Microsoft is continuing to increase the capabilities of its OneDrive cloud storage application on iOS. A new update for the iPhone and iPad app has added some important new features. The experience provides some abilities that are so far exclusive to Apple's mobile platform.
As usual, Android users will get the features eventually, but iOS is first up. This release brings OneDrive up to build 10.33.5 with a bunch of features. It is also worth noting Microsoft has launched version 10.33.6, which is specifically to fix bugs in the apps.
This OneDrive update focuses on a new feature called On This Day. Users can use this ability to see photos that were taken on specific days in the past:
“Take a blast from the past and rediscover photos from years past with our new On This Day feature – available in our Photos page. When we find memories to show you, we'll let you know,” Microsoft explains.
Microsoft has also made some changes to OneDrive's integration with the camera roll on iOS. The app could already automatically tap into the camera roll to send photos directly to the cloud.
Now OneDrive can now organize the camera roll by year and month. Yes, the roll can already do this, but now you can do this organization directly within the storage app. Of course, this means users can now find their photos more easily.
iOS 12 Adoption
Apple is in the process of rolling out iOS 12 and Microsoft is wasting no time in adopting the platform. OneDrive now supports iOS 12, offering improvement:
“Sharing from the Photos view took a temporary summer break. This issue has been fixed, and is feeling ‘refreshed and reinvigorated,'” Microsoft says.
The update is available for the App Store here, for all users running iOS 10.1 of later on iPhone and iPad.