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How to Upload Audio/Music to Google Drive?

Nov 12, 2020 • Filed to: Cloud Management Solution • Proven solutions

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There are over a billion and a half users of Gmail in this world today. There are millions of Android users today. Together, they make for the largest installed userbase of any cloud storage platform on the planet. Gmail provides 15 GB of inbox storage for free. That storage was clubbed with Google Drive in 2012 when Google Drive was launched to the public. So, now, users had 15 GB of cloud storage space, that was shared with Gmail as well, so all the free space in Gmail inbox storage was instantly available to use to store files in the cloud. It was quite an ingenious solution, no one was using 15 GB of inbox storage, but they could start using Google Drive storage. Google Drive is everywhere now and with 15 GB free storage that is provided, you can store quite a lot of data in the cloud for free. You can store documents, music, videos, photos, anything to the limit of your storage plan.

The thing with Google Drive is that due to the Android operating system making sure that everyone on Android has a Google Account, not many know that the Gmail address they get to use for email and logging in to Google Services on their Android devices also comes with Google Drive. They may be using a lot of storage from Google Drive without even knowing about it. Google Photos for example, will use storage from the Google Drive if a user decides they want to store original resolution photos in Google Photos.

If you have recently become aware of Google Drive’s presence in your Google life and on your Android phone, you might be looking for ways how to upload files to Google Drive, how to upload videos to Google Drive, or how to upload music to Google Drive. It is easy to upload audio to Google Drive just as any other file or folder.

I. How To Upload Music To Google Drive Using Web Interface?

Google provides a clean, beautiful web experience to enable you to upload all sorts of files and folders quickly to Google Drive. It really does not get simpler than that if you have access to a computer and want to know the best way to upload music to Google Drive. Here are the steps to upload audio/ music files to Google Drive using a computer.

Step 1: In a new browser tab or window, visit the Google Drive website (https://drive.google.com) and sign in if necessary. You will now be straight in the root of your Google Drive. This is how it looks after you are signed in:

Google Drive interface on the web

Step 2: This interface is drag-and-drop enabled, meaning you can simply drag and drop your files and folders into this interface and Google will upload your content to Google Drive. If you want to store files in some folder, you can create a folder and open that folder, and then whatever you drop into Google Drive web page will go in that folder (active folder).

That’s it! There is no step 3 in this method. It is that easy to upload your music to Google Drive, or, for that matter, anything else. However, if you are not comfortable with drag-and-drop for any reason, there is the traditional method of clicking the Upload button to locate your files using system file browser and then having the interface upload the contents to Google Drive. This is where the option exists, quite prominently:

Click to upload in Google Drive interface on the web

Drag-and-drop or the more traditional click-to-upload are the simplest methods you can use to upload music to Google Drive.

II. How To Upload Music To Google Drive Using Third-Party Tools

Well, nothing beats simple drag-and-drop, does it? Turns out, something does. What if you want to upload music to Google Drive from another cloud service you use, such as Microsoft OneDrive, or what if you were looking for a way to manage all your cloud accounts in one place with ability to manage content? Wondershare InClowdz is your answer.

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Step 1: You need a Wondershare account to use this service, create a new account first.

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Step 2: Click on the Migrate module and use the Add Cloud Drive option to add source and target drives. Source drive is the one you want to upload music from while target drive is the Google Drive you want to upload music to.

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Step 3: You will be asked to authorize your accounts to permit Wondershare InClowdz to use them on your behalf.

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Step 4: Now, you need to click the source drive account to select the main folder that contains your music that you want to upload to Google Drive. Then, you can select the target Google Drive to select the folder where you want to upload the music to.

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Step 5: Once locations are set, click Migrate and in a few minutes your music will be uploaded to Google Drive.

