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User Manual

Import from Google Drive

Using Google Drive is a great way to import files that you share and work on collaboratively online. Choose the Google Drive option in the Add Songs screen to browse your Google Drive files.


You will need to authorize OnSong to access Google Drive the first time you attempt to access it. This will either open a web-based authentication screen from inside of OnSong. Once your account is linked, you can use Google Drive without signing in again unless your account becomes unlinked for some reason.

You can always sign out of Google Drive at any time by tapping on the Sign Out button at the bottom of the screen.


Once you are signed in, you can navigate your entire Google Drive content. Tap on folders to navigate to more files.


Tap on the search bar at the top of the list to search the visible files and folders by name. Start typing to view results that start with the search query, or tap on the "Search" button on your keyboard to find files and folders that contain the search term.


Tap on files to check and uncheck them for import. You can also use the Select All and Deselect All buttons on the bottom of the screen to select or deselect everything in the currently viewed folder. If you select a backup file, OnSong will prompt you that importing a backup will overwrite your current library before continuing. If confirmed, only the backup file is imported and the library is restored.


Once you have some files checked, tap on the Import button in the upper right corner to begin the import process. If you have selected to import a file that was already imported, OnSong will have you choose an action to take on the duplicate file. When importing begins, the progress is displayed as a percentage in the upper right corner. Once the import process is completed, you are returned to the All Songs screen.


You can change the sort order of the files and folders to make selecting them for import easier. Tap on the sort icon in the lower-left corner to bring up the following options:

  • Name sorts files and folders by file name in ascending alphabetic order.
  • Size sorts larger files to the top of the list.
  • Modified sorts files that were most recently modified to the top of the list

Note: Tapping on the same sort option twice will reverse the sort order.

Signing Out

If you've signed into the wrong Google Drive account, or if you want to sign out of Google Drive for security reasons, tap on the door icon in the lower right corner. This will deauthorize OnSong from Google Drive and return you to the Add Songs screen.

OnSong 2023 — Last Updated on May 3, 2022