How do I move apps from my Galaxy J3 Prime (SM-J327W) to my microSD card?

Last Update Date : May 10. 2018

MicroSD card

Running out of storage space on your phone? You can save room by moving apps to your microSD card.

Note: Screens and settings available may vary depending on your Canadian wireless service provider and your software version.

Move files to a microSD card

Note: This function is not supported if the microSD card is not inserted in your phone.

1 From the Home screen, touch Apps.
2 Touch Settings.
3 Touch Apps.
4 Swipe to and touch the app you want to move.
How do I move apps from my Galaxy J3 Prime (SM-J327W) to my microSD card?
5 Touch Storage.
How do I move apps from my Galaxy J3 Prime (SM-J327W) to my microSD card?
6 Touch CHANGE.
How do I move apps from my Galaxy J3 Prime (SM-J327W) to my microSD card?

Note: Not all apps can be moved to the microSD card. Pre-installed apps cannot be moved. If CHANGE is not available, that specific app cannot be transferred to the microSD card.

7 Touch SD card.
8 Touch MOVE.

General information

• Some apps may not allow the mobile device user to move the app to a SD card. Samsung does not have permission to tamper with an app to allow it to be moved or not.


• Installing an app on a microSD card will have a negative impact on the app’s performance. Data transfer is slower on a microSD compare to your phone’s internal memory (for technical reasons). Because of that, apps run performance test on a regular basis. If an app determines that its performances are too affected by its storage on the microSD, it might move its files back to the phone’s internal memory.


• If your phone is connected to a Samsung or Google account, your apps are saved in your library, as long as the device is connected to the same account. You don’t need to keep all apps on your device, you can install or uninstall any app freely, and for free. Even if you paid for it. It also applies to an app that was free the day you installed it and that is now a paid app (once an app is obtained, it is yours). So, uninstall any app you are not using today and install it back the day you need it again! And if that was not enough, you can recover all your apps by connecting your new device to the same Samsung or Google account!

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