By Nicky / Last Updated April 25, 2021


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Can I save audio files to Google Drive?

“There are some music and videos on my phone and computer that occupying too much space on my device. So, I want to backup them to other places so that I can free up some space. I am using Google Drive. Can I save audio files to Google Drive?”

Nowadays, people prefer to listen to music and play video on the phone or computer. Many people also like to download audio files to the local computer so that they can enjoy music or video locally or save their favorite audio files. Considering that audio files often take up much space and the local device is easy to lose, many people want to backup audio files to Google Drive.

Why backup audio files to Google Drive?

For most users, Google Drive is a good backup destination for many users because it allows users to backup various files and folders including documents, images, music, and video to the cloud. What’s more, Google Drive offers 15 GB of free storage space to each Google user. Depending on file sizes, 15GB is nearly 4,000 songs.

Therefore, more and more people prefer to save audio files like music and videos to Google Drive. On the one hand, storing data in Google Drive can prevent your data from loss due to hardware damage, theft, or loss. On the other hand, backing up data to cloud storage can save much space on your device.

How to upload audio files to Google Drive on computer?

Backing up music (videos) to Google Drive on the computer is very easy because Google Drive offers a user-friendly web app and automatic desktop app. If you wonder how to upload audio to Google Drive on computer, you can follow the steps below.

Way 1. Backup audio files via Google Drive web app

Step 1. Go to through a browser on your computer and log in with your Google account.

Step 2. At the top left of the window, click New. Among all the displayed options, click File upload.

Upload Files To Googledrive

Step 3. Navigate to the location where the video is saved on your computer, then select the video you want to upload and click Open.

Open Local Files In Google Web App

Way 2. Backup audio files via Google Drive desktop app

Step 1. Download Google Backup and Sync tool and install it on your computer.

Step 2. Log in to your Google Account and you will be led to specify which folder(s) you would like to sync to Google Drive. Click CHOOSE FOLDER and select the folder that contains your audio files.

Choose Folder

Step 3. The next will set up synchronization from Google Drive to My Computer.

Sync My Drive

Step 4. Finally, click START to start Google Backup and Sync service. Then, your folder(s) will now sync with your Google Drive.

How to upload audio files to Google Drive from phone?

The mobile phone allows us to listen to music and watch videos anytime, anywhere. Therefore, there must be many audio files stored on the mobile phone. If you need to backup audio files to Google Drive from your phone, you can rely on the mobile app offered by Google and learn how to upload music to Google Drive. These steps also apply to videos.

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

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

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

Backup To Google Drive

Bonus tip: how to get more backup space in Google Drive?

As motioned above, Google Drive offers 15 GB of free storage space to each user. Generally, 15 GB of storage space is enough for you to save essential files. However, if you need to save audio files to Google Drive, you may need to pay for more space. Actually, there is a way that can help you get more backup space without upgrading your account.

Since each Google Drive account has 15 GB of free storage space, you can register multiple accounts and merge multiple Google Drive accounts. There is a cloud backup service called CBackup can help you achieve that. With it, you can add multiple Google Drive accounts on one interface and combine the storage space of the accounts.

Step 1. Get started with CBackup. Create a CBackup account and log in.

Sign Up

Step 2. Navigate to the Added Clouds tab, click Added Clouds + at the top of the window, select Google Drive and click Add to add this drive. You can add Google Drive accounts as many as you have.

Add Cloud

Step 3. After adding, all your Google Drive accounts are in one place now. With only one login, you can easily merge the storage space of accounts and make full use of their storage space with CBackup.

Google Drive Multiple Accounts


You must have learned how to backup audio files to Google Drive according to the contents above. If you need more backup space in Google Drive, you can merge Google Drive accounts with CBackupper.

If you just need more cloud backup space for your audio files, you can also try the PC cloud backup feature of CBackupper, which offers a 15-day free trial with 1000 GB of backup space. Besides that, it also offers many useful features like cloud to cloud backup, cloud to cloud sync, and so on.