Google Drive iOS' New Features Make Life Easier


Google has released a brand new update for the iOS version of Google Drive, complete with improvements specific towards iOS 8. The latest release for the cloud-storage service is available from the Apple App Store right now, and will come with plenty of new features to ensure your experience is smoother overall.


Google has said this release was 'optimized for iOS 8″ - referring to features they've implemented. The Google Drive app should not scale properly on the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus displays. Both phones release with iOS 8 stock, so these new changes should be more than welcome for users.


The biggest addition released in the Google Drive patch includes the ability to open files within other apps. When the user is done with the file, they may simply save them to Google Drive, which will sync everything to your other devices. Google released the same functionality with their new Chrome extension, which was launched earlier this week.


Another new feature included in the update is the Touch ID support for unlocking Google Drive. For those users preferring to use their finger, that is now an option instead of making use of the Passcode Lock feature, which is also available.


The full list of changes to the application include:


Open files within other apps and save them to Drive (iOS 8 only) Unlock drive using Touch ID (iOS 8 only) Save videos from drive to mobile devices (tap File Info icon > Open In > Save Video) Support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus iOS 8 compatibility Bug fixes and performance improvements


This is a major release for Google Drive, even if the list of changes is rather on the small side. Cloud-storage services are becoming a major selling point for computers and mobile devices, and Google intends to remain at the top of their game.


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