We use Google Drive to do numerous things in our daily lives. It comes in handy when you want to type up some blog posts, or when you want to save photos, scanned documents, and email attachments. So that you can access them easily later. Do you want to make your life easier using Google drive? If you do, you can put these five hidden features of Google Drive to good use. You wonâ€™t ever need other tech news sites to guide you after reading this.
5The One-tap Phone Backup
Always wondered how to back up the schedule, media, and documents from your phone to Google Drive? Well, hereâ€™s how you can in two easy steps! First, go to your Google Drive desktop app and click on the appâ€™s Settings option. Once in Settings, choose the Backup option then start the process. The process takes long, so it’s better if you do it overnight. Also, the backup will need a good internet connection to work.
This feature lets you search for documents according to type, date, and owners. To activate it, click the down arrow to the right of the search box and put in your criteria.
3Turn on Quick Access
When youâ€™ve been using Google Drive for years, it might be a bit hard to find documents (not photos) youâ€™ve recently modified. Quick Access allows you to find them. To activate it, click on the Settings icon (the gear) on Google Drive. Select Quick Access, choose â€˜make relevant files handy when neededâ€™ and refresh your browser, and youâ€™re good to go.
As one of the easier-to-use hidden features, Clear Formatting has only two steps: Click Format and select Clear Formatting.
This option allows you to sync the My Drive folder or its sub-folders. All you have to do to use it is go to your desktop Drive app, select Preferences then Sync options, and choose Sync My Drive.