OneDrive on your Samsung phone or tablet

Files tab opened in OneDrive app on Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra

You may have heard that soon some Samsung Cloud services will no longer be available, but you’re in luck because Microsoft OneDrive has you covered. OneDrive is a cloud service for saving all the important files on your phone, tablet, or computer. You'll be able to access your files from anywhere with OneDrive, whether you’re using your personal device or a friend’s computer. All you need to do is sign in to your account to view your files, move them to another device, or add new ones.

Sync your Gallery

Note: Your Gallery app can only be synced to your personal OneDrive account.

The Gallery app on your Galaxy phone or tablet can be synced with your OneDrive account so you’ll never lose any precious photos or videos. Then, you’ll be able to view and access them from a computer.

  1. Navigate to and open the Gallery app on your device, and then tap Menu (the three horizontal lines) at the bottom.

  2. Tap Settings, and then tap the switch next to Sync with OneDrive. This will sync all of your photos and videos in the Gallery folder to OneDrive.

  3. If you’re using a PC or another device later on, you can check your files by signing into your OneDrive account.

Sync with OneDrive switched on in Gallery settings

If you are having difficulty syncing your Gallery to OneDrive, please check out Microsoft support for further details.

Sync your files and access them from anywhere

You can upload files to OneDrive using your computer and then access them on your personal device, or vice versa. If you have some Word files, PowerPoints, or spreadsheets that you’d like to view, you can also email them to yourself and open the attachments.

On your computer

Open the OneDrive website in a web browser, and then sign in using your credentials. Next, upload the file you’d like to add to OneDrive by selecting Open and locating the file.

To open email attachments, just send an email to yourself with the file you’ve uploaded. Then, open the email on your phone or tablet and tap the attachment to begin downloading it.

Files highlighted on the OneDrive website

On your phone or tablet

Navigate to and open the OneDrive app. Make sure you are signed into your account, tap the Files tab, and then tap the plus sign in the top right corner. Choose how you’d like to add your file:

  • Take a Photo: You can open the Camera app to take a photo. When you’re done, tap OK and the photo will be saved in the Photos tab.

  • Scan: If you need to save a photo of a document or business card, you can use the Camera app to scan it. Begin by taking a photo of the document, and then tap Done. Select where to save the file, and then tap the check mark in the top right corner.

  • Create folder: You can make a new folder in OneDrive if you need to add some new files. Just create a name for the folder and then tap OK. You’ll be able to access the folder in the Files tab.

  • Upload: Add a file directly from your device by uploading it. First, choose where you’d like to upload the file from, such as Videos or Images, and then tap the file to add it.

Download your files

Once you’ve added or synced files to OneDrive, you may want to retrieve them later. You can download them to your phone, tablet, or computer whenever you need to.

On your computer

  1. Log in to the OneDrive website using your credentials, and then select the files or folders you’d like to download.

  2. You can select multiple files by holding down the Shift key while left-clicking the files, or select an entire folder instead.

  3. Select Download at the top of the screen.

  4. If prompted, select Save or Save As and then find the location where you’d like to save the file.

Download option highlighted on the OneDrive website

Note: If multiple files are selected, your browser will download them as a .zip file.

On your phone or tablet

    1. Navigate to and open the OneDrive app, and then find the file you’d like to download to your device.

    2. If you’re selecting something in the Files or Recent tabs, tap More options (the three vertical dots) next to the file. Then, tap Save.

    3. In the Photos tab, you can tap on the photo or video, and then tap Save to download it.

Save option highlighted in OneDrive on a Galaxy phone

Storage options

OneDrive offers different storage plans to suit your needs. By default, you will get free access to the basic storage plan. This plan features 5GB of free storage space that you can use however you like. Your storage can be accessed from any device.

There are additional plans available for purchase as well, like a 100GB plan and a 1TB Premium plan. If you’d like to make sure your family’s devices are covered, you can purchase a Microsoft 365 Family plan. The Premium and Family plans include access to Skype, Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.

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