The Google Drive app doesn't respond to device screen rotation. Tapping the full screen option results in a side-cropped vertical video. This makes watching videos within the app difficult and unpleasant. I haven't tried rotating the screen for photos yet but I hope it's not the same. Please, correct this problem. Thank you.
This is always been a good app. It's never caused issues on my devices except for recently I've experienced some system crashes for reasons still unknown to me. Once the app updated, crashes stopped for awhile only to crash again soon later It helps me save a lot of space on my device as well as keeping my memory clean of excess junk files & duplicates. I would recommend this app to any family member or friend who needs a good way to organize and maintain their media, word, audio & other files.
Before the app was very good and excellent . But now i am bot able to upload the files on any network and wifi also.. I have tried a lot to upload the files but it is not uploading . Sync is not good.
Im justs never can get any importent files added in the Drive app,"seems each time im asked to add in my gmail addess or name," Drive will not let me download messages into the file."In otherwise!' Im not saving anything in Drive app!." already updated this app.So whats down with google Drive app!'😠
I am a loyal Google user, and have been since the birth of Google. However, something has gone wrong with Google Drive. It doesn't save my files, it doesn't open files that are attached to emails, these areas are very important to me. As a blogger, I should be able to easily open images, save documents, open book covers, and install whatever file I need directly to my blog. What has happened to Google's ability to function in an efficient manner?
Uploads always fail, no matter which device. App is laggy, syncing doesn't always happen. This has been happening from long. Not sure what these six figure salary developers are doing at google.
I don't why the fancam vids collections I uploaded on a folder still not finish yet. It remains on loading for weeks now. Still doesn't change. When I turn off my data I can't remove it at all to reupload it one by one instead. It doesn't change everytime. Please fix your app. I'm really getting stressed out of it.
Does the job. Stores and synchronises files, doesn't get in the way. I'm not a heavy user of the service or any features, but sharing files and folders with other people has always been easy enough.
New shortcuts feature doesn't make sense. When using multiple accounts documents may open in the wrong profile and with the new option you can't remove it from that drive account like before. Need option to lock files from deletion too.
Tried to upload 78 files. They circle saying "uploading" but there's no actual data transfer, so nothing is being uploaded. Not even after reinstall and force stop/cache/data delete. Edit: yes I tried, 3 different networks.
Can you make simple or erase a "person who has acces" side? It took a lot of times when you need to add/share. Why would you still add that when on manage people and links it is exist? And why can we see a thumbnail on photo album?
One of best usefull app. Without downloading again and again i can directly view pdf in app smoothly. But sometimes pdf size is large and drive display only after scanning whole file. My internet is not that High speed so It might be better if it displays us starting pages so that we start reading and drive download page in background so that we don't have to wait to read pdf.
Multiple file upload doesn't work. App gets stuck after a few photos. Edit: tried multiple networks, good connection etc. Seems to work by choosing maximum 4 items at a time. Any more and it gets stuck on "uploading".
I like this app, I just wish you could cast to a Google Chromecast from it without having to "mirror" your phone screen. There is usually a lag, or pausing/ skipping element when I do that.
What's happening man!??? Nothing is showing in my drive except only few suggestions.... Literally this is such a bad experience! So disappointing! I don't know what's happening!!! I can't find my photos in my drive.... already tried so many times.....help me out .... it's a real need.... it's so disappointing.
I've tried to restore a back up from the same phone I've used and now have 3 backups for but can't access the first two so have lost a heap of messages and calls. This is so stupid and annoying!!!!
Reliable cloud storage, but uploads take some time to even start uploading and it really needs the ability to upload multiple files at the same time since other cloud storage apps have it already and it makes everything much faster
Used to work OK but now I'm having a lot of trouble with this app. I tried to upload a few large files a while ago (10-15Gb) and they got stuck. Now they show up as uploading forever in a notification I cannot clear. I reinstalled the app, deleted the files, but the notification returned. A few days ago I tried uploading about 20 pictures and now they are stuck too. I'm paying for 1Tb of storage that is difficult to use. Frustrated. Edit - clearing cache helped for now, upped to 3 stars.
If you are using Google Drive with Google One as a way to share large quantities of files between your different devices, you can really only use Google Drive with an Internet connection. It is not possible to have any of your folders made available offline (easily done on Microsoft OneDrive), only specific files which you need to set to be available offline ONE BY ONE. Who was the genius at Google who thought that was a good idea? Very disappointing app usability.
Folders created in app doesn't show online and to upload files through app takes forewer, however at the same time making folders and uploading files through samsung files app pretty much instantly shows online in broswer and in the drive app. The device is the same! The problems are with the app, and it isn't the first time.
About to throw my phone at the wall... It won't let me share and even when I give access to someone with a link, I still have to go through the process of accepting their invitation. Also, the uploading option is a nightmare! I see lots of people making complaint on here too. Try do something about it. Even simple pdf's take ages, if at all. I find myself having to go on my computer to upload things.
Somedays before I uploaded some files and when I checked it now it is showing waiting to upload for all the files of that folder ....now I am neither unable to open it nor re-upload..... Although my internet is on I tried cleaning cache data every thing but nothing worked..
I'm writing this review to suggest the solution of the issue I'm facing. In pdfs, we generally scrolling in the side of the screen so the page content doesn't hide behind the thumb but the default scroller provided by the app (i.e part which shows the current page) comes in the range of the thumb so while I'm scrolling page by page through normal scrolling on screen it takes me to the different page by the scroller. So either page no. should be shown at another place or scroller shouldbemoveable
I just attached my file and the status goes "Original Item Deleted". I never deleted the video and I don't know why it happens. I can't pass my projects on time. It took long time also to upload files.
When it works, it's good. Whenever I open the drive app on my phone, it says "Can't Refresh. Try checking your connection" instead of showing my folders/files. Then immediately closes and gives a pop-up that says "Sorry! Drive has stopped unexpectedly. Report this issue to help us determine what went wrong." I've sent a report at least once a day since 5/25/2022. Edit: I had to uninstall all updates and reinstall them to get the app to work again.
I transferred 90 video's, to my Google drive while waiting for SD storage cards to arrive in the mail. BIG MISTAKE, upon moving them back to my device today, a week and a half after transferring them to Google Drive, wouldn't you know it ; I lost 88 of the video's out of the 90. I'm wondering if the type of video had anything to do with it, they were mostly video's of this so called vaccine they are shoving down our throats 🤔 The 2 that did come back were not related to the vaccine.
Files not downloading on Pixel. Have latest update and no change. Better to use browser version. I'm on 5G, so I should try 4G, a step down? Cleared the cache and no change. I can download if I attach to mail in Gmail appl but I shouldn't have to do that. I had uninstalled and reinstalled it before posting my review, no luck. Wish I could go to the previous version where I didn't have this problem. I regret updating and usually refrain from doing so cause something always gets broken in most app
Apparently there is no way to revert to old versions using the Android app. Like others have commented: there are so many basic features missing it's very frustrating.
This is a worst app I have very disappointed for this app there are so many bugs i am facing from last 1 month. When I uploads anything like docs pics videos then they are not uploaded perfectly. Only one notification shows me. I have uninstalled it many times but the problem is not getting fixed. 👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👎👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊👊
For the most part it works good, it's a good way to share files, but if you upload larger files, or files in groups larger than 10 it'll say that it'll be uploading for HOURS, I started uploading around 8am and now it's 1am and it was still doing that, I had to delete and redownload the app because the notification just wouldn't go away
Hey, most of the things are alright, storage, sorting, collaboration are better than other cloud services out there but when I upload files from my phone app, it's so slow regardless of internet speed. When I upload from the same phone via the browser Desktop Site, it's so much faster. This issue used to occur on Chromebooks but you have fixed that. My phone is a Realme phone. Can you get the uploading speed back to normal?
Dear Google, people never want to attach a drive link to email, they want to attach the file itself. Downloading the file from drive to attach to Gmail is an unnecessary extra step. Reply: We don't *want* to do that. Google drive is blocked a lot of places. Where I work, for example.
I was wondering if a developer could add a tap and drag option to the app to transfer a document to a folder. Like a desktop. It would be greatly appreciated.
All in all it is good app though sharing one is my go to option & the best one as well. The latest update of Google Drive app is far better than previous versions . The way all the stuffs are organised in very less tabs , much easier than before to access all the files , user friendly , User can upload a file , folder or scan and upload any file with the icon available on the screen easily . User can directly switch between other google accounts with just one tap. Kudos to Google LLC.
Thanks. I need to make better use of this method for storage. I sometimes worry about putting all my eggs in one basket... Concerns me that all my files might be one inaccessible if I forgot a password or made similar error. All forms or memory, local and otherwise are still valuable.
My experience with Google Drive is exceptionaly outstanding. This amazing app has made it easier to manuver through the different tasks needed to produce excellent documentation and easy access is truly the gem.
