Google Drive is a cloud storage service operated by Google Inc. You can create, open and share files from various apps directly in Google Drive. Google Drive is one of the best places to backup your Photos. If you deleted your photos from iPhone and you want them back on iPhone, you can download photos from Google Drive to iPhone with simple solutions. Here I will tell you two solutions to solve how to download photos from Google Drive to iPhone. Let’s have a look.

Part 1: Download Photos from Google Drive to iPhone via Google Drive App

Google Drive app is quite easy for you to use to transfer photos from Google Drive to iPhone. The first thing you need to do is download and install this app on your iPhone. Let’s see the detailed steps.

1. Head to “https://drive.google.com” and sign in to your account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one.

2. Then you need to download “Google Drive App” on iPhone from the Apple App store and launch it. Then tap the “Google Drive App” on your iPhone.

3. Then you need to choose photos from “My Drive”. Right click the photos that you would like to transfer and tap “Save” button.

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4. A pop-up panel will show “Camera Roll”. Then you can tap “Edit” at the top-right corner of the screen and you will see the chosen photos.

5. Tap “Add To” at the top-right corner of the screen. You can see two options: “Add to Existing Album” and “Add to New Album”. You can choose one option as you like. Then the selected photos will be downloaded to your iPhone.

You can use the Google Drive app to fix how to download photos from Google Drive to iPhone easily. Actually, you can also transfer photos to your computer for your convenience to view the photos more clearly, and then transfer the exported photos in your computer to your iPhone. The second part will show you how to realize it.

Part 2: Download Photos from Google Drive to iPhone via Google Photos App

Though Google Drive is a service of cloud storage, it has been integrated with Google photos by Google since 2017. Lots of users like to store their photos and videos in Google photos all because of its powerful function of photo album. Google Photos offers better management for the photos uploaded to Google Drive. You can activate the option of syncing videos & photos from Google Drive to back up your photos from Google Drive to Google Photos. The detailed steps are listed below for your reference.
1. Enter Google Photos app on your iPhone.
2. You will see that the icon button “three horizontal lines” is next to search bar, then tap on it.
3. Tap on the option “Settings”.
4. Toggle on the option “Sync photos & video from Google Drive”.

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After you have synced the photos from Google Drive to Google Photos, you can download the photos from Google Photos to your iPhone camera roll like the steps as below:
1. Enter Google Photos apps
2. Select the pictures you want to download
3. Tap on the icon button which looks like a square with an upward arrow on the top of the screen.
4. Tap on the option “Save x Images” which pops up from the bottom.

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Part 3: Download Photos from Google Drive to iPhone without App via Mobile Web

If you don’t want to install Google Drive app on your iPhone, there is one way to download the photos from Google Drive directly, that is to enter Google Drive through browser on your iPhone. The detailed steps are shown below for your reference.
1. Open browser on your iPhone and enter https://drive.google.com on it.
2. Select the photos you want to download after you log in Google Drive.
3. When you have selected the photos, then tap on the button “Download” on the top of the screen.

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4. Or you can long press on the photos and then tap on “Save Image” in pop-up option from the bottom.

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Through the above steps, you can complete the photos downloading from Google Drive easily via the iPhone browser.

Part 4: Download Photos from Google Drive to iPhone with Share Features

1. Log in Google Drive with web browser on your computer.
2. Click on the grid icon of the apps on the upper right of the window and choose the icon “Drive”, then click on it.
3. Click on the photos files you want to share on Google Drive.

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4. Choose the option “Share” in the menu when right click on the photo files.

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5. A window will pop up and require you to enter your email address that you want to share the photos with. Choose the level of access that you need, if you want to add messages to the email recipients, you can type the messages into the textbook via “Add a note”. Finally, click on the button “Send”.

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6. The photos will be sent to your email after you click the button “Send”. Then you can open your email app on your iPhone and download the photos which have been sent from Google Drive.

Part 5: Download Photos from Google Drive to iPhone on Computer

This part will show you how to transfer photos from Google Drive to iPhone on computer. If you want to try this solution, first you need to download photos from Google Drive to your computer and then transfer the exported photos to iPhone. Let’s check out the following steps.

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5.1 Download Photos from Google Drive on Computer

If you want to download your photos or images stored in the Google Drive to your computer, take a look at the below detailed steps:

1. Go to “https://drive.google.com” and sign in to your account. After you have logged in, you will see the user interface of Google Drive.

2. Locate the position where you have stored your images, for example, in a folder. If you want to download one picture, right-click on the picture and select “Download” as shown below.

Locate the position where you have stored your images

3. If you want to download all or more than one photos to your computer, first you need to select the photos. To choose multiple photos, keep the “Ctrl” key pressed and tap the photos you want to download. The photos chosen will be highlighted in blue color. After you have selected the photos which you want to download from Google Drive, right-click on any of the selected photos and select “Download” as shown below. Your photos will be first zipped (.zip file) and then downloaded to your computer. You might be asked to choose a location where you want to save the ZIP file containing the photos. Then you need to unzip the file for your convenience, for you need to transfer the exported photos to your iPhone later.

download all or more than one photos to your computer

After you download photos from Google Drive to your computer, you can edit your photos with related software or choose the photos you like to move to your iPhone. I would like to recommend you to use Leawo iTransfer to transfer photos from your computer to your iPhone, for it is really professional and accurate.

5.2 Transfer Google Drive Photos to iPhone with Leawo iTransfer

This part will introduce you how to download photos from Google Drive to iPhone with Leawo iTransfer after you have copied the photos from Google Drive to your computer. Therefore, I will show you how to use this amazing software to realize your goal.

iTransfer

Leawo iTransfer 

☉ Transfer files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs with ease.
☉ Transfer up to 14 kinds of data and files without iTunes.
☉ Support the latest iOS devices like iPhone X, iPhone XR, etc.
☉ Play back, view, and delete data and files on iOS devices.

Step 1. Connect iPhone to Computer

Run the Leawo iTransfer on your computer and then plug iPhone to the computer via USB cable. Leawo iTransfer will detect your iPhone automatically.

Connect iPhone to Computer

Step 2. Add File to iPhone

Tap “iPhone > LIBRARY > Photos” in the left sidebar. Then you can click “File > Add File/Folder” to add the exported photos files from computer. Then the transfer process starts and photos will be transferred to your iPhone. When the photo transfer process is over, you will obtain the photos in your iPhone.

Add File to iPhone

Leawo iTransfer has a say on transferring files between computer and iPhone. You can also use this software to back up your iPhone files to computer, which is quite convenient for you to use. This software allows users to transfer and manage files among iOS devices, iTunes and PCs without the sync of iTunes, and users can transfer various kinds of files without any difficulty. Have a try, and you will be fond of this fantastic program .

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