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.
Łukasz Jezioro commented
The same problem is with Samsung Gallery to Onedrive sync. Folders are created due to albums on phone but photos are not grouped in OneDrive albums after.
It also should be fixed.
Please implement asap.
Joachim Weißbacher commented
Hope feature is coming soon.
It's a shame this long-requested feature is not implemented. It's annoying, time-wasting, and inefficient. It is so simple to fix, why Microsoft is not paying attention to this??????
Frederick Belzile commented
this function already available on IOS, why not on Android?
Barakat Al-Hamzi commented
Yup really we want solution for this
Asadullah Armaan commented
Can't Believe they didn't figure this out yet.
should be simple enough to add....
Natalija Klisura commented
I'm so mad this isn't a thing yet. I didn't realise this wasn't how it worked (because it's so obviously logical this should be how it is) when I went to get my phone repaired. I needed to reset it and I thought I'd be able to get all my photos back how they were, now all I have is a massive mess of holiday photos, gift ideas my mum send me, pictures of my pets and so **** much more just flooding one onedrive file. It's infuriating.
This Feature is real useful. I cant use tue Photo Backup without this function. I hope this will be implemented otherwhise i will not extend my o365 subscription
Freddy Grande commented
This is the main reason I DON'T use this feature. I don't want everything dumped into the one folder. If they were instead subfolders of the Pictures or even Camera Roll folder this would be perfect.
Mason Juarez commented
I'd rather have it work like Google Photos does where they are dumped into [year]/[month] folders
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.
It's so sad to see that this has been requested since 2016, shameful...
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.
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.
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!
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
I agree. On WP, OD would upload screenshots to a screenshots folder, for example. Why isn't there consistency across the platforms?