How to Sync OneNote: Saving and Syncing Your Notebooks to the Cloud

Sync a notebook in OneNote for Windows Click File >, Info >, View Sync Status. In the Shared Notebook Synchronization dialog box that opens, do either of the following: Click Sync All to sync all of your shared notebooks. Click Sync Now next to the specific notebook that you want to sync.

If you’re used to taking notes on paper or desktop applications like Microsoft Word and are new to OneNote, saving and syncing your notebooks to the cloud may take some getting used to. In this article, we’ll cover the basics of creating a new OneNote notebook and saving it directly to OneDrive for Business.

To get started, open OneNote 2013 and go to the “File” tab. Select “New” to create a new notebook. From here, you can select where to save your notebook. If it’s for work-related purposes, it’s best to save it to OneDrive for Business. You can also add your personal OneDrive account if you’d like.

When creating a new notebook, you’ll be prompted to share it with others. If it’s your own personal notebook, select “Not Now.” Once your notebook is created, you can use the full functionality of OneNote. If you’re unfamiliar with OneNote, there are plenty of tutorials available online to help you get started.

As you work on your notebook, it will automatically save and sync to the cloud. You can access it through either the OneDrive website or your local Windows folder. As long as your OneDrive for Business sync is working, you’ll always have a backup of your notebook.

It’s important to note that it may take a few seconds for your notebook to appear in OneDrive, so don’t worry if it doesn’t show up immediately. Once it’s saved, you’ll be able to access it from anywhere.

In summary, syncing OneNote is relatively straightforward. By creating a new notebook and saving it to OneDrive for Business, you’ll have a backup of your work and be able to access it from anywhere. If you have any questions or need additional tips, visit


Why is my OneNote not syncing between devices?
There are a few steps you can follow to avoid OneNote sync issues on a mobile device: Check and make sure OneNote is running in the foreground. Logout and log back in to OneNote to reset your credentials and avoid authentication problems. Force a OneNote to sync.
How do I automatically sync OneNote notebooks?
Open the OneNote notebook. In the upper-right, tap the Settings icon. Tap Sync. Set the Auto Sync Attachments option to on.
How do I manually sync OneNote?
To sync manually, click File >,View Sync Status. In the Shared Notebook Synchronization dialog box, click Sync manually. Important: When you work offline, OneNote no longer attempts to synchronize any notebook changes that you make on your computer, even if you exit and restart OneNote at a later time.
Why can't i sync my OneNote?
Sync errors can be caused by a slow internet connection, a disabled sync feature, insufficient storage space, an outdated app, or even a problem with your OneNote account.