How to Upload Photos to Google Drive

How to upload photos to Google Drive? If you are looking for an answer to this question, then you have landed on the right page. It is primarily because, in this article, I am going to discuss how to upload photos to Google Drive directly.

If you are facing any difficulties in uploading photos to Google Drive, then make sure you read this article till the very end. By the time you finish reading this article, you will get to know of the different methods that you can use to upload pictures to Google Drive.

So let’s not waste any more time, and get straight into the article. But before I get to that, you need to understand what are the advantages of storing pictures on Google Drive.

Advantages of Storing Photos on Google Drive

Storing your favorite photos, and videos to Google Drive can have certain advantages of its own.

Upload your photos from anywhere in the world

One of the biggest advantages of uploading photos to Google Drive is that you can complete this task from anywhere in the world. The only requirements are: a mobile phone or a computer with an active internet connection, and your Google login credentials.

Access your photos from anywhere in the world

What if you want to have a look at a particular photo from a long time ago, and you don’t remember from which phone was it clicked? If you have uploaded that photo on your Google Drive, you can access it in an instant. All you need to do is login to your personal Google Drive, and scroll through the photos.

Easy to use interface

One of the major highlights of Google Drive is its easy to use interface. Resultantly, you would not have any issues in using Google Drive even if you are not a tech savvy person. Just a few basic clicks would get your job done just fine.

Share your photos on your own terms

Sharing is one of the major advantages offered by Google Drive. For every file or folder stored in Google Drive, you can create a custom link that can then be used by other people to either: view, edit, or comment on that file.

Store Videos, GIFs, and Photos

Not only photos, but you can also store your videos, and GIFs on Google Drive.

Uploading Photos to Google Drive: Basic Requirements

If you want to upload photos to Google Drive, you must satisfy the following requirements:

  • You must have an account with Google in order to use Google Drive.
  • You must have an active internet connection.
  • You must have a smartphone or a computer.

If all the above conditions are met, you can upload photos and videos to Google Drive without any issues.

How to Upload Photos to Google Drive from Computer?

If you want to know how to upload photos to Google Drive from PC, just follow these simple steps:

Step 1: Open your preferred browser, and in the search bar, type drive.google.com.

Step 2: Once the website opens, sign in to your account if required.

Step 3: Click on “+New icon” present on the top-left corner on the page.

file upload option on google drive

Step 4: Once done, a new window would open, and you can select the files that you want to upload from your computer.

upload photos to google drive from computer

Step 5: Click on “Open” and your photos will be uploaded in no time. Also, you get notified from Google Drive.

upload complete message

How to Upload Photos to Google Drive from Android?

Android is one of Google’s proprietary software and most Android phones come pre-installed with Google Drive. However, if your Android device does not have Google Drive installed, head on to the Google Play Store, and download Google Drive.

Once you have installed Google Drive, follow these steps if you want to know how to upload photos to Google Drive from an Android:

Step 1: Open the Google Drive application on your Android smartphone.

Step 2: Click on the “+” button usually present on the bottom-right corner of the page.

plus icon to upload files and folders

Step 3: Click on the “Upload” option.

click on upload option

Step 4: You will then be redirected to your File Manager.

Step 5: Here you can select all the photos that you want to upload to your Google Drive.

upload the selected photos on google drive android

Tip: If you want to upload a Folder, it is advised that you open Google Drive on your computer or MacBook for better results.

Alternatively, you can also follow these steps if you want to upload your photos on Google Drive using an Android device:

Step 1: Open Google Photos or Gallery on your smartphone.

Step 2: Select the photos that you want to upload on your Google Drive.

select and share photos to google drive

Step 3: Once selected, click on the “Share” option, and then select “Google Drive.”

share to google drive app

Step 4: Google Drive would then ask you to select the location where you want to store these photos.

Step 5: Select the location, and click on “Save” to finish the upload.

upload photos to google drive from android

How to upload photos to Google Drive from iPhone?

If you want to upload photos to Google Drive from iPhone, all you need to do is follow these steps:

Step 1: Make sure that you have the Google Drive application installed on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Click on the “+” button, and click on the “Upload” option.

Step 3: Select the photos that you want to upload on Google Drive, and press the “Upload” button to finish the job.

Alternatively, you can also follow the following method to upload photos to your Google Drive:

Step 1: Open Photos or Gallery on your iPhone or iPad.

Step 2: Select the photos that you want to upload on your Google Drive.

Step 3: Once selected, click on the “Share” option, and then select “Google Drive.”

Step 4: Google Drive would then ask you to select the location where you want to store these photos.

Step 5: Select the location, and click on “Upload” to finish the task.

How to Automatically Upload Photos to Google Drive?

Would it not be good if you can automatically upload photos to Google Drive as soon as you click them? If you want your photos to be uploaded on Google Drive automatically, follow these steps:

Step 1: On your smartphone, open the Google Drive application.

Step 2: Click on the “Settings” option after clicking on the “three vertical dots”.

google drive settings android

Step 3: In the Settings menu, spot the “Backup and reset” option and click it.

backup and reset google drive

Step 4: Now, enable the “Photos and Videos” option.

enable photos and videos option

Step 5: Once done, your recently clicked pictures would get uploaded to Google Drive automatically.

Tip: You can set your automatic backup using Wi-Fi or Mobile Data.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to upload photos in Google Drive and Share Link?

If you want to upload photos in Google Drive, just follow the steps I have shared in the article above. If you want to get a shareable link for the photos you have uploaded, follow these steps:

  • Go to Google Drive, and select the file or folder for which you want to share the link.
  • Click “Share”.
  • Find the “Get a Shareable Link” option.
  • Click on “Anyone with the Link”.

How do I upload all my photos to Google Drive?

If you want to upload all your photos to Google Drive at once, follow these steps:

  • Open Google Photos or Gallery on your smartphone.
  • Select the photos that you want to upload on your Google Drive.
  • Once selected, click on the “Share” option, and then select “Google Drive.”
  • Google Drive would then ask you to select the location where you want to store these photos. Select the location, and click on “Upload” to finish the task.

Note: It is worth noting that you might not be able to upload all your photos at once. However, this step would still allow you to upload photos on Google Drive at once in bulk.

How do I save photos to Google Drive?

Saving photos to Google Drive means the same as uploading photos to Google Drive, and I have already discussed it in this article.

Why can’t I upload photos from my phone to Google Drive?

If you cannot upload photos from your phone to Google Drive, you must check your internet connection first. If your internet connection is working just fine, “Force Stop” the Google Drive application, and try uploading the photos again. You can also try to upload photos by accessing Google Drive on your smartphone’s browser.

How do I upload multiple photos to Google Drive from my computer?

If you want to upload multiple photos to Google Drive from your computer simultaneously, you can first place the photos together in one folder. Then access Google Drive using your Web Browser, and click on the “Upload Folder” option. Else, you can also select multiple files when uploading files using the “Ctrl” button.

Final Thoughts

In this article, I have discussed some of the ways on how to upload photos to google drive account.

Google Drive makes it simple to upload photos. Whether you are using your computer, your smartphone, or your tablet you can upload photos to Google Drive with ease. If you have an Android device, for example, you can use Google Photos to upload all your photos to Google Drive automatically.

In case you still have any queries, do let me know in the comments section below, and I will surely try to help you out.

Read More

Leave a Comment