Google Drive - free online storage

Google, Inc.


This app was last updated on: Jun 16, 2017
TapNova doesn't recommend this version of the app.   
New in version 4.2017.21211

• Performance improvements and bug fixes


Get started with Google Drive for free and have all your files within reach from any smartphone, tablet, or computer. All your files in Drive – like your videos, photos, and documents – are backed up safely so you can’t lose them. Easily invite others to view, edit, or leave comments on any of your files or folders.

With Drive, you can:

• View documents, PDFs, photos, videos, and more
• Search for files by name and content
• Easily share files and folders with others
• Set sharing permissions to view, comment, or edit
• Quickly access recent files
• See file details and activity
• Enable viewing of files offline

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Great for teachers on-the-go!
txswthrt14 on 6/26/2017
Great for teachers on-the-go!
Photo uploads now useless
Greeted Urchin on 6/26/2017
Update: Google finally fixed the issue from my previous review and I'm very thankful I can use it for my backups again. Without the previous issue this app is great! Previous review: Very dissatisfied with the last 3 updates- Google Drive used to be my "go to" to app for backing up all my iPhone photos. Sadly, I noticed with the new update there are some major flaws that didn't used to be there. First: I like using iPhone's built-in photo editing features. I use them all the time because they are versatile and they allow edits to be made to a photo without downgrading the file size/resolution. However I noticed after the latest Google Drive update that if I upload an edited photo (say I made it black and white), Google drive will upload it in its original form without the edits. This is a HUGE inconvenience for me. Second: it used to be the case that if I upload new photos to drive, it would maintain the title of the file as it appears on my iPhone. So before I could just upload photos any time and they would be alphabetized correctly and chronologically. Now, it uploads all iPhone photos with random titles, most of them titles "Full Size Render". What this means: if you try to upload new photos into a drive folder with pre-existing photos, you will manually have to rename any new uploads if you want your photos to be correctly alphabetized. This is time consuming and inconvenient. I never had these issues before.
On point but one glitch
GloBoy Zai on 6/26/2017
When playing audio files sometimes it will overlap and play 2 audio files at the same time...
Google Drive
Tern0p1l245693 on 6/26/2017
Google Drive allows storing all your files on the cloud that is accessible via mobile and all Google connected devices. Highly recommended:))
Can be improved further
kaushal88 on 6/26/2017
I love this app and have been using for a good while. I think the ability to add files directly from drive into gmail rather than attaching a link should be added within the phone app. I don't want to share a file most of the time, just send it to someone who needs it.
Can't chromecast
Minaejaz131 on 6/26/2017
Wish it can go on chromecast
App freezes when opened
fishpuck on 6/26/2017
Every time I open the app it freezes, restricting me from navigating the app
Google Drive Crash
Gosheven on 6/26/2017
Currently Google Drive crashes whenever I try to open it. It is normally an excellent app, but I have dropped my rating based on the current issue.
Seamless and Easy
CoastIris3333333 on 6/26/2017
Very easy to use, and amazing access to all kinds of files and documents, with unlimited free storage. Such a gift.
Very handy, I love the app!
Kiley & Family on 6/26/2017
Jabarijonesbih on 6/25/2017
Awesome love the app
App crashes
Perkinsb2 on 6/25/2017
App constantly crashes when I open it. Had to reinstall it. Now it's not even downloading.
Search Function Needs Help
ViolaGal19 on 6/25/2017
When I search for something I want to search by file name not by file type. I'll go online if I need to search because of that.
Jason the Minecraft Washer on 6/25/2017
Latest update causes it to crash we opening the app. 😔
It's more than OK
Mike S. 918 on 6/25/2017
Good enough for backing up my iPhone album. But not convenient for storing videos.
mb970as on 6/25/2017
I can't open the app since the last update. I tap the app's icon but nothing happens. Just it turns grey and doesn't open. I used to love this app but how could I like this if I can't use it? You better fix it soon Google
Can't Empty Trash
Daoud F. on 6/24/2017
Don't know why but there's no longer a way to simultaneously empty the trash at once.
Updates problematic
Marsh1nt on 6/24/2017
Every time there is an update, the app doesn't work. I have been unable to open it since the last update, which was almost a week ago.
Reign327 on 6/24/2017
please fix bug causing app to crash
Good but one flaw with uploads and closing the app..
I play Pokémon X on 6/24/2017
