How to Transfer Photos to Sd Card Android

Joel Mason

Android, Tutorials

Are you running out of space on your Android device due to a large collection of photos? Don’t worry!

In this tutorial, we will walk you through the process of transferring photos to an SD card on your Android device. With just a few simple steps, you’ll be able to free up valuable storage space and have all your precious memories safely stored on your SD card.

Step 1: Inserting the SD Card

Before we begin, make sure you have an SD card inserted into your Android device. If you don’t have one, you can easily purchase an SD card from any electronics store or online retailer. Once you have the SD card, follow these steps:

  • Power off your Android device.
  • Locate the slot for the SD card. It is usually located on the side or back of your device and may require removing a small cover or tray.
  • Gently insert the SD card into the slot until it clicks into place.
  • Power on your Android device.

Step 2: Accessing the Photos App

In order to transfer photos to your SD card, we need to access the Photos app on your Android device. Follow these steps:

  • Unlock your Android device and go to the home screen.
  • Locate and tap on the “Photos” app icon. It usually looks like a multicolored pinwheel or a simple camera icon.

Step 3: Selecting Photos for Transfer

In this step, we will select the photos you want to transfer to your SD card. Follow these steps:

  • Open the album or folder containing the photos you wish to transfer.
  • Tap and hold on the first photo you want to transfer. This will activate the selection mode.
  • Select additional photos by tapping on them one by one. You can also swipe your finger across the screen to select multiple photos at once.
  • Release your finger when you have finished selecting all the desired photos.

Step 4: Transferring Photos to SD Card

Now that we have selected the photos, let’s proceed with transferring them to your SD card. Follow these steps:

  • Tap on the menu icon located at the top-right corner of the screen. It usually looks like three vertical dots or horizontal lines.
  • Select “Move” or “Move to” from the drop-down menu that appears.
  • A list of available locations will appear. Select your SD card from this list.
  • Tap on “Move” or “Done” to initiate the transfer process.

Congratulations! You have successfully transferred your photos to your SD card. Now you can go back and repeat these steps for any other albums or folders you want to transfer as well.


If you encounter any issues during this process, make sure that your SD card is properly inserted and functioning correctly. Additionally, some Android devices may have slightly different options or menu layouts, so keep that in mind while following these steps.

By transferring your photos to an SD card, you can free up space on your Android device and ensure that your precious memories are safely stored. Now you can capture more photos and videos without worrying about running out of storage!

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