Today Microsoft has rolled out a major update of the SkyDrive app for iOS. The biggest feature that this app comes with is automatic photo uploads, the app is now capable of automatically uploading all pictures taken with the device’s camera to SkyDrive. All photos are uploaded in the background and over Wi-Fi, though users have the option to enable upload on mobile networks and to allow video uploads as well. Automatic photo uploads aren’t enabled by default, users will have to manually opt in for the feature once the update is installed on their iOS device.
All pictures in the camera roll will automatically be uploaded to SkyDrive once the feature is enabled, there’s no way to prevent that as of now. The app is also capable of resizing photos automatically and uploading them instead of using originals which are bound to take up a lot of storage space and may worry users who tend to take a lot of photos. Several user interface tweaks have been made as well, the app now looks in sync with the look and feel of iOS 7. The automatic upload feature is only available in the Windows Phone and iOS SkyDrive apps as of now, Microsoft says that the feature might be added to Android as well. SkyDrive for iOS is a free download from the App Store.