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OneDrive set to replace Samsung Cloud on Galaxy devices

In August this year, Samsung and Microsoft announced an expanded partnership that will see Galaxy devices come preloaded with many of Microsoft’s Android apps and services. At the time of the announcement, Samsung highlighted enhanced Outlook experience, OneDrive integration, and Link to Windows as outcomes of the collaboration.

Link to Windows made its debut with the Galaxy Note 10 (currently available on a few other Galaxy devices as well), while the Outlook Android app gained S Pen support a few weeks later. Now, OneDrive integration is going live for the Galaxy Note 10/Note 10+ on Android 10 beta, allowing users to sync their photos and videos directly to Microsoft’s OneDrive from the Gallery app.

If you meet the device requirements, you can go to your Gallery settings and connect your Microsoft OneDrive account to use it as a backup solution. This will also transfer all your existing photos and videos in Samsung Cloud (barring what’s in the cloud Recycle Bin) to OneDrive. Microsoft will maintain your current Samsung Cloud storage quota for free for one year after which you need to pay for any additional space over what the OneDrive free plan offers. The Redmond-based company is also giving 15GB bonus storage to Galaxy users for one year on top of the free 5GB that comes with the OneDrive free tier.

Do remember that once you opt for OneDrive, there appears to be no way to switch back to Samsung Cloud. If you paid for any Samsung Cloud storage plan, then the Korean company will refund the same. Also, data other than photos and videos will continue to be on Samsung Cloud even after you make the switch to Microsoft’s cloud service in the Gallery app.

It’s not clear how long Samsung will continue to operate its cloud solution once the majority of its users shift to OneDrive. The future of Samsung Cloud is facing the same uncertainty as Samsung Flow and Samsung Email after the recent changes. While Microsoft’s offerings are better in some ways, they are not, at least as of now, as deeply integrated into Galaxy devices as Samsung’s own offerings.

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RoadRunner99
RoadRunner99

Samsung has been slowly but steadily eroding reasons for me to buy their products. – They got rid of the removable battery to start making fragile sandwiches – They got rid the ability to install third party fonts – They got rid of the old Knox app, still much more capable than the new one – They made fun of the notch but then the holes came… – The facebook and microsoft bloatware came – They’re getting rid of the headphone jack, even on tablets – They’re getting rid of the heartrate monitor as well – They may be getting… Read more »

IJAZ M
IJAZ M

I hope Samsung is not the next Nokia. All partnerships ever done with Microsoft by other companies had a disastrous end.

VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

If I really wanted to migrate to One Drive I would have done it from the first moment I got my phone. No, no, NO and again no Samsung. Samsung Cloud is a way better service in any aspect, for free users and for paid users. I think the line needs to be drawn somewhere with your abusive partnerships, like Microsoft’s, because you’ve gone way too far. Like we didn’t have to live with all the Microsoft bloatware that you are shipping your phones with even after being nastily critisized for years for your devices containing bloatware that nobody asked… Read more »

Samchami
Samchami

No, just no. I don’t want all of Microsoft’s services in my phone like system services.

bayfisher
bayfisher

I sensed this coming since onedrive was pre installed in my note 10. onedrive in android is a resource vampire in usage of ram.

Anonymous
Anonymous

Fuck of Samsung google drive sevices r way better than samsung.I never save my data into samsung cloud because i heard some roumour that after 12 month data will be removed.I also dissapoint with reduced the stirage to 5gb.once i m reset my phone but when want i restoree the data my all data lost.I lost all my contacts .its show not data in vloud storage.but in websute its showing.then i reset my phone again and then my data get back.I i have 2 google account and i fill one account of 15 gb and second 9 gb .And I… Read more »

stondec
stondec

I can confirm that you are wrong about the 12-month limit for your data to be stored on Samsung Cloud. I have data on Samsung Cloud that has been there for years.

zengshengliu
zengshengliu

Actually, it is true that Samsung will delete cloud data after 12 months. I got this email from my old account: Hello. This is a message from the Samsung Cloud service. As per our service’s policy, your data in Samsung Cloud will be deleted on 2019-12-19, the day you will have been inactive for more than 12 months. Once deleted, your data cannot be recovered. If you wish to prevent the deletion of your data, please use the Samsung Cloud service again before the scheduled date of deletion. If you have any questions regarding this, please contact us through FAQ… Read more »

TheNewsHQ
TheNewsHQ

“If you meet the device requirements” may I know what exactly are the “Requirements”? I mean I’m on the latest Beta in the US, what else do I need to do/have or whatever to get this option?

utvic99
utvic99

Why would people shift to a worse solution? Samsung Cloud offers 15GB free storage (at least for now) while OneDrive only temporarily offers 20GB but regularly offers 5GB. We had 100GB free storage for 2 years before (I remember getting it on my S4 and my S7), and that’s with the possibility of using Samsung Cloud at the same time, which was a very nice offer. Now Samsung’s praising the mere 20GB for 1 year without the option to switch back to Samsung Cloud if a user chooses OneDrive… If Samsung ditches their own cloud in favor of OneDrive’s stupid… Read more »

bayfisher
bayfisher

Following apples tactics. I had apple before. everything is profit.

Ogishi
Ogishi

WTF? That means we could lose the functionality based on Samsung Cloud.

meyemmabasso
meyemmabasso

Me gusta este tipo de movidas de Samsung, ya que como base de mi día a día dependo de la sincronización con OneDrive, pero me da pena que dejen de depender de su propia nube que la verdad es muy completa.
A pesar que la tengo sincronizada con outlook (Microsoft) sería bueno que la sigan teniendo, al menos por un tiempo.

bayfisher
bayfisher

Hay una parte en el artículo que establece un año para mantener la nube de Samsung incluso después del cambio.

Gunter2
Gunter2

I’ve been using One Drive for Business for years. So it’s fine for me.

YRisk
YRisk

I found it this morning on my note 10+, it works perfectly fine. After the setup finished the Samsung Cloud menu disapears and the menu only show onedrive, rly good implemented. The Sync is also way faster then Samsung cloud sync.

VCT.Gomes
VCT.Gomes

The SamMobile forgot to say the Outlook App was released for Tizen on Galaxy Watch!

YRisk
YRisk
VCT.Gomes
VCT.Gomes

Nothing on my S10 with the last beta… Waiting anxiously this integration here

svknet
svknet

It means Samsung Galaxy is turning into Microsoft Phone.

Gunter2
Gunter2

You need to examine your logic my friend. Windows phone ran on Windows. Samsung phones run on Android. An app is not an operating system. You can use One Drive and other Microsoft apps on any Android phone. Even iPhones can use Microsoft Office apps and of course One Drive. Smh.

utvic99
utvic99

Samsung phones run Android, yes, but their ecosystem is already filled with Microsoft apps and will be even more in the future thanks to new partnerships. All of the Microsoft apps are going to be non-removable if you don’t root the phone, many of them bloatware and gimmicky for most users, which in turn unnecessarily causes the phone to be slower than it actually is. Samsung’s been doing this since forever, and I doubt that will change anytime soon. Yes, you can always install other apps/services if you so wish but if these partnerships continue, soon all the Galaxy phones… Read more »

svknet
svknet

I mentioned Microsoft Phone, not Windows Phone 🙂

Gunter2
Gunter2

I know. It doesn”t change the fact that Microsofts business apps run on every device whether Android or iOS. Office which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, One Drive etc are business apps that most of the world uses. Does that make all phones Mıcrosoft phones? Flawed logic as I said.