Microsoft Onedrive is an online file hosting service that lets Windows users share and synchronize photos, videos, files, and Windows settings. It is one of the most popular cloud storage services with several other features. But, Onedrive can sometimes be annoying because of too many notifications. At such times, disabling Onedrive notifications may be necessary.

This guide will show you how to disable Onedrive notifications on your Windows PC. You will also learn how to enable it whenever you need to.

How to Turn Off/On Onedrive Notifications On Your Windows PC

There are four ways to disable Onedrive Notifications On Your Windows PC. These include removing Onedrive from the startup apps and turning it off in the notifications settings, desktop applications, and web applications. 

You can also enable Onedrive notifications with these methods by following each step and undoing the settings that disable it.

Let's get started!

Method 1: Windows Startup

You can stop Onedrive from sending notifications when you start your PC by toggling it off in the Windows startup. How do you do this? Let's find out! 

Step 1: Settings

Open the system settings app. The shortest way to do this is to press the combination of the windows button + I together. If you prefer to use the mouse or trackpad, you can open settings from the windows start menu. The first option is to click the start button from the taskbar, then select Settings from the pinned apps. Secondly, right-click on the windows button and click on the Settings option from the list of options that pops up. 

Step 2: Apps


Click on Apps from the left pane in the settings window.

Step 3: Startup


Click on Startup to display the apps in the startup menu.

Step 4: Toggle Off the Settings


Locate Microsoft Onedrive from the list of apps. Click on the toggle next to it to turn it off.

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Onedrive should no longer send you notifications when you start up your PC. To re-enable this option, follow steps one to three, then turn the toggle on in the last step.

Method 2: System Notifications Settings

Another way to disable Onedrive notifications is to disable them from the system notification settings.

Here are the steps to do this. 

Step 1: Settings

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Open the Settings app. You can use any of the options in method one. But the shortest way to do it is to press the Windows button + I.

Step 2: Click System


On the settings window, click on the System option on the sidebar of the settings page. You should see the option at the top of the options in the sidebar, and the system will highlight it by default.

Step 3: Notifications


Click on Notifications to open the system's notification settings. 

Step 4: Turn Off the Settings


On the notification settings page, navigate to the "notifications from apps and other senders" section. You will see the list of apps that send you notifications.

Scroll down till you find Microsoft Onedrive and click the toggle next to it to turn the notifications off.s4.png

You can also enable the notifications with the same steps. The only difference is to turn the toggle on rather than off.

Method 3: Use the Desktop App

The Microsoft Onedrive desktop application has an option to enable or disable notifications. See how to use it below.

Step 1: Open Microsoft Onedrive


Open the Microsoft Onedrive app on your system by searching for it with the Windows search button. Click on the search button and type Onedrive in the search field. When the app displays, double-click the icon to open it.

Step 2: Settings

In the window that displays, right-click on the Onedrive tile in the left bar.


Move your cursor to Onedrive in the options that pops up, then select settings from the options.


Step 3: Disable the Notifications


From the window that displays, click the settings tab and go to the notifications section. The section contains different notification options. Uncheck the boxes beside each option to turn it off and click OK to finish. Go back to tick each box to enable the notification.

Method 4:  Use the Web App

You can disable Onedrive notifications on the web application if you are not using the desktop app.

Step 1: Log in to Onedrive

Visit the Microsoft Onedrive web login page. Enter your Microsoft account, email address, then your password to log in.

Step 2: Settings


Click on the settings icon. You will find it in the top right corner of the page.

Step 3: Options


Click on options to continue.

Step 4:  Click Notifications


Click Notifications on the sidebar of the page. The notification options will display on the right side of the page. Uncheck the box beside each option to disable the notification, and click save.

Again, you can re-enable the notifications by repeating the process and checking the boxes next to each notification option.


That is all with how you can enable or disable Onedrive notifications on your Windows PC. Follow the steps carefully to get the desired results.

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