How to Access Google Drive without Gmail

While it is generally accepted that a Google account is necessary to access Google products including Gmail, Google Docs, Google Slides, YouTube, and more, did you know that non-Gmail users can access Google Drive too? So whether you use Outlook, ProtonMail, or iCloud Mail, you don’t need a Gmail account to use Google Drive. how-to-access-google-drive-without-gmail

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How to Access Google Drive without Gmail

  • Step 1: Access the Link to Sign Up without Gmail

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    First things first, do you already have an email account that isn’t Google Mail? If not yet, create an account from any free email provider such as Outlook, Zoho Mail, ProtonMail, GMX, iCloud Mail, Hotmail, and Yandex. When your account is up and ready, access https://accounts.google.com/SignUpWithoutGmail to begin signing up where you don’t use a Gmail account.

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    In case you change your mind and need to sign in to Google to access Google Drive and other Google features, just log on to http://mail.google.com/mail/.

  • Step 2: Enter the Details Being Asked

    From your first name, last name, email address, to your password, start typing them down until you can proceed to click “Next.” And don’t forget that the email address you use in signing up without Gmail should not end with @gmail.com and that it is already an existing email address.

  • Step 3: Complete the Next Step for Verification Details

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    After clicking “Next,” a verification code will be sent to your email address and you need to continue and verify your details. Expect to log your birthdate and gender next. Also, you would be asked to provide your phone number which is optional. Click “Next” once again until you can see the full terms and conditions. Tap “I agree.”

  • Step 4: Go to Google Drive

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    Now that your non-Gmail email address has been verified, you can proceed to use Google Drive. Visit https://drive.google.com/ and you can explore the rest of Google Drive’s features.

How to create/setup a Google Email account

To create a Google Email account, access https://accounts.google.com/signup, fill in the details asked, verify your information, and agree to the terms and conditions.

Can I make a review without Gmail?

Yes, you can definitely write a Google review without Gmail by using the email address from a different email provider.

How to share Google Drive files with non-Gmail accounts

To share any Google Drive file to non-Gmail users, right-click on the specific file needed and click “Share.” Next, proceed to “Get link,” choose “Restricted,” and tap “Anyone with the link.”