How to Stop OneDrive From Spamming You With Emails and Notifications

How to Stop OneDrive From Spamming You With Emails and Notifications
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OneDrive is among the best cloud storage services around, but it has a problem — its tendency to bombard you with notifications and email spam. Upload photos to OneDrive, and the service starts hitting you up with “On this day memories” notifications on the regular. You’ll get a daily email from OneDrive asking you to revisit your memories, and similar notifications on every single device where you’re signed into the service.

If you’re tired of all the chatter, here’s how to manage across all your devices.

How to put a stop to OneDrive’s spam emails

Log in to OneDrive.com with your Microsoft account and open the Notification Options page. Uncheck On this day memories are available and People make changes to file we’re sharing, to stop all OneDrive emails.

How to disable OneDrive notifications on Windows

The OneDrive app on Windows sends a lot of notifications, but some of them are genuinely useful, so you might want to review all your options before disabling them. To get started, click the OneDrive icon in the taskbar and hit the gear icon in the top-right corner. Select Settings and click the tab at the top. Under Notifications, review each option and uncheck the ones you don’t need. Definitely disable When OneDrive suggests a new collection of my photos and videos if your goal is stopping that daily ping.

How to disable OneDrive notifications on iPhone or iPad

Open the OneDrive app on your Apple device and tap the profile icon in the top-left corner. Select Settings, then Notifications. Disable unnecessary ones, such as OneDrive creates a photo album for me, OneDrive enhances a photo for me, and I Have Memories From This Day.

How to disable OneDrive notifications on Android

If OneDrive’s alerts are annoying you on Android, open the app on your phone and tap the Me tab in the bottom-right corner of the screen. Navigate to Settings > [your email address] and under Get Notifications When, disable any notifications you don’t want.

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