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.

You can install OneDrive on your device from the App Store.

More guides and support can be found on the Microsoft OneDrive on iOS website.

First time setup

  • Open the OneDrive app
  • Enter your email address in the format then tap the Arrow


  • Enter your UQ username and password then tap 'Login'


  • You can choose to enable OneDrive for iMessage by using the instructions on-screen, or tap 'I'm ready' to continue.

WiFi only update

To avoid any unexpected mobile data charges, it is recommended that you only allow OneDrive to update offline files when it is connected to WiFi.

  • In OneDrive, tap the 'Me' icon on the bottom-right of the screen
  • Tap 'Settings'
  • Turn off 'Use Mobile Network for Offline'

Share files or folders within UQ

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

  • In OneDrive, press and hold the file or folder you want to share.
  • Tap the   icon on the top of the screen
  • Tap 'Invite People'
  • Enter the email address(es) of the people you wish to share with
  • Choose whether to allow editing and tap 'Add'


Upload files or folders

  • In OneDrive, tap 'Files' on the bottom-left of the screen
  • Tap the + icon on the top-right of the screen
  • Tap 'Upload' then browse your device for the files or folders you wish to upload to OneDrive.

Sign out

To sign out of your OneDrive account:

  • Tap the 'Me' icon on the bottom right of the screen
  • Ensure the OneDrive account you wish to sign out of is selected at the top
  • Scroll down the page and tap 'Sign out of this account' and tap 'OK' to confirm.

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.