How to Get OneDrive on an iPhone 5

We have previously written about how to automatically upload pictures from your iPhone to Dropbox, but you might be wondering if something similar is possible with the OneDrive cloud storage that comes with your Microsoft Account. OneDrive users typically have much more storage than is offered on the Dropbox free plan, and a great way to take advantage of this is to upload files from your iPhone to OneDrive.

There is a dedicated OneDrive app for the iPhone 5, and it offers a simple and convenient way to access files from your iPhone, as well as upload new files to your storage. Continue below to find out how to install and start using this app.


Using OneDrive on an iPhone 5

These steps were performed on an iPhone 5, in iOS 8.

This article will assume that you already have a Microsoft Account and, therefore, a OneDrive account.


Step 1: Open the App Store.

open the app store



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

select the search icon at the bottom of the screen



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

search for the onedrive app



Step 4: Touch the Free button to the right of the OneDrive app, tap Install, then wait for the app to download an install.

download and install onedrive



Step 5: Touch the Open button to launch the app.

open the onedrive app



Step 6: Tap the Sign In button, then enter the email address and password for your Microsoft Account.

sign into your microsoft account



Step 7: Choose whether or not you would like to automatically upload pictures from your iPhone to your OneDrive account. This is a really useful feature if you like to be able to access your iPhone pictures from a computer, but don’t often sync your device with your computer.

turn on the camera backup feature



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