How to transfer files from iCloud Drive to Google Drive

Most of us would probably have trouble transferring files from one platform to another. This is actually a real pain, right? You often use data transfer apps such as Share it, Xender and a lot more to transfer media files, but what about iCloud Drive files? It will get much more difficult! In fact, when you plan to switch from iPhone to Android, it’s possible that you wish to make use of Google Drive and all other Google Apps. At this point, you will need to transfer your iCloud files to Google Drive. Don’t stress out yet. We can help you out with very easy steps. All you need to do is use the iCloud Drive and Google Drive desktop apps. So, without further ado, let’s find out how to transfer files from iCloud Drive to Google Drive. Have a look.


Before you get started, make sure that you have installed the Google Drive app on your Mac or PC. If not, you will need to download it. It’s worth noting that, when it is downloaded to your Mac, a Finder shortcut will automatically be created under Favorites. And when it is downloaded to your PC, you will be asked if you wish to create a shortcut in the File Explorer.


While your Mac comes with iCloud Drive support built right into Finder, your PC doesn’t. So, you are required to download the iCloud Drive app before getting started. Once you are done, simply follow these steps below:

Step 1: Open two Finder windows if you’re on Mac or File Explorer windows if you’re on PC.


Step 2: Open iCloud Drive in the left bar in one window.

Step 3: Open Google Drive in the left bar in another window.

Step 4: Select the top file in the iCloud Drive folder.


Step 5: Hold down the shift key and select the bottom file in the iCloud Drive folder.

Step 6: Click and drag to copy all of your files to the Google Drive folder.


Step 7: You are done. Google Drive now does the rest and at the same time syncs all the files.

If you don’t wish to download the iCloud Drive and Google Drive apps, you can also transfer files by using the web apps. But it’s quite cumbersome and takes time. You have to download each file from your iCloud Drive at and then re-upload it to Google Drive. We only recommend this way if you have just a few files stored on iCloud to transfer. On the flip side, it’s actually time-consuming if you have tons of files.

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