Can You Share iCloud Photos with Google Drive?

Share Photos from iCloud to Google Drive
Share Photos from iCloud to Google Drive

Apple iCloud is one of the most restrictive online photo-sharing and storage solutions that only performs best on Apple devices, as it is designed to deeply integrate with Apple services. On the contrary, other services such as Google Drive and OneDrive are designed to integrate with all the ecosystems instead of only their own.

If you have some photos stored in iCloud Photos that need to be shared with Google Drive users, or your iCloud storage is nearly full that some of your photos need to be migrated to another cloud, you could follow the instructions below to share photos and videos from iCloud to Google Drive.

How to Share Photos from iCloud to Google Drive: 2 Simple Ways

Apple has released the ability to transfer a copy of your photos and videos from iCloud Photos to Google Photos without manually downloading or uploading. By requesting from iCloud, copies of your photos will be sent to Google Photos within seven days.

However, Google has cut off the link between Google Photos and Google Drive, which means the photos you have transferred from iCloud to Google Photos cannot be shown in Google Drive automatically.

On the other hand, a professional cloud-to-cloud transfer service, MultCloud, can seamlessly transfer data across clouds without downloading and uploading. It offers web services as well as mobile apps for users to manage all clouds in one place and share files between clouds with one click.

  • Efficient: One-key data transfer, backup, and sync between clouds.
  • Easy: Share cloud files with others in 3 perfect sharing modes.
  • Fast: 10 high-speed threads without costing cellular data traffic.
  • Safe: 256-bit AES encryption and OAuth authorization system.
  • Extensive: 30+ clouds and on-premise services are supported.

Tip: Of course, you can traditionally download photos from iCloud Photos and then upload them to Google Drive. But this only works well for sharing a few photos. If you have a large number of photos for sharing, the steps below can really help you a lot.

Way 1. Transfer Photos from iCloud Photos to Google Drive via Cloud Transfer

If you want to share photos from your iCloud Photos to your Google Drive, the Cloud Transfer function of MultCloud can immediately transfer your iCloud photos to Google Drive.

Step 1. Go to the MultCloud official web to create an account and log in.

Step 2. Click the button “Add Cloud” and choose the iCloud Photos icon, then log in with your Apple ID. After that, add your Google Drive account in the same way.

Add iCloud Photos and Google Drive to MultCloud
Add iCloud Photos and Google Drive to MultCloud

Step 3. Go to the Cloud Transfer page, select photos and videos in iCloud Photos as the source, and select a location in Google Drive as the destination. Then click “Transfer Now” and MultCloud will immediately transfer your selected data from iCloud Photos to Google Drive.

Transfer iCloud Photos to Google Drive via Cloud Transfer
Transfer iCloud Photos to Google Drive via Cloud Transfer

Tip: You can use the “Schedule” function of MultCloud to preset the Cloud Transfer task in a specific schedule. Then MultCloud will perform the task at that time.

MultCloud Cloud Transfer Schedules
MultCloud Cloud Transfer Schedules

Way 2. Share Photos from iCloud to Google Drive via 2 Sharing Options

Except for Cloud Transfer, MultCloud also offers some file-sharing functions for users to directly share cloud files with others. Since iCloud doesn’t provide any official features for external sharing, you can use MultCloud to easily share iCloud Photos with Dropbox or Google Drive users according to your needs.

Step 1. After adding your iCloud Photos account to MultCloud, it will be automatically opened to you. Just tick the photo that you want to share with a Google Drive user and click “Share” in the feature bar above.

Step 2. In the pop-up window, choose the sharing option you need. Here we recommend you try the Private Share mode, as it offers password protection.

Step 3. Click “Create Share”, and copy the sharing link with the password. Then send them to your Google Drive receivers.

Share iCloud Photos with Google Drive in MultCloud
Share iCloud Photos with Google Drive in MultCloud

In the End

iCloud and Google Drive are two different kinds of cloud storage services. If you share photos from iCloud to Google Drive, your iCloud photos can be seen by more and more people instead of only Apple users. What’s more, MultCloud offers a Cloud Sync function for you to sync iCloud Photos with OneDrive or other clouds in one-way, two-way, or real-time. You can use this function to seamlessly link your iCloud Photos to other clouds.

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