Google Drive for Desktop and Mobile Devices

You can access your Google Drive for Desktop files by going to from a web browser or through desktop (Windows and Mac OS X) and mobile (Android and iOS) apps. This page will explain how to download these apps and configure them up to access your USC Google Drive files.

Google Drive for Desktop

Google currently offers two apps for backing up files to the cloud from your PC or Mac: Backup and Sync and Drive File Stream. Back up and Sync stores your Google Drive content on your personal computer and in the cloud while Drive File Stream stores all of your files and folders in the cloud only. For a comparison of the features of Backup and Sync and Drive File Stream, see the Compare Backup and Sync & Drive File Stream page on the Google Drive Help Center.

Google Drive for Mobile Devices

To download the Google Drive app for Android or iOS devices, click the links below from your mobile device. When prompted for an email address and password during the installation, use your USC NetID email address and password.

Download for Android devices
Download for iOS devices