The Google Drive app lets you organize items stored in Drive directly from your iPhone or iPad.Create folders
Follow these steps to create a folder in the Drive app:
- Tap into the My Drive section of the app.
- Touch the Create icon in the top-right corner of your screen.
- Select New Folder from the menu.
- Enter a name for the folder when prompted.
- Tap Create.
New folders created in the Drive app will also become available in Google Drive on the web and anywhere else you sign into your Drive account. New folders created while inside another folder will be nested under that folder automatically.
Folders created while in the Offline section will not be automatically available offline. Similarly, folders created while in the Starred section will not be starred automatically.
Tap the arrow to the right of a folder’s name to open its details panel and Share it, Rename it, Remove it, or Move it to be nested under another folder from your Drive. Most of these options are located under the Actions button in the top-right corner of your screen when you are in the details panel.
Folders cannot be made available offline. However, you can mark individual items stored within a given folder to be available offline. Learn more about viewing Google Drive items when your iPhone or iPad is not connected to the Internet.
Follow these steps to move an item into a folder in the Drive app:
- Tap the arrow next to the item’s name to open the details panel.
- Tap the Actions button in the top-right corner of your screen.
- Select Move to...
- Choose from your list of existing Drive folders. Tap each folder’s name to open it and any nested folders it contains until you reach your item’s destination folder.
- Tap Move here in the bottom-left of your screen.
Documents created while inside a folder will automatically belong to that folder. Learn more about creating and editing Google documents in the Drive app.
The Drive app gives you a few different ways to view what’s on your Drive:
Everything in your Google Drive that you’ve created, synced and uploaded. Folders will be shown first, followed by files and Google Docs in alphabetical order. You can automatically sync My Drive to the Google Drive folder on your computer.
Shared with me
All of the files, folders and Google Docs that have been shared with you. To sync files in this view, move them to My Drive on your computer. The Shared with me filter doesn't include files shared to a mailing list or files set to 'Anyone with the link' or 'Public' (unless the file has been shared directly to your email address).
Items that you’ve marked with a star. If you star something in the Google Drive app, it’ll be starred in Google Drive on the web.
All the private and shared files that you've opened, in reverse chronological order.
Shows items you’ve made available to view offline on your iPhone or iPad. Read more about pinning items offline in the Drive app for iOS.
Shows the most recent files you uploaded to your Drive app. This section will also show files from other apps that you’ve opened in Drive.
The Search box is located at the top of your screen.
- The Drive app will match your search terms to both the names of your files and their contents. Search for text within a file, or search for the names of things featured in pictures on your Drive, like “Eiffel Tower.”
- Drive uses OCR technology to search the content of non-Google Docs files.
- As you type search terms into the Search box, the app will show a running list of suggested results. To get the full list of results, finish typing and tap Search on your device’s keyboard.