OneDrive, which brings a Microsoft interpretation of cloud storage services widely used in recent years, is a very easy platform to log in. So what are the best features you can use while using Microsoft OneDrive? How many GB do you have for free? Is it worth getting premium? The answer to all of them is in our article.
Cloud storage services like Microsoft OneDrive is a system we’ve met in recent years. At first, the main purpose was to easily access the same files from different devices, but over time it has become a security measure. Instead of storing your information on your own computer, you are transferring it to more secure platforms against attacks.
Moreover, the only purpose is not to take precautions against attacks, you can save your computer’s storage space and you will not lose your information when physical storage units are damaged. Of course, it should be noted that cloud storage services have been helpless against some attacks in recent years.
Of course, Microsoft OneDrive is not unrivaled among these services. It has strong competitors from platforms like Google Drive and Dropbox that we hear a lot. In this contest, we will talk about the features that are likely to make OneDrive stand out and also the tricks that will make your work much easier if you use it.
Microsoft OneDrive is a cloud-based storage service, as we mentioned at the beginning of our article. Anyone with a Microsoft account can use it for free up to a certain size. Windows 10, Windows 8.1 and Xbox One connect to OneDrive for synchronization processes such as system settings. So it’s a very powerful system.
You can easily access the information you have stored in OneDrive via the internet browser. Of course, you can also access it via the application on Windows, Xbox, Mac OS, iOS and Android. By the way, OneDrive was called SkyDrive until January 2014. Its name has changed with the release of Windows 8.
5 useful tips for using OneDrive:
5.Turn on automatic backup for mobile apps:
Photos taken with mobile devices today can cover very high areas. For this reason, we may encounter problems such as insufficient storage space on mobile devices. In addition, you can use the cloud service to avoid losing photos on your phone as a result of possible corruption.
To turn this feature on, you must first download OneDrive’s app. After signing in to your OneDrive account from within the app, open the “Me” tab in the bottom right. Then click “Settings”. Go to the “Camera upload” section. If the feature is turned off, enable it. Select the account you want to back up. The backup feature will be turned on.
4.Turn on automatic album creation for backed up photos:
Uploading your photos to OneDrive may be very useful. However, at some point, you may have to spend long shifts to find the photos you are looking for. Because if you are a person who takes a lot of photos, it can get quite difficult after a while unless you categorize the accumulated photos.
To avoid this, just turn on OneDrive’s automatic album creation feature. Thanks to this feature, albums are created according to the information such as the location of your photo. To open the feature, go to OneDrive’s website, log in, press the settings wheel at the top right, then go to the “Photos” tab on the left.
3.Use the “Scan” feature available in the application:
Some smartphones nowadays have a feature in their cameras. Thanks to this feature, you can get very good results by scanning the paper documents you have with the camera. There is a tool in OneDrive that does this job quite successfully. To use it, simply click on the camera icon on the app’s home page.
After clicking the icon, the camera will open within the application. You can switch to document reading mode by clicking the “DOCUMENT” option below. It already draws the area to be scanned in real time on the camera with a blue frame. Therefore, it becomes easier to choose where to scan.
2.Create files available offline:
Although OneDrive is a cloud-based service, it is also possible to use it offline. If you want to continuously access a file you uploaded to OneDrive before, you need to use this feature. You can easily do this from within the application.
Press and hold the file you want to use offline on the mobile app. Then click on the cloud icon in the upper right. From here you can make the file available offline. By the way, this feature is only available for Premium users.
Share your shared files “for a limited time” only:
Since OneDrive is a cloud-based storage system, you can easily share the files it contains. However, sometimes you may want to share your files only for a certain period of time. It is possible to do this, but you still need to have a Premium account.
The processes are very simple. First of all, hold down the file you want to share, click on the share icon at the top, click on the box showing the access level of those who have the link, press the “Set expiration date” option in the tab that opens. If you have a Premium account, you can set the date and time here.