Great app for all your data backup such has photos videos and files. Just a suggestion if a password could be added it would get even more safe as other people won't be able to peak into the data while using someone device
You won't be able to get your scanned files unless they get uploaded first. Google Drive was the best but know it's the worst when it comes to it's inbuilt scanner. If you love using Google drive scanner, you better move on to another scanner like Adobe scan. You won't be able to get your scanned file for offline usage as previous unless it get uploaded first after scanning.
I can't seem to check the files attached, whenever I want to check files that we needed to answer, t always says "Unable to preview file" This has only happened yesterday and I am very confused on what's the problem. Our wifi is stable and good, Gdrive is working fine but the app just doesn't let me see the files. This has made me frustrated
I do like the game although there are a couple things i dont understand. Like the gennie that says rewards rub now. And when you rub her the game pops up and says it been upgraded and you have to pay money just to play the bonus game. And i have cashed out on cashapp 2800.00 dollars but i have yet to see any of that. If your not going to pay the winners like the advertisement said you would. I read all of rules and regulations , and the terms. I would really like to have the money i have won.
The new version of this drive App is totally not functioning. Uploading files is hard, viewing already uploaded files is something else. I just wish they could further work better on it!
Uploads fail all the time. Especially when I try to upload more than 1 file at a time it consistently gets stuck with the process indicator in the notification nearly done and stays like that forever. Tons of people are reporting the same issue on various forums. Clearing the app data fixed the issue, at least for now.
From recent google drive opens links of shared folders with its own browser, and it doesn't allow to add these folders or shortcuts to our drive storage. That feature is very annoying and doesn't allow to add other folders or shortcuts to our own drive anymore 😪. Please fix this
This app is overall very good. But the recent update has caused a lot of mess. All my data has become so unorganised, files and folders are randomly displayed, keeps showing synchronisation error, keeps showing making files available offline when actually that aren't getting uploaded. Even clearing cache doesn't help at all. Please fix this ASAP.
After the Google update a few years ago my Samsung phone hasn't been the same, regardless that Google said they fixed the glitch - they didn't. Directions to fix it, IF phone still shut off when trying to open ANYTHING, led to an option that is greyed out in settings so the directions were useless. Phone started shutting off again recently.
Can't download my videos anymore. I used to use it to transfer my video to my phone so I could upload them to Instagram. With out that feature, I'm cancelling my sub. I've tried the troubleshooting and reinstalling. My videos still don't show a download option.
Updates to the universal version (2.22.xxx.xx.90), instead of using the correct bus architecture f my device!!! Only highly confused people (those of android & google) have difficulty to provide suiting updates for software, they are forcing onto you & that you just cant completely de-install/remove! Hallelujah, if you are auto-updating and have received 4 or 5 wrong sys-required softwares from those morons! If multiple components are highly confusing 2 your staff, I suggest u start unifying!!
I have made a really really big mistake by keeping my important files in Google drive. I haven't deleted even a single file from my Google drive but now I can't find them! Some files have been disappeared jst like that! Those were very important for me. I use drive so that I can keep my important files permanently as long as I want but I think Google is deleting my files without my consent! What's the use of using this drive when I can't keep my files as long as I want?
The app is great, super convenient just like the online version. But, trying to upload multiple and/or large media files is dreadful! Most times I have to attempt to upload them at least 3 times, 2 different ways to get the files to upload. It will literally show that it is uploading for several hours, but the files will never completely upload... unless I start over again.
This app is okay. I cannot transfer files from Google Drive to Google Photos which is bad. I also have this issue where I accidentally "edit" a file and the "last modified" date becomes today instead of when it was created. To make this app better in my opinion, I would either request a sort by creation date option or a way to switch to a previous version of the file. I can't find the option to do either and it bothers me when the dates are messed up. Overall, this app is okay. Have a great day!
You can't even download your folders to your phone. If you were to download each individual file there isn't even a select all so if I'm trying to load say just an audiobook to my phone so I can listen to it offline while I'm driving through the countryside, not possible! Unless you want an individually select some 500 audio files. It's things like this.. just hire some decent UI UX people google. I am not asking for HOW to do something. It's just undoable. This app really sucks
My drive haven't worked since mid 2021, but I keep updating in case it'll work. I tried everything; restarting phone, clearing cache, uninstalled and reinstalled the app. Nothing works.. It has been a tremendous help for me back then. Now it's useless..
I've just fully transferred my files from another cloud storage provider to Google Drive, and the process has been fast and simple. There are no glitches whatsoever, and the UI is great, too.
What in the actual ****?! PROBLEMS 1)WHY can't I perm delete SHARED FILES 2) Apparently my photos are taking too much space but I can't even locate them in drive & deleting from gallery doesn't work 3) Drive does not play nice with Samsung gallery either. PURE GARBAGE. SWITCHING TO SAMSUNG
However, on the android version of the app/website, there is no downoad button at all for files. There is a button with a download graphic on it, but all this does is "open" the file in Google Drive. Tapping the three dots on the file brings up a multitude of options, but no download. Edit: thank you for the response, but in settings>privacy and security there is no option regarding cookies ofther than to clear them.
I recently got a new phone and now nothing will upload to drive app. I've updated the app and it still doesn't work. The app is not appearing in my application list at all so I can't even uninstall and reinstall it. All the other Google apps are there, just not drive.
Amazing app, if only it wouldn't lag once you open a document or slides. I know u guys can't fix but just letting new users know about it.🤗 Edit: recommend using on a students phone for opening homework docs and more. I also use this on my phone too.
Good app. But drive generally is buggy. Can't play stuff sometimes at all. I have to upload from my laptop if I don't use the drive app and use a browser instead. Other stuff too. But not bad overall
A well-renowned cloud storage 'Google Drive', Only lets you upload and view your files to your devices. Would Not let you download anything onto your own device neither allow you to make changes to your drive files/folders like rename/adjust etc. Using the desktop version on Chrome, which allows me to manage every action, with the zoom-in/out inbetween each task. Thus am able to get done as expected, this is truely needed in the next update of this Failing, Useless, Non-user-friendly app.
Great app for storing everything in the cloud. It would be great if the google engineers could implement a feature within drive to be able to have things in drive auto delete after a time set by the user. But be able to set that limit for each individual folder you create. So receipts etc you may want to keep for 5 years and then gone after. Would allow the user greater control over data and memory and also free up Google's systems
The app has been really good so far but now it's useless, this version does not support 'downloading' of any uploaded file. It's pretty boring to upload files and not be able to dowload them in times of need. If there's another way of doing this then um more than willing to hear it out, otherwise the app is loosing it's flexibility in my opinion.
This is hardly of any use. Unable to upload files as it says 'waiting for WiFi' despite turning off that setting. Earlier it used to give a notification and you could change to 'mobile data' option for upload. Now it just doesn't upload anything and keeps waiting for WiFi. Despite so many updates I don't see a single useful feature that makes this app any easy to access or useful.
Why does the data, backed up in the google account in drive, does not stays in the bin when the file is deleted? This is of calamatious inconvenience. Contrary to other files like photos and videos, though of importance, backup files are of much significance and so shall be retained. I lost important data because of this weird loophole in the application's design. Kindly, for costumer convenience and best experience, fix this.
There is no option to download folders of files like there is on the web version. In folders with lots of files, it hard to do them one at a time. I may not continue to purchase storage.
Unfortunately I lost a lot of photographs 15 years ago when I was short on cash and didn't think I should pay whatever they were asking. But I like the app. Sometimes updates are confusing. But I'm elderly. I remember when you had to read a book. Or write notes. Or looking a file cabinet. It has made me a little lazy.
This app is really helpful. But I want to add something which I think is useful, when we upload multiple files from mobile in the notification bar it shows the progress of the current file that's being uploaded but that is not enough information we need, if we can view the current file's upload progress along with how many files uploaded till now among those been selected for upload it will be more detailed.
This was supposed to be a good app and storage but downloading on Gdrive and Gmail app both sucks, I have to press the download file button for several times and though it downloads the file but doesnt finish and it just closes the download notification. I thought the file was already downloaded but it is nowhere to be found in my storage files. Also, cant you guys allow your apps from google be moved your data to SD Card?! This is one major problems to outdated phones.
Since this new update, my Google drive hasn't been able to update it keeps on showing pending and because of that my other apps can't update. And I've done all thing possible such as delete cache, removed my Google account and even restarted the phone. It's been like this for days now. Edit::: I've done what was stated pls there's no improvement
Uploading has been broken for quite some time. Always says waiting for network even when I'm on WiFi and even though I have the WiFi-only upload option off. Clearing cache does not help. Have to upload things via PC instead which means this app is only good for half of what it should be.
