How to Upload to Google Drive From Android

Alicia Santos

Android, Tutorials

Are you looking for an easy and convenient way to upload files from your Android device to Google Drive? Look no further!

In this tutorial, we will guide you through the step-by-step process of uploading files to Google Drive directly from your Android device. Let’s get started!

Step 1: Install the Google Drive App

If you don’t already have the Google Drive app installed on your Android device, head over to the Google Play Store and search for “Google Drive”. Once you find it, tap on the Install button to download and install the app.

Step 2: Open the Google Drive App

Once the installation is complete, go to your app drawer and locate the Google Drive icon. Tap on it to open the app.

Step 3: Sign in to Your Google Account

If you haven’t signed in already, you’ll be prompted to sign in with your Google account. Enter your email address and password, then tap on the Sign In button.

Step 4: Navigate to the Folder Where You Want to Upload

In order to upload a file, you need to navigate to the folder where you want it saved. If you want to upload it directly into your main drive folder, simply tap on “My Drive“. Otherwise, browse through your folders until you find the desired location.


If you want to create a new folder for uploading files, tap on the “New+” button at the bottom right corner of your screen. Give it a name and tap on Create.

Step 5: Tap on the “+” Button

Once you’re in the desired folder, tap on the “+” button at the bottom right corner of your screen. This will open a menu with various options.

Step 6: Select “Upload”

From the menu, select “Upload“. This will open your device’s file manager.

Step 7: Choose the File You Want to Upload

Navigate through your device’s file manager and find the file you want to upload to Google Drive. Once you’ve found it, tap on it to select it.


You can select multiple files if you want to upload more than one at a time. Simply long-press on a file to start selecting multiple files.

Step 8: Start Uploading

After selecting the file(s) you want to upload, tap on the Open button. The file(s) will now begin uploading to your Google Drive.


The time it takes for the upload to complete depends on the size of the file and your internet connection speed.


You have successfully uploaded files from your Android device to Google Drive! You can now access and manage these files from any device by logging into your Google Drive account.


  • If you want to organize your uploaded files into folders, simply tap on “New+” and create a new folder within Google Drive before starting the uploading process.
  • To view or download an uploaded file, simply tap on it within the Google Drive app.
  • If you want to share your uploaded files with others, tap and hold on the file until a menu appears. From there, select “Share” and follow the prompts to share the file via email or other apps.

Now that you know how to upload files from your Android device to Google Drive, you can easily keep your important documents, photos, and other files safe and accessible at all times. Happy uploading!

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