How to sync and store files, photos, movies in Google Drive web online and offline

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Learn to upload and backup files on limited free space of Google Drive in Windows, Mac, Android and iPhone, which offers more storage than Dropbox and One drive


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There are four kinds of files that you can upload, view, share and edit with Google Drive.
  1. Documents
  2. Images 
  3. Audio
  4. Video 

How to upload and view files on computer PC 


Directly go to drive.google.com and open or create a folder then to upload a document from PC, drag it into the Google Drive Folder.

Alternatively, when you want to use Google Drive offline, you will have to first install Google Drive

Application on your PC. Once you install you can see a folder with an icon of Google Drive on your hard disk.  Now you can drag any file or folder into that folder even when you are offline. It will save and sync all uploaded files with drive.google.com once you go online.


How to upload and view files on Android, iphone and ipad


On your Android phone or tablet, open the Google Drive app.

Tap Add,

Tap Upload.

Find and tap the files you want to upload.

View uploaded files in My Drive until you move them.


How to download a file from Google Drive onto a PC or Mac


Go to drive.google.com

Right click a file and click on download

Tip – if you want to download multiple files, press shift or ctrl while clicking other files.


How to download a file from Google Drive to Android device


Open the Google Drive app Google Drive.

Tap and hold a file to download.

Tap each file you want to download

Tap Download.


How to download a file from Google Drive to iphone and ipad


Download a file to a different app

Open the Google Drive application.

Beside to document you need to download, tap more.

Tap Send a duplicate copy.

Tap Open in.

Pick the application you need to utilize.


How to Save a photo or video to your camera roll


Open the Google Drive application.

By to record you need to download, tap more.

Tap Send a duplicate copy.

As per your record, tap save picture or save video


How to back up photos and videos automatically in Google Drive 


Google Drive provides a good feature to automatically back up and sync your photos and videos to Google Drive by turning on Auto Backup. You can back up items like:

Photos you take with your device’s camera.

Photos you save on your computer.


How to automatically add Google Photos to Google Drive in Android 


Open the Google Drive app.

In the top left, tap Menu Menu and then Settings.

To add your Google Photos to Google Drive, tap Auto Add.

Turn Auto Backup on (or off) using an iPhone or iPad

Open the Google Drive app Google Drive.

Tap Menu .

Tap Settings and then Photos.

Tap Auto Backup.

Next to "Auto Backup," turn it On or Off.

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