How to Use Google Drive for iPad (To Be Continued)

So far, a guide to the basics of login in, uploading, downloading and organising various file types. More to follow...

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How to Use Google Drive for iPad (To Be Continued)
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Tapping the Google Drive app should take you here if it is not logged in

Tapping the Google Drive app should take you here if it is not logged in

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If someone else was using the iPad before you they may have left themselves logged in - you will need to log out by tapping the cog button first

If someone else was using the iPad before you they may have left themselves logged in - you will need to log out by tapping the cog button first

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Then tap 'Sign Out'

Then tap 'Sign Out'

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Tap 'Yes, sign out'

Tap 'Yes, sign out'

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Now you can tap 'Get Started' to sign in

Now you can tap 'Get Started' to sign in

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Enter the Gmail address for the account you wish to access. If you haven't got a Gmail address yet, tap the 'Sign Up' button to create one

Enter the Gmail address for the account you wish to access. If you haven't got a Gmail address yet, tap the 'Sign Up' button to create one

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Now you are signed into your Google Drive tap the plus button to try uploading a photo

Now you are signed into your Google Drive tap the plus button to try uploading a photo

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Choose your photo(s) from the camera roll and tap 'Upload'

Choose your photo(s) from the camera roll and tap 'Upload'

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Tap 'Upload'

Tap 'Upload'

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To download an image from your Google Drive - Locate the image file you want and tap on its name to preview it

To download an image from your Google Drive - Locate the image file you want and tap on its name to preview it

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You can tap the 'Share' button to open the image file in another app

You can tap the 'Share' button to open the image file in another app

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But it's more likely that you will want the file in your camera roll - so tap and hold on the image preview to get the 'Save Image' button

But it's more likely that you will want the file in your camera roll - so tap and hold on the image preview to get the 'Save Image' button

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To upload files from apps such as Book Creator, go to the app (leave Google Drive) and tap the 'Share' button (or whichever button makes the 'Open In' dialogue appear)

To upload files from apps such as Book Creator, go to the app (leave Google Drive) and tap the 'Share' button (or whichever button makes the 'Open In' dialogue appear)

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To download a file that isn't an image from Google Drive, tap on its name

To download a file that isn't an image from Google Drive, tap on its name

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Google Drive can't preview some file types (like ePub) but you can 'Open In' another app. The design of the app means you don't see all the available apps when you press this button! So...

Google Drive can't preview some file types (like ePub) but you can 'Open In' another app. The design of the app means you don't see all the available apps when you press this button! So...

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Tap the 'Share' button instead and 'Open In' from there

Tap the 'Share' button instead and 'Open In' from there

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To organise files, tap the '+' button and choose 'New Folder'

To organise files, tap the '+' button and choose 'New Folder'

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Name the folder

Name the folder

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Tap the details arrow for the file you want to move

Tap the details arrow for the file you want to move

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Then tap the 'Action' button and choose 'Move to...'

Then tap the 'Action' button and choose 'Move to...'

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Choose the folder where you want to move the file

Choose the folder where you want to move the file

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Tap 'Move here'

Tap 'Move here'

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Open the folder by tapping on its name

Open the folder by tapping on its name

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Tap the details arrow to perform further actions on the file

Tap the details arrow to perform further actions on the file

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Don't forget to sign out when you have finished, especially if it is a shared iPad! This is also good practice even if the iPad is your own...

Don't forget to sign out when you have finished, especially if it is a shared iPad! This is also good practice even if the iPad is your own...

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