OneDrive How-to

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Getting OneDrive

Get OneDrive on your device

Download the app for your computer, tablet, phone, or Xbox.

Windows

OneDrive is built into Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.

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If you have Windows 7 or Windows Vista, install the OneDrive desktop app for Windows. This creates a OneDrive folder on your PC that’s kept in sync with OneDrive.

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Mac

Install OneDrive on your Mac and automatically sync files in your OneDrive folder across all of your devices.

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Windows

OneDrive is already built in to the latest version of Windows tablets. Easily view, upload and share files, photos, and more. You can also automatically back up your camera roll.

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iOS

Download the OneDrive app for iOS and view, upload, and share files, photos, and more right from your iPad. You can even back up your camera roll automatically.

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Android

Download the OneDrive app for Android and view, upload, and share files, photos, and more from your Android tablet. You can even back up your camera roll automatically.

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Windows Phone

Because OneDrive is already built in to your Windows Phone, you can easily view photos and documents and automatically back up your camera roll. Get the OneDrive mobile app to view, upload, and share other files.

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iOS

Download the OneDrive mobile app and view, upload, and share files, photos, and more. You can even back up your camera roll automatically.

Download on the App Store

Android

Download the OneDrive mobile app and view, upload, and share files, photos, and more. You can even back up your camera roll automatically.

Download from Google Play

Download from the Amazon Appstore

Xbox One

Say 'Xbox, Bing' and then 'OneDrive', or browse apps to install OneDrive from the Store.

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Xbox 360

  • From Xbox Home, select apps.
  • Select Browse Apps and then social.
  • Select OneDrive and install the app.
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Saving and Sharing Photos

Add photos and videos from your phone or tablet

Upload files to OneDrive from your Windows 8.1 tablet, Windows Phone, iPhone, iPad, or Android device.

Windows

Windows 8.1

To add photos or videos to OneDrive individually, open the OneDrive app from the Start screen, swipe up, tap “Add files,” and then pick the items you want to add.

To save photos and videos you take to OneDrive automatically:

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, tap Settings, and then tap Change PC settings.
  2. Tap Camera roll, and then choose Upload photos at good quality, or for higher resolution copies, choose Upload photos at best quality.
Windows Phone

Windows Phone

To add photos or videos to OneDrive individually, tap OneDrive in the App list, and then tap Add. Tap a photo to upload it.

To save photos and videos you take to OneDrive automatically:

  1. In the App list, tap Photos.
  2. Tap More, and then tap Settings.
  3. Under Auto upload, tap OneDrive.
  4. Under Photos or Videos, tap the upload type you want: Good quality for lower resolution or Best quality for full resolution.
iOS

iOS

To add photos or videos to OneDrive individually, open the OneDrive app, tap the More button in the upper right, tap Add Items, and then choose what you want to upload.

To save photos and videos you take to OneDrive automatically:

  1. Tap Settings, and then tap Camera Backup.
  2. Turn on Camera Backup.
Android

Android

To add photos or videos to OneDrive individually, open the OneDrive app, tap the Upload button, tap Upload photos and videos, choose the files you want to upload, and then tap UPLOAD.

To save photos and videos you take to OneDrive automatically (Android 4.0 or later only):

  1. Open the OneDrive app.
  2. Open Settings and tap Camera backup.
  3. Set Camera backup to ON.
Working with documents

Create, edit, and share Office documents for free

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