How to Backup Music to Google Drive on PC/Phone | Final Guide

This article will show you how to backup music to Google Drive on PC and phone,and provides you a great method to protect your files in Google Drive.


by Jonna Lasted Updated April 11, 2024

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Where can I backup my music?

Nowadays, many people would like to create their own music library on a computer or phone, but chances are that their phone or computer may be stolen or their music library accidentally gets deleted. Therefore, it is always important to backup music and other files to a safe place. And you could backup your music to Google Drive.

Backup Music

With a backup version in hand, even if you lose your original files, you can restore them whenever you need them. In the past, external hard drives or USB drives are the most well-known and popular backup options. However, these hardware are also facing the risk of physical damage, steal, accidental erasure, etc.

Meanwhile, all music files take up much space on your devices but the hard drive devices are not very cheap. Therefore, more and more people turn to online cloud storage, which can keep your music far away from local devices and offer a large amount of storage space at a low price.

Is Google Drive a good backup destination for music?

As you know, during the last couple of years, cloud-based storage became very popular and there are so many cloud storage services in the market offering various plans and special advantages like Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive, and so on. With the strong company background and generous 15GB amount of free storage space, Google Drive stands out among cloud storage and gains a very vast majority of users.

If you are already a Google Drive user, Google Drive is indeed a good backup destination for your music and other kinds of files including documents, images, videos, etc. It lets you save various files to the cloud and then access them from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.

Google Drive

Don’t hesitate to backup your music to Google Drive. If you don’t know how to achieve it, please read on. The contents below will show you how to backup music to Google Drive on both computers and phones with detailed steps.

How to backup music to Google Drive on PC

Can you backup music to Google Drive? Generally, there are two ways to backup music files to Google Drive on your computer. The first way is to upload music files through the Google Drive website manually. The other way is to install Google automatic uploader –Drive for desktop on your desktop to let it sync your music files from the local computer to Google Drive automatically.  If neither approach can satisfy you to quickly automatically backup files to Google Drive, you can also go to the third method.

Before backing up, there are some things that you need to pay attention to:

  • Google Drive only supports audio types including MP3, MPEG, WAV, and OGGB. So, before backing up your music files from the local computer to Google Drive, please make sure you have converted your music files into the supported format.

  • The maximum audio file size that you can upload to Google Drive is 5T.

Way 1. Backup music to Google Drive manually

1. Go to the Google Drive website and sign in with your Google account.

2. Click on the My Drive button and find Upload files... or Upload folder...

Upload Files to Googel Drive

3. Locate the converted music files and select files you would like to store in Google Drive. After a few minutes, you can find the selected music files will be uploaded to your Google Drive successfully.

Way 2. Backup music to Google Drive automatically

1. Download Google Drive for desktop tool and install it on your computer.

2. Then, log in to your Google Account, and you will be led to specify which folder(s) you would like to sync to Google Drive, just click Add folder under the My computer tab to select. 

Add Folder

3. The next will setup Sync with Google Drive. Click Done to confirm.

Add Folder Sync With Google Drive

4. Finally, click Save to start Google Drive backup and sync music files service. Then, your folder(s) will now sync with your Google Drive.

Click Save

Way 3. Easiest way to backup music to Google Drive

Both methods can back up music files to Google Drive, but they can take a lot of time, and the Google Drive desktop app take up local space, so you may have a copy on the cloud, but still not free up hard drive space. If you have these concerns, you can switch to the simpler free tool, CBackup, which allows you to easily back up any file on your PC to Google Drive.

Step 1. Please download the CBackup software firstly, create a new account of CBackup and sign in to the app.

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Sign In

Step 2. Select the Storage tab on the left panel, select Google Drive and click Authorize Now. then follow the steps to grant access of your Google Drive account to CBackup.

Select Google Drive

Step 3. And then you could upload music to Google Drive easily with simple clicks. Tap the Backup Backup PC to Public Cloud.

Create Task

Step 4. Choose music files you want to backup, and click Google Drive to select it as the backup target location.

Task Name Add Source

Step 5. (Optional) Click the Settings on the bottom left of the window, enable schedule backup under Scheduler tab, choose an interval to backup files to Google Drive, like one time only, daily, weekly, or monthly.

Schedule Backup

Step 6. Press Start Backup to initiate the Google Drive music files backup as you set.

Start Backup Files to Google Drive

Note: CBackup offers professional PC auto backup services, you can back up more files to the huge cloud space it provides, CBackup Cloud provides 10GB of backup space per account for free, and you can get 1TB or even 10,000GB of space at a better price. If you meet any problem during the process of using Google Drive or you need more storage space for your music files, you can take CBackup into consideration.

How to backup music on Google Drive on phone

Besides the desktop app, Google also released a specific app for mobile devices to help you backup files to Google Drive. Here is the guide on how to save music to google drive on Android, iPhones, or tables

1. Download and install the Google Drive app from Google Play or Apple App Store.

2. On your phone or tablet, open the Google Drive app.

3. Tap Add (+) button. Then, tap Upload and find and tap the files you want to upload.

Backup to Google Drive

Tip 1. How to play MP3 music files directly on Google Drive

1. Browse to an MP3 file and right-click it

2. Select Open with > Connect more apps from the context menu that opens up.

3. Find Music Player for Google Drive in the list. You can enter “music” to find it faster.

4. Click connect and follow the on-screen instructions.

5. Now, just right-click the MP3 file you want to play, go to Open with > Music Player for Google Drive and allow access to your account when prompted.

Play Music Googel Drive

Note: It’s also worth noting that if you select more than one track, a playlist will automatically be created. You can always click “Add audio files from Google Drive” to add more songs to the playlist.

Tip 2. How to protect your music files in Google Drive

You may think that cloud storage is safe enough for your files, however, chances are that your files in Google Drive may lose for accidental deletion, technical bugs, and so on. Therefore, for some important files, you’d better backup them to another cloud storage with CBackup.

CBackup is a professional cloud backup service that allows you to backup files from Google Drive to Dropbox, OneDrive as well as FTP/SFTP. Meanwhile, it offers flexible backup settings to help you set up a scheduled backup task or filter file types while backing up. Let’s see how to use it.

Tip: If you've already downloaded the CBackup desktop app, you can also follow these steps on the client, here we'll show how to protect your Google Drive files on a web page.

1. Just go to the main page of CBackup, sign in your account.

Sign Up

2. Click + Add Cloud under the My Storage tab, select your clouds (here is Google Drive), and click Add. Then sign in your account and authorize CBackup to access and manage your files on the cloud.

Add Google Drive

3. Click on the Backup Tasks tab at the top of the page, then, click the New Task button. Name your backup task, click the Add Source button to add Google Drive, and click Add Destination to add another drive.

Create Task

Note: Under Settings, you can enjoy File Filter and enable Email Notification. You can also set automatic backup.

4. Click Start Backup in the lower right corner to backup files from Google Drive to another cloud drive.

Google Drive to OneDrive


Following the steps above, you can backup music to Google Drive on both computer and phone with ease. And after backing up, you can play the music on Google Drive directly. What’s more, if the music files in Google Drive are very precious to you, don’t forget to backup them to another cloud storage with CBackup just in case.

Jonna · Editor
Jonna becomes a professional in the areas of cloud backup and restoration, data protection, etc. after years of learning and researching. She maintains a keen eye for the latest technology trends, ensuring that the information provided is always in step with industry developments.

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