OneDrive is Microsoft’s solution for backing up and synchronizing your folders and files both in the cloud and across all your Windows 10 devices. But OneDrive isn’t limited to Windows. You can employ it to make your files accessible across other types of devices, including your iPhone, your iPad, your iPod touch, and your Android device. Your synced files stay up to date and within easy reach no matter which device or operating system you use. So you enjoy the advantages of OneDrive via your mobile devices as well as your Windows PC or tablet.
First, what do you need to do in Windows 10 to make OneDrive come to life? Well, the desktop version of OneDrive is built into Windows 10, so you don’t need to install any special software. The task of setting up OneDrive in Windows 10 is described in the Windows Secrets article “Make OneDrive Play Nice with Microsoft Office in Windows 10.” But we’ll sum it up here.
In File Explorer, first move the folders you wish to back up and sync into the OneDrive folder. Then right-click on the OneDrive icon from your system tray and choose the Settings command. At the Account tab in the Settings window, add your Microsoft account and then select the folders you wish to sync on your current device. Any folders you select will be stored locally and in your OneDrive cloud. Any folders you don’t select will be deleted from your current device and stored only online.
Okay, those are the basics of setting up OneDrive in Windows 10. Now, let’s see how you can use OneDrive on your iOS or Android device.
Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch