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Summary

As we get a new smart phone, we usually use it to shoot photos, download music and videos and add APPs. Perhaps, you will eventually run out of the capacity, and then add or change a larger SD card. So, how to move APPs between SD cards in Android phones? How to move Android APPs to the new SD card?



How to Move Android APPs between SD Cards?

First, you can try to directly copy and paste data from the original SD card to the new one. This way fits the SD card that contains fewer files and no locked or hidden ones. If you do not clearly know how to do, click here for more.
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① Download and install Renee Becca.
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② Take the SD card out of the phone. Connect the old and new SD cards to the computer with two card readers.
insert micro sd card into card reader
③ Launch the software. Go to [Backup] > [Disk/Partition Backup].
backup data in disks and partitions
④ Select the target SD card and the output destination. Then click [Backup] to back up data.
select the target sd card and position to save and clone data
⑤ View the backup progress. As it is finished, click [Recovery] to move the data to the new SD card.
click to recover data
⑥ Select the backed-up data. Click [Recover] to output it into the new SD card.
clone data to the target place
⑦ As these steps are completed, the data can be migrated successfully.

How to Move Partial Data to SD Card in Android?

Move Files

If the SD card has been inserted into the Android phone, you can move some files to the SD card. Although the UIs are different, the general steps are similar as below:
① Tap [Files] on the Android UI.
select files in android phone
② Enter [All Files].
go to see all files in meizu phone
③ Check the target files and tap [Move].
move selected android apps to sd card in meizu ui
④ Then, back to select [SD Card].
back to sd card folder
⑤ Finally, tap [Move Here] to finish the steps. Of course, you can add a new folder and move them into it.
tap move here to save android apps to sd card
TipsThis method is suitable when you move photos and videos in Android to the SD card.

Move Map Data, WhatsApp, Photos and Videos

How to move map data, WhatsApp, photos and videos to the SD card automatically? Here are 5 examples.

1. HUAWEI

If you are going to save WhatsApp data to the SD card in the Android phone, you should complete two steps:

1. set SD card as the internal storage; 2. download WhatsApp again. After that, the data will be saved in the SD card automatically.

① Go to [Settings] > [Advanced Settings] > [Memory & Storage].
go to the storage location in android
② Locate at Storage and tap [Default location] > [SD card].
change sd card as default location in huawei
If you want to save map data, photos and videos in the SD card, you should go to  [Settings] in each application and then change to the storage location as [SD card]. If you want to move files to the SD card, please refer to the above part.

2. Samsung

The saving path of shooting photos can be set in advance. Tap [Camera] > [Settings] > [Memory] > [SD card]. The Android App data, like map and WhatsApp can also be moved to the SD card as below:
① After installing the SD card on the phone, tap [Settings] > [Applications].
enter applications in samsung settings
② Select the target APPs, such as Map and WhatsApp.
③ If the App is allowed to moved to the SD card, you can get access to [Storage] > [CHANGE].
enter change in samsung app storage
④ Chang the storage location to be [SD card] and follow the prompts.
change sd card as the storage location in samsung phone
On the contrary, in the ealier Samsung versions, if the button is grey, you cannot move the App. You, first, should change the SD card as the internal storage location and then download the App again. After that, the data will be automatically saved in the SD card, shown as below:
① After installing the SD card in the phone, open the built-in Internet.
open internet in samsung phone
② Go to the menu and select [Content settings].
③ Continue to tap [Default storage].
go to default storage in samsung content settings
④ Go to [Default storage] > [SD card].
select sd card as the dedault storage location in samsung

3. Sony

If a Sony user wants to move the Apps to the SD card, he/she can refer to the steps for Samsung, or modify the default saving location. The steps are similar: [Install SD card] > [Settings] > [Storage] > [Default storage location] > [SD card].
After that, all data will be saved in the SD card. If you want to move the existed files, please refer to the above part.

4. HTC

If you want to set the SD card as the internal memory, you should format the SD card. Of couse, the card should be backed up in advance. However, if you accidentally format the card, click here to learn how to recover the inside data.
① After installing the SD card in the phone, open [Settings] > [Storage and USB].
② Then, select [Use as internal storage] and go to format the card.
③ Follow the prompts to complete all steps. Then all data will be automatically saved in the SD card.
how to save files in sd card on HTC
Note:You can change the SD card as the external storage device again by formatting. But you must back up or move the inside data in advance.

5. LG

If a LG user wants to save photos and videos on the SD card, the steps are similar. He/she can go to [Camera] > [Settings] > [Default location], and then set to save in the SD card. If they want to save map data and WhatsApp in the SD card, they can move the Android Apps there.
How to move:


1. Insert the SD card into the phone.

2. Go to [Settings] > [Storage] > [Change] > [SD card] > [Move].

how to move android apps to sd card in lg phone
Note: Don’t save caches in the SD card. As the caches in the Apps are frequently written into the SD card, the card will be easily damaged.