I have uninstalled, going back to old versions (that work better, but cause other issues), multiple times. Certainly does not fix anything. I send crash feedback half the time, probably 50 times already.. I'm not interested in Google feedback forums. No help there, look up the nest hello internal battery dying if you'd like to share my experience with that. It should be very simple. Audio played from drive, phone disconnected from BT and playback error. Every single time. Pixel 6xl.
Google drive "could" be a useful app if it allowed users to download files to specific folders on your phone. But instead it forces users to go through complicated and obscure steps to download files to a download folder somewhere on the phone and then move them to the desired location. Google, please update the drive app to make it easier to find the links to download and allow users to download the files to the desired location instead of all of the complicated and hidden links currently used
I've been trying to upload 620 pics to my Google drive for a whole day now, no exaggeration, it took 26 hours (0.4mbps upload speed) in which time it uploaded everything three times??? Why is everything triplicated?! By that math either some things randomly weren't (1439 items I now have to go through) or it didn't actually upload all of my files and because I can't get the folder to tell me how many items are within the folder I have to load the entire page manually & select all which crashes!
After using for a while, I started getting problems when I try to download a file, It says "Can't access document: connection problem" or somethin like that, even though I have a very fast internet, I hope they fix this because I'm frustrated right now.
Actually after the latest updation the app is not working properly.My Google chrome files are showing missing..which contain essential data..Please tell me what to do to overcome this problem as I did not delete the files still the files are not available.
Super flimsy performance wise and prone to crashing, but mostly does its job. Really only tolerable because it's so universally usable, being a google product and all. Recently I've been unable to upload video without corrupting the upload in some way I can't determine however, which is beyond annoying.
There is a problem when I transfer photos from Insta Saver. They won't show. Also, the app stops when I view a lot of photos. I have done this and still face the same issue.
This app is so hard to connect between devices. Its hard to switch from 1 account to another if you hold multiple gmail accounts. Its hard to delete from phone and even laptop... interface isnt user friendly. I have to use it for work but if I could do without I'll be happier...
Your photos and videos will straight up disappear. You can't see a thumbnail or any preview of pictures or videos if you are searching. Not a very user friendly platform.
Awful experience once you reach your max. free limits. Was happy with how easy and seamless drive could be. But my problem is now purely the business model. Firstly, the fact that all Google products use your drive space up is beyond me. Literally Gmail stops working once you fill up your drive. Next, I thought I'd give the subscription a go, but this ultimately just makes life even harder, as you essentially become dependable on the service, so you'll always be paying Please avoid this trap.
There's no way to open a shared folder via url link with this app. If you click on it, it just opens the app to your home screen. That they don't account for a basic functionality is utterly ridiculous.
Fine app!! But some recommendations- 1 functions are a bit tricky so you can first save a page and add pages to it 2. In scan you can even make 2 options as... make a file or make a folder ... done whatever but this app is very good
This app is a very nice one!!!! Keep it up when ever i want to save anything especially pictures and some other things.even if my documents are deleted or pictures (photos) just the moment i open the Google drive all things that got lost its comes in,i like it i can give three stars please try to keep things in this app you will never regret
Usd to love this but something's changed and it no longer stores files on my laptop. They've all gone somewhere in the cloud which uses up huge bandwidth when I need to work on them. I've had to move what I can to Dropbox.
It keeps saying: "synchronization error, please try again later" all I'm doing is listening music on it. Also yesterday I tried to upload pictures and it failed halfway. The app stayed open and wouldn't close. I had to force close it. When I opened it back up, and went to that folder, those pictures said "uploading" I hit cancel and nothing happened... Had to delete the folder.
Material you design updates? Just saved a file to drive.no way to find it as there's no option for files saved today Navigation in this appisrubbish. Have a look at Microsoft to learn how navigation should work. Don't try to reinvent the wheel Thanks for the reply but still no The link that was sent has no call back info, and the email address given is not monitored. Not good, but could be down to corvid. The help file is incorrect and does not work. No way to delete using drive functionality.
It's a good app to use but I don't know why in this new version u removed the 'download' button and the bar that shows upload/download progress coz it's now hard for me to download my audio files from the app. The method that I have to follow in this new version to download does not work effectively.
From past few weeks I am facing serious issue on google drive. Whenever I open any pdf it appears that "comments has been restored" & afterwards it again shows that "commenting is disabled". This issue keeps on going till the time pdf is kept open. Please provide me with solutions for this issue.
Upload button is broken. I cannot upload files over wi-fi or on mobile data after updating to app version 220.127.116.11.all.alldpi recently. It was working fine before his update. This keep happening every 3 months. I cleaned cache file but no luck and reinstall did not work either. Please fix this as soon as possible.
The app fails very frequently now a days. I was not able to edit and save any file from the android version of gdrive. While saving it always show waiting to upload, even after checking network, clearing cache.. etc. Never expected such an experience from a google product.
You can't cancel the uploading of files or pictures when you once start the process. It's notifications of uploading and syncing can't be removed from the main screen display area of the phone. Files uploading and locating is also not user-friendly.
Update: after doing what Google suggested, it helped. I see my files now. Hopefully, they stay there and don't disappear. Thanks for the suggestion. ------------ Doesn't show all my files. I took a lot of time on my new computer setting up Google drive, transferred a lot of files and they successfully uploaded. They're not on my Google drive app, yes, I checked computers. Google man, you guys need to work on your apps. They stink!!
It is so slow to upload anything. Many of my files have been sitting there for a month trying to upload. Paying per year for nothing. I have tried with one file - and it stopped at 20% and is just circling - I cannot even cancel it. The whole point of this app is to make life easier for backups/sharing and storage (especially since new phones do not have SD cards) Drive just is not worth the yearly cost when it does not work.
Fails to synchronize too much, many times it wipes an updated document while keeping an older version. Yo prevent desync I had to use it a separate app! In the end I'm not using this anymore, just File Manager plus does it nicely. Also, it's frustrating that website cannot be used on mobile, as it redirect the user constantly to use this app.
Failed when we needed it. Son's PC failed, all we found on Google Drive were random files from a year ago. When I reinstalled Windows onto a new drive and selected My Documents etc for Google Drive to back up, it selected them and said it was backing them up. When I checked after a few restarts there was no sign of said folders. Absolute rubbish. Paid £80 for nothing, in fact worse than nothing because it gave us a false sense of security.
This app seriously need some maintenance. There is synchronising problem, upload of pic and videos on drive is not happening properly. It is taking a lot lot time to upload and the cancel button in the notification panel is also not working....
Google Drive is a good idea from a company that has given us plenty of innovation over the years. Their free cloud storage space can’t be touched by anyone else (Microsoft offers 5 GB, a third of the 15 GB, that Google offers). And yet, Google Drive has disappointed me more than I’d like to admit. My biggest issue involves doing backups from my Android smartphone. The Android app allows you to view and upload content to your Google Drive account. But one thing I dislike is that the app doesn’t allow you to upload an entire parent folder and all its child folders recursively. If you have a lot of content on your phone that’s organized hierarchically, in order to use the app, you have to create the folder structure in the app yourself, and then queue up the uploads for each folder, one at a time. This seems to be a limitation with the Android operating system, as what appears when you select Add >> Upload is a system-generated dialog where you can only choose files, not a folder. But since Google is in charge of both Drive and Android, this is an issue they are able to resolve. The other issue I’ve experienced with Google Drive is the performance. I have 5G service to my smartphone and sometimes am in cells where the service isn’t as strong. I have set the app to use mobile data explicitly (that is, not to wait for a wi-fi connection). Yet, on too many occasions I’ve seen the familiar rotating progress rings, spinning in place, with the message “Waiting For Network” under the file name, even if a network is available. Google Drive’s web service from a desktop or laptop browser is much better, and if you have the opportunity to use that, I’d recommend that instead. And if you only have occasional data to upload, the app is sufficient for quickie backups. But if you have anything hierarchical, or have a large number of files to upload, you’ll experience the same frustrations I have.
Shows error all the time. It can't sync with Drive and I can't even open links associated with Google Drive through my phone. If I am using a Huawei phone, I'd have known that the problem is as a result of issues between Huawei and US. But for Pete's sake, I am using a Xiaomi phone and Drive being one of the most useful productivity platform on the internet, should be easily accessible! Quite disappointed at Google for this mess!
The edit icon on the right corner bottom side isn't working. What's the purpose of displaying that ✏️? Sometimes we can't share the document by taping send file it might displays a caption like "sharing failed!, please try again". Recover the error as soon as possible 🙏
This app is useless unless all you want to do is see what's saved there. As far as editing or seeing a document it does NOT have an option to zoom out and see a full page! Useless Google! Completely useless!
Can't access as much as from desktop, such as can't share folders or see hierarchy. Can't open in Chrome because it overrides that request and opens in the stupid app. Very frustrating. Also, Gmail app hasn't worked for nearly 2 years & no one responds to my messages about that. Are y'all even there?
