How to use OneDrive app’s Camera Upload feature in Windows 10

How to use OneDrive app’s Camera Upload feature in Windows 10

onedrive, Microsoft's proprietary cloud storage service, lets you back up your important / sensitive files / documents, photos, etc., for posterity or just to save them. And with OneDrive Personal Vault, you can add an extra layer of security. In this blog post, we explain how to transfer photos from your mobile smartphone to your Windows 10 PC without using a cable – instead of using OneDrive – Camera charging.

It can be difficult to combine all your photos in one place without duplicating or losing them. Also remember all the necessary steps to transfer them from your phone to your computer, and locating the right cable can be a tedious task. However, with the camera download feature of the OneDrive app, you can easily gather your photographic memories in one place.

Configuring OneDrive on your PC and your phone

The first thing you will need, and if you do not have one, you can create one, is a Microsoft account.

Then you need to make sure you are logged in to OneDrive on your Windows 10 PC with this account. Type OneDrive in Windows Search on the taskbar, select the result and a login screen will be presented. (see screen capture below).

From then on, everything you put in will be accessible from other devices.

Now that your Windows 10 computer is set up, do the same with OneDrive on your phone.

iPhone or Android phone

OneDrive Camera Upload works with both. Just follow the links for each one below, to download and install.

Now launch the application and log in with the same Microsoft account as the one used on your Windows 10 PC. The application will ask you for permission to access your photos and videos.

You can now continue to allow the camera to automatically save all photos and videos taken with your phone.

Enable OneDrive Camera Download on iPhone or Android

  • Android: Five items are displayed on the screen: Files, Recent, Shared, Photos and Me. To select Me on the bottom of the application (see screenshot below left).
  • iPhone: Select the the person icon at the top of the application (see screenshot below right).

Continue now as follows:

  • Android: Select Settings and choose Loading the camera and toggle the button (see screenshot below left).
  • iPhone: Press the rocker to the right to activate Loading the camera (see screenshot below right).

By default, the download of the camera will only work if it is connected to WiFi. However, you can synchronize anywhere by doing the following:

  • Android: Settings> Uploading> Transfer Using a Wi-Fi and Mobile Network
  • iPhone: Settings> Loading the Camera> Using the Mobile Network

Your phone's photos will automatically be downloaded (the time it takes depends on the number of photos you download and the speed of your Internet connection) in the OneDrive folder on your Windows 10 computer. By default, these images will be stored under Pictures > Photographic film.

That's all. Good calculation of TWC!

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