Disabling OneDrive Memories Notifications: A Quick Tutorial

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Turning Off OneDrive Memories Notifications

Hello, I’m Tracy, and as someone who understands the need for personalizing and controlling your digital experience, I find the ability to turn off OneDrive Memories notifications quite essential. In this guide, I’ll walk you through the process step by step.

What Are OneDrive Memories?

OneDrive Memories are part of Microsoft’s OneDrive service that automatically creates albums and photo collages, reminding you of past events at certain times. While this feature can be nostalgic, not everyone appreciates these automated reminders.

Accessing OneDrive Settings

To begin, you need to access OneDrive settings where you can manage your memories and notifications:

  1. Open your OneDrive application on your desktop or access it via a web browser.
  2. If necessary, sign in with your Microsoft credentials.
  3. Look for the gear icon that indicates ‘Settings’ and click on it.
  4. In the settings menu, select ‘Options’ to find more specific settings related to your account and notifications.

Turning Off Memory Notifications

Once in the Options menu, follow these steps:

  1. Go to the ‘Photos’ section where you should see ‘Memories’ mentioned.
  2. Untick any checkboxes that correspond to receiving memories notifications.
  3. Make sure to save any changes you made by selecting the ‘Save’ or ‘Done’ button, depending on the interface.

FAQ About OneDrive Memories

Below are some common questions related to managing OneDrive memories.

Question Answer
Can I disable OneDrive photo album creation altogether? As of my knowledge cutoff, OneDrive does not allow complete disabling of automatic album creation, but you can turn off notifications for them.
Will turning off notifications affect my photo syncing? No, syncing settings are managed separately and will not be affected by changing memory notification preferences.
Can I delete an unwanted memory or album? Yes, you can delete any album or memory created by OneDrive by selecting the album and choosing the delete option.

Managing Notifications on Mobile Devices

If you’re using the OneDrive mobile app, you can manage notifications through your device settings:

  1. Go to the ‘Settings’ app on your mobile device.
  2. Scroll to ‘Apps’ and find ‘OneDrive’ in the list.
  3. Select ‘Notifications’ and adjust your preferences for OneDrive.

Remember that the exact steps may vary depending on your mobile device’s operating system and version.


As someone who values control over their digital content, turning off OneDrive Memories notifications can help keep your digital space clutter-free and personalized to your liking. Follow the steps outlined above to manage your OneDrive experience effectively. And if any interface changes occur in the future, I’ll be sure to update the guide with the latest information.

If you encounter any issues during the process, remember that OneDrive support is available to help you troubleshoot any further problems.