Latest update broke the app. Continuously stuck on "syncing files & folders" when I need to get university work done. EDIT: Initially didn't work after clearing the cache for a day or two, but now it allows me to upload again. Thanks for the help! Added 2 stars for the quick feedback!
I'm not updating this application. 😒 After reading the reviews on the latest update it seems you really have some issues to work out. People complaining about the music not playing properly, files unable to be edited & saved, missing files, spam including porn sneaking through 2-3 people reported that. Google is a huge company, why can't you fix these problems for people?
It's good. It does what it's suppose to. 99% of the time. But lacks a lot of quality of life features. It has a upload bar, but doesn't tell you what's being uploaded at the moment. Just all files. It will desync, but doesn't tell you at what file. It doesn't question if you have uploaded the same file multiple times via file name. Google drive as a whole, needs to add a tag system for easy discovery.
It's a good venue for cloud storage, but recently my photos cannot be uploaded thru mobile network... I use this app a couple of years now but I haven't encountered such inconvenience... Hopefully you will look at it and fix it... Edit: I made some trouble shooting such as: >Clear cache >Uninstall and reinstall the app >Reset time zone to auto >Force stop the app >Reboot the phone... But i can't find the solution to fix and make the up running...Sadly this app becomes a junk....
I used this app exclusively to access my files whether from my phone or desktop for years. After the most recent update; I have some folders accessible on my desktop but not on my phone. What gives?(yes I have cloud setting selected) I have had to switch over to one-drive
I lost all my data because drive couldn't auto-upload anything. It just constantly said waiting for wifi. I had to manually enter, 500 at a time, with no organization 25000 pics. Drive is unable to deal with large amounts of data. It is basically useless with no features. I tried every way it had to transfer pics, and it was incredibly slow, extremely labor intensive, and in the end didn't work. I don't have 100gigs of data to transfer all my data via network! That's ur only option!? Thx for 0!!
Before the update the app was good... But after the update it has become worse... I am not able to play audio files on it which I used to play on the drive very easily with just One click... Also it has become very difficult to open the documents as well and it takes around 10-15 min. in opening a document which is quite a lot of time to open such documents, and all this started happening after I updated the app... So I am currently searching for a third party app which can help me like drive
Developers! I inherited a laptop from work with Google Drive on it, apparently. It had been backing up files and apparently still is, HOWEVER, it now says every time I boot up that it cannot back up and I have to transfer files before Jan 19 2022. Oops too late for that. The message tells me to get Google Drive. When I go to Google Play and ask for Google Drive it is says it's "installed". No option to update. So I downloaded Google One but how do I get that going? Is it actually what I want? The information provided is zip. Google apparently assumes that people know what do to by osmosis. Or that we all have 10 year old kids that can help us and laugh at our stupidity while they doing so. I need help. I'm writing a book and don't appreciate having to use flash drives when I've paid for storage space on Google One. Kindly provide some kind of useful response. Thank you.
Poor, this is a security nightmare. There should be an option to force fingerprint/passcode when accessing app on phone. Also "suggestions" should have a setting to turn off in app. Seems this option used to be available. Stop making "ease of use" trump secure practice, or at least give users choice via settings.
seems like on Drive can't handle more than 1 file upload (of ANY size/type) at a time on certain devices. I'm able to UL multiple (sometimes big) files on one but only a single file at a time on another (cant even do 2 small files simultaneously on that). Google needs better coders manning their firmware. Maybe you lot shouldn't outfarm that job to clearly incapable newbs who end up BREAKING more than they fix
Having good 👍 facilities provided by drive but having i can see less features about an security &sapration in folder or file. Drive mot provide any kind of lock , password , pin system thats we not lock any one file or folder for protection. We hope drive team take action and provide well solution.
I thank everyone who has worked hard to make Google Drive. but i have some problems like : 1. When i upload video, it takes a long time. 2. When I make the file offline and successful, a few moments later the file is back online. 3. I often can't download files that are still Files I've uploaded to the Google Drive. All of that makes me feel annoyed, please, can you explain what happened and what should I do to fix this? Anyway thank you and keep the good work.
Look, I know you guys recommend to use wifi when uploading file and I know exactly the reason why. But please, just give an option to turn it off. Yes, there's an option in to make I can only upload or download file over wifi, so can you make something like "Only upload over Mobile data" so it's not literally paused uploading at start whenever I tried to upload file with Mobile data. It's annoying that I must resume it manually and most of the times it just makes me can't upload anything at all!
Almost as often as not, gets halfway through uploading files and then stalls. Sometimes the only way to recover is to reinstall the app and try again. The old sync app NEVER did this. Truly poor and a big waste of bandwidth.
I have been using drive for many years.. But from last 2 months, I'm facing issue with video upload. It says that video is not playable everytime I upload any video. And the same video can be playable from my another account. I have done clear cache, clear data, cookies data and so on. But it's not getting done. I tried to upload with laptop but same issue occurs. After 4-5 hours of uploading video, it resolves automatically. Solve the issue ASAP cause I don't want to wait for 5 hours to fix it
You can store files online and that's it. Everything about this app sucks. Synchronisation just is so bad that it anyways displays the "synchronisation error". Just doesn't sync properly across devices. A few duplicate/ghost folders and files got created and had trouble deleting them but now it is alright. Apart from that, even the uploading option is horrible. Sometimes, it just doesn't upload at all. We have to either kill the app, restart the phone, or just reinstall the app.
After scanning around 80 pages the app crashed, lost all my scans ! And this is on a pixel 6 pro aka Google's so called "pro" top of the line phone !!!! Never heard such thing happening with an Apple phone !! Ironically Google is unable to handle it's own apps on its own phone !!!! Won't suggest anyone to buy this phone better to go with apple ! Life would be easier.
Why is this no longer showing or linking to Google photos??! In this day and age it shouldn't be this much of a headache to send or attach photos. Now I have to download the photo from the device or from Google photos then go into the drive to share it. It used to be just one step. Bad decision to eliminate this!!
Utterly unfathomable. Trying to find what it's backing up on my android Or on my pc Or on my tablet. Worse.. when I do find out it seems as though its not synced my pc since August 2020 The whole thing needs a clearly defined operations module where the user can see what is backed up and where and last update Simple is 👌
I am not sure whether it is a new update that has the program being faulty, but it continuously has given error messages everytime I have tried to upload files. The program will not let me cancel the uploads. I have tried clearing the cache, unistalling/reinstalling, logging in/out, and connecting to new servers. The app is unbearable to use now.
Unless I disable the app I get constant (several times a minute) synchronization errors. I thought this was because it couldn't back up as my storage was full but I've cleared at least 20GB and it still won't stop, even after restarting the phone. Only disabling the app works.
Update: Previously had a problem with creating new docs in my owned folders. Not sure what fixed it (cleaeing my caches didn't seem to fix the problem) but almost forgot about this review by the time things fixed themselves. I wish I knew why Drive started working again, but I do feel it's only fair to mention that for the most part, everything works fine now. None of the problems I'm having get in the way of much, though occasional glitches still happen. Sorry for not updating for 2 yrs, lol.
I have tried several times to upload a video and it will not upload. But it uploaded a different video. The one I want to upload is 10 minutes. Is that why? I Uninstalled and reinstalled Drive. It still will not work.EDIT: Another video and several pictures uploaded perfectly fine with the exact same Network.
Very very confused as to why, with recent updates, I'm taken to a "recommended" and "notifications" page, and accessing my files in their neatly stored folders is now more difficult to get to. Seems like a strange UI choice, and I'd love the option to set what view my drive app defaults to if this has to stay.
Buggy in fundamental function syncing file. There is one file waiting to upload for a month, cancel upload button ❌ doesn't work. Tried using different networks (why my previous review is gone) Clear app cache would cause local unsynced file data loss! Why can't I cancel the sync? Do you have any technical investigation?
If I try to print several files in quick succession, Drive tells me "unable to print". Apparently, I have to wait after having done one file until it clears its memory or resets itself before it can print the next file. Another solution has been to restart my phone every time this happens, but it is a big nuisance. Could you please tell me how I can fix this issue? I am using a Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G and Drive version 18.104.22.168.all.alldpi
This application was really good but now it is really very disappointing. It is not showing my files even I didn't delete them they are also not in trash and anywhere its not showing my files which was really very important. Even i updates it time to time A month before there was also a problem my files were not getting download it's showing to check your network connection even network connection was in a really good condition.now it's not showing my files. It's really very irritating.
The drive app has never really explained itself and its purpose. I have it, when i open it I see photos ive taken but i really have no idea if I can erase those photos or if doing so erases them for good (so they arent availavle ever again anywhere to me to see again). Also is everything in the drive app available to others to see
For the past two days drive has been synchronizing and it's not functional anymore. All my folders and files are not showing. I can't even upload new ones. Please sort this out on the next upgrade cause it's been on lockdown for days now. Plus the notification drive is synchronizing remains and it changes nothing.
