The Microsoft cloud storage service OneDrive is an essential tool for the Windows platform. All Windows phones come with the OneDrive app pre-installed, so it is well worth learning how to use the service if you have one of these devices. Here are a few steps you need to go through to learn how to use OneDrive on your Windows phone.
1. Create a OneDrive Account
When you open the OneDrive app on your Windows phone, you will be prompted to log in or create a OneDrive account. If you do not already have a OneDrive account, you can create one now by entering your email address and choosing a password. Alternatively, you can create an account using your phone number. Once you enter your phone number, you will receive a code to your phone, which you will need to enter to complete the account creation process.
2. Upload and Download Files
Once you have a OneDrive account, it is time to upload your first file to your free cloud storage. Tap Add in the app and choose the source of the file that you want to upload. For example, you might want to upload a file from the Photos app on your Windows phone. Select the file you want to upload and tap OK.
To download one or more files from your OneDrive account, tap Select in the OneDrive app. Select the files you want to download to your Windows phone and tap Download. Choose the folder where you want to save the files and tap Save.
3. Share Content to Social Networks
To share content with your social media followers, tap Select in the OneDrive app. Choose the file or folder you want to share and tap Share. Select Share a Link and decide whether you want your audience to be allowed to edit the file or only to view it. Next, tap the social media app where you want to share the link.
4. Transfer Files to PC or Mac
OneDrive automatically saves files to the cloud so you can access them from any device. To transfer your OneDrive files to your PC or Mac, install OneDrive on your computer and sign into your account. You should see the files you uploaded from your phone available for download.