How to Enable or Disable Saving Photos and Videos from Devices to OneDrive in Windows 11

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The article provides instructions on how to activate or deactivate the “Save photos and videos from devices to OneDrive” feature on the OneDrive app in Windows 11. The feature allows for automatic uploading of media from devices connected to a Windows PC, directly to OneDrive. Detailed steps on enabling or disabling this feature are elaborated…

This article describes steps to enable or disableSave photos and videos from devices to OneDrive” in the OneDrive app in Windows 11.

The OneDrive app lets you sync files and folders on your computer with Microsoft cloud, allowing you to access them anywhere on your mobile devices and other computers using the service.

If you connect a phone, camera, or other devices to a PC with Microsoft OneDrive, you might be asked if you want to add your photos and videos from that device to OneDrive.

You can also have your photos and videos automatically uploaded to your OneDrive account without always asking if you want to. This should work with cameras, phones, CompactFlash, USB flash drives, and other removable devices you connect to your Windows PC.

Here’s how to do that with the OneDrive app in Windows 11.

Turn on or off save photos and videos from devices to OneDrive

As described above, you can have your photos and videos automatically uploaded to your OneDrive account without always asking if you want to.

Here’s how to do that.

First, make sure you have set up OneDrive in Windows 11.

With OneDrive set up, open OneDrive from the Start menu or browse to the OneDrive installed location at (“C:\Program Files\Microsoft OneDrive\OneDrive.exe“).

You can also quickly access the OneDrive icon from the Taskbar overflow.

onedrive icon on the taskbar overview
onedrive icons on the taskbar overview

When the app opens, click on the Help & Settings (gear) icon and then on Settings.

onedrive help and settings button
onedrive help and settings button

On the Settings pane, under Sync and backup, toggle the button to the On position to “Save photos and videos from devices” in the OneDrive app.

To disable it, toggle the button back to the Off position.

windows onedrive save photos and videos from devices
windows onedrive saves photos and videos from devices

That should do it!

Reference:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/save-photos-and-videos-to-onedrive-automatically-42a0202d-c944-4ebc-bb17-32d0082226f8

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to turn on or off “Save photos and videos from devices” in OneDrive in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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