The app worked great until I got a new phone. Now when I try to save a pdf file from a link within another app like Facebook or Instagram I'm told it doesn't have permission to upload. I have to open the file in Chrome then upload it from there. That wasn't a problem before. Is there anyway to fix this?
I have been using the app and is working fine until I update it recently, The app keeps telling me that my device is not back up, I should go to Backup setting and after going to Backup setting, it keeps repeating that my device is not back up. So frustrating.
I am facing a problem, when I am uploading a file, when my internet disconnected the upload progress sure will pause it understandable, but when I reconnected to internet I cannot continue the upload progress, have to upload a new one. Mean start from zero, hope can fix it before that don't have this issue.
Works great on my pc and cell phone, however when it comes to my android tablets the app crashes upon launching. It pops up an error that the version is too old with an option to upgrade, but when i click upgrade the app crashes and cycles back again with the same notice. Apparently the devices cannot be updated even though they are farely new.
Google drive is indeed very useful especially for a student like me for storing up my videos or projects there but now it always show, "this video cannot be played" and even if I waited for a long time, it still can't be played. I wonder what's the prob, the video itself is just 2 mins. 😭
It's a great app. The only major problem is that after I uploaded a video and try opening it, it says "cannot play video". This is a huge detriment as a college student since I need to share the link immediately so I can pass my video assigned to me. But because of the mentioned problem, I just can't share my requirement since no one can play it and the due date is just near ahead. Please fix this because I really need your app.
Ok so i use one file in Google Docs as a template for my writing. When done, I use the "send a copy" function to save the finished product in a different folder. It used to work beautifully. But now, I get the "Upload Failed. Permission was not given to access file for upload" message in Google Drive when I try to send the copy. I've tried deleting the app data for both apps and that does work temporarily but the error persists after awhile. Need a more permanent solution.
Very not good app! For one, why can't I add shared items to my drive? you removed the Add to My Drive option. Why can't I have some system of organising files by keywords? iCloud Drive is so much simpler and easier to use. Stop using the same release notes across multiple updates. It's annoying and shows lasiness on the developers' part. sync issues with Google Drive are fixed and other android components that intergrate with it are better. Still, Apple should take over market
Holy smoke this has an irritating feature. I only have 20Gb storage left and it constantly badgers me to upgrade! I now have turned off auto start on my pc but it reminds me all the time on my phone and tablet. Extremely annoying. There are no options to change this. Support gave no options either it needs to be adjustable. Other cloud systems run auto on my pc and laptop but not drive now.
For the last several days I'm completely unable to use my Google Drive from my android phone. It keeps showing to check my internet connection, but I have a pretty stable one, I can use all the other apps, except for anything related to Google drive or Google classroom. Even my WhatsApp backup isnt syncing with Google Drive. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling it several times, nothing is working. I can't even upload anything on Google drive from my android.I tried using a diff network as well
I have had GoogleOne subscription for years and been using Gmail since 2004. Past 18 years what I have seen is that they provide more free services and cut the quality. Once it was a professional service and today it's for kids and people with 0 knowledge in IT. - Constant nonsense change in API - Forcing structure changes in File Systems - Unbelievably strange Versioning methods I tried to adopt with all these but their recent change "replacement of files with Shortcut" made me move to AWS S3
You do to much so no one really knows what you are really doing. with 1 tigg SD cards now available, apps really should do less and do it more better. nothing can do two things great but not two things great at the same time only two things good at the same time to do something great, it must get all the attention distraction are interruption are how systems leak
Can't download .mp4 file!! I want to download "movie.mp4" but when this file downloaded the extension is changed then the lastest file name is "movie" without extension.. Now the file can't be opened because no extension.. I tried to change the extension manually but It doesn't work.. Last time I tried to download recent file using browser then it's working perfectly.. Update: I have tried clean cache and data.. And the problem still there, I have 3 phone and all of then got this problem
No way to add individual passwords to folders. Keep getting spam shared to be with no way to block the senders. Anything I open gets previewed in "suggested." I don't even want a suggested page but it is impossible to stop it showing the thumbnails. Google are really dropping the ball.
Recently updated drive for phone because when prompted. After, it harassed me for permission to access pictures, which I denied. The 2nd time it did, no warning, I absent-mindedly granted permissons when working on something else. Then, without warning, it took all photos off my phone, which I back up myself, some of which I needed offline. I put them in the trash followed by permanent removal not knowing they were no longer on my phone. Lost some photos yet to be saved on my computer.
Takes hours to just upload a small document or even a 500mb video. Even when I clear cache. The app is also very glitchy, when I try to cancel the upload for taking to long, it won't register my cancel and just stays frozen. It's not my internet speed because I have high speed fiber optic internet. The app is horrible now and not worth it if it stays like that.
When I click a link it always redirect me to websites, it's not directing me to the drive. Its such a hassle because i need to open it in Chrome then 'Desktop Site Mode' before I can view the link in the app. Why I need it? Because if you view the link in the web you can't edit it, add files, etc... So I hope you can fix it or you can just add some function where you can use the search bar or any function where you can out the link. If you need to see how the link directs I can show you a vid.
Fix or remove the CONSTANT notification in Docs, "Can't detect more grammar errors. Text is too long." and I might rate Drive with more stars again! And no, the text is not too long because it says it on ALL docs regardless of size. This has been happening since the second to the last update, I'm pretty sure. I updated again to try to fix it, and it did not. PLEASE FIX on the app! If I could somehow disable detecting grammatical errors altogether, that would work too!
UDPATED: After the latest update, some shared files have no option to delete them or block the sender. Please FIX! (And yes Google, I left feedback from within the app itself. Maybe have a look at it.) FINALLY! We can block people who share junk/spam files and sometimes it will bulk dismiss notifications! How long did that take? Years?? Better late than never I suppose. Other than that, it's a functional app that does what it's intended to do.
Still hate the latest version. No thumbnail view for video search made it impossible to find the video that I wanted. Uninstalled the updates and then found it in 30 seconds. Please fix this problem and let me know when you do. Now I can't even see the file names when searching for videos. It is getting worse all the time. Still no way to find videos because the thumbnails are not visible.
Google Drive is an incredibly useful app to use for editing documents and Google slide presentations, as it helps me demonstrate my knowledge effectively and knowledgably. There are many options in this app that enable you to express your inner creativity, such as decorating the slides, creating things you love; like with shapes, and it comes with downloading diverse fonts as well! Overall, my experience with this app is a great pleasure to have, and I'm grateful for coming across this platform.
Great app, but sometimes can be frustrating when uploading files and it says waiting for network, so I just went to phone settings, connections, data usage, mobile data usage, looked for drive and allowed data usage whilst data saver in on and bingo it works fine. There are little things happening in the background on these gadgets that sometimes you forget to check and look for.
Hello google. It was very nice usage of drive to save all important files and photos in the drive. But the option of selecting the files is just a irritating one. If we want to delete more items , there is no option for select all . So kindly concern this and add the select all option in future updates.
Because of my new phone I wasn't aware it doesn't have an SD card I'm forced to use drive uploading the music was easy with a PC what's difficult is trying to use this as a player want to shuffle music? No option. shuffle videos? No option!! Stops after just one. You need a cloud music player, money! and video player more money but there's no way to have any sequential playback so useless. 1 terabyte of storage and jump through hoops just to access it! Download it 1st extremely user unfriendly
Ridiculously slow uploads!!!. Its not my connection as its very strong. In addition to the snail speed uploads, some times there's a 'synchronisation error' I have no idea why but when storing (photos and videos) in my case it's not ideal in the slightest. Trust me, I pay for this yearly and there's a ton better out there. Don't bother. Literally.
Since a couple weeks photo uploads freeze, half is uploaded other half is floating in limbo, only way is to force quite the drive app and reupload, it happens every third attempt or so. Internet connection doesn't matter sitting behind a 1gbit fiber connection edge x router on wifi high strength, stuck op upload is on and off, happens on every phone I own, s10, S22U, s7J same result 5 out 10 times stuck.
It was all good until I updated the app to the latest version. Finding it very difficult to upload a file and I also can't cancel. It's being telling me uploading file for over 15 hours. It's really frustrating. If it's atleast cancelling so I start again, that's still fair but I can't cancel the files that have been uploading for hours. I have tried the clear cache setting but nothing changed. I really hope this will be fixed soon
Unfortunately this app has became terrible and annoying. It can take even one year just to upload one file.It keeps loading and loading for a long time without completions and sometimes in order to enable it work you've to unstalling and reinstalling again several times so you can be able to finish your uploading, otherwise without doing that you will be waiting for your uploading files to be finished for a long time without any sign to succeed. What went Wrong? Kindly Fix this ASAP.
spam emails are being sent and somehow one downloaded and now I can't delete the nast picture sent. this all of a sudden started happening out of no where and I can't figure out how to stop it.... developer says to report to train their system but it seems that TONS of people are having the same problem?! how does this all of a sudden just start happening out of literal nowhere after having this app for years?! how many people have to report these nasty photos before the system is "trained"?!
