Microsoft OneDrive is a cloud storage service that lets you backup photos and files online. We may rely on our local computer or mobile phone storage for our important documents and images. But, if problems arise and something happens to them, we may never see our files again. Saving them on cloud storage such as OneDrive will ensure that you can still access your documents from any device even when one goes awry.
With OneDrive, you can also send and share your pictures, videos and other files with other users. You can also sync your photos from your Android mobile phone such as Samsung. However, using the free plan of OneDrive will only give you 5GB of storage space. That is not enough if you have a lot of precious photo memories to back up.
Still, if your OneDrive continues to automatically sync your images and videos, you will end up using all your storage space. What you can do is to stop and disable OneDrive from syncing or uploading your camera roll pictures automatically from your Android phone, so you have enough storage space left for other documents when needed.
How to Stop OneDrive from Automatically Syncing or Uploading Camera Roll Photos on Android
The steps are easy to follow and will need you to open your OneDrive app. Here’s how to disable automatic OneDrive camera roll uploads on an Android phone or mobile device.
- Launch the OneDrive app on your Android device.
- Tap the Me icon found at the bottom.
- Go to Settings.
- Select Camera upload.
- Now, set the Camera upload to Off.
- Look for Additional folders.
- Set the other options like screenshots, videos, and other folders to Off.
- Look for the Include videos option and set it to Off.
That’s it! We will be posting a separate guide on how to stop OneDrive automatic syncing of camera photos on an iPhone and iOS devices.
If you still need more storage space on your OneDrive free personal account after stopping the automatic sync, you can upgrade to a higher paid plan. OneDrive Standalone premium plan gives you 100GB storage for only $1.99 per month. However, the added storage does not apply to other Microsoft apps. If you want to upgrade the storage on all your Microsoft apps, you can sign up to Microsoft 365 Personal for $69.99 per year with 1TB storage.
Will you be upgrading your OneDrive plan or sticking to the OneDrive Basic free plan? Let us know what you think by writing to us below.