Okay so, Google Drive is my go-to app for storing the Friendship Makes Magic (vid collab) unedited footage when filming from iPad. But when I go to do other stuff on my iPad, it stops uploading. So basically, I can't put videos and such on without it being open 100% of the time. Which drains battery+gets boring. Plus, storing the footage on drive is my way of keeping important stuff. It's hard to use the app and 5-star it when this kind of stuff gets in the way.
Finally Maturing but missing some polish
MobileMikeV on 6/24/2017
Submitting files to Drive via the share is is excellent of course; however, it always has an upload failure when a new Drive folder is created during the uploading process. There are absolutely no keyboard shortcuts. Adding keyboard shortcuts would greatly enhance navigation throughout the application. Would be incredible if Drive supported iOS's Markup extension for PDFs. "Select multiple" and FINALLY the ability to not only create a copy but also share PDF versions from the rest of the Google Docs suite has made Drive and its companion apps a critical component of moving to an iOS centric workflow.
it won't even open the app
ObviouslyMe😂✌ on 6/24/2017
this app doesn't function at all, don't get it
Google Drive is great, but is not working
VictorKzam on 6/24/2017
Since the last update, Google Drive can't open the app on my phone. The service is awesome but with this flaw, it's impossible to use the service.
Update ruined my musical life
Joeneyblibblobniawno sorry on 6/24/2017
I used to use this app all the time to listen to my music but there was an update that made it so that you have to stay in the app to listen to audio files and ando you can't turn your phone off and listen so it drains my battery faster sorry that the title was a little melodramatic but this really disappoints me
its true. no pictures
1hour19min on 6/24/2017
Not that Im a big fan of google trying to upload every picture I ever take. I actually hate that. But I did upload a few to share via google plus, etc. When I visit the google drive website, these photos are quickly and clearly visible. On this app however, all I get is a bunch of empty squares. No file name, date, preview icon, or anything. Selecting an empty frame gives me a cryptic file name, and then attempting to "open in" or simply view the picture results in the app freezing up and doing nothing for long periods of time. The desktop website portal is faster and better... unless you want to give google the ability to inspect every photo you ever take, and be able to use the camera in your device anytime they feel like it. As soon as the app is installed, it sets the setting to upload every picture on the device to ON by default. The resulting upload steals data from my plan, steals private photos, and jamms the cellular data link so I cannot do anything about it except pull the plug (airplane mode) then search for and cut off the auto upload function(s) .
Stuff is not working
Austin.Butler on 6/23/2017
I only want this app to take videos people have shared with me and save the video to my iPhone, but it just sits there every time I try and download one.
Best thing since apple pie
JermyKay24 on 6/23/2017
Seriously changed my life! I can do so much with Drive!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!
Great app ! I've never had problems until recently.
SethDrummer on 6/23/2017
I have used google drive for years, and LOVE the app. However , after the recent update , the app keeps crashing. I've had to install and re install multiple times but it still crashes. PLEASE fix this !!
Poorly executed
mcbwsu on 6/23/2017
There are many many things wrong with this app, however the worst thing is lack of cleaning the cache. I downloaded to save memory but every picture upload stays in the app's cache the app ballooned to 15 gigs. I need to delete and reinstall the app every use. Completely unacceptable and the program manager should be ashamed.
App crashes after latest update
JB93940 on 6/22/2017
Great app, except when an update renders it unusable like the latest one did.
Lol this update is trash I actually wrote a review
ANGIE LUV on 6/22/2017
When I'm off the app and my my audio files end and I press play on the control center, IT PLAYS THE LAST FIVE FILES I LISTENED TO ALL AT THE SAME TIME!!!!
Amazing app!!
AlwaysWithTheScissors14 on 6/22/2017
Love this App!! 17GB of free storage! Syncs instantly with all your devices!
Do not use this to store and share Resumes!
Jmtorresnj on 6/22/2017
Apple has restrictions on saving files to their devices including iPhones. In order to bypass this extremely frustrating and aggravating feature, I have resorted to saving my files to google Drive. In sharing my Resume stored on Google drive I have communicated with multiple application developers with extreme frustration that they have not been able to open the resume that I sent them from Google drive. It has come to my attention that Google Drive makes it extremely difficult and nearly impossible for anyone to use any resumes sent from Google drive. This must be the exact reasonwhy I cannot get responses to resume that I sent out. I am blaming 100% my frustration of not being able to acquire employment on both Apple's refusal to allow users to store files to their iPhones and Google drives restriction on file sharing from their services. I refuse to allow this to continue anymore. Starting from my next device I will no longer be utilizing any Apple devices. And I will refuseto utilize to drive for any cloud service. This is required to continue any future relationship with the professional world.
