Google Drive Updated to Play Friendly With Apple's Files App

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Google Drive no longer hijacks file opening duties in Apple's Files and iCloud Drive apps on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


The app was updated today with a fix for the issue. Microsoft Word documents and other file types can now be viewed directly in in Apple's Files and iCloud Drive apps on iOS 11 and iOS 10 respectively.

Since a previous update to Google Drive earlier this month, the app became the default opener for many file types due to an open-in-place issue.


When users with the Google Drive app installed attempted to open a DOCX file in Files or iCloud Drive, for example, the Google Drive app would automatically open and prompt the user to save the file in that app.

Google Drive version 4.2017.37510 is available on the App Store [Direct Link].

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36 months ago

The new version still hijacks files

Lmao damn google drive nvr plays nice
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36 months ago
I’m afraid this is “fake news”. All my DOCX Files are still being hijacked.
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36 months ago
The new version still hijacks files
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36 months ago
DRAG AND DROP SUPPORT ADDED IN THIS UPDATE FOR IPAD!
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36 months ago
Now if Microsoft would update their OneDrive app as well...
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36 months ago
My .txt files are opening in iCloud Drive like they're supposed to, once again.

iOS 10.3.3 obviously.
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