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How To Move Apps To SD Card When “Not Enough Space” Appears On Android

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Don’t you hate it when the “Not Enough Space” notification appears when you try to install a new app on your Android device? It implies that all of those games, photographs, and 4K films have finally paid off.

The remedy is simple if your phone has a memory card slot. A microSD card is a low-cost solution to enhance the storage capacity of your phone. Rather than uninstalling apps from your Android device, you can move them to an SD card to free up space.

Depending on the Android version you’re running, you’ll have to do this in a different way. In this post, we’ll look at all of the options for moving Android apps to an SD card.

Consider the following factors before you begin. Because memory cards are slower than internal storage, resource-intensive software may function slightly worse.

When choosing a card, choose the quickest memory card with the highest capacity that your phone can support—check the specifications of your phone to see which cards it supports.

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To avoid being conned, make sure you know how to recognize a phony microSD card. Preinstalled apps cannot be moved without rooting, and some third-party apps may not support it as well.

You may also be unable to use widgets connected with programs that have been relocated to your memory card on previous versions of Android. With this in mind, let’s look at how to migrate programs to an SD card.

Use an SD Card as Internal Storage Changes to the way Android phones handle memory cards were introduced in Android Marshmallow, and these changes have been carried over to succeeding versions of Android.
MicroSD cards can now be used as internal storage. Android treats the card as an extension of your built-in storage space, rather than having internal and external storage as separate locations.

Data and apps can write to either as needed, and the process is completely automated. As a result, you don’t have to be concerned about the location of your apps.

You must first set this up. Because your card will be deleted during the procedure, make sure you’ve backed up any important information: Insert the card into your phone.

When the New SD Card notification appears, tap Set Up. Next, you need to choose how your phone should use the card. Select Phone Storage on Android 9, or Use as Internal Storage on older versions.

Alternatively, go to Settings > Storage, select the card, tap the menu button, and select Storage Settings. Tap Format as internal. On the next screen, tap Format SD Card, or Erase & Format.

This will wipe your card. On Android 9 and newer, you’re offered the chance to move your content—including apps—onto the card. It also shows you how much space you’ll save. Hit Move content to complete.

Hammed Tajudeen is the editor in-chief of Blaze News, holds Higher National Diploma(HND) in Mass Communication, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.

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