How do I move music, images, videos and other media to the SD card in my Galaxy device?

My Files app

Most Galaxy smartphones give you the option to use an SD card as additional storage. This is an easy and affordable way of increasing the storage capacity of your smartphone, allowing you to carry more of your important music, images and videos in your pocket.


By default, your files will be saved to the internal storage of your device but you can easily move them onto your SD card. Photos and videos can be set to save automatically to your SD card but other file types have to be moved manually. Find out more about setting the default storage for photos and videos as the SD card.

Please note: the steps to move files to your SD card are different depending on your device and operating system. Follow the steps that look like your device

Before trying to move your files, make sure that you have inserted a compatible SD card into your device. SD cards are sold separately.

1 Tap My Files
Tap My Files
2 Choose the type of file you want to move or find it in Internal Storage or Device storage. In this example an Audio file is being moved
Tap Audio
3 Tap the folder where the files you want to move are stored. On some devices all of your audio files will be displayed without folders
Tap the folder where the files are stored
4 Tap the options icon. It will be displayed as three dots in the upper right corner
Tap options
5 Tap Edit or Select
Tap Edit or Select
6 Tap the files you want to move. You can also tap All or the blank checkbox to select all files
Tap to select a file or tap All to select all
7 On newer devices there will be a Move icon at the bottom of the screen. If not, tap the options icon
Tap Options
8 Tap Move
Tap Move

If you tapped Move at the bottom of the screen, navigate back to the My Files screen using the back icon at the top left of the screen.

9 Tap SD card
Tap SD card
10 Tap an existing folder or create a folder to save your files in
Tap on an existing folder or create a new one
11 Tap Move here or Done
Tap Move here, Done or MOVE HERE

Your files will now move to your SD card. The time this takes will be different, depending on the size of your files.

If you're experiencing unusual behaviour on Samsung mobiles, tablets or wearables, you can send us an error report or ask us a question in the Samsung Members app.

This allows us to take a closer look at what is happening. The data is anonymised and only held for the duration of the investigation. Find out more about sending an error report through the Samsung Members app

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