How to Move Apps to SD Card on your Android Phone

Some of the apps from Google Play store require that your phone should have a certain amount of free memory to run the app. If you have installed large apps and games on your phone, then your phone memory must be full because all the apps get installed on the phone’s internal memory. You can move some of the apps or games to the SD card but older versions of Android don’t have an inbuilt feature to do so. Here comes an app which you can use to move apps or games to your phone’s SD card to free up phone’s internal memory. Here’s how you can use the app.

I. Downloading Required Files:

1. Download the App 2 SD app from here. (Google Play Link)

II. Moving Apps to SD Card from Phone:

1. Download the app using the link given above and install it on your phone.

2. Open Menu on your phone and launch the app.

3. You will see all the apps which can be moved to SD card in the app’s main interface. Choose any app that you want to move to SD card. In the example below, I’ve chosen the Skype app.

App 2 SD Main Interface

[ Choose the app you want to move to SD card ]

4. Tap on the Move to SD card button, see below screenshot.

Choose Move to SD card

[ Tap on Move to SD card ]

5. After the app has successfully been moved to SD card, you will see a confirmation on your screen saying Installed on SD card.

Confirmation Message

[ Confirmation Message ]

If you ever require to move any app to phone memory from SD card, then follow the steps given below.

III. Moving Apps to Phone from SD Card:

1. Open Menu on your phone and launch the App 2 SD app.

2. Go to ON SD CARD tab.

Open ON SD CARD tab

[ ON SD CARD tab ]

3. Choose the app which you want to move to Phone memory.

4. Tap the Move to phone button.

Tap on Move to phone option

[ Tap on Move to phone button ]

5. You will see a message on your screen saying Installed on device after the file has successfully been moved to Phone memory.

Success Message

[ Confirmation Message ]

The App is very useful and works like a charm. You can thank/donate to the original developer of this app over at Google Play !

16 responses to “How to Move Apps to SD Card on your Android Phone”

  1. chris says:

    Thanks it helps me a lot…

  2. chris says:

    I can now install apps.. without any interruptions. from having low memory…

  3. STS16 says:

    Im not sure how to give more than one star but this was VERY helpful!!! TY!!

  4. Vinicius M. says:

    Guys, i have already ROOTED my phone, but don’t appear “Move to SD Card”, appears “Move to Internal Memory”, what should i have to do?

    • Mahesh Makvana says:

      It means, the app you are trying to move to SD card is already installed on it. You can move it to internal storage only.

      Try moving any other app which is installed on the Internal Storage and you should be able to see the Move to SD card option.

      Hope it helps!

  5. ali says:

    i cant move skype from my internal memory to sd card there is no any option and my internal memory is almost full

  6. ali says:

    i can,t even move stagram or any other thing to SD card its all in internal memory ..

  7. kail says:

    useless. this is not so much usefull.. we also send our apps from internal mermory to sd. from seeting–>manage application

  8. anu macwaana says:

    its not working its show apps on phone memory but not in movable conten nn cant see move to sd option

  9. Omar999 says:

    I dnt have this button

  10. Omar999 says:

    Please help I dont have the move to sd button im on jelly bean 4.1.1 and I cant see it pleas help

  11. Tom Torbeyns says:

    I can’t move my apps from intern to extern memory on my S3 memory

  12. Omar says:

    Not working its not even showing the move to sd card button help please

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