How to Save & Move Apps to SD Card on Android

How to Save Apps to SD Card on Android: Following is the guide to Move Apps to Sd Card on Android.

Follow the instructions according to the operating system in your device.

  • Android 8.0
    1. Make sure that you have an SD card inserted into your device.
    2. Find and tap Settings → Apps & notifications → App info.
    3. Tap an app that you want to move to the memory card.
      Note: Only some apps can be moved to a memory card.
    4. Tap Storage.
    5. If the app supports changing where it’s stored, a CHANGE button appears → tap CHANGE.
    6. Tap SD Card → MOVE.
  • Android 6.0, 7.0, 7.1 or 7.1.1
    1. Make sure that you have an SD card inserted into your device.
    2. From your Home screen, tap the Application screen icon.
    3. Find and tap Settings → Apps.
    4. Tap an app that you want to move to the memory card.
      Note: Only some apps can be moved to a memory card.
    5. Tap Storage.
    6. If the app supports changing where it’s stored, a CHANGE button appears → tap CHANGE.
    7. Tap SD Card → MOVE.
  • Android 4.4, 5.0 or 5.1
    1. Make sure that you have an SD card inserted into your device.
    2. From your Home screen, tap the Application screen icon.
    3. Find and tap Settings → Apps.
    4. Tap the On SD card tab.
    5. Select application, then tap Move to SD card.

Using a third-party app

If you’re having no luck with the native ways to move apps to SD cards, you might want to try one more thing — using a third-party app. There are plenty of them on the Google Play store. A very popular one is AppMgr III, previously known as App 2 SD.

Just remember these won’t work with all apps either. These apps are great options for when phones have stopped supporting the feature, and your apps still do.

Note! Some apps cannot be transferred to a memory card.

Note! On Xperia Z series devices that run on Android 5.0 or higher, you can move apps to the SD card. If your Xperia Z series device is running an older Android version, try updating to Android 5.0 or higher.

FAQs

Can you move any app to SD?

No. The developer has to support this feature. Additionally, the phone has to support this capability and have an SD card slot, which is rare nowadays.

Can I remove an SD card if I adopt it as internal storage?

Removing an SD card that has been adopted as internal storage will trigger a factory reset. This is because the system has integrated it with the actual internal storage and considers them one. The SD card needs to stay in your phone until formatted again.

Can I use any SD card?

Technically, you should be able to, but keep in mind that a slower SD card will also slow down your apps. It would be best to consider going for at least a Class 10 UHS-1 SD card. Or one as fast as your phone supports.

How commonly do phones support moving apps to SD?

It is now a very rare feature. Even older phones that have been upgraded to more recent Android versions have begun to lose these capabilities.

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