How do I move applications on my Samsung Galaxy device to a memory or SD card?

How do I move applications on my Samsung Galaxy device to a memory or SD card?

Moving an app to your SD or memory card

You can save space on your smart device by moving apps to your microSD card.  

Note that the method for the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge is different. Click here to find out how to move apps to storage on your S7 or S7 edge. 

For other devices, there are two main methods to move apps to your SD card depending on which device you own and its operating system. Use the method below that most closely fits your device.

Moving an app to your SD card (Method one)

1 Tap the Menu key, then Settings

Note: if you tap this key on your device and it brings up recently used apps rather than a Settings menu, you need to use Method two below

How do I move applications on my Samsung Galaxy device to a memory or SD card?
How do I move applications on my Samsung Galaxy device to a memory or SD card?
2 Tap Application Manager, making sure you're in the General tab at the top if there is one. You may need to scroll down a little.
How do I move applications on my Samsung Galaxy device to a memory or SD card?
3 Tap the app you wish to move to storage
How do I move applications on my Samsung Galaxy device to a memory or SD card?
4 Tap Move to SD Card.

If the Move to SD card is greyed out or not available, then this particular app is not able to be moved. 

How do I move applications on my Samsung Galaxy device to a memory or SD card?

Moving an app to your SD card (Method two)

1 Tap Apps, then Settings
How do I move applications on my Samsung Galaxy device to a memory or SD card?
How do I move applications on my Samsung Galaxy device to a memory or SD card?
2 Tap Application Manager (on some devices you may need to tap Applications first)
How do I move applications on my Samsung Galaxy device to a memory or SD card?
3 Tap the app you wish to move to storage (note: some devices will allow you to tap SD card at the top to see which apps you have on your SD card).

This screen may differ slightly depending on your app or operating system.

How do I move applications on my Samsung Galaxy device to a memory or SD card?
4 Tap Move to SD Card.

If the Move to SD card is greyed out or not available, then this particular app is not able to be moved

How do I move applications on my Samsung Galaxy device to a memory or SD card?

Troubleshooting

The option to move is greyed out/not available 

If the Move to SD card option is greyed out or if the application is not listed then the app cannot be transferred to the SD card. 

Some system apps cannot be moved out of the device's internal storage without reducing the device's functionality and some apps are not designed to be used outside of the device's internal storage. 

I moved the app to my SD card but it's back in device storage     

Some apps move back to device storage after they have been updated. This is usually because the app saves its data to device storage by default when downloading or updating, and updates may not install properly otherwise. If you are having difficulty with a particular app, we recommend contacting the developer directly. Samsung is unable to provide support for third-party apps. 

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