OneDrive for iOS: FAQ

Here are the basics about using the OneDrive app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Download the app for iOS.

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Add a photo or video

  1. Open the OneDrive app.

  2. Tap the More button in the upper right.

  3. Tap Add Items, and then choose from the options you see—you can create a folder, take a photo or video, or choose to upload an existing photo or video.

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Share files and folders

You can share files and folders using the OneDrive app.

To share a file

  1. Tap the file you want to share and tap the Share button.

  2. To give only specific people permission, choose Invite People, add the contacts, and then tap Add. To get a link that you can paste in a message, choose Share a Link, choose View Only or View and Edit. To download and attach the file, choose Send Files, and then choose the app you want to use.

To share a folder

  1. Tap the folder you want to share and then tap the More button in the upper right.

  2. Tap Sharing and Permissions.

  3. To give only specific people permission, choose Invite People, add the contacts, and then tap Add. To get a link that you can paste in a message, choose Share a Link, choose View Only or View and Edit.

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Automatically save photos and videos you take to OneDrive

When you first sign in to OneDrive, you'll be asked if you'd like to automatically upload photos and videos you take on your phone to OneDrive. Tap OK to turn on automatic upload. You can also turn this on from Settings. Here's how:

  1. In the OneDrive app, tap Settings, and then tap Camera Backup.

  2. Turn on Camera Backup to automatically upload photos and videos to OneDrive.

    To see the uploaded photos and videos, tap Backup.

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  • All photos and videos will be uploaded at their original sizes when you're on a Wi‑Fi network. If you want to use your mobile network, tap Settings, tap Camera Backup, and then turn on Use Mobile Network.

  • For more help with camera backup, contact customer support.

Change the Microsoft account you use for OneDrive

In the OneDrive app, tap Settings and then tap Sign Out. Sign back in with the account you want to use.

See how much storage space you have

In the OneDrive app, go to Settings to see your total storage and space available.

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