How Do I Transfer a Folder From Google Drive to Android?

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How Do I Transfer a Folder From Google Drive to Android?

Transferring files from Google Drive to your Android device is a simple and convenient process that can be done in just a few steps. Whether you need to access important documents, photos, or videos on the go, this tutorial will guide you through the process.

Step 1: Install Google Drive App

If you haven’t already, start by installing the Google Drive app on your Android device. Open the Play Store and search for “Google Drive”.

Tap on the app and click “Install”. Once installed, open the app and sign in with your Google account credentials.

Step 2: Locate the Folder in Google Drive

In order to transfer a folder from Google Drive to your Android device, you first need to locate the folder within the app. Open the Google Drive app and navigate to the folder you want to transfer.


If you are unsure of where your folder is located or if it’s not visible in the main view, use the search bar at the top of the screen and enter keywords related to your folder’s name or contents.

Step 3: Select and Download Folder Contents

Once you have found your desired folder, long-press on its name or thumbnail. This action will activate a selection mode allowing you to choose multiple folders or files simultaneously.


  • If your folder contains subfolders or files that are not necessary for transfer, it’s recommended to organize them into a separate folder before proceeding.
  • You can also skip this step if you want to transfer all contents within a specific folder without excluding any subfolders or files.

After selecting the desired folder, tap on the three vertical dots at the top-right corner of the screen to open a context menu. From the menu, select “Download”.

Step 4: Access Downloaded Folder on Android

Once the download is complete, you can access your transferred folder in the Downloads directory on your Android device. Open your device’s file manager app and navigate to the Downloads folder.


  • The location of the Downloads folder may vary depending on your device and its specific software version.
  • If you have changed the default download location, navigate to that specific directory instead.

Within the Downloads folder, locate and open your transferred folder. You can now view and use its contents directly from your Android device.


If you want to move or organize the transferred folder within your device’s file system, you can do so using your file manager app’s features such as cut, copy, paste, rename, or create new folders.

Congratulations! You have successfully transferred a folder from Google Drive to your Android device. Now you can enjoy quick access to your files wherever you go!