Every Android phone user face a problem of low internal storage as the smartphone is loaded with apps that you downloaded from Play Store, preloaded apps, photos, and videos. If you’re Android phone come with 16 or 32GB of Internet memory, most of the space is already taken up by the operating system and preloaded software. In this case, you need more space for new apps, photos, and videos. This tutorial will help you, how to move apps to sd card on Android phone.
You can expand your storage capacity by inserting an memory card on Android device microSD card slot. Before buying high speed memory card for your Android phone, you should ensure that the microSD card slot is compatible and within limits. A microSD card is cheap way of expanding your Android phone storage, and all the version after Android 6.0 Marshmallow easily allow you to move apps to sd card to free up space. For Android version 5.0 and below, I’ve written another article how to move apps to sd card without root permission.
Move Apps To SD Card Using Application Manager
Navigate to Settings > Apps, select and click an app you want to move to sd card.
After selection, click Storage > Change and change storage from Internal storage to Transcend SD card.
Now tick the box “Transcend SD card” and click “Move” button. Done!
Note : If “Change” option is not available, the app can’t be moved and your Android phone does not support the feature.
Use A microSD Card As Internal Storage
The feature that called Adoptable or Flex Storage introduced in Android 6.0 Marshmallow that allows you to format a microSD card to act like Internal storage.
1. Use at least Class 10 or UHS-1 / UHS-3 microSD card for faster performance, as apps may run slower when stored on SD card.
2. All the data on the microSD card will be erased, when you format it as Internal storage.
3. The apps that come preloaded on Android phone can’t move to sd card.
4. If you remove the microSD card from your Android phone without ejecting option, you’ll break functionality to any apps.
Go to Settings > Storage, select your SD card and tap three dots menu button in the upper-right corner.
Now select “Storage Settings” and tap “Format as Internal”.
On the next screen, click “Erase and Format” and select the option “Move Now”, tap “Next”. Done!
How To Move Apps To SD Card On Android
Some mobile manufacture doesn’t offer “Adoptable Storage” function on their devices, you’ll have to continue moving your apps to SD card manually. Check the Android version you’re using, head to Settings > About Phone > Software Information. To move apps to SD card manually, check the below path for different Android version.
Android 8.0 Oreo :
Go to Settings > Apps & notifications > App info, scroll down to find the app you want to move to SD card and click it.
Select Storage > Change, and Change storage to “Virtual SD card”, click “Move”. Done!
Android 7.0 Nougat :
Go to Settings > Apps, and choose the app you want to move to your Micro SD Card and tap on it.
Go to Storage > Change and Change storage to “Virtual SD card”, click “Move”. Done!
Android 6.0 Marshmallow :
Go to Settings > Apps then tap on your chosen app.
Tap Storage > Change then choose the card when prompted.
Hit Move to complete the process.
Android 5.0 Lollipop :
Go to Settings > Apps and tap on the app you want to move to your SD card.
Next, under the Storage section, tap Move to SD Card.
How do you move apps to SD card on your Android phone? Share your experiences and tips with us in the comment section.