How to move apps to sd card? If that’s what you need an answer to you’re exactly where you should be. I know that’s what you’re looking for because to reach this page you must have Googled something that roughly matches “android move apps to SD card. That’s what this piece is all about.
By the end of this article, you’ll know everything that there is about moving apps to SD card on your android devices.
Android is the most used mobile OS in the world, accounting for 66.5% of the world’s mobile operating systems.
Not to mention that Android obviously also has the best user-interface as well as wide-ranging features, hence resulting in its wild-fire popularity.
One such feature is the feature which lets you move your Android apps from the phone storage to the SD card.
But before answering the “how”, let’s have a look at the “why”, as is my tradition and believe that the “how” is explained better when you understand the reason behind “why” you’re actually doing something.
Why to Move Apps to SD Card?
When you download apps from the Playstore, they get saved on your phone-storage by default. The problem and the primary reason why you might be seeking an answer to how to move files to SD card is that our phone storage is “limited”.
If you download a huge number of apps and they get on your phone storage, they would take up storage space on your primary device and that would reduce the total amount of space available.
The second reason being, if you start running low on the phone-storage, it’s like overloading your C:/ drive. Meaning, your overall cell phone performance would slow down.
There exists a third reason as well which isn’t a primary factor but it does count, when you remove your SD card the apps on your SD card get uninstalled in some cases and you have to install them all over again, this actually helps the SD card act as an external Hard-drive, but if you install the apps on your phone storage, they’re there permanently unless you manually uninstall them.
How to Move Apps to SD Card?
So finally we’re down to the section you’ve been waiting for, let’s have a look at how to move on application from the phone storage to SD card.
It’s actually fairly simple because android has an in-built feature for that. And it doesn’t include any complicated steps or something you’ve never done before.
All you’ve got to do is, click on the “settings” option.
I’m pretty sure you’re well aware of the settings on your device and it’s not uncharted waters for you. So just find the “applications” tab there. (In some devices it might be listed as “application manager”.)
Once you tap on the application manager, it would list all the applications on your device. You can either find the app you’re trying to move directly from this screen, or you can slide left-right in order to reach specifically categorized sections, like “downloaded” “recent” etc.
It’s the best bet to go to the “all” sections because it has every app your device has, regardless of it being a downloaded, default, recently used or unused application.
Anyway once you find the application you’re looking for, just tap on it and it would take you to the following screen.
The interface might be slightly different based on your version of Android, but it’s more or less the same and the options would always be there. So as you can clearly see there’s a fine option there saying “move apps to SD card”.
All you’ve got to do is tap that button and you’re done! The app would be moved to the SD card, and it takes only a few seconds for the task to be completed.
How to Move Files to SD Card?
Talking about moving apps to SD card, why not solve the other query you might have lingering around your brains?
In order to move certain files to SD card, all you’ve got to do is, select that specific file you want to move, and tap on the “move” option. (Make sure you’re “moving” it and not copying.)
Then select the SD card directory where you want to move it. Just select the destination directory and tap on the “move to” option. The file would be moved to your desired folder.
So that was all I had on How to move apps to SD card folks. Hope this piece helped. Well, there are other ways to achieve the same goals as well, for eg.
you can use third-party applications to move apps from phone storage to SD card, but that involves more complex steps and apps rather than using the in-built feature.
Anyway if you’ve got other, shorter and more efficient ways to move files from phone storage to SD card, do let me know, I’d be more than happy to include them over here.
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