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How to Download Videos From Google Drive to iPhone in Two Ways

Author by Michelle

July 16th, 2020

To save videos from Google Drive to iPhone, all you need is a few simple and quick taps. This article will explain how to download videos from Google Drive to iPhone step by step in two situations. Just read on to learn more details.

Google Drive has brought us great efficiency and convenience as we can easily upload videos to Google Drive, transfer Google Drive to YouTube, and reach our files anytime anywhere as long as there is an active Internet connection. Yet some people are asking for help about their Google Drive app as they couldn't find a direct download button and don't know how to download videos from Google Drive to iPhone due to its kinda obscure design. To this group of people, your problem will be readily solved through the two ways that will be mentioned in the following two parts. Keep on reading to know more.

Also read: Google Drive Video Formats | Google Drive Videos Not Playing | Google Drive Upload Slow

Part 1. How to Download Video from Google Drive to iPhone Within the APP

How to Download Google Drive Videos to iPhone Within the APP

If you are to download your own file from Google Drive installed on your iPhone, you can directly have it downloaded within the app.

Step 1. Open the Google Drive app on your iPhone and locate the video you want to download

Step 2. Tap on the More option (three dots to the right) and scroll down to select "Send a copy" > "Save Video".

Step 3. A dialogue box saying "preparing to export" will pop up and your video will be saved to your camera roll after the box disappears.

Tips: It happens that your video cannot be saved to your local space due to incompatibility issues with your iPhone, so don't forget to check the iPhone video formats and use a converter to change the video to an iPhone-friendly format beforehand.

Part 2. How to Save Videos from Google Drive to iPhone with Shared Links

How to Save a Video from Google Drive to iPhone Without the APP

If you want to download a file shared by others via Google Drive, you don’t have to first store that file into your Google Drive and then download it through the way mentioned in part one. All you need is the link of that file, be it a video, music, or document, and the Google Drive Downloader that comes with the Siri Shortcuts, an app that simplifies complex tasks on your iPhone into a single action. Below are the steps to download video from Google Drive to iPhone using Google Drive Downloader shortcut:

Step 1. Get the Google Drive Downloader shortcut in the Shortcuts app (you can download it from the AppStore).

Step 2. Copy the link of the Google Drive shared video and activate this Google Drive Downloader shortcut which will automatically prompt you to the next action.

Step 3. Confirm the action and choose to save the video to either Camera Roll or Files.

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