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Samsung, Microsoft OneDrive, and your privacy

Rsdaa 19/08/2021 33

On certain Samsung devices, you can now back up your Samsung Gallery photos and videos, and your MyFiles documents to OneDrive and use your Samsung account to sign in to your Microsoft account.

What data is shared and how is it used?

The following sections describe the data you’ll be sharing if you choose to connect your personal accounts from Microsoft and Samsung.

Shared from Samsung to Microsoft.

When you connect accounts, you allow Samsung to provide Microsoft with the following data to be accessed, stored, and used in accordance with the Microsoft

Privacy Statement


Profile data

— includes your Samsung unique identifier, which is used to help verify your identity.

Samsung Services data

—includes the photos, videos, and files in your Samsung Services that you choose, which will allow you to selectively back up your Samsung Services data to OneDrive. Note that Samsung services include Gallery and MyFiles.

The above data will be transferred to OneDrive servers located in the United States and other jurisdictions outside Korea. For more details, please refer to the

Samsung Privacy Policy


Shared from Microsoft to Samsung.

Connecting accounts means you also allow Microsoft to provide the following data to be accessed, stored, and used by Samsung in accordance with the

Samsung Privacy Policy


Profile data

— includes your Microsoft account unique identifier, which is used to help verify your identity. Your profile photo and contact information will also be included, but Samsung will not store or use this data.

OneDrive data

— includes your photos, videos, and files on your OneDrive, which will allow you to selectively back up your Samsung Services data to OneDrive.

To disconnect your Samsung Gallery from OneDrive

If you want to stop the Samsung Gallery app syncing photos to OneDrive and remove the Samsung data sharing permissions to your Microsoft Account, you'll need to edit how you sign-in to Microsoft:

Open your Microsoft Account's

Additional security options


Next to

Samsung Account

, select



On your mobile device, go to





Scroll down and select your

Samsung account.


Apps and services


Connected services


Remove your Microsoft account from the list of

Linked accounts



You may also need to unlink your Microsoft account from your

Samsung account Connected services


Learn more

Samsung Gallery and OneDrive

Automatically save photos and videos with OneDrive for Android


What do I do when my Samsung OneDrive bonus expires?

Troubleshoot OneDrive for Android app problems.

Need more help?

Get online help

See more support pages for



OneDrive for work or school

.For the OneDrive mobile app, see

Troubleshoot OneDrive mobile app problems

.OneDrive Admins can also view the

OneDrive Tech Community


Help for OneDrive for Admins


Contact Support

If you still need help,

contact support through your browser

or shake your mobile device while you're in the OneDrive app.OneDrive Admins can

contact Microsoft 365 for business support


Got feedback?

OneDrive UserVoice is your place to suggest the features you’d like to see us add to OneDrive. While we can’t guarantee any specific features or timelines, we will respond to every suggestion that gets at least 500 votes.

Go to the

OneDrive UserVoice.

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