How do I move applications to the SD card?

Last modified : Aug 03. 2018
External Storage

If you're running low on storage or your device is running more slowly than usual; moving some Applications (as well as music, images and other files) across to a microSD card may speed things up for you. 


Not all devices are capable of transferring apps to external storage - and generally speaking, only certain apps will be allowed to move. Any app that has something to do with the Operating System will need to stay on the device to ensure the device runs as normal.


See below for steps for Marshmallow, Nougat and Oreo. Click here to find out what version your device is running. 

Move Apps to a microSD card on Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)Click to Expand
1 Open the Settings app
Open Settings
2 Scroll to the bottom and select Application Manager
Find and select Application Manager
3 Find and select the application you'd like to move (games and other downloaded apps)
Find and select the app to move
4 Select Storage
Select Storage
5 Tap Change
Tap Change
6 Select the SD Card
Select SD card
7 Select Move to finish
Select Move to finish
Move Apps to a microSD card on Android 7.0 or 8.0 (Nougat or Oreo)Click to Expand
1 Open the Settings app and select Apps
Open Settings
2 Find and select the App you want to move
Find and Select the App you want to move
3 Tap Storage
Tap Storage
4 Select Change
Select Change
5 Select SD Card
Select SD Card
6 Tap Move > to finish
Tap Move  > to finish

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