How do I move applications to the SD card?

Last Update Date : Jan 16. 2018

If you wish to install applications in the SD card, follow these steps:


(Please note this is not applicable to all applications.)


For Galaxy S7 Marshmallow:


Step 1: From the Home screen, tap on Apps.





Step 2: Tap on Settings.





Step 3: Tap Applications.





Step 4: Tap Application manager.





Step 5: Tap on the app that you want to move to the SD card.





Step 6: Tap Storage.





Step 7: Tap Change.


Note: If you do not see "Change" on your screen, make sure the memory card is properly installed and is being detected. Also check the file format of your memory card, Galaxy S7 supports FAT and exFAT file systems.






Step 8: Tap SD card.





Step 9: Tap Move.





Note: Images shown below are from Samsung Galaxy S2 (GT-I9100).


Step 1: From the standby screen, tap Applications.




Step 2: Tap Settings.




Step 3: Under Settings, tap on Application manager.


app manager 


Step 4: Under Application manager, go to Downloaded tab, then choose the desired app. (e.g. Messenger)




Step 5: Tap Move to SD card to install the chosen app in the SD card.


move to sd 



Do you have another query or wish to be contacted by Samsung?

Send an E-mail to our technical support team by clicking here.

How satisfied are you with the above content?

Please complete the survey below to only rate the content itself – Your rating and comments should only be based on the above information, particularly on how it is written and presented. This will aid us in creating better support content for you.

For all other queries, or if you require further technical assistance, please call Samsung Customer Care on 1300 362 603 or Live Chat with our Technical Team online, click here to chat now - Both services are open 24 hours, 7 days.


Thank you for your feedback!

Need more help? Contact Us.


Monday to Sunday
24 hours / 7 days a week


We'll respond within 24 hours of your request.

Email Escalation

We endeavour to respond within 24 hours.


0800 726 786For all products

24 hours / 7 days a week

0800 6 726 786For Smart Mobile Devices

24 hours / 7 days a week

* For any printer related enquiries please visit the HP website .

Face-to-face support

Find a Service Centre

Find out more about how you can get face-to-face help.

Contact Us