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How to Move Apps from Your Internal Memory to Your SD Card

If your internal storage is starting to get full — or if you just want some extra space — it might be time to get an SD card for your apps and files.

If you have a smartphone with limited internal storage, then you might be interested in getting a microSD card for some extra space. But first, consider why you want to move apps to an SD card. Has your phone been freezing and lagging behind? If so, it might not be from a lack of storage space, but because you have too many apps running at once on your phone. Click here to speed up your phone with Memory Booster:

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Find the Right SD Card for Your Phone

Before you can move files from your phone’s internal storage to an external SD card, you’ll want to find the right SD card for your device. They now make microSD cards that are hundreds of gigabytes — but that doesn’t mean your phone can support that much storage space. Research your phone’s specifications to find out how much space your specific model can support. Once you figure that out, you can then purchase a microSD card online; Samsung and SanDisk make great microSD cards.

How to Move Apps and Files to an SD Card

Moving apps and files from your phone’s internal memory to an SD card is a simple process — and a rewarding one, because you’ll free up internal memory space, which will help to improve your phone’s performance. Although this process varies slightly from phone to phone, it is relatively the same on all Androids.

  1. Go to your phone’s settings.
  2. Click on “Application manager.” This will show you a list of all the apps on your device.
  3. Click on an app that is listed (one that you might want to move to your SD card). The app will display various commands. If you’re allowed to move the app to your SD card, then you’ll be able to click on the text that says “Move to SD card.” If you can’t move the app to your SD card, the text will appear gray.
  4. Repeat this process for each app on your device that you want to move to your SD card.

Unfortunately, not every app can be moved an SD card. Most major apps such as your web browser and your communication apps cannot be moved to an SD card. However, you should be able to move apps like the Kindle app or the Adobe Acrobat app to your SD card.