App crashing when trying to download a file on an Android 7.0 phone. The Google Drive app is updated to the latest version and I tried deleting the cache and rebooting the phone. Not sure why it's crashing. It usually works fine.
This app is not good at pdf. Like it will open a PDF. But if it's fillable sometimes I'll save it and it will drop data from filled boxes. Sometimes a box will turn blank 30 seconds after I write in it. It keeps wanting to synchronize files and denies me access to files that are attempting to synchronize. Sometimes you can't get it to stop synchronizing. It's a mess. Really only good for Google docs.
I've been trying for weeks now to get all my photos in one place without any duplicates, u used to like Google drive when it was synced with Google photos, now when I upload photos onto drive it keeps telling me synchronization error, takes a while to upload pictures, sometimes freezes in the middle of it uploading pictures... When it has the synchronization error that's how I end up with so many duplicates. I'm done with trying to get all my pictures finally uploaded on this app & organized.
UPDATE2: got a follow up to email asking me to email X address. It's an unmonitored address! The reply suggests I try help page. Which only has desktop support. Real helpful. … No idea what they did w/ the most recent update but the app is garbage now. Can't save anything to drive. Hardly any files are loaded in the app. Need to use my laptop to access drive now. Deleted & reloaded the app & that just made the problem worse. Update 1: Cleared the cache per developers comments. Still no files.
I'm having difficulties with uploading a video and the progress stops right just before it is uploaded like about 3/4 of the progress and the signal weakens and is unable to upload further. I've tried several times and I even lowered down the quality of the video but still won't work maybe this has something to do with your recent updates. Please fix this issue because it is used mostly by students just like me. Thanks.
Cannot download through the app. I recently gave a poor review and was promptly corrected by the developer to try a different means of downloading files. I downloaded the app again and tried the means that they suggested. It did not work. There is still no option to download files from my drive (jpeg). From what I have read there are errors due to permissions. From my experience - I cannot download files to my phone or tablet from my own google drive. I pay for storage = (
Want to give 0 star. I upload a movie to the Google Drive, then it doesn't play the movie! I redownload the movie file from Google Drive, and the file is unplayable... When uploading a file to Google Drive it doesn't tell you the rate it's uploading, or when downloading. This app just doesn't "feel" like quality. You contact the "Google" team they never give you a straight answer. Just as below the developer "apparently" respond, but want me to query through ANOTHER way, what for.
New pricing structure stinks. I don't need tons of tb, just a simple 1 tb paid yearly for use in backing up tablet and phone. Used to be a reasonable cost. I have refused to update from my old 200 gb plan because Google refuses to offer me anything reasonable. I also found a way to backup phone and tablet to my household storage server. Until Google wakes up, will likely use it for primary backup location.
Everytime I come back to the folders section after viewing a file, that particular file just disappears. It comes back only after refreshing again. This is really irritating. The animations and colours are gd but what's the use if the app is buggy in itself ? Please fix this asap !
For almost 4 weeks, I have not been able to download files on my phone using my mobile data. It just automatically places it on paused/queued. I have checked my settings on "Transfer Over Wifi only" and nothing changed. I have cleared my cache and restarted the app several times since nothing. Any ideas on how to solve this?
Files almost never finish uploading. Unable to cancel from notification panel or from within the folders being uploaded to. To cancel, I have to force close Drive and then delete the folder I was uploading to. Checked connection speed with Google's speed test just to be sure and wifi speed was rated very fast so lack of data speed is no issue. Please fix this.
Wouldn't back up from sd card. I'd been paying for this storage for a long long time. I couldn't see anything specific in the settings for sd card or internal storage so couldn't toggle any setting. This didn't back up fro me memory card. I ran an update on my device that unfortunately corrupted my card so now all the data is lost while Google Drive 100gb sits there practically empty. Great.
My recent audio I add to Drive keeps stopping at around 50 seconds. I would have to hit pause and play to get it going again, only for it stop at another point. I've tried multiple things to no avail! What is going here!
I've seen other comment about not being able to cancel uploads. This is correct. You can't even force stop the app as far as that's concerned. It's more or less killing one's network and causing constant network congestion after trying to upload multi-files all at the same time, yet not one of them will actually upload. I have 150mbps-500mbps download speed and around 14-15mbps on our upload speeds which is way more than enough. I've even tried stopping service through developer options. Help!
Repeated backup failure when being used with other apps (i.e.; concepts and nova launcher. Not sure what's happening all of a sudden. Can't refresh my drive folders at all. The app claims there's a network connection issue when nothing wrong with my internet. Everything else works fine. (including Google homes.)
I wanted to exchange my old phone. Before exchange I did phone phone on google drive. I was able to see the back up file in chrome browser on my laptop after I did factory reset of my old phone on 8 April 2 AM IST. After exchange, when I tried to restore the backup from drive on same day at around 2 PM IST, I was shocked to see that the file has disappeared. My backup file was gone automatically. I had important documents in that backup. Can you help with providing that back up file? Update 1- It is not device specific problem.The back up is not seen through any device(other phone and laptop).
Drive did an update on my phone. Now, I'm getting an unbelievable amount of file (all porn topics) share notifications. Can't find to delete when go to share in drive. It is horrible as it just pops up on my phone for the world to see, including my young son, and there doesn't seem to be anything I can do about it (tried changing my password, but no luck). This needs fix ASAP!!!!
There seems to be a problem with the app not allowing you to cancel uploads. It's a glitch and should be fixed. It will clog up someone's network, drain a battery and if on the cellular network go through someone's data plan. I would like the option of waiting until I get to a faster wifi to upload a file or video in google drive.
Still won't sync between my mobile app and computer app. I Uninstaller and reinstalled each and restarted both devices. At that point, everything was synced. But that appears to be the last time it worked. Having to reinstall constantly seems to defeat the purpose.
Love it! Great way to store alot of data photos everything without having to buy more we already give Google so much other all the competition getting a lil something free is a great return. Of course if you really have a lot to store they will sell you more for just a lil $_$ keeping it all in one place and making it convenient too
I'm sad the option of zero stars is not available because that's exactly what you deserve. I went to school for 8 weeks and when I returned all my files from 2021 were gone. I mean what is the meaning of that? I had kept all my completed unpublished manuscripts in the app and just like that they were gone. I panicked, thought I'd never see them again. Luckily I had backups in ail attachments and that's what saved my career. But this app is just the worst.
I can still use this app back then. But this time everytime I save videos it can't be saved. Instead after choosing the video to be save it logs. I already restart my phone, reset/ clear data/cache of the app but no avail, still the same. I even have enough storage but what's the problem?!!!!!
An absolute dumpster fire of non-stop porn spam. I cannot believe that there isn't a feature to block all incoming file shares that aren't in your contact list. But nope... you have to open the app, go to the sharing section, access the offending file's menu, and then block the sender. Each individually. Absolutely unbelievable. Outside of that it doesn't matter how awesome the app is and how convenient it is to store things in the cloud with it. The constant spam that my kids might see when they're playing with my phone makes this an unusable app that needs all notifications turned off and to be hidden from my app drawer. Just absolutely unbelievable.
Good app, does what it should and responsively. It's unfortunate that the option to disable/hide suggestions isn't available, however. When sharing the screen in Meet/Zoom or even in person I always toggle screenshare on/off each time I look for a new document. As is there's an unavoidable risk that opening Drive gives one's audience a clippable glimpse of some recently-viewed or mentioned sensitive document.
Really nice design, many features for working with files on Google Drive. The only annoying thing is that you cannot just drag-and-drop file/folder into a folder, but instead you have to use the "Move to" dialog, which takes a bit more time.
No idea how Google keep making their core apps worse. I regularly get stuck with photos "uploading" that never complete. Clearing the cache / app data / reinstall will sometimes help, until it inevitably happens again. Trying to upload a mere 150 photos and a few videos will always cause an issue. Always need to try and upload in small "chunks" and manually verify they're okay. No problem with OneDrive or Dropbox. Samsung s20 with a default rom, so nothing special. Very frustrating.
Uploading file is so slow. Even though the internet connection was so strong. It takes an hour to upload a file and videos. And also, when I'm canceling something, it didn't work. Stll uplaoding and makes my phone hot
Tried updating the app yet again in hopes of being able to upload/delete files. It still won't work, the files that are currently being uploaded say they're being uploaded but nothing happens. I can't stop the uploads or delete them. All that happens is I get a notification saying "synchonisation error. Please try again." And it isn't my internet connection, this app just sucks now.
Ruined by porn spam. I'm getting non stop spam in the form of shared files. This is a concerning security risk. To avoid accidentally clicking one I've turned off notifications. Hopefully this helps, but this in not ideal since how I won't get valid notifications either. Please address this, at least allow to limit sharing to contacts only or something.
