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

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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21 weeks ago

The new version still hijacks files

Lmao damn google drive nvr plays nice
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21 weeks ago
works for me...
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21 weeks ago

Still getting this on my end. I’m not sure what the issue is now.


Same here. I ran the Google Drive update, even rebooted, and text files (.txt) are still attempting to upload into Google Drive rather than previewing directly in Files. PDFs, on the other hand, work as they should (and did prior to the update). I tried deleting Google Drive, and text files in Files previewed as they should, but after I reinstalled it, Google Drive went right back to its hijacking ways.

I don't particularly like using Google Drive, but there are certain things I need it for, so I can't just delete it indefinitely. On the other hand, although I really like the Files app, it has not yet become a major part of my workflow, so I will just avoid it until the problem gets resolved.
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21 weeks ago

My .txt files are opening in iCloud Drive like they're supposed to, once again.

iOS 10.3.3 obviously.

Right there with you buddy
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21 weeks ago

I am curious, how does google drive integrate into Files if you use more then one google account in Drive? Does files give you a quick button somewhere to switch between the different accounts?


When you tap on Google Drive in Files, it gives you the choice among your accounts. Same with OneDrive, for that matter. I can't say for Dropbox or iCloud since I have only one account in each of those.
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21 weeks ago
Now if Microsoft would update their OneDrive app as well...
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21 weeks ago
I’m afraid this is “fake news”. All my DOCX Files are still being hijacked.
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21 weeks ago
The new version still hijacks files
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21 weeks ago
DRAG AND DROP SUPPORT ADDED IN THIS UPDATE FOR IPAD!
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21 weeks 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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