Wondering how to turn off OneDrive? You can pause OneDrive’s file sync, quit the app, prevent it from opening at startup.
How to Stop OneDrive From Syncing Files
To prevent files from being synced, in your PC’s system tray, go to OneDrive icon (a cloud icon).
You will see a OneDrive panel. In the top-right corner, you can see the Gear icon.
In the open menu, select "Pause Syncing. Then choose the time period for which you want to stop file sync.
OneDrive will pause your file sync after you have made a selection.
And that’s how you can get OneDrive to stop uploading files to the cloud.
How to Quit OneDrive
In the open menu, select "Quit OneDrive.
Select "Close OneDrive.".
OneDrive will no longer sync your files. It will also not bother you with notification.
How to prevent OneDrive from opening at Startup.
To prevent further file sync and stop getting any notifications, you can also stop OneDrive at startup.
In the OneDrive panel’s top-right corner, tap the Gear icon and choose “ settings.”.
At the “Microsoft OneDrive” window, select the “Settings” tab. Turn off the “Start OneDrive Automatically When I Sign In to Windows” option.
Save your changes by clicking “OK” .
How to Uninstall OneDrive
To close OneDrive on your machine, use this method. Do this by clicking the three dots in the top-right corner and choosing “Quit OneDrive.”.
Open Windows settings by pressing Windows+i. Choose “Apps.”
On the “Apps & Features” page, select “Microsoft OneDrive.” click “Uninstall.”