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OsmAnd Cloud



Β  To get all the benefits of OsmAnd Cloud, subscribe to OsmAnd Pro for Android or iOS.


OsmAnd Cloud is a cloud storage service that is not associated with the Android or iOS versions of the app, or the Web platform.

OsmAnd Cloud is the resource you need to save your personal settings and app data. You can use this data on any device available to install the OsmAnd app or when using the desktop app. Any changes you make can be synchronized.


OsmAnd Cloud provides the ability to backup, restore and utilize data across Android, iOS devices and the web version. Cloud's cross-platform capabilities allow you to transfer profile settings, tracks, favorites, OSM Edits/Notes and more from one device to another. In the web version, you can plan a route and save it for later use on devices connected to OsmAnd Cloud.

The cross-platform capability allows you to use OsmAnd on all platforms (Android ← β†’ iOS β†’ Web). To do this you need to:

  1. Subscribe to OsmAnd Pro. Read more about how to do this for Android here, and for iOS here.
  2. You can can use a free cloud backup as part of the OsmAnd Start plan, but only for favorites, settings and OSM edits/notes. The cloud storage will be 5 MB.
  3. Register your account on the OsmAnd server.
  4. The registered email will be your login to activate OsmAnd Pro or OsmAnd Start on other platforms.

OsmAnd Pro is a subscription with all the features of OsmAnd and is cross-platform. This means that you can buy it in one store, for example for Android (Google Play, Amazon, Huawei AppGallery), and launch it on iOS. Registered e-mail is your login for OsmAnd Pro activation.


Menu β†’ Settings β†’ OsmAnd Cloud β†’ Create new account / I already have an account

Login OsmAnd Cloud Login OsmAnd Cloud

To be able to back up and restore data, it is necessary to log in.

  • To access OsmAnd Cloud registration or log in to your account, you need to have a Pro or OsmAnd Start subscription. You can check their status in the OsmAnd app Menuβ†’ Settings β†’ Purchases.
  • Your Cloud account absolutely needs to be registered on the device where the purchase was made.
  • Enter your email address and tap the Continue button.
  • A verification code will then be sent to your email address for confirmation.
  • To sign in to OsmAnd Cloud on other devices, use your Cloud account.
  • If you have an OsmAnd Pro subscription, access to your OsmAnd Cloud account is available for one more year after your subscription ends.

If you have problems with the registration of your account:

  • Check if you are registering on the device on which the purchase was made.
  • You need to have an active Internet connection.

OsmAnd Start​

Menu β†’ Settings β†’ Purchases

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The special OsmAnd Start plan provides a unique opportunity to use the OsmAnd Cloud functionality absolutely free of charge to store and synchronize your Favorite, Settings, and OpenStreetMap (OSM) edits/notes. You can use this special plan if you have OsmAnd Free or Maps+.

The OsmAnd Start plan includes features such as:

  • Free Favorites Backup. You can store important locations and routes in your Favorites and access them from any device connected to your OsmAnd Cloud account.
  • Free Settings Backup. OsmAnd app settings can be saved to OsmAnd Cloud and restored to other devices, creating a unified and convenient workspace.
  • OSM edits/notes. You can create and edit OSM data, add notes, and participate in OpenStreetMap enhancements, saving all changes to OsmAnd Cloud.

Menu β†’ My Places β†’ Favorites

Favorites folder functions android

You need to have an OsmAnd Cloud account to use the OsmAnd Start. If you have an account in OsmAnd Pro or an active account in OsmAnd Cloud, the subscription plan will not be available to you.

To use OsmAnd Start, do the following steps:

  • Go through the registration step.
  • Then go to the OsmAnd Purchases menu (Menu β†’ Settings β†’ Purchases).
  • Select the OsmAnd Start package.
  • Create a backup.

Last sync​

Menu β†’ Settings β†’ OsmAnd Cloud

Changes OsmAnd Cloud

Last sync is a drop-down menu that shows how long ago data was last synchronized between this device and the cloud.

  • Local changes - shows the total number of local changes not uploaded to the cloud.
  • Cloud changes - the total number of changes uploaded to the cloud from other devices since the last synchronization.
  • Conflicts - the total number of inconsistencies between local and cloud changes.
  • Sync now - select this option to synchronize all selected data sections in the settings menu that you have changed on this device and in the cloud.

Sync now combines the Upload all and Download all buttons in the Changes menu, in the Local and Cloud sections. Conflicts are not synchronized in this way.

Trash (Android)​

Menu β†’ Settings β†’ OsmAnd Cloud β†’ Storage β†’ Trash

Trash OsmAnd Cloud Trash OsmAnd Cloud

The Trash feature allows you to view and manage files that have been deleted from OsmAnd Cloud. It is used to prevent accidental deletion of files, and irreversible loss of your data.

  • View files. Trash contains a list of all previously deleted files from the Cloud Changes folder. All files contain information about the date and time they were deleted. . They are grouped by month and sorted in order from the most recently deleted to the oldest files remaining in the Trash.

  • Empty Trash.

