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How can we improve the OneDrive mobile app on iOS?

Exclude Folders from All Photos View

Gents, I believe you have a major problem in the concept of your Photos tab in the OneDrive iOS app. All the photos I have uploaded to my OneDrive into separate and organized folders (over 80gb) are showing on the photos tab. This is insane. It gets extremely slow and very messy. Just as all your competitors do, we should see there only the Camera Roll pictures that are uploaded to OneDrive, and not everything! I have activated the automatic backup of my iPhone photos to OneDrive and guess what? All the photos that are being uploaded are mixed in this Photos tab along with the other several thousand pictures I had manually uploaded from my computer to a separate folder in OneDrive. I'm enjoying OneDrive so far but this is a major drawback. Please have a look at how this is handled in Dropbox. A lot more organized! The iphone camera photos are kept into a separate place in the app and in the drive. I'm enjoying OneDrive a lot, and i am planning to quit using google drive and dropbox, but please fix this asap! This is very annoying!! Thank you!! Best Regards.

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  • Kevin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Same here.
    Graphic content or Images in the Documents folder should not be included in the Photos section.
    This should be activatable/deactivatable.

  • JensB commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes, pleas fix this. Allow us to exclude folders from the photos view or to select only a specific folder to be viewed. I use onedrive to store other data which is important to me, among that are e.g. some important discussion threads from various electronics repair websites. Guess what happens now - all the emoji/avatar icons show up in my photos view, together with any photos which are posted in those threads (which then also ruin the locations list because the exif data from those photos is considered by the onedrive app, too). This makes the photos list beyond utterly useless. Please fix this!

  • dsophiea commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Well you can add me to the frustrated masses. I can't imagine why anyone would want every picture they have to show up in a single folder. This really makes no sense, even from a programming view.

  • Corvus commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I think we need an option to select folders where photos are like Groove Music or Photos app on Windows 10. It's easier than exclude folders.

  • Auslander commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Because this seems plateaued at under the 500 vote review threshold, I'm just biting the bullet and moving on to Google One. Pointless to wait around when this is already implemented by all other major competitors (Google, Dropbox, Amazon, etc).

  • sandro commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    the photo-tab in the ondrive app without the option for selecting the folders from where to take the pictures is useless!

  • Peter commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Basically you should be able to select it just like on the website; All Folders, or Pictures folder, that would already make me extremely happy!

  • Auslander commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This has been a problem with OneDrive for Android, too. This should not need to be a feature request - this should be a simple matter of feature parity and a consistent user experience across platforms.

  • Phil Roberts commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Including any image file from any folder in the Photos is ludicrous and renders the app pretty useless. Both the desktop and web implementations allow me to exclude unwanted source folders, so why not the iOS app?

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I just uploaded my music collection and now I see all covers of mp3 files appearing in "Photos". Very frustrating, makes the Photo tab useless. We really need the "Show Photos only from Pictures folder" option like on Or do not show other stuff in the first place.

  • Brudderman commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Yes! Let us exclude folders so the Photos view will actually be useful. As it is now, it’s completely junked up with much that’s unwanted, keeping me from making more use of the app.

  • Conor commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Big fan of the ios app for iPad but I'd love some more control over what shows up in the 'photos tab'. Right now the photos tab is displaying everything from other folders such as expense receipts etc but I'd like to limit it down just to my 'camera roll'.
    Team, please consider this quality of life improvement.

  • Michael Meier commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If you could just integrate the option „Photos anzeigen aus“ like in the web it would already be a big step ahaed. Please do it asap. Thank you.

  • Danila commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This functionality has been available in "OneDrive on the Web" (in your browser) for as long as I can remember: in the top right corner you can select "Show photos from" -> "Pictures folder".
    It should be trivial to bring the same option to the mobile app. I'm surprised it is not there yet, and it feels long overdue.

  • Wesley Huang commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please take care of this issue, it's very annoying. Including *.ico files in Photos tab, seriously?

  • Genghis commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I would think three years and numerous requests should be enough time/demand for this to have been implemented by now. It's one of the major flaws that keeps me from transitioning management of photos with OneDrive. Please Please Please fix this.

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