How to Upload iPhone Photos to Google Drive (iOS 17 Supported)

January 20, 2021Nicole Jones
I have 1,000 photos on my iPhone and my storage is nearly full, which made my iPhone run very slow. I'd like to upload them to my drive. How to upload all images including photos pressed in photo editing apps to Google Drive?

It is convenient to use cloud services like iCloud or Google Drive to backup photos and videos on our iPhone. Photos have taken a large portion of your iPhone storage. Many of you may want to upload the precious photos with families or friend to cloud. Well, we are going to show you quick solutions to upload iPhone photos to Google Drive.

Upload iPhone Photos to Google Drive

Part 1. How to Upload iPhone Photos to Google Drive on iPhone

Google drive enables us to store, access and share files from devices. You can get 15 GB of storage for free. Following the steps below to get free solution to upload photos to Google Drive on iPhone.

Step 1.
Download Google Drive app from App Store on your iPhone. Open Google Drive and sign in with your Google account.
Step 2.
You can create a new folder to store your photos in Google Drive. And tap the Add button and select Upload option.
Step 3.
Select Photos and Videos option, and tap OK to allow Google Drive to access your photos. Then, choose the photos you want to upload. Once you have selected the photos, just tap Upload button.

Part 2. How to Back up iPhone Photos to Google Drive Automatically

If you don't want to upload iPhone photos to Google Drive app manually, you can use the back up and sync service on Google Drive. It will help you upload iPhone photos to Google Drive automatically.

Step 1.
Open Google Photos on your computer, and sign into your Google Account.
Step 2.
Tap the three line button and choose Settings > Back up & sync option, and switch Back up & sync option to on.

Or you can go to Google Drive app, and click the Menu button, tap Settings > Backup. Choose Photos & videos under Back up with Google Drive, and turn the slider on.

Back up

See what to do when Google Photos stuck on Backing up.

Part 3. How to Move iPhone Photos to Google Drive on Computer

Besides uploading photos to Google drive on iPhone, you can also achieve it on computer. First, you should transfer the selected photos from iPhone to computer. Aiseesoft FoneTrans is the best iOS transfer tool to manage and transfer iOS files to computer. Also, it is the best choice to backup your iPhone photos to computer.




  • Move photos, music, contacts, videos, etc. from iPhone to computer/iTunes.
  • Transfer data from computer or iOS devices to iPhone, iPad or iPad.
  • Convert HEIC photos to JPG or PNG file format with fast speed.
  • Compatible with iPhone 15/14/13/12/11/X/XR/8/7/6/5, iPad and iPod touch.

Move iPhone photos to Google Drive without app

Step 1.
After free downloading FoneTrans, install and launch it on your computer. Connect your iPhone to computer via a USB cable.
Step 2.
Click Photos in the left pane, and you can see all photos are classified under different lists.
Step 3.
Select the photos you want to transfer to Google Drive, and click Export to > Export to PC button to transfer the selected photos to your computer.

Since you have transferred iPhone photos to computer, there is no need to backup photos to Google Drive. But if you still want to upload photos to Google Drive, you can go to and sign in with your Google account.

Just click New button and select File Upload/Folder Upload to choose iPhone photos and upload them to Google Drive.

Folder Upload

Check the tutorial to backup Android phone to Google.


We mainly show you 3 methods to upload iPhone photos to Google Drive. Hope this will solve your problem. We also recommend you FoneTrans to transfer and back up iPhone photos to computer. If you have any questions, please leave a comment below.

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