How To Store An App On Your SD Card (for Android)


Is your phone running out of internal memory or storage? Do you want to download more apps but you just don’t have enough room? Well, Android (2.2 and higher) has a solution for that: Apps2SD. By being able to save an app onto your SD card instead of having it take up space in your internal storage, you can make room for all of those apps you need but will never use :-).

Here is a step by step guide on how to store an app onto your SD card:

  1. From your home screen, press menu>settings.
  2. From the settings screen, go to applications>manage applications.
  3. Find the app you want to move to your SD card in your list of apps and click on it.
  4. Press the “move to SD” button.
  5. Wait for it to “move” the app to your SD card (it should say “move to phone” when it’s done).
Note that you won’t be able to do this with every app, just the apps where the developer allows for it.

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David Rahimi is the editor-in-chief at Ever since he got his first smartphone, he has been obsessed with mobile technology and all that it has to offer. Other interests include business, investing, and neuroscience.

  • Iris

    “Guy”, the person was questioning about the app that do not are allowed, as facebook. What you say in this video everybody knows.

  • mona

    I can not play any music from the sd card in my in my samsung infuse when I try to play it is saying no music to play ple help how can I use my sd card in the phone.

  • Fotis

    I don’t have the option “Move to SD card” at any of my apps. Only “Internal memory” and “phone”. I have an 8Gb SD in my LG-E400 Android.

    • David Rahimi

      That is weird. Is your phone detecting your SD card when you go to the storage menu? While it is expected that a lot of your apps won’t give you the option to move to SD, it is a little odd that ALL of them don’t.

  • kevin

    i got the same problem with fotis i dont have the move to sd card. can u help me with this? thanks