How to sign in to Google Drive on computer, phone

  • You can sign in to Google Drive using the same username and password as your Gmail account.
  • Logging in to Google Drive on the site or mobile app gives you access to all your saved files and images.
  • If you do not remember your account information, you can use “Forgot your email? “ or “Forgot password? “Options to restore your account.
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Google Drive

is probably the most popular cloud storage app available. And with 15 GB of free storage, it’s not hard to see why.

Fortunately, signing in to Google Drive is not difficult either. Google Drive, like other Google services, is linked to your Google Account. This means that it uses the same email address, username and password as your Gmail account, YouTube account and more.

How to sign in to Google Drive on both a computer and a phone.

How to sign in to the Google Drive website

All you need is your Google username and password.

1. Go to the Google Drive website.

2. If you’ve signed in before, you’ll be offered one of your Google Accounts – click on the one you want and enter your password to sign in. Otherwise, enter your Gmail address, username, or phone number and click Next.

The Google Drive sign-in page with an email address entered.

Enter your email address and click “Next”.

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3. Enter your password and click Next again. If prompted, complete the two-factor verification process.

Google is asking for a verification code to prove that the user really owns this Google Account.

If you have it set up, enter a two-factor verification code.

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You will be logged in.

If you do not remember your account information, click Forgot email? or Forgotten password? You will be able to use your recovery method to get back to your account.

How to sign in to the Google Drive mobile app

You can download the Google Drive app for free from the Apple App Store for an iPhone or Google Play Store for an Android.

1. Once downloaded, open the Google Drive app.

2. You will be asked if you want to sign in with one of the Google Accounts already stored on your device – tap one and sign in if you do.

3. If you do not, press add Account or Add another account.

A list of Google Accounts.  That "add Account" option is highlighted.

Select an account or add a new one.

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4. You will be taken to a page where you can log in to your account. Enter your Gmail address, username or phone number and press Next.

A page where the user can log in to their Google account.

Sign in to Google.

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5. Enter your password and press Next again. If prompted, complete the two-factor verification process.

You will be logged in to the app.

If you do not remember your account information, press Forgot email? or Forgotten password? to restore your account.

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