Sign in and switch between accounts

You can only sign into Google Drive and the Docs editors with one Google Account at a time. If you’re using Google Drive for your Mac/PC, you can only use one account.

Google Drive on the web and the Docs editors

To sign in to different accounts online and easily switch between them, follow the steps below.

  1. Open Google Drive or one of the Docs editors.
  2. Click your profile photo or email address at the top of the page.
  3. Select Add account from the drop-down menu.

    Account information while signed in to one account

  4. On the page that opens, enter the email address and password for another account you wish to access, and click Sign in.

  5. To switch accounts, click your profile photo or email address and click the email address at the bottom.
    Account information while signed in to two accounts

See other ways to sign in to multiple Google Accounts.

Google Drive for your Mac/PC

Google Drive on your Mac/PC can only be connected to one Google Account at a time. If you want to use Google Drive for your Mac/PC with a different account, disconnect the account you're signed in to and sign in to another account.

We don't recommend disconnecting your account frequently since you'll need to create a new Google Drive folder every time you switch accounts.

Here’s how to switch accounts:

  1. Go to the Google Drive menu on your computer.
  2. Choose Preferences (Windows) or Settings (Mac).
  3. Select Account.
  4. Click the Disconnect account button.
    Your files will stay in your Google Drive folder on your computer after you disconnect your account, but any changes you make to the files won’t sync to Google Drive on the web.
  5. Click Yes. Your account will be disconnected from Google Drive for your Mac/PC, but the application will remain installed.
  6. To sign in to another account, go to the Google Drive menu, and select Sign in.
  7. Rename your Google Drive folder (example: Google Drive Archive).
  8. Create a new folder titled Google Drive and don’t add any files in the folder.
  9. Your files will begin automatically syncing.

Mobile devices

Android

  1. Go to Settings > Add Account and sign in to another account.
  2. Open the Google Drive, Docs, or Sheets app.
  3. Touch the upper left corner to see the menu.
  4. Choose your account and select another account to switch to.

iOS

  1. Touch the upper left corner to see the menu.
  2. Choose your email account.
  3. Select Add another account and sign in to another account or select another account that you’ve already signed into.
Tip: Share files that you want to access in more than one Google Account so that you can access them from any of your accounts.