Check activity & file versions

Access changes made to your files in Drive and keep track of who made those changes. You might notice changes when someone:

  • Edits or comments in a file
  • Renames a file or folder
  • Moves or removes a file or folder
  • Uploads a new file to a folder
  • Shares or unshares an item

Important: Version history for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides is different than history for .pdf files, images, and other files stored in Drive. Learn how to access the history of changes for Google files

Access past activity

  1. On your iPhone or iPad, open the Google Drive app.
  2. Next to the file you want to check, tap More More.
  3. Tap Details & Activity.
  4. Scroll down until you reach "Activity."

Restore recent versions

To restore recent versions of PDF files, images, and other files, go to drive.google.com on a computer.

Version history

Version history for Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides is different than file versions in Google Drive. Learn how to access the history of changes for Google files.

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