How to Transfer Files from iCloud Drive to Google Drive

The recent debacle of Galaxy Note 7 has forced many users to turn to iPhone as they lost trust in the brand itself. It was a huge loss for Samsung in terms of money and brand value it has created along the years. But think the other way. There are many iPhone and iPad users, who turn to Android phones; not just to Samsung phones but to other popular smartphones running on Android.

While iPhone/iPad users largely store their data on iCloud Drive, Android users find a better solution in Google Drive. iCloud offers 5GB free data store, while Google Drive allows users to store 15GB of data. Thus, for people who wish to save their data on cloud, Google Drive can be a good option.

Let’s not get into the brand war; for any reason, you can join Android family leaving the Apple clan. And you can easily transfer iCloud Drive files to Google Drive so that you can easily access your valuable data. Android users, who wish to update to a higher end Android phone, they can use Google Drive to backup Android phone to Google Drive.

There are two popular apps to transfer iCloud Drive data to Google Drive. Both are desktop apps, and therefore, you need to download and install both apps either on your Mac or on Windows computer.

How to Transfer iCloud Drive Files to Google Drive using Desktop Apps

If you haven’t downloaded Google Drive app on your Mac or personal computer, you can download the same before you go ahead. Once the download is finished on your Mac, the app will automatically create a Finder shortcut under Favorites. On your Windows computer, the app will ask for permission to create a shortcut in the File Explorer.

Mac users have default access to iCloud Drive. For Windows users, they can download iCloud Drive app before moving ahead.

Step #1: Launch two Finder windows if you are using Mac; if you are on Windows computer, open File Explorer.

Step #2: Click on iCloud Drive from the left bar in one window.

Step #3: Next, click on Google Drive in the left bar in another window.

Step #4: Now click on the top file in iCloud Drive folder.

Step #5: Press and hold the shift key and click on the bottom file in iCloud Drive folder.

Step #6: Finally, click and drag all files to the Google Drive folder.

You are done! Now Google Drive will do the job and sync all files for you.

How to Move iCloud Drive Files to Google Drive on Web

If you don’t like the idea of using iCloud Drive and Google Drive apps on desktop, you can use another method: transfer your files using the web apps. To do this, you need to download each file from your iCloud Drive at icloud.com and then upload the same files again on Google Drive.

This process will certainly take lot of your time as you are supposed to download files individually from iCloud Drive. Unfortunately, iCloud Drive doesn’t offer the facility to batch-download or batch-transfer all files. It is recommended that you use desktop apps; if you have only a few files in your iCloud Drive, you can go ahead and use this second method.

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