• System requirements and browsers for Google Drive.

    According to documentation from Google, the following operating systems and browsers are supported for Google Drive and the Docs editors. If you see some unexpected behavior, you may want to switch to a supported operating system and browser, and enable cookies and JavaScript on your browser.  Per Google's support website:

    Operating system requirements


    Windows 7 and newer


    Version 10.7 (Lion) or newer

      Google Drive isn't currently available for the Linux operating system. Linux users can still access Google Drive on the web at drive.google.com or through the Google Drive mobile app.

      Mobile devices and tablets

      To use the mobile apps after May 31, 2014, you'll need to upgrade to the most recent versions of the Android and iOS operating systems on your mobile device.

      • Android 4.0+
      • iOS 7.0+

      Users on the following outdated mobile operating systems will be able to view, but not edit, their files. We encourage these users to upgrade to the versions above if possible.

      Browser requirements

      You can use Google Drive and the Docs editors if you have enabled cookies and JavaScript in your browser (check your browser's support page if you're not sure how to check or enable these items). You must also have one of the two most recent versions of the following browsers:

      • Chrome (as of 11/10/2014, the current versions are: 38.0.2125.119 (Windows) and 38.0.2125.111 (Mac)
      • Firefox (as of 11/10/2014, the current version is 33.1)
      • Safari (not supported on Windows)
      • Internet Explorer (current version is IE 11)

      Browsers are frequently updated so your browser version can quickly fall out of date.  Most browsers will alert you when a newer version of your browser has been released and others offer an auto-update feature should you want to subscribe.  Other browsers may work with the Google Docs editors but you may not be able to use all of the features available in the browsers listed above.