Google Drive is a cloud storage service in the sense that you can store photos, files, WhatsApp conversations and messages on your account on a drive instead of storing on your phone or storing on both of them through the drive website or the application built into your phone, which is a distinctive service. It allows you to have a secure backup that you can access from any computer easily, and it is a strong competitor to some platforms that offer the same service such as DropBox and Box.
Google Drive is an ideal solution for cloud storage that allows you to free up space on your computer or on your phone, whether it is Android, iPhone or any tablets, and you can access it through the application on Play store from here Or you can download it from App store from here You can upload any file or pictures from your phone and access them from your computer or any phone connected to the Internet.
All you have to do is log in to Google Drive website Through your Gmail account, it only takes a few seconds, and after that the account gives you access to all Google services, including Drive, Gmail, photos, YouTube, Play Store, etc.
You can also download Drive for your computer from Google Drive website Which helps you to easily upload and download files from and on the computer, as well as the ability to transfer files via drive between the computer and the phone or between phones and each other.
Google Drive offers you free storage of up to 15 GB, and after that, you can choose to buy more storage space at different prices according to the area, and in the picture below, the prices for Drive are shown.
And in addition to the storage space that you buy, it offers you better offers such as adding family and some other features.
How to download and upload photos to drive
First, using the computer
You can download and upload easily on a drive. To upload files, press New as shown in the picture and choose either upload a file or upload a folder, then choose the files or folders that you want to upload from the desktop, and click on “Upload”
And you can upload files in another way by transferring files and folders that you want to upload to Google Drive and transfer them to Folder Drive on your computer as if you were transferring files from one place to another on your computer.
And you can download the files either by opening and downloading them, or by standing on the file you want to download and pressing the right mouse button to a menu, choose Download.
See also: How to transfer files from Android to computer and vice versa
Second, using applications
In the event that you use google sheets, google docs or slides, everything you will do on these applications or on their website will be saved automatically to a drive.
You can also upload files to Google Drive through your phone by clicking on the + sign inside the blue circle and choosing what you want to upload and clicking on Upload and in the case of Download select the file and click on the three dots next to the file and choose Download.
Use Google Drive without an internet connection
The service has an offline mode, which allows you to access files when you are not connected to the Internet and you can view and edit files including Google Docs, Sheets and Presentations, with all changes synchronized automatically when you create an Internet connection again.
Things are slightly different on smartphones where you have to open the Google Drive app, click on More actions, which are the three dots next to the file, then select “enable offline mode”. Alternatively, you can long press on a file and then choose files Additional and follow the same procedure to enable offline mode for multiple files at the same time.
This was an article briefly about the most important uses of Google Drive to upload and download files, either from the computer or the application on smartphones.