How to use OneDrive on Android for multiple purposes?

Today, people pay more and more attention to back up their files. So, there are many methods available to make a backup for data on Android devices. Among these methods, saving files to OneDrive is the most popular one since it allows users to backup, store and share files.

However, many people know how to transfer Android files to OneDrive but they do not get the way to save files from OneDrive to Android phone whenever they want to view these files. For this purpose, you can use OneDrive app on your Android device.

The OneDrive app lets you upload your pictures and download any files you have online. The OneDrive app does not sync files automatically, but you can upload edited pictures and updated files. You can upload files to OneDrive, such as documents, OneNote notebooks, photos, videos, or music, with the Upload tool.

If your device is set to automatically upload pictures to OneDrive, pictures you take with your device will be in the OneDrive Camera roll folder and you don’t have to upload them to OneDrive manually.

How to create a folder in OneDrive?

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You can add folders in the Files view, or within other folders in OneDrive following a few simple steps:

  • In the section where you want a new folder, tap Add at the bottom of the screen.
  • Then tap Create folder.
  • Type in a name for the folder and tap OK.

How to move files to a different OneDrive folder?

  • Select the files you want to move.
  • Then tap Move. (You may have to tap More first in order to see the Move icon).
  • A file list appears on the screen.
  • Tap the folder you want the files to move.
  • Then tap Move here.
  • To create a new folder for these moved files, tap New Folder at the bottom of the Files list. Enter a new name for the folder and tap Create.

Download OneDrive Files to Android

The first option is to install the OneDrive software to your Android phone and then download the files directly. The process is very simple and to have a try you can follow the detailed steps given below:

  • Enter the OneDrive on your phone-

Download the OneDrive for Android application and launch it on your phone. Next, you will be asked to sign in to your account. Type the user name and password to complete the process.

  • Select the desired files-

Select the photos, videos or files that you want to view and tap on the Save button at the bottom of the screen. Then a pop-up window will appear and click on the Save button at the upper right corner.

  • Save the selected OneDrive files to your Android device-

The files will be automatically saved in the “Download” folder on your Android phone. You need to wait for a few seconds until the downloading process finishes.

Please ensure that your device is connected to Wi-Fi or cellular network during the downloading process or it will be failed.

If you have any problem with the app, try deleting it and then going to the Google Play Store to download it again. If you don’t see a file you’re looking for in the app, you can locate them easily in Find lost or missing files in OneDrive section.

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