If you hate yourself, get this app
Erik Soong on 6/21/2017
What an unreliable, broken app. If you try to export documents, it fails every single time. If you convert the documents to another format, you better get a beer or 6, because you will grow a full beard before it finishes. Also, trying to open a power point is probably the best test of a person's patience I have ever seen. You get only blank slides. So if you hate yourself and haven't found a reason to end it all yet, get this app.
Does not update!!
Pimptress2585 on 6/21/2017
I have tried countless times to perform the upgrade that was released. Every time, I get an error that the app was unable to be downloaded. I have power cycled, checked for a software upgrade, and done many soft resets. Also, unable to delete the app and re-download. Very frustrating!
José jb on 6/21/2017
Very good app for my pictures
A necessity for iPad users
Madre Liz on 6/21/2017
If you do work from an iPad, and have GMail, this is invaluable. With Google Drive, you can find attachments on your iPad to send with emails, which I could never do before. I do wish it was a little easier to organize into folders, but what is nice is that when you have sent the same attachment several times, that file comes up immediately when you tap the paper clip on email. This has made my life much easier!
Unable to update app.
Dokusan on 6/21/2017
I have tried four times to update. I tried to delete app and thought if I reloaded it would allow me to update. I didn't do it because it will delete all my data on the drive.
Very usefull
User XXL on 6/21/2017
Very simple.
diesel10fan on 6/21/2017
Whenever I open, it immediately crashes.
New update crashes
MarcusGhiotto on 6/20/2017
Thanks for the last update, now the app crashes before opening my files. You can't offer to take care of people's personal files and do something like that. Definitely do not recommend.
Videos and photos
Unanonyknown on 6/20/2017
The videos and the photos from the quick access won't delete permanently, it says that it is deleted from the folder but its still showing up, please fix this.
Deemarv on Soundcloud on 6/20/2017
Very Good :3
JG:70 on 6/20/2017
Now,I know I would have lots of tabs in there but what if I had too much and it would say "Delete some tabs" But first of all, 1.Great app to search on. 2.Much better then Safari. I mean,maybe sometimes it would be laggy.
App won't open
Ihatemeetup89 on 6/20/2017
I've just updated the app and now it won't open. I tried deleting it and reinstalling but I'm having the same issue. I did not find any information in the support articles on how to fix this problem. I use my drive a lot so this is very inconvenient for me.
App crashing after latest update
Craig A. C. on 6/20/2017
Have not been able to open app after the latest update. It crashes every time I attempt to open. Prior to that update, Google Drive was great for organizing and storage, but it was not great at loading photos or videos. I would need to copy the link and then download from Chrome or Safari.
Update Crashing
rjh19820813rjh on 6/20/2017
Drive will not launch after the new update. It crashes about 1 second after opening. It still shows up in the recent apps list like its running, but trying to select it does nothing. Totally useless currently.
Crashes immediately
Joshseaton84 on 6/20/2017
Since these reviews are only version based, I'm giving it a 1 star, because this latest update is unusable. Since update, when I open, it closes immediately.
Please fix
FMOlivera on 6/20/2017
Drive crashes every time I open it...immediately it crashes...
Crashes upon opening
Crasharooniee on 6/20/2017
That's all
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Fact Sheet
  • Publisher: Google, Inc.
  • Category: Productivity
  • Released: Jun 28, 2012
  • Current Version Released: Jun 16, 2017
  • Version: 4.2017.21211
  • Size: 179.8 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
  • Recommended Age: 4+
  • Game Center Certified: No
  • Supported Devices: iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74,
  • Supported Languages: Albanian; Arabic; Armenian; Bulgarian; Central Khmer; Catalan; Valencian; Chinese; Croatian; Czech; Danish; Dutch; Flemish; English; Finnish; French; Georgian; German; Greek; Hebrew; Hindi; Hungarian; Indonesian; Italian; Japanese; Kazakh; Korean; Lao; Latvian; Lithuanian; Malay; Mongolian; Norwegian; Bokmål, Norwegian; Norwegian Bokmål; Persian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian; Moldavian; Russian; Serbian; Chinese; Slovak; Spanish; Castilian; Swedish; Thai; Chinese; Turkish; Ukrainian; Vietnamese;