Pause / resume button on Mac
OneDrive needs a pause button! Dropbox, Google Drive, etc. all have a way to stop syncing temporarily, like when you're on a Hotel WiFi or transit WiFi and don't really want to have OneDrive using all your bandwidth. OneDrive sync client doesn't have a pause button, which means I have to quit the app, which always seems to cause problems.
Pause for Mac is now rolled out for all users! Whether you are using the standalone Mac sync client or get it from the Mac App Store, you can now pause your sync client when syncing content from OneDrive (personal), OneDrive (for Business), or SharePoint Online.
Thank you for the suggestion!
Aaaand the update is here.. still no pause button? Wtf microsoft!
TWO YEARS(!).. and we finally get this basic feature.
I have not received the updated yet though, but it can't come soon enough.
"Version 17.005.0107.0008 (Released February 12, 2018)
New features and updates:
Bug fixes to improve reliability and performance of the client.
!! Users can pause sync in the Mac client.
Updated build version format to reflect changes to our engineering system."
Are OneDrive still working on this after two years? What is the issue?
Come on... Is this 2008 or wtf? No "Pause Sync" button!? REALLY? This makes it such a bad solution for backups or when you're working remote.
Barney Dalton commented
Just switching from a PC to a Mac. The PC version on OneDrive has had a pause button for some time. Is this a marketing decision to hobble the Mac version, can't see that there can be a technical reason why this isn't less than a day's work for someone at MS to implement.
Coming from Dropbox I was astonished this feature wasn't present on the Mac. Come on M$, if you can do it for business users, why can't you do it for Mac users?
I googled this as I could find on the menu and thought I must be missing something as its a table stakes feature, sadly to find this forum (3 years !). For folks working from home on slow network connections this makes OneDrive unusable. Currently have to stop OneDrive every time I want to quickly look something up on internet. Poor design. And as one person said below, stopping and starting OneDrive always seems to ***** something up.
Isidre Torras commented
suggested 3 years ago and "working on it" since more than a year? really?
Mark McDonald commented
Not loving the 3 years its taking...2018 is almost here....that would make it 4 years to add a feature that is important, especially for laptop users who may need to limit data usage while traveling.
Kassie Jackson commented
Soooo it looks like this issue was brought up last March, there hasn't been any progress?
Microsoft forgetting to implement important things only for the Mac apps, but they are available for the Windows version..... mhmmmmmmmmmmmm
That's got to be on purpose, when planning an app, when done right, the features are set independent of the underlying OS, unless you want to drive none-Windows users crazy!
Currently looking into the Apple version of MS Office... one day it'll all be over, can't wait!
I already switched back some time ago. You're not gone take anyone at MS serious when they say "working on it". The truth is: they have totally no idea what's in the pipeline. Of course they can't say that if they want to keep their job ...
So when is it coming to mac?? Shutting down the onedrive sync is an annoying alternative.
Matt B. commented
Just adding my vote to get this feature soon.
Hey Jason Moore…Are you alive???
If you were my program Manager, I would have fired you for long time ago…
We're now in 2017 - 3 year and still no "pause" function! What's going on???
WAKE UP, for christ sake! and get on it. I'm paying for that app…
Well, this is 2017 and still no, pause button. Just started using this yesterday. Might have to switch back to my previous cloud storage provider.
Why is it so hard to add the pause function???? Does Microsoft do it deliberately ?
Donivan churker commented
Not now? your answer has answered a day of 2016... It is now 2017
Markus Altvater commented
I found this rather old thread which still seems up to date. I am using OneDrive for Mac as part of an Office 365 Business Premium plan and there is no pause button.
Is this going to be added SOON, Microsoft, or do you really want our users to have to change to another clients??