Samsung, Microsoft OneDrive, and your privacy

Applies to: PrivacyOneDrive

On certain Samsung devices, you can now back up your Samsung Gallery photos and videos, and your MyFiles documents to OneDrive and use your Samsung account to sign in to your Microsoft account.

What data is shared and how is it used?

The following sections describe the data you’ll be sharing if you choose to connect your personal accounts from Microsoft and Samsung.

Shared from Samsung to Microsoft. When you connect accounts, you allow Samsung to provide Microsoft with the following data to be accessed, stored, and used in accordance with the Microsoft Privacy Statement:

  • Profile data — includes your Samsung unique identifier, which is used to help verify your identity.
  • Samsung Services data includes the photos, videos, and files in your Samsung Services that you choose, which will allow you to selectively back up your Samsung Services data to OneDrive. Note that Samsung services include Gallery and MyFiles.

The above data will be transferred to OneDrive servers located in the United States and other jurisdictions outside Korea. For more details, please refer to the Samsung Privacy Policy.

Shared from Microsoft to Samsung. Connecting accounts means you also allow Microsoft to provide the following data to be accessed, stored, and used by Samsung in accordance with the Samsung Privacy Policy:

  • Profile data — includes your Microsoft account unique identifier, which is used to help verify your identity. Your profile photo and contact information will also be included, but Samsung will not store or use this data.
  • OneDrive data — includes your photos, videos, and files on your OneDrive, which will allow you to selectively back up your Samsung Services data to OneDrive.

How to stop sharing your data

If you want to stop sharing data, you'll need to remove data sharing permissions by disconnecting your accounts. You can choose either of the following two methods. (It is only necessary to choose one method, as the changes made to one side of the sharing relationship will also be made to the other.)

To disconnect your accounts and remove data sharing permissions from your Microsoft account

  1. Sign in to your Microsoft account at https://accounts.microsoft.com.

  2. Select Security.

  3. Select More security options.

  4. Under Manage how you sign in to Microsoft, select Remove next to the Samsung account.

To disconnect your accounts and remove data sharing permissions from your Samsung account

  1. Sign in to your Samsung account at https://account.samsung.com.

  2. Select Password and security.

  3. Select Services with access to your info.

  4. Select Microsoft, and then select Disconnect.

  5. When a message appears asking whether you’re sure you want to disconnect from Microsoft, select Confirm.