Save and share files in OneDrive for Windows 10 Mobile

Save and share files in OneDrive for Windows 10 Mobile

Use OneDrive for Windows phone to save and share files, including documents, photos, videos or music files, just as with OneDrive on your computer.

Upload files

  1. In OneDrive, in the folder where you want the photos added, tap Add Add photo .

  2. At Choose an app, pick the source of the file you want to upload, such as This Device or your phone's Photos app.

    Note: If your phone is set to save photos automatically to OneDrive, your phone's Photos app shows photos from OneDrive as well as phone photos that haven't been uploaded. If you upload a photo that was already uploaded, it just creates a duplicate in OneDrive.

  3. Find the file you want to upload, select it, and then tap OK OK .

Tip: You can also upload photos and videos from your phone to the OneDrive folder on your computer with File Explorer, or Photos app import. Connect your phone to the computer with your phone's data cable, or using wi-fi or Bluetooth connection.

Set your phone to upload photos automatically to OneDrive

  1. In OneDrive, tap Menu OneDrive Menu > Settings OneDrive settings > Camera upload.

  2. Under Camera upload, turn the switch On.

    To also automatically upload videos you take with your phone, turn On the switch at Include videos.

    Tip: You can upload videos automatically only if Camera upload is also turned on.

  3. Under Camera backup account, tap open the list and select the OneDrive account that you want pictures uploading to.

Tip: If you are using a metered internet connection, such as a cellular data connection, turn the switch Off at Upload on metered connections. If your connection is not metered - most wi-fi network connections are not metered - you can turn this switch on.

Share a file or folder

In the OneDrive app, tap Select Select files , then tap the check box by the file or folder you want to share and tap Share Share file .

If you want to share with a few specific people, select Invite people or Send files.

If you want to share with a large number of people, such as in a social media or blog post, select Share a link.

Invite people to share

  1. Tap Share Share file > Invite people.

  2. Under Invite people, enter the names or e-mail addresses you want. Tap Add Add photo to enter more names.

    Tip: Look under Recent contacts - the person you want to share with might be there. Just tap the name to send that person a message with a link to the file you're sharing.

  3. If you want the recipients to be able to add changes or edits, check the box at Allow editing. Uncheck that box to make the file read-only for the recipients.

    Tip: To add a note to your sharing invitation, tap the arrow at the end of Allow editing, then tap Add a quick note and type what you want to say.

  4. Tap OK OK . The recipients get an email message with a link to the document.

Share a link

  1. Tap Share Share file > Share a link.

  2. Select whether you want recipients to be able to View and edit the file, or make it View only so recipients can only read it.

  3. In the Share list, tap the app you want to use for sharing the link. You might have to scroll the list upward to see all the options.

Note: Remember that anyone who has the link can open, download and save the document, and forward the link.

Share as an attachment

  1. Tap Share Share file > Send files.

  2. In the Share list, tap the app you want to use to send the attached file.

  3. After you make this selection, the app you selected opens. Use it to share the file.

Note: Sharing as an attachment works only with individual files. To share a folder, use Invite people or Share a link.

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