Original topic:

Stop OneDrive Folder sync on Samsung S21 Ultra

(Topic created on: 06-18-2021 06:04 AM)
Beginner Level 2
Galaxy S


A very basic thing but I cant seem to get my head around it. Hoping someone can assist.

I backed up my old Samsung Phone (S10 Plus) onto OneDrive; so all pictures are now in a folder called "Samsung Gallery" on OneDrive. This Samsung Gallery folder has a few subfolders too.

However, I do not want to sync all these sub folders back onto my new Samsung Phone (S21 Ultra). How do I stop this? Only need a handful of folders, rest of the data stays on OneDrive.

On Windows PC its easy, you can select the folders from OneDrive Icon > Settings > Choose Folders. But how to do this on an the phone?

I tried to move all the not required subfolders out of "Samsung Gallery" on OneDrive but they still sync into S21 Ultra phone.

Any thoughts? Thanks for your time.


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Community Manager
Galaxy S

Hi there, 

Thank you for contacting us.

To sync specific albums in Gallery:

1- Navigate to and open the Gallery app and then tap Menu (the three horizontal lines) at the bottom.

2- Tap Settings, tap Sync with OneDrive, and then tap Albums to sync.

3- From here, you can choose which albums will sync to OneDrive by tapping the switch next to the album.


To turn Gallery Auto Sync on or off:

1- Simply navigate to and open the Gallery app, and then tap Menu (the three horizontal lines) at the bottom.

2- Tap Settings, and then tap the switch next to "Sync with OneDrive" to enable the sync.

3- Now your Gallery will be synced to OneDrive and you can access your photos from another device or the OneDrive website.

For more details, please follow the link below:


We hope that was helpful.