How to Upload a Video to Google Drive from iPhone

Are you an iPhone user and not aware of uploading the videos to Drive from your iPhone? Then continue reading this full tutorial to check how to upload the videos to Drive from your iPhone.

Once the file is uploaded, you can edit and share it with other Google accounts. Sometimes videos will be large and take up more time to upload. Here you will how to upload without losing the quality of the video.

Let’s get started without delay to read more.

How to Upload a Video to Google Drive from iPhone using Google Drive app

The first and easy method to upload videos to your Drive from your iPhone is using the Google Drive iPhone application. Here is how you can do this.

  • Open the Google Drive application and use the credentials to sign in.
  • On the homepage, you will see the Plus (+) sign. click on it.
  • An on-screen pop-up will appear. Select the Upload option from the pop-up menu.
Upload a Video to Google Drive from iPhone
Upload a Video to Google Drive from iPhone
  • Next, you have to select the Photos and Videos option.
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  • It will open the file browser on your smartphone. Here you have to locate the video you want to upload to Google Drive.
  • Once you select the video, the upload button will appear. click on it.

Within a few seconds, Google Drive will start processing your video, and soon after that, the video uploading process will initiate. The total upload time for the video depends on the size of the video and your internet speed.

Though it is an easy method, there is another method to upload your video to Google Drive from the iPhone’s gallery. For this, you have to install the Google Drive application on your iPhone.

How to Upload a Video to Google Drive from iPhone Gallery

Check out the below steps to upload your video to Google Drive directly from your iPhone’s gallery or file manager.

  • Open the gallery on your iPhone and open the video file you want to upload to Google Drive.
  • At the bottom left corner, you will see the Share button. Click on it.
How to Upload a Video to Google Drive from iPhone Gallery
  • Click the Google Drive icon.
How do I upload a video to Google Drive
  • Click the My Drive option to proceed next.
  • In the next step, you will be asked to select the folder where you want that video to be uploaded.
  • Once you select the folder, the Save Here option will be enabled. Click on it.
  • Lastly, you have to tap on the Upload option.

Doing this will start the uploading process of your video. Again, the entire upload process will take a few minutes, depending on the internet speed and size of the video.

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Upload Video in Google Drive by Desktop

Installing the Google Drive application is a quite lengthy process. But still know this process as well. Follow the below steps to do so.

  • Move to the Google Drive application on Safari or some other browser.
  • It may ask you to log in. If it asks, use your Google credentials to log in to Google Drive.
  • Once you are logged in, you have to click the settings icon located at the top left corner of your screen.
  • After that, you have to click Get Drive for desktop. It will open the Google Drive desktop version for you.
Upload files to Drive from iPhone
  • Here, you have to click on the Plus (+) New option from the left sidebar.
Upload a Video to Google Drive on iPhone using Desktop Version
  • From the drop-down menu, select the File upload option.
  • It will ask for permissions that you need to allow. Then it will open the file manager.
  • Here, you have to locate the video file and click on it.

Now, the video-uploading process will start within minutes.

Bonus Method – Upload Videos to Google Drive from iPhone using the Google Photos application

The manual upload process works great, but it has some disadvantages as well and it is not convenient. This is why Google offers a separate application called Google Photos that automatically syncs and backs up smartphone videos and images to Google Drive storage.

The good thing here is these photos and videos will not be visible on the Google Drive application or If you want to access these videos, visit or install the Google Photos application.

This method is recommended over the manual method especially when you will not invite others to collaborate on these videos. Follow the below steps.

  • First of all, you have to make sure that Google Photos is installed on your iPhone. If it is not installed on your iPhone, you have to go to the iOS App Store and download and install Google Photos.
  • Once the app is installed, launch it.
  • Now, it will ask for the permissions, such as Google Photos access to all iPhone photos.
  • After that, it will ask you to log in. You have to log in using your Google account credentials.
  • Now, you must navigate to the Photos settings and tap the Backup & sync option.
  • You have to turn on the toggle of the Backup & sync option.

This will enable the auto-upload of all your photos and videos to Google Photos. The only problem with this method is that it will back up every photo and video on your iPhone gallery. If you only want to upload a specific video, this method will not help hand.


Now you have a detailed tutorial on how to upload video to Drive from your iPhone. Even though there are so many ways to upload video files to your Google Drive, we recommend following the method that uses the Google Drive iOS application.

However, if you want to back up all your camera images and videos, we recommend you use the Google Photos method. Google Photos method is perfect for backup camera images and videos. Alternatively, you can use the Google Drive web application as well, but that method gets a bit confusing for non-tech users.

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