Passcode on Windows Phone
OneDrive saved all personal data from document, music, and picture but OneDrive does not request to enter PIN code to open OneDrive.
The feature is important because it help to secure file in OneDrive
Should be available later today – http://blogs.windows.com/bloggingwindows/2015/02/26/update-for-onedrive-app-for-windows-phone-brings-a-few-new-features/
How can I put password in OneDrive in my windows 8.1 phone
No decurity for onedrive on windows 10.
but my windows phone asks password every time I open one drive. go to one drive setting to do this. but by upgrading to win10 it does not show
mehul vandara commented
i try to open one drive in my new windows phone lumia 640xl, also has microsoft account but one drive did not save my password and i could not restore my photos back.
help me to open it correctly and worked.
steve james commented
In theory great, but OneDrive docs are available in the office app which isn't password protected. This means anyone who handles your phone has full access to the users ondrive content
Binh Truong commented
This feature is added in OneDrive for Windows Phone 8.1 but it is removed out from Windows 10 Mobile.
Please bring this feature back in Windows 10 Mobile.
While it is great that this feature is finally implemented, it seems to be somewhat flawed. It works well by restricting access to the Onedrive app. However I can still access my Onedrive contents without a pin if viewed through the Photo album or the Office app, thus making the pin useless.
I'm not sure what the ideal solution would be in this scenario, perhaps have a sign out option on Onedrive that will sign you out completely of all Onedrive related services on the phone? From my understanding though this functionality is quite embedded in the other apps so I don't know if this could work.
The only other option I can think of is to hard reset my phone, create a new MS account (with no Onedrive contents) and have that as my primary phone account. Then add my current MS account to the Onedrive app, thereby giving me the option to only view my Onedrive contents through the Onedrive app. However I am assuming I will lose all my app purchases by making a new MS account. Even so, this is quite a drastic step simply to enable what should be some basic functionality here. And yes I know I can put a pin on my phone, but since I unlock it so many times a day it will add a lot of hassle to be honest.
Angus, please, don't make it obligatory if you are going to. Please make it optional. Another one pin is unnecessary for some users.
SERIOUSLY?! STILL NO PIN CODE/SECURITY FOR WINDOWS PHONE?!!!!!!
Binh Truong commented
From Plan of @Angus Logan to now is 4 months. This feature has not implemented for OneDrive on Windows Phone. Please speed up
Christian Hartung commented
I don't think it is possible to implement this in a "perfect way" in Windows Phone because of a few features of Windows Phone:
- OneDrive being an album provider (photo hub).
- The Office hub
- The OneNote app
I don't believe it is possible to put a password in those places, so anyone could access office files, notebooks and photos even if OneDrive were PIN protected.
So the best way to protect your files is to put a PIN on you phone itself.
But don't get me wrong. I would probably configure a PIN in my OneDrive, even knowing those limitations.
I thinnk Windows phone is MS product not android or IOS so bring features to Windows phone first then others.
Can anyone explain, what's the point of this? I've got PIN on lock screen (who haven't, phone is not a home PC, you may lose it or something) and you turn on a second PIN for an app? My bank's app freaks me out with I'd obligatory PIN, at least you, please, make it optional!
Barry Johnson commented
Nice to see Microsoft leading the way with Android development. Can't wait to see you support Windows Phone better.
what a joke you are. You added this to Android first before you added this to windows phone. This is just laughable.
Akshat Rastogi commented