Top 5 Ways to Turn off OneDrive Mem­o­ries Noti­fi­ca­tions on Win­dows and Mobile

Parth Shah

OneDrive is built into Windows and syncs perfectly with the newly redesigned Microsoft Photos and File Manager menu. That's why you might get irrelevant OneDrive memories notifications during work hours. Thankfully, you can turn off those notifications.

Turn off onedrive memories notifications

OneDrive throwing memories notifications may put you off from your productive hours. After all, who would like to check out OneDrive photos from the past right in the middle of work? Go through the steps below and disable OneDrive memories notifications on Windows and mobile.

1. Make Changes from OneDrive Settings

OneDrive offers an option to turn off memories notifications from the Settings menu. Here’s how to use it.

Step 1: Click on the OneDrive icon on the Windows 10 or Windows 11 taskbar.

Step 2: Go to Help & Settings.

Onedrive settings on windows

Step 3: Select Settings from the following menu.

Step 4: Go to the Settings tab and disable 'When OneDrive suggests a new collection of my photos and videos, toggle.

Disable onedrive memories

Hit Ok at the bottom and OneDrive won’t bother you with constant memories notifications.

2. Use OneDrive Web

OneDrive sends email notifications as well. Follow the steps below to disable OneDrive ‘on this day’ notifications on the web.

Step 1: Open your preferred browser on Windows and visit OneDrive web.

Step 2: Sign in with your account details.

Step 3: Click on the Settings gear at the top.

Onedrive settings

Step 4: Select Options.

Step 5: Scroll down to Notifications.

Onedrive email notifications

Step 6: Disable On this day memories are available.

Step 7: Hit Save and OneDrive will no longer bother you with such notifications.

3. Disable OneDrive at Startup

OneDrive services automatically start in the background when you sign in to your Windows PC. That is why OneDrive keeps sending you memories notifications even when you are not actively using the service.

You can disable OneDrive opening at startup behavior using the steps below.

Step 1: Open the Settings app on Windows (use Windows + I keys).

Step 2: Go to the Apps menu.

Step 3: Select Startup.

Startup apps

Step 4: Disable OneDrive from the following menu.

Disable onedrive at startup 2

From now on, OneDrive won’t start services in the background (until you open it) and won’s show memories notifications on PC.

You can also disable OneDrive at startup from the OneDrive Settings menu. Go through the steps below to make changes.

Step 1: Find OneDrive from the Windows taskbar and click on it.

Step 2: Go to Help & Settings and select Settings.

Open settings

Step 3: From the Settings tab, disable 'Start OneDrive automatically when I sign in to Windows' option.

Disable onedrive at startup

After that, OneDrive won’t start when you boot Windows.

4. Disable OneDrive Notifications

Microsoft allows you to disable notifications from installed apps on Windows. If you no longer need OneDrive to keep sending irrelevant notifications, you can disable notifications for the service from the Settings menu.

Step 1: Open Windows Settings (use Windows + I) and go to the System menu.

Step 2: Select Notifications.

Open notifications

Step 3: Scroll down to OneDrive.

Disable One Drive notificaiton on Windows

Step 4: Disable notifications for OneDrive, and it won’t send memories notifications again.

5. OneDrive Mobile Apps

You have successfully disabled the OneDrive memories notification on Windows. But what about OneDrive mobile apps? Disabling OneDrive notifications on Windows won’t make a difference on mobile apps.

You need to toggle different settings on OneDrive Android and iPhone apps. Let’s start with Android.

Android

Step 1: Open OneDrive on Android.

Step 2: Go to the Me tab.

Step 3: Select Settings.

Onedrive android
Onedrive android account

Step 4: Open your personal account.

Step 5: From the 'Get notification when menu, disable I have memories from this day' toggle.

Disable onedrive memories on android

OneDrive won’t send memories notifications on your Android phone.

iPhone

iPhone users can make changes from the OneDrive Settings menu. Go through the steps below and disable memories notifications.

Step 1: Open OneDrive on iPhone.

Step 2: Tap on the account picture at the top and go to Settings.

Step 3: Select Notifications.

I Phone Settings
Disable onedrive memories in i Phone

Step 4: You will find 'I Have Memories From This Day' toggle at the bottom. Disable it.

Disable Unnecessary OneDrive Notifications

OneDrive is no doubt an excellent cloud storage service. However, constant pop-ups like memories can ruin the whole experience for you. The steps above should help you disable OneDrive memories notifications and Windows and mobile.


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Parth Shah

Parth previously worked at EOTO.tech covering tech news. He is currently freelancing at Guiding Tech writing about apps comparison, tutorials, software tips and tricks and diving deep into iOS, Android, macOS, and Windows platforms.