OneDrive Personal Vault and expandable storage now available worldwide

Microsoft OneDrive has long been at the forefront of cloud storage innovation and is excited to release new features that enhance the security of files in the cloud today. This summer we released OneDrive Personal Vault, which uses ID verification to protect your most important files. Personal Vault is now available globally on all OneDrive consumer accounts. There's also more OneDrive news to share more about scalable storage options, automatic folder backup, and dark mode.

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Personal vault is a protected area of ​​your OneDrive that you can access. Use a strong authentication method or second-level identity verification, such as a fingerprint, face, PIN or code sent to you via email or SMS. 1 Personal Vault provides an additional layer of protection for your users. The most important files, photos and videos (e.g. copies of documents such as passports, driver's licenses or insurance information) must be accessible to someone with your account or device.

Also, this extra security is not slow. You down. Confidently access your important documents, photos, and files from your PC,, or mobile device. 2

In addition to the second layer of personal authentication, Personal Vault includes the following security measures:

  • Search & Shoot -You can scan documents using the OneDrive app or take a photo and keep it with your personal vault.
  • Auto Lock You don't have to worry about opening personal vaults or files. It automatically closes and locks after a certain period of time. 3
  • BitLocker Encryption On Windows 10 PCs, OneDrive automatically syncs your personal Vault files to BitLocker-encrypted areas on your local hard drive. 4
  • Limited Sharing -You can't share files in Personal Vault and shared items that have been moved to Personal Vault to prevent accidental sharing.

Use this security measure together to verify that a Personal Vault file is missing. Even if your Windows 10 PC or mobile device is lost, stolen or someone has access to your account or accounts, your PC will not be stored unprotected and will provide additional protection to your files.

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Personal Vault is the latest security feature in OneDrive, which includes file encryption at rest and transfer, monitoring suspicious logins, ransomware detection and recovery, and bulk processing. File deletion notification and recovery, virus scan on download for known threats, password protected shared links and version history of all file types.

Personal bolts are currently available worldwide.

To use your personal bolt, find it. icon  The personal safe icon. Just click or tap on OneDrive. If you have a free or standalone 100GB plan on OneDrive, you can store up to three files in your Personal Vault. Office 365 Personal and Office 365 Home subscribers can store as many files as they like in their personal storage.

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Folder backups made easier.

You can easily back up important folders to OneDrive. You can protect and use your files even if something goes wrong with your PC. PC Folder Backup lets you choose to automatically back up files from your Desktop, Documents, or Pictures folders to OneDrive. Now you don't have to worry about job protection. OneDrive supports this.

Backed up files can be accessed even when you are away from your PC. Use the OneDrive mobile app or go to In addition, saving files to OneDrive allows you to view and restore older versions of files over the past 30 days.

PC folder backups are more tightly integrated with the latest version of Windows 10 and are easy to use. During Windows Setup or Update, this feature is included in all OneDrive consumer plans and is available on Windows 7, 8, and 10 PCs with the OneDrive sync app. Learn more about backing up your PC folders.

OneDrive fans will be delighted to have additional storage available!

In June, it announced it would offer more storage options, one of the most requested OneDrive features. You can now add storage to your existing Office 365 subscription in 200GB increments, starting at $ 1.99 per month. 5 Learn more about OneDrive extra storage.

OneDrive dark mode available on iOS

We're excited to announce that the OneDrive mobile app on iOS 13 now supports dark mode. This dramatic new appearance is easy to see and allows you to take full advantage of the OLED screen to save battery life. To try it out, set your iOS 13 device to dark in Settings > > Display & Brightness then open the OneDrive app.

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Please tell me what you think.

Visit letOneDrive UserVoice for ideas, thoughts and ideas. For more information about all the advanced protection features included in "Office 365" and "Office 365" personal subscriptions, see our support page.

1 Face and fingerprint verification requires special hardware, including Windows. Hello enabled device, fingerprint reader, illuminated IR sensor or other biometric sensor and supported device.
2 OneDrive for Android requires Android 6.0 or later. OneDrive for iOS requires iOS 11.3 or later.
3 The autolock interval is device dependent and can be set by the user.
4 Requires Windows 10 version 1903 or later.
5 Additional storage is available only to Office 365 Home and Office 365 Personal subscribers. For Office 365 Home subscribers, only the primary subscriber can purchase additional storage, and only with that user's account.

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