How to Move Apps to SD Card on Android Mobile

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Faced with the inconvenience of exhausting the internal storage memory of an Android mobile, in most cases there is the possibility of resorting to external storage in the form of SD memory cards, in particular of the microSD type, which has been the most common on Android smartphones for years. A format that is constantly growing in storage capacity, and there are already some SD cards with up to 1TB of capacity. And it is that most of the green robot operating system mobile phones have a slot to insert a storage card of this format, allowing the capacity to be expanded.

Applications and content can be transferred to SD card from Android smartphone memory

And when the mobile starts to be full, and once one of these cards is available, the user can lighten the memory of the terminal mobile content (files, applications, etc.) from the smartphone to the SD card. The method explained below is valid for devices with a version of Android 6.0 or later.

First check that the SD card is properly formatted for use by the Android smartphone. Since this type of storage device can be used with different products (computers, cameras, portable game consoles, etc.), it is possible that before it can be used, it must be formatted with the “Files” application. In this case, and if it is a card that has already been used in another device, you will have to make a backup copy of its contents if you do not want to lose it, since formatting involves losing everything what is stored on the card.

To format the card from the smartphone itself, once it has been inserted into the slot provided for this purpose on the mobile, you will have to access the “Settings – Storage” section of Android, choosing the option “Format as internal device – Format SD card”. After a few minutes, the card will be ready to use with the mobile.

To transfer applications, the procedure is as simple as accessing the “Settings – Storage” section, where the list of all applications, system files and contents (photos, videos, songs and other documents) stored on the device. Indeed, a drop-down menu displays what is stored in the internal memory of the smartphone and what is stored on the SD memory card.

By entering each of the sections (application, game…) the information relating to it is displayed, such as the space it occupies, and it is from there that you can uninstall the applications, force them to close, clean their cache or vary storage location. as simple as press the “Edit” button and designate the SD card as the destination.

Depending on the size of the application or the content, the process will complete in a few seconds, after which the application will continue to work but space will be freed up in the smartphone’s memory, allowing for better operation. Even so, if you still want to expand internal storage space on Android mobile, there are various apps that help you achieve this.

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