Microsoft OneDrive adds Touch ID, iPhone 6 and 6 plus support

Microsoft has updated its OneDrive app with a couple of small, but important features. OneDrive now supports Touch ID on devices running iOS 8.

To set up Touch ID, you'll need to set up a passcode. Go into Settings in the app, the select Passcode. Switch on Require Passcode to set up a code. Then switch on Use Touch ID. The app will ask for your fingerprint or passcode whenever you open it.

You can also sort folders and files with this update. It also contains a number of fixes and small, behind-the-scenes improvements. The app also now ready for the new resolutions on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus.

This update for OneDrive is available on the App Store now.

Joseph Keller is the former Editor in Chief of iMore. An Apple user for almost 20 years, he spends his time learning the ins and outs of iOS and macOS, always finding ways of getting the most out of his iPhone, iPad, Apple Watch, and Mac.

  • Nice! I use onedrive for all my devices to save my photos. Posted via my Moto X 2
  • I don't know why Apple didnt include the ability to lock any app from Touch ID settings?
  • Same Sent from the iMore App
  • I've tried to not use OneDrive and not rely on Microsoft, but OneDrive keeps getting more and more attractive.
  • App does not work, crashes on open.
  • No problems here. Reinstall the app? Sent from the iMore App
  • I use OneDrive for Business, along with SharePoint. That is a separate app which hasn't been updated yet. It needs other serious advancements anyhow. For instance I can ONLY access my personal OneDrive (business account) and can not access any of the document libraries on any Sites within SharePoint. I need those client sites 99% of the time. The Office Mobile app lets me access them, but that app is less than half baked. Word and Excel on iPad are actually decent in that they allow me to browse said client sites. They don't handle the "company standard" templates which I created- those show up on user's "New from Template" section of the desktop versions. So I can't create a new Work Order from my iPad.
    I guess I'm just complaining that mobile apps are still poorly made. More specifically, most apps lack key features of their desktop counterparts. Dev's are more concerned about cute little fonts than actual functionality. Sent from the iMore App
  • What's up with this app not backing up photos over wifi if the app isn't open and the screen on? Seems pretty useless to me to have automatic backup if it can't do it whilst the phone is charging. I have to keep the screen on and the app open for it to back up.
  • Perhaps iOS limitations?