Microsoft OneDrive

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Rated 4.70594 From 317,126 Votes
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  • Last Updated: 2021-07-21
  • New version: 12.41
  • File size: 238.69 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 13.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later

Microsoft OneDrive

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Microsoft OneDrive is an iPhone and Android Productivity App, made by Microsoft Corporation. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - Microsoft Corporation, with the latest current version being 12.41 which was officially released on 2021-07-21. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 317,126 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.70594 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?

Microsoft OneDrive keeps your photos and files backed up, protected, synced, and accessible on all your devices. The OneDrive app lets you view and share OneDrive files, documents, photos, and videos with friends and family. You can use the app to automatically back up your phone's photos and videos. Start with 5 GB of free cloud storage or upgrade to a Microsoft 365 subscription to get 1 TB of storage. Microsoft OneDrive offers the following features: Back up photos and videos • Automatic photo and video backup when you turn on Camera Upload • View photos on your phone, computer, and online File sharing and management • Share docs, photos, videos, and albums with friends and family • Get notifications when a shared document is edited • Set password-protected or expiring sharing links* • Access entire folders on the app without being online* Scan • Scan documents, business cards, receipts, whiteboards, and more • Mark up, sign, and send docs right from the OneDrive mobile app Search • Search docs by name or content Security • Personal Vault lets you protect your important files with identity verification • Restore documents with version history on all files • Ransomware detection and recovery* Works with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook • Back up, view, and save your Office documents. • Use Microsoft Office apps to edit and collaborate in real time on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote files stored in OneDrive. Upgrade to a Microsoft 365 subscription With a Microsoft 365 Personal subscription you get 1TB of storage (1TB of storage per person for up to 6 people with the Family subscription), OneDrive premium features, and access to all features in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote on iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, and you can install Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook on PCs or Macs. To make an in-app purchase of a Microsoft 365 Personal or Family subscription: open the app, tap the Me tab, then tap your storage or the diamond icon. Subscriptions begin at $6.99 a month in the US, and can vary by region. Microsoft 365 subscriptions and OneDrive standalone subscriptions purchased from the app will be charged to your iTunes account and will automatically renew within 24 hours prior to the end of the current subscription period, unless auto-renewal is disabled beforehand. To manage your subscriptions or to disable auto-renewal, after purchase, go to your iTunes account settings. A subscription cannot be cancelled or refunded during the active subscription period. Using this OneDrive app for work or school For you to sign into your work or school account on OneDrive, your organization needs to have a qualifying OneDrive, SharePoint Online or Microsoft 365 business subscription plan. Privacy This app is provided by Microsoft. Data provided through the use of this store and this app may be accessible to Microsoft and transferred to, stored, and processed in the United States or any other country where Microsoft or its affiliates maintain facilities. Privacy Policy: Terms of Use: *Requires Microsoft 365 Personal or Family subscription

Top Reviews

  • The Best For Online Storage and Sync Files

    By Kedna78
    I can’t praise enough OneDrive. I had been using it since the SkyDrive days. Those days were storage heaven. I was able to rack up to 50 gigabytes of free storage. Well, OneDrive came to life and changed things. Some improved and some got canned like the amount of free storage. That is the only reason it I take one star from it. The good stuff it’s what in my opinion, makes OneDrive the number one app for online storage. Easy to sync files across Windows PC and IOS mobile devices. The integration of OneDrive with Windows Personal files can be somehow problematic since by default makes OneDrive upload everything you put on those folders. If you don’t want every file on those folders getting uploaded and take precious space just change the settings on Windows to stop OneDrive to upload the content on those folders. I found less complicated to just create a new folder on the system Desktop and name it “My OneDrive” then create sub-folders for E-books, Pictures, spreadsheets and so on... then drop there everything I want to sync across mobile devices. That way I have more control over what goes into One Drive instead of letting Windows do it for me. Also makes me be more organized with the content I own.
  • Good but needs to be MUCH better

