OneDrive on iOS now works better with the iOS Files app

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What you need to know

  • OneDrive for iOS brought back the ability to write to OneDrive files from the iOS Files app.
  • The Android version of OneDrive also received an update, but its changelog is the same as the previous update.
  • The update for OneDrive for iOS also contains several bug fixes.

Microsoft's OneDrive apps on iOS and Android both recently received updates. The changelog for the Android version of OneDrive is the same as it was a few weeks ago, so it doesn't appear to have any notable new features or changes. The iOS version has some bug fixes and brings a feature back to the app.

The recent update to OneDrive for iOS brings back the option to write to your OneDrive files from the iOS Files app. It also includes some fixes for VoiceOver on the Plans page as well as some other bug fixes. Notably, VoiceOver now reads out the buttons in the sign-in navigation bar, making it easier to navigate the app.

Here's what's new with the iOS version of OneDrive.

  • You can once again make writes to your OneDrive files from the iOS Files app.
  • When using VoiceOver on the Plans page, there was no indication that some features required particular plans. This has been fixed and now VoiceOver will indicate when a feature is included with each plan.
  • The app header would sometimes turn white after using the "Take a photo" command, making it very hard to use the + button, which is also white, in light mode. This has been fixed and the header will stay blue again, keeping the + button visible.
  • The See All button in the Home view was appearing in English in all languages, which was puzzling. This has been fixed and now you can 'see' it appearing properly in 'all' our supported languages.
  • VoiceOver will now read out the buttons in the sign in navigation bar.
  • Some images would appear squished when viewed in a folder and cropped when tapped on and opened in the app. This has been fixed. Thank you to the observant customers who reported this to us and helped us improve.

The Android version of OneDrive received an update today, but its changelog is the same as what appeared on March 12, 2021, according to the Wayback Machine. In case you never grabbed that update, here's the most recent changelog:

We've added a new Home tab to help you pick up where you left off, fast. The new Home tab prominently features your Recent view for easy access to your files and an Offline Files section to quickly access and manage files you've downloaded for offline access. Find On this Day for OneDrive personal users, and Shared Libraries for work or school in Home as well. Plus reorder the sections in settings!

Both updates are available now through their respective app stores.

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