Power users and photo freaks have one thing in mind when they are out to purchase a new smartphone, the internal storage. Even if a phone has all the other specifications up to the mark, all can easily go in vain if the storage space is insufficient. Moreover, the OS occupies your phone’s internal storage to a great extent. Thus, you need something that can cover them up along with providing you the required space for storing your favorite multimedia.
Cloud storage and a plethora of phones that have a massive internal storage have catered to this issue to a great extent. But it is not necessary that these phones lie within the affordable range. Thus, one of the most viable ways to gain more storage is transfer apps to SD card. Apart from Pixel, most of the popular flagships that are widely in use such as Samsung, Vivo, Oppo, etc. support this feature.
Android apps occupy a lot of storage space in the phone. Normally, users don’t think twice before clicking on the install button only to see an app end up unused for months. If you store a large number of apps in the internal memory of your device, the performance is bound to get adversely affected. One of the most convenient ways to free some space on your device is to move the apps to the SD card. This way, all your data remains safe and the storage capacity increases.
to Move Android Apps to an SD Card
1. Tap on the Settings menu on your phone.
2. After that, tap on Apps.
3. Select the applications you wish to move to the external SD card.
4. Tap on storage and look for the ‘change’ option. If you can’t find
it, chances are, your phone does not support the feature of moving apps to the
5. If the option is there, change the storage to SD card and move the
apps of your choice to the desired location.
What If Your Device Doesn’t
Support Moving Apps To SD Card?
For users whose device does not support moving apps to external storage,
no need to be disappointed! Android Marshmallow came up with the feature of
users being able to set external SD card as the default storage. In situations
where moving apps to the SD card are not possible, this feature can come in
handy for those who want some extra internal storage space. Although there are
few things you should know before you adopt this approach. When you remove the
SD card from your device, the functionality of the apps will be compromised to
a great extent. Thus, think before you move apps to sd card.
Consider The Exceptions:
You can’t transfer all apps to the SD card. Some applications that are
pre-installed in your smartphones such as Google Chrome, maps, messages,
Youtube, that can’t be transferred to the SD card. Even if you attempt to do
so, the option will be grayed and you won’t be able to carry out the necessary
action. Although in order to fix this issue, some phones support another great
feature. This is transferring a certain portion of the app to the SD card. The
rest is secure in the internal storage space of the phone. This doesn’t
completely solve the problem, but we can say that something is better than
But there are some apps such as games that you can’t fully install on
the SD card. They have high-quality graphics and large memory. Even though you
can move a portion of the app, space freed up is almost negligible. For
instance, let us consider Asphalt 8. It gives the option of storing 64 MB in
the external SD card. But for the remaining 1.4 GB it utilizes the phone
It is true that not all the Android phones permit the installation of
apps on the SD card. But for those who do, the process is as simple as tapping
a few buttons. If you have a large number of apps installed on your phone, it
indicated an alarming situation. It is a wise move to go ahead and move some to
the SD card. Although keep in mind that if possible, move only those apps that
are fully compatible with the SD card. Also, make sure that they don’t give
trouble when you move their entire data. Make sure the apps run flawlessly or
else there is no point of moving them. You can also consider moving some of the
photos, videos or other multimedia. It is an effective measure to free up