How To Restore Photos From Onedrive To Gallery

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Have you ever mistakenly deleted an important photo from your gallery? Or perhaps you changed to a different device and discovered that your photos were not synced? Don’t fret, as I have experienced this as well! This article will walk you through the steps of recovering photos from OneDrive and transferring them to your gallery.

Step 1: Accessing OneDrive

To begin the restoration process, you will need to open the OneDrive app on your device. If you don’t have it installed, you can download it from your device’s app store. Once installed, sign in with the same Microsoft account that is linked to your OneDrive storage.

Step 2: Navigating to the Photos Folder

Once you are signed in to OneDrive, you should see a list of your files and folders. Look for the folder named “Photos” or any other folder where you may have stored your photos. If you’re not sure where your photos are located, you can use the search feature within the app to quickly find them.

Step 3: Selecting and Restoring Photos

Now that you have located your photos, you can start selecting the ones you want to restore. To do this, tap and hold on a photo until a checkbox appears next to it. You can then tap on the checkboxes of other photos to select them as well. Once you have selected all the photos you want to restore, look for the “Restore” or “Download” option within the app. This will initiate the process of restoring the selected photos to your device’s gallery.

Step 4: Checking your Gallery

After the restoration process is complete, it’s time to check your gallery! Open your device’s gallery app and navigate to the appropriate album or folder where your restored photos should be located. You should now see your photos restored and ready for you to enjoy.

Restoring photos from OneDrive to your gallery is a straightforward process, but it’s important to note that it may take some time depending on the number of photos you are restoring and your internet connection speed. Patience is key!

As a personal tip, I recommend regularly backing up your photos to OneDrive or any other cloud storage service. This way, you can easily retrieve your photos in case of accidental deletion or device change. Prevention is always better than cure!


Accidentally losing or deleting precious photos can be a heartbreaking experience. However, with the help of OneDrive, you can easily restore your photos and bring back those cherished memories. The steps outlined in this article should guide you through the process, ensuring that you can quickly and efficiently restore your photos to your device’s gallery.

Remember, technology is here to make our lives easier, and OneDrive is a powerful tool that can help us protect and preserve our valuable memories. So, take advantage of cloud storage services, backup your photos regularly, and never worry about losing them again!