Microsoft combines OneDrive and OneDrive for Business into a single app for iOS

Yesterday, Microsoft released an update to its OneDrive app for iOS. You can now view files in both OneDrive and OneDrive for Business using the same app. Windows Phones and Android devices have had this feature since last year. For the most part, it looks like the features of the OneDrive for Business app were just moved into OneDrive. However, it is nice to only need to use one app and this helps a little with the constant confusion on the differences between OneDrive and OneDrive for Business. Hopefully features like choosing which account to automatically upload photos to come soon.

Here’s how to add your OneDrive for Business account:

  1. Make sure you have updated the OneDrive app
  2. Open the OneDrive app
  3. Tap on the 3 horizontal lines in the top left corner of the screen
  4. Tap on Add OneDrive for Business
  5. Enter your school email address and password
  6. Tap Sing in

Here’s what’s new in the OneDrive app according to iTunes

What’s New in Version 5.0

• Improved design
• Create photo albums that enable you to view photos together in one place without copying or moving the actual files
• View your photos by tags (like “plant,” “building,” or “animal”) created using object recognition
• Sign in with both your personal OneDrive and your OneDrive for Business accounts
• Organize and open your OneDrive for Business files
• Save new files to your OneDrive for Business account
• Integration with your favorite password manager, including AgileBits, 1Password and LastPass.
• An improved search experience with text recognition in photos and content of documents
• Addressed issues with audio playback.
• We are working to improve the video playback experience. Thank you for the feedback.
• Bug fixes and stability improvements

Though I haven’t confirmed this, I’d imagine the original OneDrive for Business app is now considered obsolete and will not be updated anymore.

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