How to Put Applications on Sd Card Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Are you running out of storage space on your Android device? One solution is to move your applications to the SD card.

By doing so, you can free up space on your internal storage and keep your device running smoothly. In this tutorial, we will show you how to put applications on an SD card in Android.

Step 1: Check Compatibility

Before proceeding, it’s important to check if your device supports moving apps to the SD card. Not all Android devices have this feature, especially older models.

To find out if your device supports it, go to Settings > Apps. Look for the Storage option. If you see an option that says “Change” or “Move”, then you’re in luck!

Step 2: Format the SD Card

In order to use your SD card as internal storage for apps, it needs to be formatted as internal storage. To do this:

  • Insert the SD card into your Android device.
  • Go to Settings.
  • Select Storage & USB.
  • Tap on the name of your SD card.
  • Select the three-dot menu icon and choose “Format as internal”.
  • Note:This will erase all data on the SD card, so make sure to back up any important files before proceeding.

Step 3: Move Apps to SD Card

Now that your SD card is formatted as internal storage, you can start moving apps to it:

  • Open Settings.
  • Go to Apps.
  • Select the app you want to move to the SD card.
  • Tap on “Storage”.
  • Select the “Change” button.
  • Choose the SD card as the new storage location.

Congratulations! You have successfully moved an app to your SD card. Repeat these steps for other apps that you want to move.

Step 4: Manage Apps on SD Card

If you want to manage the apps that are stored on your SD card, follow these steps:

  • Navigate to Settings.
  • Select Apps.
  • Tap on the three-dot menu icon and choose“App preferences”.

In this menu, you can see all the apps that are installed on your device. Apps that are stored on the SD card will have a small SD card icon next to them. From here, you can manage individual app settings, clear cache, or move them back to internal storage if needed.


Moving applications to an SD card in Android can be a great way to free up space on your device’s internal storage. Just remember to check if your device supports this feature, format the SD card as internal storage, and then move the apps through the settings menu. With these simple steps, you can optimize your Android device and ensure smooth performance.

Remember, not all apps can be moved to an SD card. Some system apps and certain app data cannot be transferred. However, moving compatible apps to the SD card can still make a significant difference in freeing up space on your device.

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