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How To: Move data from phone memory to SD card (memory card)

Your phone storage is filling up so you buy an SD card for extra space. You put in it your phone but are still being told your storage is full...why?


Your new SD card will save any new data created; photos, videos etc (providing you give it permission to do so) but anything that is existing on the phone memory won't move over, unless you do it manually.


So here is a quick guide on how to move the existing data onto the new SD card.



1. Insert SD card

It goes without saying that in order to move information to an SD card, the card must be in the phone. So find the SD card slot and put your shinny new card into your phone. This is very like inserting a SIM card so if you are unsure on how to do this refer back to our quick guide How To: Remove/Insert a SIM Card


2. My Files

From your Homescreen look for an application named "My Files" or "Files". If you can't find it at first glance it might be within a folder.


3. Internal storage

Within the "Files" or "My Files" App, tap on "Internal Storage".


4. Select All

Press and hold on the first folder in "Internal Storage" until selection options appear beside them. Tap "All" or "Select All" at the top of the screen.


5. Menu

Once you select all files you want to move, tap the menu icon in the top right corner, the three vertical dots.


6. Move

Tap "Move" from the drop down menu.


7. SD Card

Choose SD Card as the destination for your files.


And that's it, you should now have free space on your phone's internal memory because you have relocated some of your data to your SD Card.


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