How to Upload & Download Files from Google Drive to iPhone [Guide]

One of the most peculiar things about the iPhone is the unavailability of the MicroSD card slot for storage expenditure. You’re not going to receive storage warning if you’ve got a top-of-the-line variant. But if you own a low-end option and receiving a storage warning message on your iPhone, then you can store a slew of big files on Google Drive and save a chunk of storage. Here’s the step by step guide by which you can upload and download files from Google Drive to iPhone.

There are several cloud storage platforms available on the web, but only a few numbers of services gain user’s attention. Google Drive is one of the most popular cloud storage platforms, as it is integrated with Google’s ecosystem. The service allows you to store any type of document or file on the cloud. If you’ve stored a big movie, document, or file on your Google Drive and want to download it on your iPhone or PC / Mac. Then you can check the below-listed process, and within a few taps, you can upload and download files from Google Drive to iPhone.

Before diving into the process, make sure to download the Google Drive app on your iPhone or iPad. Let’s first see how to upload files to Google Drive on the iPhone.

How to Upload Files to Google Drive on iPhone

  1. Download the Google Drive app on your iPhone.
  2. Now, login to the app.
  3. Now tap on the Add (+) button.How to Download Files from Google Drive on iPhone
  4. Then, tap on the upload button.
  5. Now choose the file (including photos, videos, music, or any document) you want to store on Google Drive.
  6. It will take some time to upload the file on Drive.
  7. That’s it.

How to Download Files from Google Drive to iPhone

  1. Open the Google Drive app on your iPhone or iPad.
  2. Find the file that you want to save (or Download) on your iPhone or iPad. You can find the file by searching into the app itself.
  3. Tap on the file, you want to save.
  4. Now tap on more.
  5. Then, click on Send a copy option.How to Download Files from Google Drive on iPhone
  6. Now tap on Save Image or Save Video, depending on the type of file.How to Download Files from Google Drive on iPhone
  7. That’s it.

Google Drive will require access to permission from the Photos app. In case, you haven’t given permission, then you can allow access by going to the Settings > Privacy > Photos > enable Google Drive option.How to Download Files from Google Drive on iPhone

Yes, the process of downloading the file from Google Drive is entirely different from an Android device. But, only a few taps will allow you to upload or download files from Google Drive to iPhone or iPad. In case you want to access the file in offline mode directly within the app, then you need to tap on the More button and then Available offline option. It will save the file to the cache memory, which can be accessed anytime from the Google Drive app.

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Haneet is the Founder and Editor-In-Chief of YTECHB. He has a huge passion for tinkering with latest smartphones, wearables, smart home devices, smart TVs, and more. As an avid Apple Ecosystem user, he loves customizing his iPhone and iPad to suit his needs. For tips, you can connect Haneet at In 2019, Haneet and the YTECHB team exclusively shared the wallpapers of iPhone 11 right before the launch event. In 2020, Haneet alongside his team members shared exclusive renders and official photos of two Samsung Galaxy smartphones - the Galaxy M11, and Galaxy M21. Later, the YTECHB team leaks information about Motorola's feature phones and Razr 3. In the last few months, our team shared Galaxy S24 Ultra leaks and more. You may come across his work getting mentioned in The Times of India, India Today, Hindustan Times, NDTV, TechRadar, Digital Trends, Yahoo News, GSMArena, Android Authority, Android Central, Android Headlines, SamMobile, XDA, 9to5Google, and many other publications. He works across news, updates, features, guides, and more. If YTECHB writes about it, you can expect him to be involved in some way.

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