Manually upload files or photos with OneDrive for Android

Use the OneDrive app to upload photos and videos from your device, create new folders, and move photos and videos from one OneDrive folder to another. 

If you want to have your device's camera roll upload to OneDrive automatically, read how to Automatically save photos and videos with OneDrive for Android

To upload files and folders with the OneDrive for Android app

  1. In the OneDrive app, tap OneDrive add icon  at the top of the screen.

  2. Then tap to Take a photo, Scan a document, Create a folder or Upload a file or photo.

Note: If you choose Take a Photo, your device's camera app opens. You might be asked if you want OneDrive to access your camera - tap Yes to allow your pictures to be saved in OneDrive.

Move files to a different folder with the OneDrive for Android app

  1. Select the files or folders you want to move.

  2. Tap  OneDrive more icon at the top of the screen, then tap  OneDrive move icon  to show your file list.

  3. Tap the folder you want the files or folders moved to, then tap Move here.

Create a new folder using the OneDrive for Android app

You can add folders in the Files view, or in any other folder in OneDrive.

  1. Go to the location where you want to add a new folder.

  2. Tap Add OneDrive add icon at the top of the screen, and then tap Create folder.

  3. Type in the name you want for the folder, then tap OK.

Learn more

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