Speed Up Slow Google Drive Uploads and Fix Timeout Errors

A slow or unstable internet connection can significantly impact upload times. Try testing your upload speed to see if itโ€™s sufficient, or connect to a faster network if available.

Reduce file size

Large files will take longer to upload. Consider compressing files or reducing resolution of images/videos before uploading. You can also split files into smaller parts to upload separately.

Use Google Drive desktop app

The Backup and Sync desktop app can provide faster and more reliable uploads compared to the web interface. Make sure you have the latest version installed.

Enable parallel composite uploads

In the Google Drive desktop app settings, you can enable parallel composite uploads to split large files and upload chunks simultaneously for faster transfers.

Clear browser cache

If uploading via drive.google.com, clear your browser cache as excess data can slow things down.

Check for conflicts

Files with the same name may cause conflicts and upload failures. Try renaming files before uploading.

Use third party tools

Browser extensions like Speed Uploader for Google Drive or command line tools like Rclone can greatly accelerate uploads by chunking and uploading in parallel.

Disable VPN connections

VPN connections can reduce upload speeds. Try disabling your VPN temporarily when uploading large files.

Avoid peak internet usage times

Evenings tend to have slower internet speeds due to high traffic. Try scheduling large uploads during off-peak hours if possible.

I hope these tips help resolve slow Google Drive uploads! Let me know if you have any other questions.