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How to backup your Windows Phone photos on OneDrive


Smartphones today let you do a lot more than talking. In fact, with the kind of cameras that are featured in newer models, its no surprise that the picture gallery on our smartphones are packed with more images than we can possibly track. While that’s great news, smartphone’s being what they are, it is possible to lose those precious pictures just as easily. That’s why making a backup is recommended.

Backing up Windows Phone images isn’t complicated at all. It doesn’t involve pulling and tugging on a bunch of wires and hardware devices. With Microsoft’s handy cloud solution OneDrive, (previously called SkyDrive ) backing up is as effortless as tapping on a few options on your smartphone. Don’t believe me? Well, I’ll show you how you can back up your Windows Phone images on OneDrive in a few easy steps. In fact, you can use the same steps to automatically upload your video captures too!

If you own a Windows Phone, you probably have a Windows Live ID. If you don’t have a OneDrive account, you can sign up with that same ID for one. The free plan will give you about 7GB storage which should be plenty enough for backing up your photos.

Auto Uploading Your Windows Phone Images

You can set your Windows Phone to automatically upload all your image captures to OneDrive. To do this:

1. Head over to your Windows Phone Settings.

2. Scroll down and select Applications.

3. Select photos+camera.

4. Scroll down to the Auto Upload section and turn on OneDrive. You can also set options to upload good quality images, which may use your data plan, or upload the best quality images, in which case it will use Wi-Fi.

OneDrive Backup

Note: This will work for your video captures as well.

And you’re done! Your images are now saved in OneDrive and should anything happen to your Windows Phone, you can at least be assured that your images are safe and sound in the cloud.

Caution: This feature will work only for lower resolution images. If you have a Nokia 1020 that capture hi-res images, they will not be automatically uploaded to OneDrive by following the steps in this tutorial.

Microsoft OneDrive now live!

A week ago or so we did a post about how Microsoft‘s current (at the time) cloud server, SkyDrive, was getting a re-branding effort to be called OneDrive. Well, it is official! Microsoft OneDrive is now live for all users to use.

OneDrive 2

Of course, OneDrive again is basically SkyDrive just with a new name. A name that is supposed to mean that you’ll use this drive for all your things and have it all in one place. However, there are a few new features that we welcome. There is automatic camera backup for Android and real time co-editing for one. Video sharing and viewing is easier now and there are new ways to buy and earn storage. For instance you can earn an extra 3 GB by activating your camera roll backup to save photos automatically. This is exciting news and we look forward to seeing what else OneDrive will bring in the future.

SkyDrive dead; Bring on OneDrive

Assuming you all have Windows Phones as you’re reading this site then you know that Microsoft has been using a cloud-based storage system called SkyDrive. That is no more…at least the name. Yep, Microsoft is dropping all branding associations with SkyDrive and re-branding it OneDrive.


Why the change? Microsoft’s reasoning behind it all is that with the name OneDrive it insinuates that while you have many different devices you now can store and view it all on one drive aka OneDrive. The whole re-branding aspect may sound dumb to some but marketing things is a huge industry and very important and OneDrive certainly does make sense. So far no date has been given to when the OneDrive will actually be happening but we’ll let you know when something does.