SkyDrive for iOS Gets Camera Backup Feature
Article by George Norman
On 26 Nov 2013
With the new Camera Backup feature, the SkyDrive app for iOS can automatically upload photos and videos to the cloud.

Check out the new automatic upload feature in the video I’ve embedded below.
Get the updated SkyDrive app from Apple's App Store here.


Redmond-based software giant Microsoft recently announced that it rolled out a significant update for the SkyDrive app for iOS. This is great, because it’s been quite a while since the app got any significant upgrades. It’s also great because the update, SkyDrive version 4.0, introduces a new Camera Backup feature.

What does it Camera Backup do? The quick answer is it lets iOS users automatically upload photos and videos to the cloud. So if you take some photos or shoot some videos with your iPhone, they will be uploaded to your SkyDrive automatically.

“With this feature, you're now able to free up space by deleting photos and videos on your local camera roll after they've been uploaded to SkyDrive. In time, you might find that you're actually using the SkyDrive app as your camera roll, given that it will have all of your photos, regardless of the device you captured them on. This is one of the most popular feature requests we’ve heard from our customers, and we’re very excited to make it available,” commented Ryan Hoge, Principal Lead Program Manager at Microsoft.

Camera Backup is the main new feature SkyDrive version 4.0 introduces – it is not the only one though. The update has a few other new bits and pieces to offer: OneNote integration, improved editing and viewing in Office Mobile, new look that is a better match for the iOS 7 interface

Speaking about that, I must bring up some related news: the Dropbox team recently updated its iOS app; the updated Dropbox app comes with a refreshed design, a new visual experience inspired by iOS 7.

Tags: Microsoft, SkyDrive, Apple, iPhone, iPad, iOS, app, update, Camera Backup
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