OneDrive formerly known as SkyDrive allows you to easily share photos, videos, files, documents, and so much more, anywhere, on any device for free. And with Microsoft’s recent announcement that they will be increasing the free storage space upon sign up from 7 GB to 15 GB, what more can you ask for. Not only that, they also announced that all Office 365 subscribers will receive a whopping 1 TB of storage, and they’re slashing storage costs across the board! Now we have all the more reason to start signing up and using OneDrive.

One of the most popular uses of OneDrive is as photo storage. It’s a good thing OneDrive works on all platforms, be it Windows, Android, or iOS. To learn how to auto back up your photos to OneDrive from any mobile device, check out the steps below:

Automatically Back Up Photos to OneDrive on Windows Phone

For Windows Phone 8.1 users, it is fairly simple to back up photos and data since you will be asked to do that during the initial set up. To make sure everything is backed up to OneDrive with the correct quality setting you prefer, follow these steps:

STEP 1: Go to Settings, and then tap Backup.

STEP 2: Tap photos + videos, and then select the quality setting you prefer for both photos and videos.

NOTE: You will need to be connected to a Wi-Fi network if you will select Best quality due to the large file size.

Back Up Photos to OneDrive on Windows Phone

Automatically Back Up Photos to OneDrive by Default on an Android Device

STEP 1: Download and install OneDrive app for Android. By installing OneDrive, you will receive an additional 3 GB of storage space. So that makes it 18 GB total!

STEP 2: During the initial set up, make sure to select to back up full-resolution photos and videos to OneDrive automatically.

NOTE: If you are already backing up photos to Google Drive from Google+ and Photos app, you might have set Google Drive to automatically back up your photos and other data upon initial set up. If this is the case, I suggest you go to Settings in each app and turn Auto Backup off.

Automatically Back Up Photos to OneDrive by Default on an iOS Device

STEP 1: Download and install OneDrive app for iOS. And like with OneDrive for Android, you will receive an additional 3 GB of extra storage for free upon installing this app.

STEP 2: Launch OneDrive and make sure to keep the default setting to only upload your photos and videos when you’re connected to Wi-Fi to avoid being overcharged by your data plan.

STEP 3: Go to Settings.

STEP 4: Under OPTIONS, look for Camera Backup and set it to On.

There you have it. Simple, right? Now all your photos and videos will be automatically stored to your OneDrive Camera Roll folder.

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This entry was posted by Staff Writer on Monday, August 4, 2014 at 5:21:31 PM and is filed under Tech Tips & Tricks.

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