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How to transfer files from Android to an SD card

How to transfer files from Android to an SD card

Most of the cheap phones They have a small storage capacity of about 8 or 16 gigabytes. That is not enough for all the apps you need, high quality photos and a large music library.

Luckily, if you can't afford one of the smartphones of last generation -and still-, it seems a good idea to take advantage of the SD card slot that most have, in which you can insert a microSD card and get many gigabytes of space.

In this sense, you will need to learn to spend everything you have stored in the memory of your mobile phone to that new card. Do not worry if you do not know how to do it because in PCWorld Spain we have prepared a very practical guide for you.

Keys to keep in mind before buying a microSD card

Before getting a microSD card, you will need to check that your mobile phone is compatible and, if so, the maximum capacity it can support. This is usually 32 GB on simpler devices and 128 GB or more on mobile devices. premium.

The truth is that the 32 GB of most of Android will be more than enough for most people. On the other hand, keep in mind that, if you have an iPhone, Apple still does not offer this possibility to its users, who must comply with the factory space.

Once you have the microSD card, it will be very easy to start saving your apps, photos, videos, music and any other file on it. But it is important that you also learn to transfer those that you already have in your smartphone.

How to move applications to an SD card in Android

First of all, you should keep in mind that not all applications can be moved to a microSD card and that even some phones will not allow you to do so under any circumstances. That depends on both the developer of the app and the manufacturer.

That some apps cannot be transferred to an SD card means that it is not highly recommended to download many apps on those phones with an internal capacity of 4 or 8 GB because not all of them can be saved in the SD.

This is not the case, for example, with the Samsung Galaxy S9, which allows you to move apps on a card. Of course, keep in mind that once you remove the SD, of course you will not be able to access the apps all stored from your mobile.

Next, we show you how to move applications from an Android phone, in this case the Samsung Galaxy S9, to an SD card. If you use another device, you may have to use a somewhat different process, but in essence be the same.

one. To move an app to the SD card, go to the Settings of your phone and select the menu of Apps. From there you can access the section of Storage. If your mobile allows you to move apps, you should see the option to Change.

In the example below, you can see how the Barcode Scanner app, which we downloaded from the Play Store, can be transferred to the SD card, while the pre-installed Bixby Voice app does not.

two. Now, you should tap on the button Change -o Change in English- and select the option of the SD card that you will find in the drop-down menu. Hit the button Move To start the export. Do not remove the SD or open the app for the duration of the process.