Having less storage space on a smartphone has always been an issue for most of the users, especially the power users. Such users tend to store almost anything they find online to their device, be it an Image or a video, it will directly go to their device’s storage. On Android devices, all the applications that you download are installed on the internal storage resulting in lesser internal memory availability. Well, if you are smart enough, you may have started wondering how to move such apps from the Internal storage over to the external SD card. Fortunately, it is possible. Moving apps to SD card can be done within a few steps. Give it a shot!
Things to Keep in Mind
Obviously, this tutorial will only work if your Android phone comes with a SD card slot. It won’t be applicable for the Nexus phones and all phones that don’t support external storage.
You should also know that not all the apps can be moved to the external storage. Some apps require to be stored on the internal storage and they can’t be moved from there.
Your external storage should have enough free disk space to be able to move an app.
Getting the Tools Ready
Before you start the move process, you are going to need an app that will do the job for you. Head over to the Google Play on your device and search for and tap on AppMgr III app.
Hit the “INSTALL” button and the app will be installed on your device. It’s just a 2MB app so won’t take much time to download.
You now have the app ready on your Android device, so you can now move on to the next section to start the actual procedure.
Moving Apps to the External Storage
Launch the AppMgr III app. The first screen of the app shows all the apps available on your device that can be moved over to the external storage. Any app that does not exist in the list cannot be moved and must be stored on the internal storage.
As an example, I will be moving the “Root Checker Basic” app. Just tap on the app’s icon.
You should now be able to see all the details of the app you chose for moving. As we are going to move the app, tap on the button that says “Move to SD card”.
As soon as you tap the button, it will start the procedure to move the app. Once the app has been moved, the button you just tapped will turn into “Move to device storage”. It indicates the move was successful.
Excellent! Your app has been successfully moved over to the external storage and you just freed-up some space on your internal memory.
Sometimes you may want to move the app back to the internal storage. Well, the app has got an option for that, too.
Moving Apps Back to the Internal Storage
In AppMgr III app, swipe-right to go to the “ON SD CARD” tab. Tap on the icon of the app you wish to move back.
Tap on the “Move to device storage” button and the chosen app will be moved back to the internal storage of your device.
Your app has been successfully moved back to the internal storage.
Having the ability to move apps from the internal to the external storage and vice versa is a great thing as if you ever run out of space on your device, you can always free-up some disk space using the above method.