Are you looking for How to Delete Files from Google Drive on iPhone? In this article, I have shown the easiest ways to delete files from Google Drive on iPhone.
The wonderful thing about Google Drive, apart from the fact that it is a secure place to put all your files, photographs, and more, is that all the files you delete from Google Drive end up in the trash, where they stay for 30 days in case you change your mind and then they are permanently deleted.
Using and navigating Google services, especially Google Drive, on the iPhone is a piece of cake, and deleting files from Google Drive should be no hassle at all.
Google Drive is widely used by iOS and Android users alike. The Google ecosystem has always provided exceptional technological services in terms of storage and more.
Google Drive only comes with 15GB of storage space per user and this storage space fills up quite quickly; you can always pay to access more space but it is not an option that is often opted for. Thus, it would be wise to keep deleting the files that no longer serve a purpose and are not required.
How to Delete Files from Google Drive on iPhone?
Make sure that you are logged into your Gmail so that you can easily access your Google Drive as well. If you are not logged in yet, use the appropriate credentials and do so before you go to delete a file.
Step 1: Open the Google Drive app on your iPhone and sign in, if you are not already.
Step 2: Find the file you wish to delete on Google Drive, you can do so in the ‘folder’ section that you can access through the icon present at the bottom of the screen.
Step 3: Once you have found the file, click on the three dots by the file which signifies ‘more’.
Step 4: In the menu that pops up, you will find the ‘remove’ option right at the bottom, click on it.
Step 5: To finish the action, confirm it by pressing ‘remove’ again on the pop-up asking for confirmation.
How to Permanently delete Google Drive files on iPhone?
To permanently delete a file from Google Drive, not only do you remove it but then you find and delete it from the trash where it would otherwise stay for another 30 days.
Step 1: Go to the Google Drive app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Find the ‘menu’ option on the upper left corner of the screen, click on it.
Step 3: In the menu that pops up, find and click on the ‘trash’ option.
Step 4: In the trash, find the file you would like to delete permanently, click on the three dots by the file that signifies ‘more’.
Step 5: Find the option ‘delete forever’ and the file is now permanently gone from Google Drive.
How to completely empty the trash from Google Drive on your iPhone?
Emptying the trash once in a while helps keep the device or the software sharp and running smoothly, this also empties space for the new things you wish to store on your Google Drive as well.
Step 1: Go to the Google Drive app on your iPhone.
Step 2: Click on the ‘menu’ option.
Step 3: When the menu pops up, find and click on the ‘trash’ option.
Step 4: Now find the ‘more’ option and click on it.
Step 5: Among all the options that pop up, click on ‘empty trash’.
1. Can others view a file I deleted if I am not the original owner of the file?
Ans. If you are not the owner of a particular file and have then deleted the said file then people can still continue to see it as long as the owner has given them the permission to do so. If you are in fact the owner and have deleted the file then others can only view it till it is deleted from Google Drive permanently.
2. What is I want others to be able to view a file from my Google Drive even after I delete it?
Ans. To be able to do so, you can give them ownership of the file to someone else before you delete the file from your Google Drive. Unfortunately, this action cannot be completed through an iPhone, instead, you can do so from a computer device.
3. How do I recover a deleted file from Google Drive?
Ans. When you delete a file from Google Drive, it is only temporarily deleted and stored away for 30 days before being permanently deleted in case you change your mind.
Step 1: Click on the ‘menu’ option, you will find it when your open Google Drive on your iPhone.
Step 2: Click on the ‘trash’ option.
Step 3: Look for the file you would like to recover and when you find it, click on the three dots by it.
Step 4: In the menu that pops up, find and click on ‘restore’.
4. How to undo deleting a file on Google Drive on the iPhone?
Ans. Right after you confirm that you want to delete a file, an ‘undo’ option pops up right after in case you change your mind. But the pop up only lasts a few seconds, quickly press the ‘undo’ button so that you can retrieve your file back.
5. How to move a file to a different folder in Google Drive?
Ans. Step 1: Go to the Google Drive app.
Step 2: Find the file you wish to move, click on the three dots by the file that signify ‘more’.
Step 3: From the menu that pops up, find and click on ‘move’. When you do so, it will show you all the various folders you can move the file to. Select the new location of your file.
Step 4: Confirm the action to finish moving the file.
If you wish to move numerous files, click and hold on a single file till it is selected then easily tap the others you wish to move as well. You can simply drag the selected files to the folder you wish to move them to.
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This simple guide on how to delete files from Google Drive on your iPhone should be able to guide you through the process of doing so. Go on and save yourself the storage space on your Google Drive.