Are your apps taking up too much space on your phone’s internal memory? Well, if so then you’re at the right post as today we’ll let you know how to move Android apps from phone memory to SD card. Read on.
Phone storage is an important factor when it comes to purchasing a new smartphone. And we know that flagship Android phones are getting more storage space these days. A large chunk of the storage space is already taken up by the OS and preloaded software. If you have an Android phone with a small amount of storage, you probably keep uninstalling apps to make space for other apps. But there is a way to maximize the storage of an Android device if it has an SD card slot.
Fortunately, a number of Android devices support microSD card slots allowing you to expand your phone’s storage space by inserting a memory card. You can grab a 32GB card for nearly $12, while a 64GB card costs you $25. If your Android smartphone supports SD card, you may be able to move your apps to your SD card. Thankfully, the process is quite simple and should take mere seconds.
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Move Android Apps from Phone Memory to SD Card
Let’s start by first identifying the apps that you want to move to the SD card. Please note that apps which require a continuous sync are not recommended to be moved. For example, if you want to move WhatsApp to your external storage, the app would not send you regular updates. And the app would disappear when you use your phone without SD card.
Here’s our step-by-step guide on how to move Android apps from Phone memory to SD card.
Step No.1: Navigate to the Settings menu of your device. You can access Settings from the icon on your Home screen, app drawer, or from your phone’s menu button.
Step No.2: Now, head over to the Apps management section under Settings of your device. You may need to scroll down to find it. The label changes depending upon the phone and version you’re using.
Here, you will find all the apps that are installed on your phone. Selecting one of the apps will take you into the individual app settings.
Step No.3: Once you’re in the app setting, you should be able to see Move to SD card option. Tap on the app that you would like to move to SD card and wait for until the process is completed. This should be a few seconds and not too long.
Once the app is moved to SD card, you can unmount it from the Settings and check to see if the app is still on the menu or not. If you want to move the app back to your phone’s internal memory, you can mount the SD card, and head over back to the Settings menu. And now the app will show you “Move to phone storage” option in place “Move to SD card”.
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