Management Using Wondershare InClowdz

Wondershare InClowdz has one more thing up its sleeve that will make life very easy for you when navigating around all your cloud accounts. Wondershare allows you to connect all your cloud accounts and you can manage them within InClowdz. Now, you need not go to different apps or websites to manage your several cloud accounts. All you need is Wondershare InClowdz.

Here is the management module in InClowdz:

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You can do simple file operations such as add files and folders, copy files and folders, delete files and folders, and even rename files and folders all within InClowdz. You can even migrate a file from one drive to another, within the menu!

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If you are wondering about sharing with others, those actions need to be performed using the specific cloud accounts own apps and website, no cloud service connector will be able to help you with those special needs. But, for everyday needs where you just need access to all your data in a unified fashion, you have Wondershare InClowdz that will delight you and you will wonder what took it so long.

III. How To Save Music To Google Drive On Android

It is certainly possible to save music to Google Drive on Android. Someone sent you a song on WhatsApp or in an email and you want to save that song to Google Drive on Android for later listening, these are the steps you follow to do it.

Step 1: Save the music to your phone from wherever your music is. If it is in your Gmail, Google helpfully provides a button right within the email that saves the music straight to Google Drive.

Tap the Google Drive icon to save music straight to Google Drive

If you are using any other app, you need to use the Share button to download the music you received in email app or say, WhatsApp chat to a download folder in your phone. This folder is typically called ‘download’ and is accessible using a file manager app such as Files by Google.

Default download folder in Android’s internal storage

Step 2: Once the music is downloaded to the phone’s storage, we now upload it to Google Drive. This is done by going to the location of the music using an app such as Files by Google and using the sharing options to save the song to Google Drive.

Save to Drive option in Android

That’s it! This is how you save music to Google Drive on Android. It is easier if the music is in an app such as Gmail, since then it is just a one-click operation, but it is as easy from any other app as well.

IV: How To Save Music From Google Drive On iPhone

Uploading music to Google Drive follows similar steps on any device. If you know about one, you can figure out the other device rather easily. How to download music from Google Drive to iPhone? It is just as easy to save music from Google Drive to an iPhone, and you can store music within the iPhone’s internal storage or the connected iCloud storage if that is what you want, so that you can even have access to that music on a Mac or iPad or other Apple devices connected and signed in to the same Apple ID as that iCloud account.

Step 1: The first thing you do is you get the Google Drive app from iOS App Store and log in to your Google Account.

Step 2: With that done, locate the Files app on your iPhone, it would already be on the phone. If not, download it from the App Store. This is an Apple app.

Apple Files app in iOS

Step 3: The Files interface is a two-tab interface and will open in either Recents or Browse. Tap Browse at the bottom twice and you will see a list of Locations, Favorites, and Tags. At the top-right corner, tap the circular symbol with three dots inside and then tap Edit to reveal the locations that are not yet enabled (and to disable the ones that are enabled, should you so wish). Here, enable Google Drive and tap Done.

Enable Google Drive location in Apple Files app in iOS

Step 4: With that done, now tap Google Drive from this list of locations and navigate to your music. For a single file, just long-hold the music file and tap copy from the context menu. If you want to select multiple files, tap the icon at the top-right corner and tap Select.

Long-hold to copy files in Apple Files app in iOS

Step 5: Tap Browse from the top-left or at the bottom and select On My Phone from locations. Long-hold anywhere in an empty space to bring up the context menu and tap Paste.

You have now successfully learnt how to save music from Google Drive to iPhone.

Conclusion

Google makes it easy to save audio and music to Google Drive through an easy-to-use, intuitive platform. You can use the website to manually upload your music to Google Drive or you can use third-party tools such as Wondershare InClowdz to take it to the next level with sync between cloud accounts, migration of data from one account to another and best of all, a Management module that allows you to see and work upon your cloud accounts together at one place in a unified interface. For times when you want to save music to Google Drive on Android or to save music from Google Drive to iPhone, those steps are also easy to follow and work quite intuitively.

Alice MJ

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