Note: OneDrive is not available to Students and is only available to faculties that have completed the email migration to 365, please see 365 migration project for more information.

If you do not have OneDrive installed on your device you will need to download the app from Google Play

More guides and support can be found on the Microsoft OneDrive for Android page.

First time setup and WiFi only update

Run the OneDrive app

Enter your email address in the following format

Tap the Arrow


You will be prompted to log in to the SSO, put in your UQ username and password.

Tap Sign in

Wi-Fi only updating

It is recommended that you confirm this is set to Wi-fi Only.

If Wi-Fi and mobile network is activated, you could incur data charges.

In the OneDrive app, tap Me


Open Settings

Under Update offline files you should see Wi-Fi only

If it is not set to Wi-Fi only, tap on it to change the preference.

Share files and folders within UQ

If you would like to share externally or turn off editing please read the External sharing (Link Settings) guide below.

In the OneDrive app, select the file or folder you want to share (press and hold to select it).

Tap Share

Enter the names or e-mail addresses you want.

This will allow users within UQ to view and edit

Tip: To add a note to your sharing invitation, just type where it says Add a message

Tap Send

The recipients will get an email message with a link to the document.

Upload files or folders

Upload files to OneDrive, such as documents, OneNote notebooks, photos, videos or music, with the Upload tool.

Tip: If your device is set to automatically upload pictures to OneDrive, pictures you take with your device will be in the OneDriveCamera roll folder. You don't have to upload them to OneDrive manually.

In the OneDrive app, open the folder you want to add a file to.

Tap Add at the bottom of the screen

Tap Upload

Tap the file you want to upload. It uploads to the folder you had opened.

Sign Out of OneDrive

While in OneDrive, Tap Me

Tap Sign Out

Confirm by tapping OK

External sharing (Link Settings)

When you are sharing you will see the following option available, Tap it to get to Link Settings

In Link Settings, you can choose who your sharing link gives access to:

  • Anyone    creates a link that anyone can use to access the document or folder, even if they're not logged in to Office 365 or OneDrive.

  • People in <organization>    creates a link that only people in your organization who are logged into Office 365 can use to access the document or folder.

  • People with existing access    returns a link that can be used by people who already have access to the document or folder. It does not change the permissions on the item. Use this if you just want to send a link to somebody who already has access. This option is only available for files and folders in SharePoint team sites.

  • Specific people    creates a link that only the people that you specify can use to access the folder or document. If you click this option, enter the names or email addresses of the people to whom you want to give access to the folder or document.