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MIUI: 2 big news on photo backup via OneDrive

If you are a Xiaomi user, you may have noticed that the photo and video synchronization feature with the Xiaomi Cloud has been disabled for some time. This move left many users wondering what alternatives they would have for backing up their precious digital memories. Fortunately, Xiaomi is working for integrate Microsoft's OneDrive into its MIUI Gallery app. This integration, made known by Miuipolska and very well prepared Kacper Violinist represents a significant step for the company and offers users a new option for backing up their media.


How was the integration of MIUI with OneDrive discovered?

The news of the integration of OneDrive into the MIUI Gallery was discovered thanks to the latest app update This update included an explicit mention of OneDrive integration, arousing interest and curiosity. Unlike other features announced in the past, which only remained in the release notes without actually being implemented, this time it seems that Xiaomi has already entered the code necessary to activate this function. This suggests that the company is serious about moving forward with this integration, making it a reality for users in the near future. Now, however, for all intents and purposes, the feature does not exist on Xiaomi smartphones.

miui will use onedrive as photo storage

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Supported smartphones and necessary requirements

In addition to the device model (you can find them listed below), you need have a Global or ROM and not be located in some specific unsupported regions, such as Macau, Hong Kong, Russia, Belarus, Cuba. Furthermore, it appears that Xiaomi tablets will not enjoy OneDrive storage even though they have MIUI.

  • Xiaomi 13Lite
  • POCO X4 GT
  • Redmi Note 8 2021
  • Redmi 10C
  • POCO C40
  • Redmi Note 11T
  • Redmi Notes 11 Pro 4G
  • Redmi Notes 10S
  • Redmi Note 11
  • Mi 11 Lite 4G/5G
  • Xiaomi 12/Pro
  • Xiaomi 11t pro
  • Xiaomi Mi 11
  • Xiaomi mi 11 ultra
  • Xiaomi Mi 11i
  • Xiaomi 12Lite
  • Xiaomi 11 Lite 5G
  • Redmi 10 5G/POCO M4 5G
  • POCO M5
  • Redmi 10/2022
  • Redmi Notes 12 Pro 4G
  • Redmi 9A


As expected, there are some news about backing up photos on MIUI via OneDrive. The Kacper Violinist found other clues, namely:

  • the app will be pre-installed: according to what emerges from the MIUI code, Microsoft's OneDrive app for backing up photos will come pre-installed on the devices listed above with ROM Global. Specifically, Redmi Note 8 2021 with MIUI V14.0.6.0.TCUMIXM has already received this update according to the official changelog. Also, the app in question it will not be uninstallable
  • Microsoft will have a special plan for Xiaomi: When we talk about backup, we're talking about memory. According to the information that emerged from the code, it was discovered that Microsoft will give a 100GB free plan to Xiaomi users. This portends a sort of partnership between the two giants.
Gianluca Cobucci
Gianluca Cobucci

Passionate about code, languages ​​and languages, man-machine interfaces. All that is technological evolution is of interest to me. I try to divulge my passion with the utmost clarity, relying on reliable sources and not "on the first pass".


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