How to transfer files from your Phone to PC using Google Drive

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Drive Drive is a cloud storage service provided by Google. If you have a Google account then you also have a Google Drive. With Google Drive you can store up to 15 GB of data for free.

To install Google Drive on your Android phone just go to Play store and search for Google Drive then download to your phone.

To install Google Drive on your PC search for Google Drive for desktop on Google search then download the app to your PC.

Now if you don’t want to download the apps you can always go to

 login to your account and then you can upload the files and download at will.

General procedure for transferring files from your PC to Phone and vice versa using Google Drive

Install Google Drive on your phone and do the same on your PC

Open Google Drive on your phone, then drag and drop files that you want to upload from your phone to Google Drive. The files will be uploaded to Google Drive. You’ll be shown the progress as the uploading takes place and you will be given a notification when the process is done.

Next, go to your PC open the Google Drive app and then search for the file you uploaded from your phone and then you can download to your PC.

This process is a wireless process but requires an internet connection.

Note that you can also do the process the other way around that is you can transfer files from your PC to your phone using this process.

Below is a detailed process for how you can transfer files from your phone to PC using Google Drive.

1.On your computer, you can upload from  the HYPERLINK or on your

desktop. You can upload files into private or shared folders. On your computer, go to and open or create a folder.

To upload files and folders, drag them into the Google Drive folder or a specific folder you want them to be in.

2. If you prefer to use the desktop version of Google Drive you will need to install it first. Search online for Google Drive for desktop to find it. Once installed, you will see a folder called Google Drive. Drag files or

folders into that folder and they will upload to Google  Drive.

3.Open the Google Drive app on your phone or tablet and you should be able to see the files you have uploaded. You can view and even edit most files but they won’t actually be on your mobile device. If you want them on the device itself, you must download them.

4. To transfer files, such as photos, from your phone to  your computer, open the app where the file was created,select share and choose Share to Google Drive. Once the file is copied into Google Drive, it will become available for you to download to you computer.

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