    By JP Mears
    It does what it needs to in terms of cloud storage on the iPad. It’s best if you have an office 365 subscription so that you get the 1TB of storage, which is great for me because it allows me to store all my files easily. It could be A LOT BETTER though. First, it does have files app integration which for some reason only allows you to copy files from the iPad to OneDrive, not to simply move them. Second, they say it has multi window support for iPadOS 13 but not really. Each time you try to add another window, you get an error message saying that you can only open a file in another window, not another file browser. Also you are very limited in terms of sort and view options, you can only view files in a list or as icons. When viewing photos and videos with the icon view, you can’t see the file name and can only do so by clicking the info button for each individual file. It would be much better if you had other view options like some sort of cover flow type view or something else. Also, the scan option is nice but it would be really nice if it had an option to scan book/textbook pages.
  • Saving to OneDrive is now a pain

    By NicksOtherName
    UPDATE: still don't have integration in Save to Files, but I'll give back a couple of stars because I can save to both OneDrive accounts Using the OneDrive option out of the Share menu. This method seems more reliable than Save to Files, so some improvement there and not looking back. The method to switch accounts is a little counter-intuitive, but it's definitely there - just took a minute for this impatient reviewer to find it. Still wish I could save directly to SharePoint - that would get the app to 5 stars. Both app and iOS updates recently installed. Had slightly flaky results from "Save to Files" function, but could manage last week to save to either Personal or Work OneDrive accounts. Now, not so much. No OneDrive entries in Save to Files. If I share and select OneDrive, oy the personal account is accessible. Please fix support for Save to Files so that I can reliably copy images, attachments, etc. to OneDrive, OneDrive for Business and connected SharePoint sites. This is basic expected functionality in a cloud storage access app.
  • Manipulation Labelled as Convenience

    By MC017 PKG
    One of the Worst apps to ever exist, Period. I have been Betrayed by this company, and Xbox, and Microsoft, and This is the crux. I have all my game captures from Xbox sitting on my hard drive... or so I Thought, because there was an update that made it Limited Space, and guess what happens if you Don’t use this app? THEY ARE DELETED AFTER 90 DAYS. I lost Thousands of pics, videos, content. Thousands. 4 years of captures of My Life Gone. It didn’t used to be this way. In fact, they stayed Forever before this, but Microsoft Whoopdie Doo Changes the Contract of the App use, and limited it down to a few gigs and Deleted Everything Without my knowledge. Oh Sure, Accept it. He accepted the new terms, so he agreed Oh Sure! Accept it, Or DONT USE IT AT ALL! CANNOT USE MY OWN HARD DRIVE TO SAVE MY OWN CONTENT ON MY MACHINE I PURCHASED WITH MY MONEY! ACCEPT IT, SLAVE! RUBE! LOSER! Accept it or Never use it again! I was Betrayed by this company of Thieves. Accept your New World Order, “people”, because This is what it’s about now. Pay us or Lose it! Accept! Obey! Give us Everything or you lose Everything! It’s such a joke. It’s all one big joke to them. And I was the punchline. I Don’t accept it, and I Won’t be supporting this company with money Ever. Accept that.
  • Great App for Saving Everything!

    By Reazorsharp
    This works great for saving everything- documents, pictures, downloads, and videos. It can be set up to upload automatically as you take pictures or videos. It saves things in their own file folders by dates, making it easier to find what your looking for. It saves information about the pictures, videos, and files. I have a 1T so I have more than enough room for anything. You can delete items and if you accidentally delete something you can find it in the trash file & recover it if you need too. I’ve never had any problems with it. I can also access it from any device using the app or the website. This is a great thing to have. Never worry about loosing anything from a virus on computer/laptop/phone because this can be accessed in many ways.
  • Wonderful to use & frustrating to understand

    By LeetahCammy
    Once I started using OneDrive to access my files on multiple devices, I was very satisfied and happy. This has been extremely helpful for me, and for sharing files with others. My frustration is trying to make sense of using OneDrive. It is not very user friendly on instructions. I had to cut files from my primary folders on my computer and paste them in folders on my desktop (or anywhere else), because I could not get the system to only save the files I wanted. You’re supposed to be able to choose which files go to OneDrive, but I still can’t get the system to do that so things like pictures and PDFs, which take a lot of space, have been moved out of My Pictures and My Documents. If you can make sense of how that works, you’ll probably fall in love with this for being able to access files. If you’re concerned about losing files, you can save them directly to OneDrive, as compared to having it on your computer. Good luck and enjoy.
  • Typical Microsoft Crudware treating people like kids

