If you use a PC or a laptop with Windows 10, a Microsoft Surface tablet, or an Xbox One console, you have undoubtedly already met OneDrive. The same is true if you are using Office 365, and even if you use a smartphone with Android. Are you wondering what OneDrive is and what it does? Do you want to know what the benefits are when using OneDrive? Read this article, as it explains everything you need to know:
OneDrive is one of the best cloud storage solutions available to regular users all over the world. One of the best things about it is that Microsoft also offers mobile apps that you can use on your smartphone or tablet to sync your files to the cloud and have them available everywhere. Fortunately, that also includes iPhones and iPads, devices on which you can install the OneDrive app. Among other features, the OneDrive app also lets you automatically back up all the photos and videos you take with your iPhone/iPad.
OneDrive is Microsoft's cloud storage service for both home and business users. We use it to back up our files daily, as well as synchronize them across devices. If you use OneDrive for Windows, you should also install it on your Android smartphone and tablet. If you take many photos, consider enabling the camera upload feature, so that you back up your photos and videos to OneDrive, and get access to them on your devices. Here is how to upload photos to OneDrive from Android:
The OneDrive app for Android and iOS (iPhone or iPad) can be used to access your data stored in your Microsoft account. If you use it to store pictures and private documents you might want to protect them. The OneDrive apps for Android and iOS offer an additional level of security with a passcode that is required every time you open the app. If your smartphone or tablet has a fingerprint scanner, you can use that instead of the passcode. Let's see how to set it up so that the files you keep in your OneDrive are better protected:
Microsoft's OneDrive service has become ubiquitous in a world dominated by Windows 10. However, it is not the same for Windows 7, which is an old operating system that was not designed with such tight OneDrive integration in mind. However, that does not mean that you cannot use OneDrive for Windows 7 to sync your files and folders across different devices and computers. Microsoft offers an excellent OneDrive app for Windows 7 and, in this tutorial, we show you how to get it and how it works. Let's get started:
You hear about "the cloud" often. This concept is so popular that mobile device manufacturers often decide against increasing storage capacity for their new entry-level smartphones because it is considered more secure and cost-efficient to store content in the cloud. There are several great cloud storage providers, each with its pros and cons. In this tutorial, we discuss Microsoft's product - OneDrive. We guide you to set up OneDrive on your Android smartphone or tablet so that you sync your data across all your computers and devices:
Scanning documents, business cards, and other types of printed text, with your smartphone, has become commonplace. It usually involves an app that can do the scanning for you and some post-processing. Microsoft managed to make things even easier than that, by implementing a scanning feature directly in its OneDrive apps for Android and iOS (iPhone and iPad). This feature is built into the OneDrive app and it is easy to access and use. It also automatically saves everything you scan to your OneDrive cloud storage.
Although we like the OneDrive service and we use it on our Windows devices, there are a few quirks that we have trouble with. One of it is the fact that it is difficult to figure out how to convince OneDrive to manually synchronize your files right now, without waiting for it to discover your newly added files in a couple of minutes. Another quirk is that sometimes you need to know when it performed the last synchronization so that you have an idea whether it has synchronized the latest files you have added or not.
One of the coolest features of OneDrive is the fact that it keeps the version history of your synchronized files so that you can recover older versions when you need to. For example, you may be working on an Excel file with someone else, or you may work alone on it, but on multiple devices. At some point, a mistake is made, and the Excel file is no longer useful. You can save time and restore an older version of it, so that you can resume working from a version that is useful, instead of redoing everything all over again.
Many people use Microsoft services in their web browsers. Millions of people use the Outlook.com e-mail and calendar service. Some use OneNote online, others OneDrive, and so on. You may use these online services in English and need to switch to another language, like Spanish, German, or French. What do you do in this case? Fortunately, all of Microsoft's online services can be used in dozens of languages. Here is how to change the display language for Microsoft's online, consumer services: