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Kindle Fire is the tablet computer developed by Amazon. However, the capacity is not enough for daily study and entertainment. Luckily, Kindle Fire supports SD cards. In this essay, we will talk about how to move/save data to the SD card in Kindle Fire and how to back up the SD card data.

insert sd card on amazon kindle fire

Part 1: What is Kindle Fire?

Most of book lovers know that Kindle is a series of e-readers designed and marketed by Amazon. While some people may not know that Kindle Fire is an Android-based table computer also developed by Amazon.

Kindle readers do not support SD cards because the capacity is enough for reading e-books, e-magazines and audiobooks.

Kindle Fire, similar with iPad, is the table computer released in 2011. It still directs to reading and studying but also adds more entertainment functions. If the capacity of Kindle Fire is not enough, you can expand it through a SD card.

Notes when shopping SD cards for Kindle Fire:

  • Only recognize Micro SD card in FAT32 and exFAT;
  • Support micro SD cards up to 128GB;
  • Suggest all UHS micro SD cards and Class 10 micro SD cards for optimal performance. Class 2 micro SD cards cannot support playing videos and shooting photos in burst mode.

Part 2: How to Save/Move Kindle Fire Data to SD Card?

It is possible to download and store applications, music, photos and videos straight to the SD card. But you should modify the storage location when you’ve inserted it into the Kindle Fire.

1. Modify storage preferences

① Slide down the menu and tap [Settings] > [Storage].
go to kindle storage in settings
② Enable or disable these options:

  • Install Supported Apps on Your SD Card
  • Download Movies and TV Shows to Your SD Card
  • Download Music to Your SD Card
  • Store Photos and Personal Videos on Your SD Card
  • Download Audiobooks to Your SD Card
  • Download Books and Periodicals to Your SD Card

Once you enable these options, they will be saved in the micro SD card. Yet, some Apps can only be installed in the internal storage.

enable or disable kindle fire data to save in sd card

2. Move Apps to the SD card

① Tap [Settings] > [Storage].

② If you see the option [Move Apps to SD Card], the pre-installed Apps are allowed to move to the SD card. This process is time-consuming, depending on how large the Apps are.

check how many kindle fire apps can be moved to sd card

3. Move/save music to the SD card

① Tap [Music] in Kindle Fire.
tap music on kindle fire screen
② Slide the screen from left to right to expand the Menu, and then go to [Settings].

In Music Settings, tap [Download Location] > [SD Card]. After that, the music will be automatically downloaded into the SD card. If you’ve already downloaded music on the device, tap [Transfer All Offline Music] > [Transfer All to SD Card]. Your music will be moved from the internal storage to the SD card.

transfer music to sd card in kindle fire

Part 3: How to Protect Kindle Fire from Data Loss?

Although SD card is convenient, it risks at data loss. Regularly backing up SD card can help you protect it from data loss.

1. Back up and save on Kindle Fire

① Tap [Settings] > [Sync Device].

② Enable [Backup and Restore] to save your Fire data to the Cloud.

Of course, the way is affected by the network. If the network runs slowly but the data is large, it will take a longer time to upload the data. Yet, Renee Becca can solve this problem. It can quickly backup data and realize incremental/differential backup.

upload kindle fire data to the cloud

2. Backup SD card with Renee Becca

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① Download and install Renee Becca, and then connect the SD card with the computer.
download and install becca zip
② Click [Backup] > [Disk/Partition Backup].
backup data in disks and partitions
③ Select the target SD card and the output destination, and then click [Backup].
select the target sd card and position to save and clone data
④ Wait for the backup. If you want to extract the backup files, click [Recovery] > [Recover], shown as below:
click to recover data
clone data to the target place
Tipsif the space of the SD card has been run out of, you can also use Renee Becca to clone SD card data to the new card.