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OneDrive for iOS gets faster and more secure sign-up experience

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What you need to know

  • OneDrive on iOS has a new experience for signing up for a new account within the app.
  • Users can now sign up and log in to an account using a passcode that will be sent as a text message rather than having to use a password.
  • The new experience is faster and more secure, according to Microsoft.

Microsoft is rolling out a new sign-up experience for OneDrive on iOS. Following an update to version 13.13.2, the app will allow users to sign up for a new account on the OneDrive app using a passcode that will be sent through a text message. This new setup replaces having to use a password and is faster and more secure, according to Microsoft.

Here's the description of the change from the OneDrive for iOS changelog:

It will now be faster & even more secure to sign up for a new account on the OneDrive app. You will be able to sign up and log in with your phone numbers and one-time passcodes we will send you via a text message. No more stress of remembering passwords!

If you still need to catch up on the latest features for the cloud storage service, you can check out our roundup of everything new for OneDrive from Q1 2022. Microsoft shipped updates and new features to OneDrive on just about every platform, including macOS, Windows, and the web.

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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.

Sean Endicott
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Sean Endicott brings nearly a decade of experience covering Microsoft and Windows news to Windows Central. He joined our team in 2017 as an app reviewer and now heads up our day-to-day news coverage. If you have a news tip or an app to review, hit him up at sean.endicott@futurenet.com (opens in new tab).