Basically, when I go to upload photos/videos, it only uploads what it wants. Sometimes nothing. I've tried again and again to get it to take photos and videos. No luck. Uninstalled, reinstalled, cleared cache, nothing works. Really frustrating.
Having a hard time to download files. Absolutely disappointed, will discontinue paying for additional space. Support team is not helpful - try to restart your phone doesn't work. My WiFi is not a problem ! So many months have passed, I keep unistalling the App to upload the images successfully. I guess, I'm quiting. Regret waisting my time and expecting you to fix the big issue. :(
Have been using Google drive since 3 years now. Since last few days, the sharing options for the files on my drive get restricted automatically and I am not able to change the sharing options Today I wasn't able to upload a video. I reinstalled it, the video was uploaded but then again the sharing options were blocked. Please look into this Google.
This has become a cess pool of porn spam. It is so annoying, totally out of control, and worst of all, it is completely preventable. All Google has to do is implement a feature that only allows sharing from approved users or from people in your contact list, and automatically block all others without getting a notification and having to block it myself. As a paying customer, this is even more unacceptable.
They haven't fixed the issue of constant explicit spam emails from strangers that you still have to individually block one by one AFTER the message with file is received. If you're really unlucky, you'll get a pop-up with the NSFW image preview that comes along with it. Uninstalling and disabling this until some kind of fix for this major security issue happens.
3-26-22 Decent app , but.. when I save a new photo , it takes time to get to the screen w the folders and then I have to scroll to find the proper folder. Add a search when we save to folder. Too mas time scrollin. You hav it when u look for a folder, but not when saving to one directly. Bummer. 11-26-21.. I see the response, but this is regarding saving directly to the app, not searching folders to find existing files. Plz add a way to find folder -->(when saving to a folder). Still cant do it.
it's a great app. but my problem started when someone sends me a gdrive link for files or folders, it doesn't redirect me into the google drive app. it keeps on showing files and folders in somewhat web version except it doesn't have the options where you could add files in it or make changes. i hope there's like a search bar inside the app that can be used to paste the links of a file or folder link, just in case when the link doesn't redirect you to the app and makes you unable to do changes.
All uploaded files just disappeared overnight from my Google drive account. I never deleted them. I've been using my account for 7+ years. Now i couldn't find my files in trash or anywhere else. The most weird thing is that there nothing in activity log. No record of deletion. This is just unacceptable. I had some reality important files there. Contacted Google drive support as well. They just ran the recovery tool to no avail. This app just lost my faith.
This app is very good. There are pretty much features and storage. Specially the scanner is better than any other scanning app. But in my workplace account (app), whenever I am try to scan something it says "Error while trying to connect to camera." I cleared app data too but didn't work. Please solve this.
We got a bug here that is crucial to audio users of Google drive. When playing any songs it will always pause and buffer at 0:48. I've seen this on multiple phones with multiple people on my team. Seems like it's an android only issues. But please fix! Trying to listen to our tracks is a pain when it buffers every 40 seconds for no reason.
The pdf viewer never works, even after updating and it's making wonder if I should delete this app or not. I tried opening a pdf with drive pdf viewer and for about twenty minutes, the page was just black. When I used Microsoft Office to open the pdf, in a split second the content was right in front of me. You guys need to fix this or I will uninstall!
Won't open!!! I tried restarting my phone, clearing the cache, clearing ALL data, and finally uninstalled the app. Reinstalled the app expecting that to fix the problem, but it still refuses to open! The ironic thing is that I went to their site on my phone browser, tried to open a Google sheet and it opened to the sheets app. I just can't open the Drive app to find a document, I now have to use the browser if I want to open a Google Doc 🙃
Whenever I try to make a file available offline,it says that you have paused to make the file offline.And the resume button doesn't work in response to it.It asks for wifi and when I am connected to wifi it repeats that it is waiting for the wifi connection. Sometimes it doesn't show my all backed up files as well.... Fix all this issues.....😩
It was fine at first, slow but fine. But as time went on, I got a lot of synchronisation errors and found out that it's faster to upload things one by one instead of all at once which takes too much time. There's also problems that occur whenever I upload stuff. For example, with music, I'll try to cancel something because it's taking too long, refresh and even uninstall but it still refuses to work. And my internet connection is working properly so I don't know what's the problem.
Useful functionality but sometimes unstable. Longer answer: After some time, the application can start to display the content incorrectly, e.g. overlapping two elements instead of one element. recently, when trying to create another document, Google Drive was unable to launch Google Docs, only clearing the application data helped. I will most likely look for an alternative.
One star until you allow blocking all notifications from those not in contacts and/or approved by the user. Been getting nothing but spam and all they do is create a new account if I block the individual person that is sending it...no, turning off notifications doesn't help because it doesn't stop the messages from being delivered.
DO NOT USE FOR YOUR BUSINESS. Every time I send files to clients through drive they are unable access them. It's always a permissions issue. I make sure to set the permission properly and it still prevents them from downloading the work. The sharing feature is absolutely useless and I do not recommend for any serious business.
I'm using this app since 2 years and it has helped me a lot in the terms of storage. Also it contains a pdf scanner in it which I use too frequently, and my only problem is with the pdf scanner. Please give the following two settings :- (1) To disable auto-crop. (2) To crop in a rectangle form such that thr image doesn't get distorted. I had rated it 5stars before but the crop problems are disturbing me too much now. Hope you look into the matter as soon as possible. Thank you.
Worked fine for years, now the constant updates have rendered basic functionality useless. Cant even play a wav file. The same thing happens to all Google run apps. Moving back to dropbox, don't waste your time fixing it, they'll just break it again when you need it to work
Audio player is cometely broken. This is a trending issue and Google needs to fix it. None of the fixes work anymore. Considering that I pay for extra storage a month for my audio files (I'm a producer), this is definitely an issue when trying to demo music to people.
Latest update is broken. Can't upload any files, gets less than half way through before it pauses to wait for the connection, which is stable and actively connected, then fails. Wasted 5gb of my extremely limited data allowance trying to back up files. To respond to the developer, I only have one network and I have been able to upload using my laptop, but the files are not working when I try to access them.
I can't find help on how to connect my phone and computer to google drive. And synchronizing everything. Ps, I can sync my computers albums, but it does not give me a option to sync all computer&phones to one place on google drive. Example, my computers photo folders must sync to my drive. And then my phones Albums must sync to the same folder. I want to sync and back up everything. But it does not seem to work. I want this for my photo albums, as well as my documents folders.
Why does it take hours upon hours to upload an audiobook, and then sometimes not even upload? I have excellent internet speed and still have to wait for files to upload. I will rate better when this problem is fixed. Could you all please add a bookmark feature. That would be awesome. I Have to screenshot the location I'm at now, not convenient for me. Ty.
Audio player doesn't work anymore. Audio stops playing after a few seconds, pauses itself and you have to press play continuously. I use this for music production and drive is no longer a feasible option. I see other users have similar feedback. PLEASE FIX THE APP. Reinstalling doesn't work.
Apparently, this app is a great way for porn bots to spam you. Make sure to hide your device if you have a jealous spouse, cause these things will have you single and on the street REAL quick. This has been a problem for YEARS, and somehow hasn't been fixed. I get almost daily notifications on my devices with extremely graphic and inappropriate messages from files that are shared with me by random people I've never contacted before. They stopped during the pandemic tho, was hoping they died 🙄
I'm still having issues where the app only loads about ~50 seconds of a song at a time. Once it hits that point, it stops playback and requires the user to press play again, before loading another 50 seconds. You have to do this over and over. I've tried deleting my cache. It happens on WiFi and mobile data, even songs that are made available offline. The only solution I've found is to delete and reinstall the app, then it starts happening again within a day or so
Urgent feature request: I want an option to Turn-Off 'Suggestions' in Google Drive (web and app), sometimes I have to open documents or files, in front of other people for my work, it is embarrassing that my personal photos, media pop-up in front of others. I guess a lots of people are facing same issues. Waiting for update!
Edit #2: As I'm using a Pixel 5a, I cannot uninstall the app, but I did disable the app, uninstall updates, and clear all storage/cache for Google Drive. I then re-enabled the app and allowed it to update through Play Store. The issue initially did not appear, and I was able to play WAV files without pauses. However, less than 24 hours after the above, the issue began occurring again. It should be noted that when the pausing occurs, the playback progress/seek bar (the slider that shows progress into the song, and lets you skip into it) only loads part way, and when the playback marker reaches where the gray "cache" bar is stuck, the play/pause button spins around as though it's loading, and then changes to a play button, with the audio being stopped. This occurs whether I'm on Wi-Fi (known-good connection) or cellular data (5G, LTE), and my phone was recently factory reset in February, and is up to date on the latest software. Edit: I use Drive primarily for collaborative audio work, and WAV files that previously played fine now pause/stop loading during playback. I have uploaded new WAV files (multiple), and also tried playing previously uploaded files that played fine. I believe it's due to the media player built into Drive not functioning correctly, as this is when I noticed the issue. Please read what I've typed below. Numerous others are having this issue, so it's not device specific. WAV files are pausing during playback as though Google Drive isn't allowed to cache enough. I've got my cache limit set to 250mb, but it occurs regardless, and seems to be limited to just WAV files (mp3s play fine). Before the media player revamp, playback of WAV files was perfect. Again this is happening to other users on different devices, and a quick Google search confirms this. It happens whether on WiFi or Cellular.
