Microsoft updates OneDrive on Android and iOS with a host of features and improvements

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Microsoft has released a new update for the OneDrive app on Android and iOS. The iOS app has received a major update while the Android app has received a minor update that improves the user experience.

The new update for the iOS app fixes two VoiceOver related bugs, brings back the ability to write files from the iOS Files app, fixes UI related bugs and more.

Here is the full changelog for the update:

  • You can once again make writes to your OneDrive files from the iOS Files app.

  • When using VoiceOver on the Plans page, there was no indication that some features required particular plans. This has been fixed and now VoiceOver will indicate when a feature is included with each plan.

  • The app header would sometimes turn white after using the "Take a photo" command, making it very hard to use the + button, which is also white, in light mode. This has been fixed and the header will stay blue again, keeping the + button visible.

  • The See All button in the Home view was appearing in English in all languages, which was puzzling. This has been fixed and now you can 'see' it appearing properly in 'all' our supported languages.

  • VoiceOver will now read out the buttons in the sign in navigation bar.

  • Some images would appear squished when viewed in a folder and cropped when tapped on and opened in the app. This has been fixed. Thank you to the observant customers who reported this to us and helped us improve.

The Android app, on the other hand, has received a relatively minor update that adds a new Home tab to help users pick up where they left off. Furthermore, the new update adds the ability to reorder parts of the settings section. Here is the full changelog for the update:

We've added a new Home tab to help you pick up where you left off, fast. The new Home tab prominently features your Recent view for easy access to your files and an Offline Files section to quickly access and manage files you've downloaded for offline access. Find On this Day for OneDrive personal users, and Shared Libraries for work or school in Home as well. Plus reorder the sections in settings!

The new update bumps the OneDrive app for Android to version 6.27, while the iOS app gets bumped to version 12.23.2. OneDrive for Android users can download the update from the Google Play Store, while the update is available on the App Store for Apple users.

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