If there is one thing everyone who uses an Android wished for, it is unlimited storage space. How many times has it been that you are trying to take photos or videos, and your phone prompts you with a message saying that you have run out of storage? In this sense, one of the luckiest people in the tech world are the ones who have a phone that support an external SD card. If your phone does support an external SD card, make sure that you maximize its utility to the fullest. One of the most significant ways in which you can free up your internal memory is by transferring all your photos to an external SD Card. In this guide, we will show you how to move pictures to SD Card. You have to follow two steps to carry out this process.
Change directories in the camera app
Your camera app decides where all your photos will be saved if you use that particular Android app to click a picture. In most cases, it is the phone’s internal storage. However, this setting can be changed to save pictures to SD card instead of internal storage. This will ensure that any new photos that you take are automatically saved to your SD card instead of your internal storage.
1. Open your camera app from the app drawer
2. Then tap on the settings icon within the camera app
3. Navigate down and tap on ‘storage location’
4. Then select SD Card
Now all the photos that you click in the future can save to your SD card instead of your phone storage. Also, this will help in saving space.
How to move pictures to SD Card from internal storage manually
If you already have plenty of photos stored in your internal storage and want to move them to your SD card manually, you can choose to do so. For this, you will need a File Manager app. There might be an inbuilt file manager app on your phone. In case you do not, you can always download a third party file manager app from the play store.
1. Open your app drawer
2. Open your file manager app
3. Open DCIM, that is, Digital Camera Images
4. Long press the ‘Camera’ folder
5. Tap on the three-dot menu icon on top of the screen
6. Tap on move after the 5th step.
7. Tap on SD Card
8. Tap DCIM. If in case you do not have a DCIM folder on your SD card, then create one.
9. Then tap on ‘Done’ to finish the transfer process
If you click photos on a regular basis, there are high chances that your phone memory is overloaded. Using these two steps might come in handy as it lifts a lot of burden from your phone itself and transfers it to an external SD card.