How to add an account to your Google Drive on Android

Upload, Download and Access Your Google Drive Files Straight from the Files App on iPhone, iPad Running iOS 13 / iPadOS 13

The Files app took a sharp turn towards betterment with the release of iOS 12. You can access all your third-party storage services straight from the Files app in a matter of seconds. This means you don't have to interact with multiple third-party apps in order to look at your files. You can download, upload, view, share all your Google Drive, OneDrive, etc. all under a single roof.



If you've already set up your Gmail account on your phone, then you'll just have to launch Google Drive and perform steps 1-3 below. If you'd like to add another account, like a work email address, continue on after step 3.

  • Launch Google Drive from your home screen or from the app drawer.
  • Tap the next arrow in the bottom right corner through the start screens.
  • Tap Done in the bottom right corner of your screen.
  • Tap the menu button in the top left corner of your screen. It looks like .


  • Tap the dropdown arrow next to the current account that's associated with your Google Drive.
  • Tap Add account.
  • Tap the type of account you'd like to use. You can even use Twitter!

  • Enter your security measure if you have a pattern lock or PIN lock on your phone.
  • Enter your email address or login credentials, depending on what type of account you chose to add.
  • Tap Next.
  • Type in your Password and tap Next in the bottom right corner.

  • Tap Accept.
  • Tap the circle next to a payment option.
  • Tap Continue.

The account will now be added to your phone and can be used with other Google apps, like Gmail, Docs, Sheets, and more!

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