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.
- 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
Sign in to your Microsoft account at https://accounts.microsoft.com.
Select More security options.
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
Sign in to your Samsung account at https://account.samsung.com.
Select Password and security.
Select Services with access to your info.
Select Microsoft, and then select Disconnect.
When a message appears asking whether you’re sure you want to disconnect from Microsoft, select Confirm.
If you want to delete any of the Samsung Services photos, videos, and files that were previously shared, you’ll need to delete them from your OneDrive.