OneDrive Gets a New Files-Centric UI on iPhone and iPad

Posted on September 20, 2016 by Paul Thurrott in iOS, OneDrive with 0 Comments

OneDrive Gets a New Files-Centric UI on iPhone and iPad

Last night, Microsoft updated OneDrive for iOS, providing iPhone and iPad users with a new files-centric user interface, folder sharing for work and school accounts, and more.

Looking quickly at the app, I don’t see much of a difference: the default Files view still shows a list of black folders, and you can switch between Files, Photos, Recent, and Shared views using the toolbar at the bottom. (On Android, these views are available in the hamburger menu, but that version of the app hasn’t been updated like the iOS version, at least not yet.)


There is, however, a new Me view that provides access to your accounts—as before, you can have one personal OneDrive account plus multiple work/school accounts—along with the storage space, offline files, recycle bin, and settings that are associated with each.


Here’s what Microsoft says is new:

Streamlined UI. Microsoft has streamlined the UI to put the focus on your files. This includes a simplified folder design and putting all the key commands together in one place.

Share folder links. You can now share links to your folders from your work or school account.

Bug and crash fixes. Microsoft says it has also fixed several bugs and crashes including:

  • Crashes on iOS 10 for Microsoft Intune users or when rapidly scrolling through your files.
  • A crash when attempting to open spreadsheets or large files in the app.
  • Improved stability when editing a tag.

You can download OneDrive for iOS from the Apple App Store.


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