OneDrive fixes accessibility bugs in its latest update, including issues with the VoiceOver feature

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What you need to know

  • Microsoft fixed several accessibility-related bugs in OneDrive for iOS.
  • Many of the fixes address problems related to the VoiceOver feature within the app.
  • The accessibility fixes are available with version 12.61.1 of OneDrive.

Microsoft recently released an update for the OneDrive app on iOS that includes several accessibility fixes. Following the update, the app's VoiceOver feature should work better when reading certain types of content, including dates for folders in the Libraries view. The update brings the app to version 12.61.1 and is available for both iPhones and iPads.

Here's what's new in the latest version of OneDrive for iOS:

  • VoiceOver now comprehensively reads out dates for folders in the Libraries view.
  • The role assignment for filter buttons that appear when searching for a folder/file has been updated so that VoiceOver correctly announces the control.
  • VoiceOver now announces the appropriate roles for buttons on a users' Plan page and on the Libraries page.
  • Adjustments to the luminosity ratio of the icons on the 'Sign in' and 'Enter password' pages have been made to allow for clear visibility of the icons.
  • Content present on the 'Sign in' page now appropriately adapts to large text settings.

The update is available now through the App Store. As pointed out by OnMSFT, this is the second OneDrive app of 2022. The first update of the year shipped on January 5, but it only included unspecified bug fixes and improvements.



OneDrive is a convenient way to store files, photos, and videos in the cloud. You can access it from a wide range of devices, including those running Windows, iOS, and Android. The app's latest update fixes several accessibility-related issues.

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