Automatically save the photos and videos I take to SkyDrive
Looking for a set-it-and-forget-it way to back up the photos and videos you take on your phone? Look no further—in just a couple of taps, you can set your phone to automatically save them all to Microsoft SkyDrive, either at full resolution or at a smaller size. That way, even if your phone ends up at the bottom of a lake, your memories will be safe and sound in the cloud.
Automatically saving videos to SkyDrive might not be available in your country or region. For more information, see Feature and service availability.
To automatically save photos and videos to SkyDrive
You can choose to save photos, videos, or both, at full or reduced resolution.
In the App list, tap Photos .
Tap More , and then tap Settings.
Under Auto upload, tap SkyDrive.
Under Photos or Videos, tap the upload type you want: Good quality for lower resolution or Best quality for full resolution.
- If you choose Good quality, your photos or videos may be uploaded to SkyDrive using your cellular data plan (if you connect to a Wi-Fi network, they'll be uploaded over Wi-Fi). If you choose Best quality, your photos and videos will only be uploaded when you're connected to a Wi-Fi network.
- To turn on auto-uploading for any apps you've installed that have uploading capability, under Auto upload, tap Apps (if you don't have any such apps installed, you'll be able to search for some in the Store).