Can Google Drive Share With iCloud?

Google Drive and iCloud are popular cloud storage services and many people have both accounts. With these 2 accounts, some users may come up with an idea to make Google Drive and iCloud share files with each other. So, can this idea be realized? The answer is yes.

If you want to know what benefits can the sharing bring to us, you can refer to the following points.

  • iCloud Ecosystem Integration: When you share the Google Drive files with iCloud, those files can be better integrated with the iCloud ecosystem. And if you are used to using Apple products, this integration can be much helpful.
  • Simplified File Management: Sharing files from Google Drive with iCloud can help you centralize the scattered files to one cloud instead of managing files in multiple clouds which may be annoying if you find a file urgently.
  • Security and Privacy: When Google files are moved to iCloud, they will be protected with Apple’s security and privacy measures. If you prefer Apple’s secure ecosystem, sharing Google Drive with iCloud will be a wonderful choice.

Google Drive Share with iCloud via MultCloud [2 Ways Without Download & Upload]

iCloud Photos is a robust feature belonging to iCloud service. So, you can manage your Google Drive photos in a brand-new way if you transfer them to iCloud Photos. Using MultCloud to share Google Drive photos with iCloud Photos must be the best way because you don’t need to download any app. Also, it is not necessary to download and upload photos for sharing through MultCloud which can help save much time and energy.

Besides, there are 2 features on MultCloud that can be used to achieve the sharing which are MultCloud Share and Cloud Transfer. MultCloud Share is used for sharing files with others while Cloud Transfer is a function for cloud-to-cloud migration. You can choose a preferred one to follow.

Way 1: Share Photos from Google Drive with iCloud Photos by Cloud Transfer

If you want to find a new way to share Google Drive photos with your own iCloud Photos account, you can follow the steps below.

Step 1: Enter MultCloud and tap “Sign up Free” to get a MultCloud account.

Step 2: Click “Add Cloud” and select the Google Drive icon. Here MultCloud needs you to log in to your Google Drive account in the pop-up window. Also, you have to do the same things to add iCloud Photos to MultCloud.

Add Google Drive and iCloud Photos
Add Google Drive and iCloud Photos

Step 3: Tap “Cloud Transfer” and choose Google Drive and iCloud Photos respectively. Then click “Transfer Now” and you finish all the operations to make Google Drive share with iCloud.

Transfer Google Drive to iCloud Photos
Transfer Google Drive to iCloud Photos

Note: If there is a lot of content in Google Drive that needs to be moved to iCloud Photos, the free 5 GB of traffic per month may be not enough for you. So, you can upgrade your plan and the transfer will not be restricted.

Way 2: Make Google Drive Share with iCloud Photos by MultCloud Share

This way is offered to share your Google Drive photos with others’ iCloud Photos accounts. Of course, you can also use this method to share with your iCloud Photos.

Step 1: Open Google Drive in the left sidebar and choose the photos you want to share with iCloud after you get a MultCloud account and add Google Drive and iCloud Photos.

Choose Photos on Google Drive
Choose Photos on Google Drive

Step 2: Click “Share” in the upper bar, or right-click the photos and choose “Share”. Either “Share with MultCloud” or “Create a Transfer” can be selected.

Note: If you want to share Google Drive with passwords or share with a Google Drive link instead of a MultCloud link, you can choose “Share with MultCloud” and click “Private Share” or “Source Share”.

Choose Source Share
Choose Source Share

Step 3: Send the shared link to another iCloud Photos user and now you successfully share the Google Drive Photos with iCloud Photos.

Google Drive Share with iCloud via 2 Common Ways

To give you more options, this post will also tell you 2 common solutions on how do you get Google Drive to share with iCloud. One is sharing by Google Drive and iCloud desktop apps and another is sharing by their web apps. Using these 2 ways may take over much space on your computer because you have to download the apps or files. Besides, they are not as streamlined as the former ones since all the selections of files need you to do manually.

Way 1: Move Google Drive Files to iCloud Drive by Desktop Apps

Step 1: Download iCloud and Google Drive desktop apps.

Note: If you are a MAC user, iCloud is pre-installed on your computer so you don’t have to download it. But for PC users, you have to download “iCloud for Windows”.

Step 2: Open Google Drive and iCloud on your desktop and log in to the accounts respectively.

Step 3: Open and find Google Drive in the left sidebar. Then send the files that you’d like to share with others by some apps that support file transfer. Then, the recipient should download the files and upload them to their iCloud Drive in File Explorer/Finder.

Open Google Drive in File Explorer
Open Google Drive in File Explorer

Way 2: Share Google Drive with iCloud by Web Apps

Step 1: Open Google Drive and log in to your Google Drive account.

Step 2: Choose your desired files and click the download icon in the upper bar. Or you can right-click the files and choose “Download”. Then these files will be transferred to a local position.

Click Download
Click Download

Step 3: Enter and sign in to your iCloud account.

Step 4: Choose iCloud Drive in the interface and click “Browse”. Then tap the upload icon and select the files that you downloaded before. Finally, click “Open” and the files will be migrated to iCloud Drive.

Click the Upload Icon
Click the Upload Icon


If you are interested in the above 4 ways, you can try them one by one. However, if you don’t have time to do so, the post recommend you to use MultCloud Cloud Transfer. It is the easiest way to make Google Drive share with iCloud since the steps for using it are fewer. Besides, it has additional features like Schedule and Filter which let the transfer process become more automatic.

What’s more, MultCloud offers more functions such as Email Migration, Cloud Sync, and Cloud Backup to help you deal with various cloud problems. When you want to move Gmail emails to Google Drive, there is no better choice than using MultCloud Email Migration. With this function, you can simply save the emails in Google Drive in PDF format in batch.

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