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How to restore backup from Google drive

   How to backup from Google drive

   Google Drive was launched in 2012 by Google, basically for file storage. It allows individuals to store vital information in the cloud and recover it when needed. It also serves as an alternative method of transferring large files, including video, from an iPhone to another iPhone, and likewise, between Android phones without losing its quality.

   Using Google Drive as a means of storing vital information is a great advantage because it enables you to free space on your devices and also avoid losing information that is essential to you, while still allowing you to access that information when needed, provided your phone is connected to Wi-Fi or mobile data. Learn how to print from an Android phone using Google Cloud Print.

   The technique to download or recover files, including videos, from Google Drive back to your iPhone library is quite easy and straightforward. Once you open Google Drive and locate the video you want to re-install on your iPhone, it’s just a few steps required to have it back in your video library. The steps to take are outlined below.

How to download a video from Google Drive to an iPhone?

  • Haven connected your iPhone to the available network,
  • Tap the Google Drive icon on your iPhone to open the app.
  • Search for the video you’re willing to re-install back into your video library. You can do this in two ways: either by entering the name of the video or by tapping ‘search drive’ and selecting the video.
  • Click on the menu option It’s usually the three dots close to the video selected.
  • From the option display, choose “send a copy.”
  • Lastly, click “Save video.” There you go, the file is saved on your iPhone video library.

   Note, the procedure above is also applicable to pictures, as well as other vital information stored on Google Drive.

How long does it take Google Drive to process a video?

   Actually, there is no specific time assigned for each file being uploaded. This depends on the size of the file, including the video you want to upload or store on the cloud. For example, assuming you want to upload a video of about 1 GB, it may take about 1 hour for such a video to be uploaded and an additional 10 minutes to process.

    However, your network must also be strong. If not, it may take more than that time. Learn how to upload your pictures to iCloud from a PC or iPhone.

How do I upload files to Google Drive?

   There are two ways in which you can upload files to Google Drive. Below are the two methods.

  1. Upload using the Google Drive URL
  2. Drag and drop.

How to upload files to Google Drive via URL.

  • Open your browser and type in “” 
  • Log in
  • Tap the “New” button and choose the upload files option from the display option.
  • Select the file you want to upload from your device.
  • To upload multiple files (videos or photos), press and hold down Ctrl Command and select Files.
  • A box will indicate the progression of the upload. Having explained this earlier, the size of the upload being uploaded and the network would determine the time taken.

How to upload files to Google Drive via Drag and Drop File.

   This feature is only available in the most recent versions of Google Chrome or Firefox. All you need to do is to drag and drop files straight from your devices to Google Drive.

How do I delete a file from Google Drive?

There are two things to consider while deleting files from Google Drive. Firstly, do you want to delete it temporarily or permanently? Anyway, the guidelines below have justified how to delete files temporarily and also permanently.

How to temporarily delete a file from Google Drive

  • Open Google Drive and log in.
  • Select the file you want to delete.
  • Click the menu option and choose “remove“.

How to permanently delete a file from Google Drive

   Such a file would have been temporarily deleted before being permanently deleted.

  • After logging into Google Drive,
  • Select the menu at the left top corner, close to “search in drive.”
  • Tap trash and select the file you would like to delete permanently.
  • Then select “delete forever.

   At some point, such files will not be able to be recovered. As a result, it is best to leave any deleted files in the trash. Trash is just like a recycling bin on our computers.

How to recover files from Google drive trash?

  • The procedure is similar. Click the menu
  • Select Trash and locate the video or picture you want to recover.
  • Tap the menu option. Usually, the three dots close to the file and select “Restore“.

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