Microsoft has been overhauling its OneDrive service across platforms and form factors since last year. It started with a new UI for the web version of the file storage service, and later extended to a new design for mobile. Microsoft also announced the Windows 10 OneDrive client will get a major improvement. That update for OneDrive on Windows 10 is now available. While there are no new major features involved, the look and feel of the whole client has been improved. For example, OneDrive now works more harmoniously with Windows 10's battery saver mode. Thanks to this improvement, OneDrive will automatically stop syncing when a device has battery saver mode enabled. That's obviously a fantastic addition for saving battery. Microsoft knows that not every user is micro-managing battery, so files can be synced by choice even in battery saving mode if the user requires. As soon as the device leaves battery saver mode, OneDrive will automatically start syncing files again. OneDrive users will also see an improvement in the Activity Center, which sits in the taskbar and pops up when selected. This feature has been given a new design with enhancements to “improve ease of use and understanding” of the user interface.
Microsoft Updates OneDrive on Windows 10 with Improved Battery Saving Features
The new update for OneDrive allows the client to stop syncing when a Windows 10 device is in battery saving mode. Microsoft has also made changes to the Activity Center.