Microsoft OneDrive

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Friday, June 12, 2020
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Description of App

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

• Find photos easily thanks to automatic tagging

• 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 documents, business cards, receipts, whiteboards, and more

• Mark up, sign, and send docs right from the OneDrive mobile app


• Search photos by what's in them (i.e. beach, snow, etc.)

• Search docs by name or content


• 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.


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



Free or Paid

Free With In-App Purchase

Apple Watch Support


Device(s) App Was Tested On


iOS Version


Accessibility Comments

Appears to be fully accessible.

VoiceOver Performance

VoiceOver reads all page elements.

Button Labeling

All buttons are clearly labeled.


The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

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2 people have recommended this app

Most recently recommended by Dave Nason 7 years 2 months ago



Submitted by AnonyMouse on Wednesday, April 25, 2012

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Major new release. Now supports iPad and is very accessible. A ton easier to use than dropbox. What's New in Version 2.0 • Updated to support iPad, including the new iPad with Retina display. • Choose multiple photos or videos to upload from your iPhone or iPad. • Share your files and photos—send a link in email or get a link you can copy and paste. • Manage your files—move, delete, rename, or create new folders. • Open your SkyDrive files in other iOS apps.

Submitted by AnonyMouse on Thursday, June 26, 2014

Member of the AppleVis Editorial Team

What's New in Version 4.2

• Improvements to Camera Backup
• Integration with Office apps on iPad
• Bug fixes and performance improvements

Submitted by thebigt on Sunday, August 26, 2018

Hi all.

I have recently started using one drive and am not sure how to upload files to it. Whenever i click “copy to one drive” fro Pages, for example, it just takes me to the file. When i add a file and go to the “upload” bit in the app itself, i click on the file i want to upload and it just says the name of the file. Nothing else happens. I did upload a file about a month ago, but cannot for the life of me remember how i did it.

Many thanks for all your help with this.

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