How to sign in to Google Drive on your computer or phone

  • You can sign in to Google Drive using the same username and password as your Gmail account.
  • Signing in to Google Drive on the website or mobile app allows you to access all your saved files and photos.
  • If you cannot remember your account information, you can use “Forgot your email? or “did you forget your password? to restore your account.
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It is probably the most popular cloud storage app. And with 15GB of free storage, it’s not hard to see why.

Fortunately, it’s not difficult to sign in to Google Drive either. Google Drive, like other Google services, is connected to your Google account. This means that it uses the same email address, username, and password for your Gmail account, YouTube account, and more.

Here’s how to sign in to Google Drive on both your computer and phone.

How to sign in to Google Drive

All you need is your Google username and password.

1. Head to the Google Drive website.

2. If you are logged in before, you may be offered one of your Google accounts – click on the one you want and enter the password to log in. Otherwise, type your Gmail address, username or phone number and click the following.

Google Drive login page, with an email address entered.

Enter your email address and click Next.

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3. Enter your password and click the following repeatedly. Complete the two-factor verification process, if prompted.

Google requires a verification code to prove that the user already owns this Google Account.

If you set it up, you will need to 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 Forgot your password? You will be able to use the recovery method to get back into the 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 iPhone or Google Play Store for 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 saved on your device – tap one and sign in if you do.

3. If you haven’t, tap Create an account or Add another account.

List of google accounts.  The "Create an account" The option is highlighted.

Choose an account or add a new account.

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4. You will be taken to a page where you can log into your account. Enter your Gmail address, username or phone number and tap the following.

A page where a user can sign in to their Google account.

Sign in to Google.

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5. Enter your password and press the following repeatedly. Complete the two-factor verification process, if prompted.

You will be logged into the application.

If you don’t remember your account information, tap Forgot email? or Forgot your password? to restore your account.

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