    Trash OsmAnd Cloud

    To free up space from all files deleted from the Cloud, you can use the Empty Trash feature. It is available from the 3-dot menu in the upper right corner of the Trash screen. The files are deleted permanently, with no possibility of restoring them.

  • Managing separate files.

    Trash OsmAnd Cloud

    • Restore from Trash. With this feature, you can restore files to OsmAnd Cloud. After tapping, the selected file is moved from Trash in the Changes section to the Cloud folder.
    • Download to device. This feature allows you to download a file to the device. If the selected file with the same name is present in the folder, the File already exists dialog box is displayed, in which you can select an action option: Replace or Keep Both.
    • Delete immediately. This feature allows you to permanently delete the selected file without being able to restore it. Be careful when using this feature as the operation is irreversible.


This section is for editing and managing your OsmAnd Cloud.

Menu β†’ Settings β†’ OsmAnd Cloud β†’ Settings

Changes OsmAnd Cloud

Select data to back up​

Menu β†’ Settings β†’ OsmAnd Cloud β†’ Settings β†’ Back up data

Changes OsmAnd Cloud

In this menu, you can select which data and folders to sent to the Cloud.

  1. Settings. This tab contains a list of information about all your personal settings, such as general, for specific profiles, quick actions, POIs, and avoid road.
  2. My Places. This tab contains a list of information about the data in the My Places menu, such as favorites, tracks, OSM note, markers, and others.
  3. Resources. You can choose to back up resources such as favorites, routing, voice prompts, and some others.

All maps are stored on the device on which they were previously downloaded. OsmAnd Cloud only stores information about which maps you have and the date they were last modified.

Manage storage​

Menu β†’ Settings β†’ OsmAnd Cloud β†’ Settings β†’ Version history

Changes OsmAnd Cloud

The Version history (Android) / Manage storage (iOS) menu section displays information about how much of the 3.15 gigabytes of memory in Settings, My Places, and Resources are being used. You can delete changes to separate data types from OsmAnd Cloud, but in this case, the action cannot be undone.


This section contains information about which of your accounts is connected to OsmAnd Cloud, as well as a logout button. To backup or restore data, you will need to log in again.

Changes OsmAnd Cloud


Trash function allows to restore your data from trash.

At first you open the trash files list:

Menu β†’ Settings β†’ OsmAnd Cloud β†’ Trash

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You can permanently delete all items in the Trash by clicking to πŸ—‘ button. This action can't be undone.

For each file from Trash menu you can make the next actions:

  • Checking file info: time of file deleted.
  • Restore from trash - allows to restore a selected file.
  • Download to device - allows to download a selected file.
  • Delete immediately - allos to delete a selected file.

Deletion option​

Menu β†’ Settings β†’ OsmAnd Cloud β†’ Settings β†’ Danger zone

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The actions you can do in Danger zone section of the Settings menu are irreversible and therefore require special attention.

  1. Delete all my data. You have the option to delete all data previously uploaded to OsmAnd Cloud, including all version history. However, it is not possible to restore deleted data.

  2. Remove old versions. You can delete the change history for previously uploaded data. In this case, the current data version will be saved on the server, but it will not be possible to return to the previous changes.

  3. Delete account. To delete an account, you need to go through a verification process. A one-time password for confirmation will be sent to your e-mail address registered on OsmAnd Cloud.

    • All data from OsmAnd Cloud will be deleted. Data on the device remains untouched.
    • Your account and all account details will be deleted.
    • Secondary devices will be logged off from OsmAnd Cloud and lose access to paid features.

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List of changes​

Changes OsmAnd Cloud

In the Last Sync section from the drop-down menu, tap any item to go to the Changes section. In this section, three tabs display all the changes available for editing. If the list is empty, it means that there have been no changes since the last synchronization.

  • Each item in the Changes list contains information about the date and accurate time of the last synchronization, as well as two items for instantly downloading or uploading the relevant version.

  • Downloading changes from the cloud storage will override local changes. Accordingly, uploaded local data removes changes in the cloud version.

Local and Cloud​

Menu β†’ Settings β†’ OsmAnd Cloud β†’ Changes β†’ Local / Cloud

Changes OsmAnd Cloud

  • Local. You can synchronize local changes that do not exist in the cloud version all at once using the Upload All button. Or you can select any change you need from the list and tap it to select the Upload local version.
    Changes that were uploaded from the Local version to the Cloud are removed from the Changes β†’ Local tab after a while.
  • Cloud. The Cloud tab displays a list of changes that can be downloaded to your device from the cloud storage. You can download all the changes at once using the button at the bottom of the screen, or separately.


Menu β†’ Settings β†’ OsmAnd Cloud β†’ Changes β†’ Conflicts

Changes OsmAnd Cloud

Conflicts occur when the Local version and the version stored in the Cloud do not match.

  • In this case, you can replace the data in the Cloud with Local changes or download the stored data to the device from the Cloud.
  • The resolved conflicts are removed from the list after processing, which usually does not take much time.
  • When you tap the selected file in the Conflicts folder, information about the Local and Cloud versions being synchronized is displayed. This information shows when the file was modified and when it was uploaded.
  • The actions Upload local version or Download cloud version are available to you.

This article was last updated in November 2023