How to Automatically Upload iPhone Pictures to SkyDrive

Online cloud storage options, like Dropbox and SkyDrive, have gotten very popular as more and more people move to situations where they use multiple devices like a smartphone, tablet and computer. Having access to important files without manually transferring them is very helpful. But the apps for these services are useful as well, and will automate some of the less convenient things that you might need to do with your phone. One particularly useful feature is the ability to automatically upload pictures from your iPhone to your SkyDrive account. This removes the need to connect the phone to your computer and perform the transfer manually, as well as giving you a backup of otherwise irreplaceable photos in the event that your phone is stolen or damaged.


Backup iPhone Photos with SkyDrive

This method is going to assume that you already have a Microsoft Account and that you are using SkyDrive with it. If you do not, you can click here to sign up for a Microsoft Account. Once you have that, simply return to this tutorial with the email address and password associated with the Microsoft Account to which you want to upload your iPhone pictures.


Step 1: Launch the App Store on your iPhone.

touch the app store icon



Step 2: Touch the Search option at the bottom of the screen.

select the search option



Step 3: Type “skydrive” into the search field at the top of the screen, then select the “skydrive” search result.

select the skydrive search result



Step 4: Touch the Free button, touch Install, then type your Apple ID password and wait for the app to install.

install the skydrive app



Step 5: Touch the Open button once the app has finished downloading and installing.

open the skydrive app



Step 6: Touch the Sign In button.

sign into skydrive



Step 7: Type the email address and password associated with your Microsoft Account, then touch the blue Sign In button.

enter your microsoft account email address and password



Step 8: Touch the OK button to turn on Camera Backup. If you get prompted to allow SkyDrive to access your photos, select the OK option to allow that access.

turn on the camera backup feature in skydrive



If you already have the SkyDrive app installed and simply want to turn on the feature that allows for automatic picture uploading, then you need to select the Settings option at the bottom of the SkyDrive app

open the skydrive settings menu



Then you need to select the Camera Backup option

touch the camera backup option



And move the slider next to Camera Backup from the left to the right, so that the slider button is surrounded by green shading.

how to automatically upload pictures to skydrive from the iphone



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