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Here’s how to move apps to SD card on Android

Here’s how to move apps to SD card on Android
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Most smartphones these days are launched with plenty of storage without an option to insert a microSD card. A few smartphone makers however allow users to expand storage using a microSD card - which is often necessary in budget devices that come with limited storage.

In addition to files on your SD card, you can also use the card to store your apps and app data, and free up storage on your phone. It must be noted that not all Android devices allow you to move an installed app onto the SD card. Some apps also allow you to move only a small part to the SD card and the rest remains in the internal storage.

How to move apps to SD card

  • To begin, navigate to ‘Settings’ on your phone either from the app drawer or the quick settings drop down.
  • Now, scroll down and tap on ‘Apps’.
  • Now, search for the app that you want to move to your SD card and tap on it.
  • Then, click on the ‘Storage’ option.
  • Now, look for the ‘Change’ button. If this button is not available, either your phone does not allow you to move apps to SD card, or the app itself does not this. Test this with other apps.
  • Now, tap on the ‘Change’ button and then tap on ‘move’.
  • You can undo this by tapping on the ‘Change’ button and moving apps to internal storage.
If you are using a Huawei smartphone, you can follow the below steps to move your apps to SD card.

How to move apps to SD card on Huawei smartphones

  • Go to Settings on your phone.
  • Click on ‘Memory and storage’ and then tap on ‘Default storage’.
  • Now, choose SD card and allow the phone to reboot.
  • Now, all apps reside on the SD card.
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