In addition to updating its Maps app with an overhauled design, Google has released a new version of its Drive app for iPhone and iPad users adding support for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus as well as some new iOS 8 features.
The Google Drive file storage app can now be secured using Touch ID so users with supported devices (iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone Plus, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 3) can unlock the app using the fingerprint scanner. The new version of Drive also includes an extension to “open form and save to Drive in other apps” for iOS 8 users, and videos can now be saved from Drive to the Photos app (instructions below). Google says the new version of Drive for iPhone and iPad also includes full iOS 8 compatibility, bug fixes, and performance improvements.
Google Drive 3.3 for iPhone and iPad is available for free on the App Store. Full change log below.
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What’s New in Version 3.3.0
• Open from and save to Drive in other apps (iOS 8 only) • Unlock Drive using Touch ID (iOS 8 only) • Save videos from Drive to your device (tap File Info icon > Open In > Save Video) • Support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus • iOS 8 compatibility • Bug fixes and performance improvements