Clean up space on your Android device with OneDrive

Clean up space on your Android device with OneDrive

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The OneDrive for Android app can remove local copies of the photos on your device to free up some space on your phone for things like apps and music.

Clean Up Space will run automatically once you have at least 1 GB of photos or videos to upload on your device (either by already having them on the device or by taking new ones). A notification will appear on your device offering to Clean up space on your device. Tap Yes under the notification to free up the space on your device.

To set up OneDrive to clean up space automatically

  1. In the OneDrive for Android app, tap the Me icon Person icon in OneDrive app for iOS  then tap Settings OneDrive settings .

  2. Tap Camera upload.

  3. Select the account you want to use with Camera Upload.

  4. Set Camera upload to On.

To run Clean Up Space manually:

  1. Tap the Me icon Person icon in OneDrive app for iOS then Settings OneDrive settings

  2. Tap Clean up space on your device.

Note: The option to run Clean Up Space manually is not currently available for iOS or Windows Phone devices.

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For the OneDrive mobile app, see Troubleshoot OneDrive mobile app problems.

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