Install Microsoft OneDrive on an Android SmartPhone or Tablet

OneDrive is a handy tool in Windows for saving, syncing, and sharing your documents and other files online, but Microsoft also offers a OneDrive mobile app for your Android SmartPhone or Tablet.

The OneDrive App will let you:

  • Download, Share or View any of your OneDrive files
  • Upload any Photos or Videos from your device to OneDrive

Follow these steps to install it on your device:

  • If you are viewing this article from the device, you can click on this link Microsoft OneDrive App to directly go to the Google Play download

    Otherwise, on your Android SmartPhone or Tablet, go to Google Play and type in OneDrive in the search box, then select Install

    NOTE: With a lot of Android devices, OneDrive could be already installed and be under your apps

  • The first time you use Microsoft OneDrive, you will see the Welcome to OneDrive screen, either select Sign In if you have a Microsoft Account

    Otherwise, select No account? Create one! if you do not currently have a Microsoft and need to create one

  • Now type in your Microsoft account which is normally an email address or phone number, then select the arrow to proceed

  • Now you be prompted to type in your password for your Microsoft account, then select Sign in

    NOTE: This example is with a Microsoft 365 account, your sign in might not have Office 365 at the top

  • Now you should see the Premium OneDrive Features, select either GOT IT to continue or if you would like further information, select SEE ALL FEATURES

  • Select NEXT on the Privacy settings to continue

  • Then decide if you would like to send Microsoft diagnostic and usage data with OneDrive, this is optional but majority of users select DECLINE

  • You have now successfully installed Microsoft OneDrive on your Android SmartPhone or Tablet

  • If you are unsure of how to use OneDrive, select TAKE A TOUR which will them prompt you to Turn on camera upload to back up your photos

    If you do not already have a backup solution for your Photos or videos, we highly recommend to click on TURN ON which enables this feature

    You will then be prompted to Allow OneDrive to access photos, media and files on your device, select Allow

    NOTE: If you have a lot of photos, this will take some time to upload them all to OneDrive and also, can use a lot of your download allowance, so be careful enabling this if roaming

  • If you are unsure of how to use OneDrive, select TAKE A TOUR which will them prompt you to Turn on camera upload to back up your photos

    If you do not already have a backup solution for your Photos or videos, we highly recommend to click on TURN ON which enables this feature

    NOTE: If you have a lot of photos, this will take some time to upload them all to OneDrive and also, can use a lot of your download allowance, so be careful enabling this if roaming

  • Fininally, you will be shown where you can add files to OneDrive

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