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You can now search for text within files, photos or music that is stored in your OneDrive account quickly and easily via the OneDrive app for Windows Phone
To search for files, photos or music on OneDrive, open up the OneDrive app and tap the search icon found in the upper right hand corner of the screen.
Type your search term or word in the space provided (in the screenshot below I am searching for files, photos, or music that include the word “Garden” in them), then tap the return key on the onscreen keyboard.
OneDrive will return a list of the files it finds that include the search word/term.
The OneDrive app for Windows Phone now lets you create and share photo albums from the photos that you are storing on OneDrive without copying or moving photos from one folder to another.
Create an Album in OneDrive
Open up the OneDrive app, tap ALBUMS. Then tap the “new album” icon on the bottom of the screen.
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If you’re like me and you use several different OneDrive accounts, you can now access all the files in your multiple OneDrive accounts on your phone by adding all your accounts on the OneDrive App.
Open up the OneDrive App > tap the three horizontal bars found at the top left hand side of screen. Then tap the “Add Account” button (you can see in the screenshot below that I currently have two different OneDrive accounts set up to use on the phone).
Input an email address for your next account in the space provided and tap the blue Next button. Then input the password for the next OneDrive account in the space provided and tap the blue Sign in button.
The OneDrive app will now be signed into that account and you can view and work with the files and folders in the newly added account. You can toggle between the various accounts that you’ve set up in the OneDrive app by opening the app, then tapping the three horizontal bars found at the top left hand side of screen to get to the accounts screen. The screenshot below now shows the three accounts that are set up on my phone.
You can now add a 4-digit PIN Code to the OneDrive app to prevent people from using the app to view, edit or delete your files.
Open up the OneDrive App > tap the three horizontal bars found at the top left hand side of screen. Then tap Settings (found on the bottom of the screen) > Options.
Tap PIN (to turn the option ON), then enter your 4-digit PIN in the spaces provided.
Now when you open up the OneDrive app, you’ll be prompted to input your 4-digit PIN before you can gain any access to the files.
Don’t feel too secure with this 4-digit PIN through since it only applies to the OneDrive app. Anyone who uses your phone can still gain access to your files via the Office app (which provides access to all your documents on OneDrive) or the Photo hub (which provides access to any photos that have been uploaded or stored on OneDrive).
I tweeted this deficiency out on Twitter, to which I received the following reply from @onedrive:
You can use your Outlook.com account as a data repository for contacts, calendars and tasks and easily sync this data to all your connected devices, including phones, desktop computers, laptops, tablets.
Sync Data Between Windows Phone and Outlook.com
When you create a Microsoft account on a Windows Phone, any contacts, appointments, or tasks that are stored in the related Outlook.com account (which is a part of the Microsoft account) will be synced to the phone and any edits to existing data or new contacts, appointments or tasks that you create on the phone will be synced to the Microsoft account.
Windows Phone does not sync Contacts, Calendars, and Tasks directly with a computer, laptop or tablet, but if you use a desktop version of Outlook, Windows Live Essentials, or the Mail, Calendar and People app, you can set the desktop software up to sync this data to the computer.
Data can also be synced between a computer and outlook.com
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When you create a new account on Windows Phone by going to settings > email + accounts, you can choose how often you want to sync the data between the account and the phone by tapping the area under “Download new content” and selecting from the available options you find there.
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When you create a new account on windows phone by going to settings > email + accounts, you can also choose to sync the calendar that is included with the account, along with any related email, contacts, and tasks.
If you don’t want to sync the calendar at all (so appointments are NOT stored on the phone at all), you would remove the checkmark in the box next to “Calendar” under the “Content to sync” heading.
Calendars (and their related appointments and events) that are synced to a phone are stored on the phone, but they can be hidden from view in the Calendar hub via the phone’s calendar filter settings.
This article describes how you can toggle the calendar filters on and off.
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When you create a new account on windows phone by going to settings > email + accounts, you can also choose to sync the contacts that are included with the account, along with any related email, calendar, and tasks.
If you don’t want to sync the contacts at all (so contacts are NOT stored on the phone at all), you would edit the account in the email + account settings to remove the checkmark in the box next to “Contacts” under the “Contact to sync” heading.
Contacts that are synced to a phone can be hidden from view in the People hub via the phone’s People hub filter settings.
This article describes how you can toggle the contact filter on and off.
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