If you are using the Outlook email client on your iPad, and you want to save attachments in Google Drive directly, here is the process you need to follow. This article describes how you can save any Outlook attachments received in your @outlook.com or @hotmail.com email account in Google Drive account on iPadOS. Although there are several ways to do that, it would be easiest if you used the Outlook email client.
You can save any attachments in Google Drive as long as you have free storage. Even if you cannot open a file on your iPad, you can keep that in Google Drive without any problem. Similar options are available on iOS as well, but this article contains screenshots of an iPad.
How to save Outlook email attachments in Google Drive on iPad
To save Outlook attachments in Google Drive on iPad, follow these steps-
- Verify that your Google account is already added.
- Open email and tap on the attachment that you want to save in Google Drive.
- Tap on the Share button.
- Select Save to Account option.
- Choose Google from the list.
To get started, you need to add your Gmail account first so that Outlook can detect the associated Google Drive storage to save your attachments. If you already added your Gmail ID in the Outlook app, there is no need to follow this step, and you can skip to the second step.
If you have not added your Gmail account in the Outlook app, open the Outlook Settings page and go to the Email Accounts section. Here, tap on the Add Email Account button and follow all the screen instructions to add your Gmail account. There is another option called Add Storage Account. If you use this option, your email ID won’t be added to the Outlook app, but you can use your Google Drive storage to save files. You can use either option according to your requirements.
Once the email ID or storage account is successfully added, you can open an email, which contains your file. Now, tap on the attachment to open it on your iPad. Then, you should see a Share button visible on the top-right corner of your screen.
Tap on it and select Save to Account option. Then, you can see a Google Drive icon with your name on it.
Tap this option to start the saving process. It doesn’t take much time to finish, and it depends on the file or attachment size.
There is a minor drawback to this process. By default, it creates a folder (Outlook) in the root directory of your Google Drive storage, and you cannot change the default save path.