In this video, staff author Jess Stratton shows users why they would want to download the OneDrive app in addition to the other Microsoft Office apps. She'll also give users a quick feature overview.
- [Instructor] OneDrive is Microsoft's cloud storage service. As of this recording, you can use 5 GB of OneDrive space per month for free with your free Microsoft account. Office 365 personal subscribers get 1 TB a month and Premium users can get 5 TB of space a month. When you sign in with your Office account across any Microsoft Office app, your OneDrive account is automatically linked across all of those apps. You can access files stored in OneDrive through those apps or through the OneDrive app itself.
Here I can see all my Files and down on the bottom I can tap Recent to very quickly access any file that I've worked with recently across any Microsoft Office app. Another great reason you might want to use OneDrive on your iPhone or iPad is to back up any photos you take on those devices automatically. Tap Me on the bottom right. At the very top of the screen, I can see any logged in OneDrive accounts and I can tap Add Account at any time to add more. I'm interested in the Settings option on the bottom left hand side of the screen.
Tapping Settings will bring me into the settings and from here I'll tap Camera Upload. From here I can toggle Camera Upload on or off. If it's on, any photos that I take with my device will automatically be uploaded to my OneDrive account, though it's important to note it will use that storage space. I'll tap Settings to get back to the Main Menu and there's one more thing I want to show you. You can add an extra layer of protection to all your files by adding a passcode to the OneDrive app.
Tap Touch ID and Passcode. You can toggle the setting on to require a four digit passcode that you have to enter before you can access OneDrive. At any time you can get back to your files by either tapping Recent at the very bottom of the screen or Files. Be sure to download the OneDrive app in addition to the other Office apps. It brings the collaboration and work anywhere experience right to your device.
- Installing Office on an iOS device
- Exploring the interface
- Creating and editing documents, spreadsheets, and presentations
- Sharing files on the go
- Finding and replacing text in Word
- Inserting pictures and charts in Excel
- Presenting slides with PowerPoint and your iOS device
- Accessing email and calendars in Outlook
- Collaborating with others