Our files and photos use up more and more storage space as computers and phones become more sophisticated. This makes it more difficult to store them and also to move them between devices.

Apps like Amazon Cloud or Amazon Drive can be useful in cases like this. Similar to the well-known Google Drive, Amazon Drive is a cloud storage tool that enables you to upload files and photos to the internet and then access them from anywhere. Up to a certain point, it is complimentary with your Amazon account.

Here is everything you need to know about Amazon Drive, including how it differs from Amazon Photos.

How to Get an Amazon Drive Account

You receive a free Amazon Drive account when you create an Amazon account. You get 5GB of storage with this free account, which you can use for documents, ZIP files, pictures, videos, and more.

You can download the mobile app or access the website on a Mac or Windows to use Amazon Drive. The mobile app is also available on iPhone and Android devices

You’ll use your standard Amazon account to log in. Prime is not necessary.

How to use Amazon Drive

A file can be uploaded to Amazon Drive in a matter of seconds. To upload something, simply open the website or app, log in, and then tap the blue Upload button. The file will upload after you choose (or create a new one) the folder you want to put it in.

You can upload either individual files or entire folders. Almost any type of file you might want to upload is supported by Amazon Drive. This includes files with more uncommon extensions like ISOs as well as more widely used ones like JPEG and PDF.

Once a file has been uploaded, locate it in the folder to access it. You can then share it with others or download it to your device. You can post the file directly on social media or copy a link to the file and share it via email or text message using the Share menu.

How to Get More Amazon Drive Storage

You automatically receive 5GB of free storage in Amazon Drive when you create an account. This can hold a large number of files, especially if they are just PDF, but it can quickly get filled up. Additionally, it is considerably less than the 15GB of free Google Drive storage.

Interestingly, you can Upgrade your Amazon Drive storage. Simply access this page and choose one of the plans under “Need More Storage?”  100GB costs $1.99 per month, 1TB costs $6.99, and 2TB costs $11.99. 

That is the best choice if you want to upgrade because the majority of users won’t require anywhere close to 100GB.

Amazon Drive vs. Amazon Photos

A similar cloud storage app called Amazon Photos may be familiar to you if you’ve spent enough time exploring your Amazon account. Although Drive and Photos are connected and have many features in common, Photos is much more constrained.

Amazon Photos only allows you to upload photos and videos, unlike Amazon Drive. You are therefore limited to using files like JPEGs, PNGs, and MP4s.

However, it does have one advantage: as long as you are an Amazon Prime member, you receive unlimited Amazon Photos storage. There are no additional costs; the photo storage is limitless.

Similar to Drive, Amazon Photos can be accessed via its website on a computer or through its iPhone and Android apps.

I also recommend you check out this free online word. It’s a flexible web-based Word app that allows you save your pdf in the cloud, making it accessible anywhere, any time.


Amazon Cloud app may only provide 5GB storage space, but it can come in handy if you’re looking for a two-tier or three-tier backup solution for all your documents and important files that you may need in the future.

However, You can download the Amazon Photos app to manage all of your photos on Amazon Drive, but unlike Google Drive and Dropbox, there is still no backup and synchronization tool for Amazon Drive.

Well, that wraps it all up for how to go to Amazon Cloud App on your desktop or smartphone. If you have any questions or suggestions, please let us know in the comment section.

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