How to Move Attachments to Your Google Drive on the iPad

Attachments in your email are nice, but useless for anything except reading ... Until now. Here are three methods to move them to your Google Drive to repurpose that information, or save for later.

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How to Move Attachments to Your Google Drive on the iPad
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Method 1: (Requires Google Drive App be installed) 1:1 Open the email with the attachment in question from the native iPad email app. Then, scroll to the bottom of the email to find the attachment.

Method 1: (Requires Google Drive App be installed) 1:1 Open the email with the attachment in question from the native iPad email app. Then, scroll to the bottom of the email to find the attachment.

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1:2 The attachment will open in the reading view.  Once loaded, long press a blank area in the attachment to select the attachment.

1:2 The attachment will open in the reading view. Once loaded, long press a blank area in the attachment to select the attachment.

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1:3 Tap the upload button and scroll over to tap "Open in Google Drive."

1:3 Tap the upload button and scroll over to tap "Open in Google Drive."

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1:4 Tap Upload, and voilà... Your attachment is at home in the cloud.

1:4 Tap Upload, and voilà... Your attachment is at home in the cloud.

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Method 2: (Requires Chrome Browser and that Google Cloud Print be set up) 2:1 Open Chrome browser and navigate to the gmail home page.  Sign in if asked.

Method 2: (Requires Chrome Browser and that Google Cloud Print be set up) 2:1 Open Chrome browser and navigate to the gmail home page. Sign in if asked.

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2:2 Scroll the the bottom of the email to find the attachment to be upoaded, and tap print.

2:2 Scroll the the bottom of the email to find the attachment to be upoaded, and tap print.

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2:3 When Google Cloud Print opens, choose "Save to Google Drive."

2:3 When Google Cloud Print opens, choose "Save to Google Drive."

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2:4 Select standard print rendering options as though actual printing were to occur, and then tap print.

2:4 Select standard print rendering options as though actual printing were to occur, and then tap print.

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Method 3 (Requires only Chrome Browser App) 3:1 Open Chrome Browser and navigate to the gmail site.  Sign in if asked.

Method 3 (Requires only Chrome Browser App) 3:1 Open Chrome Browser and navigate to the gmail site. Sign in if asked.

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3:2 Before selecting any email, tap the setting button in the upper right hand corner of the window.  Then, tap "Request Desktop Site."

3:2 Before selecting any email, tap the setting button in the upper right hand corner of the window. Then, tap "Request Desktop Site."

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3:3 Wait for the site to load.

3:3 Wait for the site to load.

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3:4 Locate the email containing the desired attachment, and scroll to the bottom to locate the attachment.

3:4 Locate the email containing the desired attachment, and scroll to the bottom to locate the attachment.

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3:5 Tap the attachment once to reveal the Download and Save to Google Drive buttons.  Choose the Google Drive triangle.

3:5 Tap the attachment once to reveal the Download and Save to Google Drive buttons. Choose the Google Drive triangle.

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