How to get a free Google Drive account

Google Drive is part of an entire network of services owned by Google that can be accessed through the same account. So if you have an account with Google Mail, YouTube, Google Maps, Google Finance, etc., you can use it to sign in to Google Drive. However, if you haven't used any other Google services, we'll show you here how to create a new Google Drive account.

Create Google account

1. To create a new Google Drive account go to and click on "Create account"

Create new Google Drive account

2. After you've clicked "Create account" you will see the next step

Create new Google Drive account next step

3. Enter all required information

  1. First name
  2. Last name
  3. Username
  4. Password
  5. Confirm your password
Hint: If you don't want to use a new Gmail account, just click on "Use my current email address instead". So you can use your own email.

After you entered all data click on "Next" not "Sign in instead". Now you have to enter you Phone number.

4. Enter you phone number

Google Drive Phone verification

Important: This was optional in the past, but recently Google has made it mandatory

After you entered you phone number click on "Next" and you will receive an verification code. Enter this code in the next step

5. Enter your verification code

Google Drive enter verification code

Click on "Verify" and you account is created. Well done. In case of problems or if you do not receive a code, you can also request a call. Just click on "Call instead" and try to verify this way.

As already mentioned at the beginning, all Google services are accessible with one and the same account. You don't have to create an account via Goolge Drive, you can do this via Gmail or any other service owned by Google.

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