    By jamesk479
    People use stuff like this for work, at least I do. So get rid of or let me have some basic options to get rid of distractions. No need for stupid recent documents. What I did last week is rarely relevant today. No need for stupid photo memories of work pics either. How about let me decide where u start the app at, preferably at some root folder with no irrelevant distractions. It is called having a clean interface. Ipad is obviously used on the go. If I am doing work on here in OneDrive it is probably a once a month emergency type thing on the go, and I doubt I am the only one. I dont need your stupid distractions that just slow things. Stop dumbing down things for amateurs and noobs. It only makes it more confusing for them in the long run especially once u change everything again which u will do too often once u realize how stupid it is. This is why far too many people are terrible at basic file management. I know where i keep my important files and current work. Why dont you? I cant even tell your app where. You do realize it is 2021 and we have things like AI, right???? But this is worse than 1980s software. Get with the 21st century!!!
  • Good but frustrating

    By prlaba
    OneDrive is my go-to cloud storage system, allowing me to store all of my files online and share them easily among my various devices (PC, iPad and iPhone). My Office 365 subscription gives me 1 TB of storage, more than enough for my needs. The IOS OneDrive app does a good job displaying your files and folders and lets you easily navigate between them. It works especially well with the Office apps, auto-saving your files as you work with them. Two major complaints about the app: 1) If I navigate to a nested folder within my OneDrive folder, switch to a different app and then return to the OneDrive app, it often “resets” to its root folder, forcing me to re-navigate to where I was. This is even more frustrating if I’m viewing one of my files (e.g., a PDF file) within OneDrive. Upon return to OneDrive from another app, the file is closed and I’m back at the root folder, forcing me to reopen the file I was viewing. I have a feeling this is due to limited memory space, but just dumping me out of my current context seems a poor way of handing the memory restriction. 2) OneDrive is not well integrated with IOS or other apps. For example, if I want to save an online PDF file I find while using one of the browser apps (Safari, Chrome, etc.), there’s an option to save it to DropBox but not to OneDrive. I usually end up having to save the file to Dropbox, import it to the Adobe Reader app, save it to OneDrive from there, and delete the copy on Dropbox.
  • Not the best imo

    By _kayysea
    I mainly use this app for gaming clips that I record and need to share on to my social media. I’ve tried really hard to like this app but it only gives you 5gb for the free package and then if you want more gb’s you have to upgrade and start paying 6.99 or more (can’t remember how much the last package is) every month. Imo to me that’s not worth it b/c I only use this for gaming clips to save onto my phone like I said. Even though I do have the extra space in my OneDrive, my clips seem to NEVER pop up in my folders even when I’m constantly deleting and moving it back over again to see if it will appear. I just find it very frustrating to have to deal with that especially when I still have space and idk, the app just seems to process really slow most times. If I could find a better and easier app for something like this, I’d uninstall this one in a heartbeat. Business wise I can’t speak my opinion on it if you’re specifically using it for that. I’m assuming if you upgrade to the “higher” packages you may have a better experience, I have no idea but I personally don’t like OneDrive at all.
  • Beware

    By DeTate
    Your files will be moved. Most of the links any of your programs need will be lost. The 2 reasons I have seen: (1) when it moved a documents folder to online, it ran out of storage space. Only two of 5 subfolders were available online. Excel could not find the documents that were moved to a Temporary One Drive folder on my C:drive. Even as my computers Administrator, I was not allowed access to the documents! (2). Third party applications like Ultrafractal, Photofusion, Photoshop, Illustrator, ...etc. could not locate saved files or templates or albums! Trying to uninstall One Drive was a big mistake since they changed User permissions! The One Drive support team helped me recover my lost files and I can now recreate artwork, correct photographs, find formulas in my excel worksheets...etc. However, One Drive’s file relocations continue to haunt me as I discover other programs that are no longer linked to originating software. On a side note, now that France is taxing online service providers, maybe someone at Microsoft will see online service as the new source of income for local, state and federal that, no doubt, legislators will never give up trying to get their fair share of.

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