How to Switch Between OneDrive Accounts on PC and Phone

On this page, you can know how to switch between OneDrive accounts on PC and phone. In addition, a useful way to manage your multiple OneDrive accounts is also introduced in detail.


by Zoey Lasted Updated February 3, 2023

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Can I switch OneDrive accounts easily?

"For work, I have registered multiple OneDrive accounts, each with important files in them. When I want to find a certain file, I always need to log into different accounts one by one. This makes me very unproductive. Is there an easy way to switch between OneDrive accounts? Thanks in advance if you have any suggestions!"

Why need to switch OneDrive accounts?

As we all know, cloud storage services usually give a certain amount of free space per account, but this free space is usually very limited. For example, OneDrive only offers 5GB of free space per account, and many users apply for multiple OneDrive accounts in order to get more free space. There are also student users who will need to transfer files from their Student OneDrive account to their Personal OneDrive accounts after they graduate in order to continue using them.

As a result, users like who in the case above need to frequently switch between different OneDrive accounts to access their different data, or transfer files between OneDrive accounts. For this, we prepared 2 easy ways to switch OneDrive accounts and 1 tip to manage multiple cloud storage accounts. If you need, please keep reading on this page.

2 Ways to switch OneDrive accounts

No matter you are using OneDrive on your computer or phone, there is a solution to switch OneDrive accounts. You can choose one according to what device your are using.

Way 1. Switch OneDrive accounts on PC

If you are using OneDrive on a PC, you can switch OneDrive accounts via its desktop application. So, how to switch OneDrive accounts on PC? Just follow these simple steps:

1. Download and install the OneDrive desktop app on your PC. Launch it as an administrator.

2. Enter your email address to sign in to your account.

Set Up

3. Click on Open my OneDrive folder. All your files are listed.

Open Onedrive Folder

4. To switch to another account, you need to add it first. Right-click on the OneDrive icon. Then select Help & Settings > Settings > Account > Add an account.

Add An Account

♦ Note: You can only use one OneDrive account in this way, which means you can not use multiple OneDrive accounts at the same time. If you are syncing an account on your computer, you can not add another account unless you unlink that account.

Add Account Error

Way 2. Switch OneDrive accounts on the phone

If you tend to use OneDrive on your phone, you can try this method to switch OneDrive accounts.

1. Open your OneDrive application on your phone.

2. Tap on your picture or the icon at the top of the app. Then you can click + Add account to add the account you want to switch to, then tap on it.

Switch Account Phone

How to manage multiple OneDrive accounts on one interface

To manage multiple OneDrive accounts on one interface, you can use a professional cloud service - CBackup. CBackup is a stable cloud backup software, which allows you to add multiple OneDrive accounts to its interface. Then you can move files between cloud storage without switching OneDrive accounts.

In addition to running OneDrive cloud transfer, you can also add other cloud drive accounts to CBackup, including Google Drive, Dropbox, FTP/SFTP, etc. With the help of CBackup, you can even transfer files between different cloud drives.

What’s more, you can use CBackup to merge multiple cloud drive accounts into one combined cloud storage, which means you can get more cloud storage for free. And you can backup files to the combined cloud directly.

How to manage multiple cloud storage accounts with CBackup:

1. Go to the CBackup website, and sign up for your account, and log in to CBackup desktop app.

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2. In the Storage tab, you can add and authorize your OneDrive accounts or other cloud storage to CBackup.

My Storage Add Cloud

3. Then, you can see the cloud drive accounts on the Storage list.

How to copy files between OneDrive accounts

1. After adding your OneDrive account to CBackup. In the Sync section, click Sync Public Cloud to Public Cloud.

Sync Public Cloud to Public Cloud

2. Press the New Task to create a sync task to transfer file from one OneDrive account to another.

Create Sync

3. Then, click Add Source to select files from one of your OneDrive accounts, and click Add Destination to select another OneDrive account as the target location of sync.

Add Source Destination

After the above, click Start Sync to begin the file transfer between OneDrive accounts.

Start Sync Files Between OneDrive Accounts

★Tips: With CBackup, you can try more useful settings for backup/sync tasks.
Schedule: You can set up an automatic sync task at a specific time/daily/weekly/monthly.
File Filter: You can exclude or contain certain types of files.
Notification: You can receive an email notification after the task succeeds or fails.

What's more, CBackup provides more great features for your files:

⇒ PC to Cloud Backup and Sync: This feature helps you backup and sync data from your computer to public cloud drives like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive for free.

⇒ Retore Files: Once you use CBackup to backup your files, you can restore any version of files easily.

Combined Cloud Storage: CBackup allows you to merge unlimited cloud drive accounts into one combined cloud so that you can get more free cloud storage space.


That’s all about how to switch between OneDrive accounts.  can use the methods above on a PC or phone. In addition, you can also manage multiple OneDrive accounts easily with CBackup. With the help of it, you can move files between OneDrive accounts directly and for free.

Zoey · Editor
Zoey works as an English editor of CBackup. She provides tech information about cloud backup, cloud sync and some other cloud services as well. She hopes that her articles will be greatly helpful for users. She is fond of music, film, and photography.

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