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Upload Photos/Videos/Files from Android to OneDrive

--Tuesday, December 1, 2015
During a long travel around the world, tons of photos and videos jam into your Android phone, including the internal storage and SD card. They will occupy lots of space of your device, leading to slow performance of your phone. And if the phone is destroyed or lost, you will lose your precious moments. So, if you would like to relieve your phone and move files to a place where you can access them anywhere, you can upload photos/videos/files from Android to OneDrive.

OneDrive, cloud storage similar to Google Drive and Dropbox, is a terrific space for you to manage your Android files. You can upload anything from Android to OneDrive, for example, photos, videos, and Word/Excel/PPT/PDF documents. Just with a Microsoft account, you can access your uploaded files anywhere.

Part 1 Backup Photos/Videos to OneDrive on Android

Step 1 Sign in OneDrive
Install and run OneDrive on your Android phone. Then sign in your account. Make sure that your Android phone is connected to a stable Internet access.

In the homepage, tap the plus icon at the lower-right corner. Next, choose "Upload". If you would like to save files uploaded into a new folder, hit "Create folder" to generate one.

Tap Upload on OneDrive

Step 2 Choose Album/Folder from Android
In this step, you can choose file types, for instance, Recent, Images, Audios, and Downloads. Then you can choose a folder or album where your wanted files are stored like "Holland" as the screenshot shows.

Select Folder to OneDrive

Step 3 Select Items to Upload
Log tap on each item you want. When they are selected, you will see the tick icon upon them. Then click "OPEN" at the upper-right corner. OneDrive will automatically upload all files you choose.

Upload Photos Done

Part 2 Upload Android Media Files to OneDrive on Mac

Instead of directly backing up files to OneDrive on Android device, you can also get it done on Mac. Here recommend you Android File Manager. Click the button below to download and install it on your computer and refer to the guide below to upload photos/videos from Android to OneDrive easily.

Download Mac

Step 1 Associate OneDrive with Android File Manager
Run the software after installation. Click the "document" button at the top-right corner and select "OneDrive" in the pop-up window.

Select OneDrive Option

Enter the proper email/phone number and password to sign in your OneDrive account. If you have no OneDrive account, you can create one immediately .

Login OneDrive

When you successfully signed in, the software will ask you to allow it access all information like profile, contacts list, phone numbers, photos, documents and etc. that stored on your account. Hit the "Yes" button to confirm it.

Allow Android File Manager Access OneDrive

Step 2 Upload Android Files to OneDrive
There are two panels shown in the main interface of the software. Connect your Android phone to the computer via USB cable. The device name will display at the top of the two panels when it's recognized and connected. Then, choose OneDrive in one panel and Android phone in another, all files stored in them will be listed. You can directly drag and drop the files that you want to upload from Android to OneDrive.

Upload Android Files to OneDrive

You have successfully uploaded files to OneDrive. Virtually, you can share photos/videos/files between Android phones with OneDrive, and save photos/videos/files from OneDrive to Android phone. Just read the related posts and see how to perform it.

Ivy Bruce

Ivy Bruce is the Founder and Editorial Director at Recovery-Android Studio. You can also find her on Google+ and Twitter.