I don't know if I made a mistake or what .. I uploaded some files to google drive and made them available when offline .. And everything went smoothly .. But after 2 days I did not open the google drive my files were uploaded and make it available when the offline is gone .. All those files keep sync and download again to " available when offline ".. I thought when I made all those files available when offline everything fine.. So I use that file at night. Can someone explain to me what happens?
Regarding the last update, or at least one of the latest patches, I dislike how you've changed the temporary file loader (on audio files) not to load 100% of the audio or at least have a higher loading rate. I always find my music stopping all the time, because I can't afford to download it and using drive's music player solves my storage problem. Please fix this issue, maybe add an option stating it as a more space conservative file loading or something among the lines of that.
Thank u Google! U helped me find the duplicate files I had in my Drive. It was so easy. I could decide to delete, move or keep the duplicate files. The only app that's eating up my storage space now is Gmail, but that's pretty much my fault. I had about 10,000 emails & had to decide what to do with them. I didn't like the time it took organizing everything but it was all worth it when I saw all the extra storage I had now. I almost gave up on u, Google. (I'm glad I didn't cuz I love Drive)
Super easy to use & convenient. I've recommended to many people who are not tech savvy to help organize their docs, etc. With Drive and Docs, Google has done a great service for lower income & limited tech skills folks. My only complaint would be the requirement to have a cell phone to create a Google account in the first place- many many people don't have them. DON'T GO CHANGING!
Still mad that Google docs app doesn't let users download their own documents after updating app. The download option has been removed. I can't even download it if I email it to myself, it only links me to the shared file instead. Using One Plus 6 Android. Google Pixel 2XL has the download button but when I download the file I get an error and it won't open/save properly. Quite disappointing. Waste of time to take extra steps to open the file is a pdf app then save a copy to my phone from there.
I used drive for sharing projects and recently started using it to share audio clips I've made with collaborators. This app and Google Drive in general really needs to update it's audio player. It's awful and more times than not it is unable to play a audio clips from start to finish. Tried on multiple devices.
Audio player completely broken. Stops playing audio after a few seconds until you hit play. Even when you download for offline listening. I'm a music producer so this is what i use the app for most. A few other people have noticed this and have been responded to with a "here's our customer service" copy-paste message. It's not a customer service problem. Fix the app
Cannot download files to phone with this latest update. That's a huge issue for me. The download option on the Google drive app is no longer available and that is the problem. It is not a network issue, the option to download no longer appears. I just did the recent update and the ability to download is now available again. Thank you!!
This app is good and relatively user friendly except when it comes to explaining explaining the "extensions" add feature. I found it a little bit confusing which app extension works best in conjunction with my other apps and extensions, plus they tend to stay on or turn themselves on after being put on sleep. Over all tho a very good app. With lots of storage memory and option to purchase space.
The new update has serious issues with audio playback. I really heavily on the mobile app to test music on different speakers, and after the most recent update, .wav files will not play past a certain point. I've tried making the files available offline, clearing the cache, restarting my device, etc. Nothing seems to be working. Edit: Reinstalling the app fixes the issue, but only temporarily. Once Drive allows me to listen to .wav files again, I'll change my review back.
Update Feb 2022: I've had nothing but trouble with the desktop version for months, so the Android app is now useless I've happily switched to Box instead. I live the general simplicity of Google drive in syncing files between my Android devices and my Winnie computers. The only significant issue is the notifications of uploads from my phone won't go away till I reboot. This is only an issue with with Android 11.
Lots of problems with the new audio player. Playback errors keep occurring, and I can no longer skip forward or backward. The timer and the slider bar at the bottom no longer work, and I cannot select a location from there. Response to developer: The problem is with all audio files, including files which were just uploaded to Drive. I do not believe it is a file problem, it appears that the new audio player is not fully functional. Edit #2: I uninstalled and reinstalled the app, no change.
It's slow. Crashes on opening PDF documents. Google Drive is set to the default on opening PDF documents. Even though it shouldn't be the PDF reader. Shows me files that are saved and it cannot open. Takes forever to sync and then it never finishes. It can't open or do anything but crash. Garbage!!! Edit: None of the suggested fixes from the developer work. It's not my internet connection. Other apps apart from the Google Drive work. The APP can only display files. Anything else crashes it.
Worked for years. Now all of a sudden. It has uploading issues. It will not let me cancel the upload of the file having an issue. So I have to delete the entire folder just to re-upload a single file. I've never had so many issues with this app. Will be backing up my files and moving it.
Please ignore my previous 2 star review. Turns out the issue was on outlook's end. They released an update today that seems to have fixed the issue. I tried installing Adobe viewer and it was also crashing which led me to believe outlook was the culprit. I then looked at Google play app updates and sure enough there was an update for Outlook. Works great on drive now
So this app was working almost perfectly for years... the one issue I had was that audio files I made available offline were often not available offline. But now, since the update, my audio files randomly and repeatedly pause during playback and it's very frustrating when I have put my phone back in my pocket or bag and have to pull it out, unlock it, and go to the app again for it to resume... it never did this before. Please help... I'd very much appreciate it!
Changing back to 1 star. Discovered that if I keep a doc open in the background on my phone it always becomes "view only." Uninstall, clearing cache, restarting phone, logging out and back in. Those basically never work. I have to copy/paste into a new doc and when that doc runs into the same issue, I copy/paste again. This is absolutely ridiculous. I shouldn't HAVE to close the app to keep it working. I never used to and I've been using this app for nearly 10 years on my multiple phones.
Don't understand the trouble others are having re: Drive not being intuitive/ having issues in uploading/ storage space. I've used Google Drive for many yrs I find it useful allowing easy access to work/ personal files wherever I'm at- no matter the device I'm using. I do pay for xtra storage and find prices r in line or better then competitors. No issues with uploading files many different devices / OS. Google presents users with a very intuitive environment imo- and I'm hardly a tech expert.
It was working for a bit, now all of a sudden (past 3 weeks), everytime I go to download a file It says, "Whoops, Drive is not working", and then I cannot open and view anything I download. It gives me the option to report the issue, and I have, MULTIPLE Times, OVER AND OVER. But it still is not working, I've tried checking for updates, I've tried uninstalling it and then reinstalling it, but that was pointless. PLEASE HELP, I NEED IT TO WORK!!!!
Mostly this app is great, but I've been using it to store and play audio clips from my phone for music lessons, and recently the audio player went from barely acceptable to unusable. You can't skip forward and backward in the clip anymore (the buttons are grayed out), and you can't press and drag on the timeline anymore to move around either. Edit: dropped a star from the review because of the automated response to it that did not help at all
A tech company as big as Google has no excuse for such a poorly designed app. Constantly gets stuck when I'm mass uploading files. The android app UI has seemingly no organization and it is the farthest from user friendly. I have been frustrated so many times trying to get this app to function properly without freezing. I am a developer and I know that this is not user error, this is poor quality control. Love some of Google's other products but this needs a serious rework.
When uploading or downloading photos I need to verify all photos actually upload or download. When transferring 800 photos off my phone all made it up, but almost 200 didn't make it down. My only option was to download in smaller bite sized portions I could individually verify in a labor intensive and time consuming process. I am actively seeking alternative solutions to Google drive.
Option to download content to my phone no longer exists. Whether deleting the app entirely and reinstalling, clearing data and cache, nothing works. Your support notes don't address this issue. In any manner of selecting an item to show a menu or clicking the three dots to produce a list of options, "download" is gone. It's an app issue, noted across multiple devices and makes the app pretty useless. Was very convenient prior to your update removing this feature.
Disorganized and it wont even let me delete or remove certain things. It just wants you to buy more storage! I also wish I could remove shared things even if I didn't create or upload them. I also can't find my backed up pictures. They might be in a different app or something but it usually says my drive space is low when it warns me about low storage.
This app has stuck uploads several files lost because this app will not upload them. Clearing the cache did nothing. The files are gone! Your app deleted my files. I cannot upload a file that has been deleted by this app. The attempt to upload was done over wifi. Not my networks fault, but rather your app! They cannot retrieve my files! Google docs has lost more files than I can count! Said I need old password. But it did not work either! I have lost many files!