11 top tips for using OneDrive on your PC or phone

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1. Install the OneDrive app on your phone

Visit the OneDrive download page, then click the appropriate button for your device (Android, iOS, or Windows Phone), enter your phone number and it emails you a download link. Alternatively, visit the Google Play Store or Apple App Store and search for Microsoft OneDrive.

From there, you can install the app and follow its on-screen instructions to log in with your Microsoft account.

2. Share files with the OneDrive app

To share a file from the OneDrive app, tap its three-dot button and then select Share.

You can choose whether the recipient can edit the file or not and then there are a number of different ways to share including copying a sharing link to your clipboard, inviting multiple people via email or ‘Send files’, which lets you send the file directly using another app.

3. Store OneDrive files offline on your phone

The Files tab lets you browse your OneDrive folders and files. To keep a folder or file offline, just tap its three-dot button and choose ‘Keep offline’.

Alternatively, you can download the current version of the file to your device by tapping Save – note that any changes you make to this version of the file will not be synced to other devices.

4. Back up your phone’s photos to OneDrive

To save your photos to OneDrive, tap the Photos tab, then tap Turn On to activate the camera upload feature. Once you’ve activated the backup tool, you can sort your photos using albums and browse them using the app’s automatic tags.

To change the camera upload tool’s settings, tap Me, Settings and ‘Camera upload’. From here you can tap ‘Upload using’ to choose between using ‘Wi-Fi only’ or ‘Wi-Fi and mobile network’, and there’s also an option to choose whether videos are saved.

5. Check how much storage you have left

Tap the Me button at the bottom of the OneDrive app and you can see at a glance how much of your OneDrive storage you’ve used. This menu also gives you access to the Recycle Bin and lets you browse all your offline files in one place.

If you want to upgrade your storage, tap Go Premium and then follow the onscreen instructions.

This article originally appeared at alphr.com.

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