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How can we improve the OneDrive app on Android?

Separate folders when automatically uploading from multiple sources on mobile

Within the Android app, OneDrive suggests you backup photos from multiple apps/folders/sources on your phone. This is a good feature to keep everything synced with the cloud, however it is very disorganized to throw all of these files in the base Camera Roll folder. Each source (every app/folder) should have it's own folder within Camera Roll. They all have different naming conventions, so it's difficult to dissect which photo came from which app.

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  • Mason Juarez commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'd rather have it work like Google Photos does where they are dumped into [year]/[month] folders

  • lio commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate


  • Ade commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Just reverted back from prime photo upload/syncing to OD as like the idea of online/offline files and not having to sync GBs of photos on each PC. However this is driving me nuts. Why is the feature available for my wife's iPhone but not my android!?! Can't be anything to do with the OS as this is down to folder creation on OneDrive.

    Seriously considering cancelling my newly purchased o365 home addition due to this. Photo photo storage and syncing was one of my main requirements. Amazon Prime photos offered free unlimited storage, auto folder creation depending on device as well. Just din't think much to their PC syncing.

  • Jesuel commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    It's so sad to see that this has been requested since 2016, shameful...

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    When will this feature be available on he Android. It is available on IOS. I just moved from Apple to Android and now miss this feature. This is what IOS does:

    Photos uploaded through the Camera Upload feature will automatically be sorted by Year and Month into nested folders in the Camera Roll folder. This can be controlled by the “Organization” Settings in the Camera Upload settings page. Please note that moving, renaming, or deleting these folders is not supported or recommended at this time.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I don't understand why this isn't implemented or which dev thought it would be a good idea to dump multiple albums into 1 folder. I've resorted to buying a different app to manage my uploads because Microsoft can't get a basic feature right.

  • Lorraine commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I want my pictures uploaded into folders/albums that match my already defined photo "albums" on my android. A folder is a folder is a folder ... it shouldn't be this hard!

  • TL commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I find it absurd that I pay for this storage and yet I still have to go in and organize thousands of photos because the OneDrive app won't sync my picture folders AS THEY ARE on my phone.

    Seeing as this is clearly never going to happen, does anyone know what cloud storage app DOES sync the photo albums on your android phone properly to the cloud storage, as opposed to syncing all the photos but them all going into the cloud storage under album camera roll (vs. album screenshots, album memes, etc.)?

  • Jeff Parker commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I agree. On WP, OD would upload screenshots to a screenshots folder, for example. Why isn't there consistency across the platforms?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is my main issue with the app. It's not funny to see memes while looking at family photos.

  • Eniko Waszlavik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Many android camera related apps are already offering some sort of sorting, which ends up as folders on the android device. So I think this one is getting more and more important. I also have many folders and would not want to re-order them to the same folders manually.
    Even if it would be too complex to manage subfolders that way, at least there should be an option to create an album with the folder's name when they are synced from the app to the cloud. That way, the thousands of already categorized photos would be kept organized after syncing, and IMHO this feature would be fairly easy to add..

  • Vincas commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This should be default, I know have over 9000 (not a meme) photos and it takes forever to load that folder in PC. It would be perfect if photos would be organized by date folders for each month.

  • EL KH commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I totally agree. Even though OneDrive is a fantastic app it's very annoying to have all data in the same folder. This feature should definitely be included in the next update. I'm disappointed because my workflow could be much faster and better with this feature and the update could have been easily launched.

  • Tal Sela commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, I find it sad that something like this has to be requested. This option should have been introduced together with the feature to backup several sources. This is creating such a mess. Camera roll should just be for photos taken by camera, and every other source should go under the 'Pictures' folder with the folder in the name of the source.

  • Martijn commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This ! Ive been looking in the settings for this. Ive used an other cloud before and it had this option and that worked great hope the implent it in ondrive aswell

  • jemik commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yeah, completely agree.. Please do something with this. It ends up with huge mess in the Camera Roll folder.

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