How to move apps to microSD card

12-07-2016

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We all have encountered that irritating message that pop ups saying that your phone is suffering from low storage fever - that time when your phone has no place to store additional data. And also the time when you wish that you had spent a little bit more on getting a device with slightly more onboard storage – 8 GB and 16 GB of storage almost vanish in no time at all in the hands of gamers and film lovers. Click some images, shoot some videos or download some heavy games or apps, and your phone’s memory suddenly seems to vanish. Which is why memory cards are so important - you can not only transfer images and videos to them, but now thanks to a few innovations, even store your apps on them.

Doing so is not complex at all. All you need is a memory card in your phone with adequate free space. That done, just follow these steps to transfer your apps to it:

  • Open the Settings menu on your phone and search for Apps or Application Manager

  • Tap on Apps and you will see the list of apps. Select the app(s) you want to move to the microSD card

  • Tap the Move to SD Card button. Congratulations your app has been moved to the memory card.

  • If you wish to move an app back to the internal memory, hit the “Move to device storage” button.

A point to keep in mind, however, is that not ALL apps can be moved to the microSD card. In many cases, apps that come pre-installed on the phone out of the box cannot be moved to the microSD card. Some app developers (WhatsApp is a famous example) also do not give you the option of moving the app from native storage to external storage. So when you don’t see the Move to SD Card button or if it is been greyed out, then just shrug your shoulders and get ready to clear up your phone’s storage.

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