First, if your sticker is a PNG file (just look for .png at the end of the file name), you will follow these steps

For your iPhone:

If your files have been shared in an email, click on the file in your email, find the three dots in the top right corner, click “save to camera roll.” Your file will show up in your camera roll in the “photos” app.

If they’ve been shared via Google Drive, click on the file and long press on the file until the option shows up to “save to camera roll,” and then click “ok.”

If they’ve been shared via DropBox, click the three dots to the very right of the file and click “save to device.” If it is not an image file (such as JPG or PNG) you won’t see the option to “save to device.” Instead, click “share,” “export file,” and then “save to files.”

For your iPad:

If your files have been shared in an email, find the download button and click that to download it to your tablet. It will show up in your “downloads” folder in the “files” app.

If they’ve been shared via Google Drive, click on the file and long press on the file until the option shows up to “save to camera roll,” and then click “ok.”

If they’ve been shared via DropBox, click the three dots to the very right of the file and click “save to device.” If it is not an image file (such as JPG or PNG) you won’t see the option to “save to device.” Instead, click “share,” “export file,” and then “save to files.”

For your computer:

If your files have been shared in an email, find the download button and click that to download it to your computer.

If they’ve been shared via Google Drive, right click the file and click “download.”

If they’ve been shared via DropBox, click the three dots to the very right of the file and click “download.”

Once downloaded, you will find the files saved to your “downloads” folder, or whichever folder you have selected.

GoodNotes Files

If your sticker is a GoodNotes file (just look for .goodnotes at the end of the file name), you will follow these steps:

For your iPhone:

If your files have been shared in an email, click on the file in your email, find the export button in the top right corner (the icon of a document with an arrow pointing up), click “save to files.” Your downloaded file will show up in your “files” app.

If they’ve been shared via Google Drive, click on the file and then the three dots in the upper right corner. Click “open in” and then select either “save to files” to save it to your “files” app to open later or “open in goodnotes” to open the file immediately in the GoodNotes app. 

If they’ve been shared via DropBox, click the three dots to the very right of the file and click “share,” “export file,” and then “save to files.”

For your iPad:

If your files have been shared in an email, find the download button and click that to download it to your tablet. It will show up in your “downloads” folder in the “files” app. Go to your “files” app, click on the file you just downloaded and then click on the export icon in the bottom left corner. Click on the icon for the “GoodNotes” app. You will see a similar dialog box. Just click “import as new document” to open your file in GoodNotes. 

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If they’ve been shared via Google Drive, click on the file and then the three dots in the upper right corner. Click “open in” and then select either “save to files” to save it to your “files” app to open later or “open in goodnotes” to open the file immediately in the GoodNotes app. You will see the same dialog box as shown in the above picture. Just click “import as new document” to open your file in GoodNotes. 

If they’ve been shared via DropBox, click the three dots to the very right of the file and click “share,” “export file,” and then “save to files.” Go to your “files” app, click on the file you just downloaded and then click on the export icon in the bottom left corner. Click on the icon for the “GoodNotes” app. You will see a similar dialog box. Just click “import as new document” to open your file in GoodNotes. 

Collection Files

In GoodNotes, you can create what are called “collections.” These are folders that house a collection of stickers that you save for reuse called “elements.” You will know if it is a collection files, rather than a GoodNotes file by looking at the file name. It will say “.collection” at the end of the file name. 

You’ll open these files the exact same way you open normal GoodNotes files (refer to the instructions above). The only difference is the dialog box that will open up once you’ve selected to “open in GoodNotes” will look like this. 

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All you have to do is name the collection and hit “create” to create a “collection,” or folder of elements. You will be able to access this folder, or “collection” of saved stickers (referred to as “elements” in GoodNotes) by clicking on the tool with the star icon when editing your GoodNotes page. Refer to this article here for more details on how to use your elements.  

That's It! You Did It!

That’s it! I hope that helps you get started, let me know what questions you have in the comments!

Also, ff you’re really just getting started out here and wondering, what’s the difference between Google Drive, DropBox, GoodNotes—what are all of these apps—you might find this article helpful.

I’m Monika & I’m the founder of Honey Boo Designs, an illustration/design brand. 

I create custom digital portraits, stickers, GIFs, and other digital products of YOUR pet! 

The inspiration behind my designs comes largely from my pupper, Honey (a mini Cavalier King Charles/Poodle mix). 

I hope you’ll make yourself at home here 

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