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Xiaomi joins Microsoft: OneDrive backup available on MIUI

A novelty that we were waiting since September last year it has arrived for Xiaomi, Redmi and users POCO: Thanks to a new partnership with Microsoft, you can now use OneDrive to back up your photos and videos. This integration offers a valuable alternative to Google Drive, expanding the possibilities for saving data. Here's how it works and which smartphones are compatible.

OneDrive and MIUI: a new synergy for backup

The collaboration between Xiaomi and Microsoft marks an important step in the evolution of backup services for Xiaomi, Redmi and smartphone users POCO. With the'OneDrive integration, an integral part of the Microsoft ecosystem, in MIUI users can now easily store their multimedia contents in a safe and reliable way. At the moment it is not known whether Xiaomi will extend the backup to OneDrive also on HyperOS but let's assume so, since almost all smartphones will update in the future.

Until poco long ago, the only option available for backup on these devices was Google Drive, which offers 15GB of free storage. The addition of OneDrive, however, introduces diversification into the landscape of backup options, while keeping in mind that Free space on OneDrive is limited to 5GB. This aspect may require careful consideration by users who need more space for their content.

To access this new feature, users simply need to visit the backup section settings of your device, select OneDrive and grant the necessary Microsoft account permissions. The process is intuitive and very simple, you can follow the guide via the photo above.

Despite the space limitation on OneDrive, this option represents an interesting alternative, especially for those who already use the Microsoft ecosystem. Additionally, Google Photos' features, such as increased storage capacity and advanced image organizing and searching capabilities, continue to make it an attractive option for many users.

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

A special plan for Xiaomi

According to what emerged previously, it would seem that Microsoft will have a special plan for Xiaomi. According to the information emerged again from the code, it turned out that Microsoft will give a 100GB free plan to Xiaomi users. You can choose the plan (as you see in the second photo) during the process in the settings.

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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