How to transfer apps to the memory card on Android

How to transfer apps to the memory card on Android

If you like to install a lot of games and programs on your device, but the amount of memory of your smartphone does not allow to do this, then very soon for the installation of applications simply will not remain memory. In this case, the best solution is to use a third-party carrierBut how do I manually move the apps to the memory card on Android and what do I need to do?

Transferring with a system function

How to transfer apps to the memory card on AndroidSo, let's begin. Of course, right away many people thought that the whole transfer process was obnoxiously complicated. But do not worry, because the procedure is quite simple and fast.

  • Click "Settings" to begin;
  • Next, go to the item called "Applications";
  • In it you need to select the desired file (a game or an application);
  • Now you need to click on it and find the "Move to SD-card" tab;
  • If the button is active, you have to click it. Done.

It happens quite often, that the developers initially block this possibility and do not allow you to transfer your application to the sd-card. They attribute this to the fact that their application works better on the standard internal memorythan on an external drive, no matter how fast it is.

How to transfer apps to the memory card on Android using special applications

How to transfer apps to the memory card on Android using special applicationsBelow are 2 of the best applications I used and it worked. But remember, the free version does not guarantee full functionality, better support the author and then you will be able to transfer the applications to the SD card.

AppMgr III (App 2 SD)

AppMgr III (App 2 SD)
AppMgr III (App 2 SD)
Developer: Sam Lu
Price: Free

The most popular app for such purposesThe program is completely free and is able to move games and other files quickly and without any problems to the sd-card. This program is completely free and yet it is able to move games and other files quickly and without any problems to the sd card.

Any user can understand the controls. And all because games and programs are divided into 2 large categories. In addition to transfer, you can clean the cache with this program, mass select applications and games, as well as get a notification of clearing or changing any programs.


Developer: Bülent Akpınar
Price: Free

Another worthy tool is Link2SD. The utility is also freely available for download from Google Playinstall in the standard way and enjoy the free space on your device.

Unfortunately, the program does not work without root rightsThe interface is not very simple and it will be difficult for a beginner to understand all the nuances and actions, but you get a great functioning application manager.

Consider the benefits of Link2SD:

  • Easily transfer, for example, a game to external media, even if its system options do not support it. Everything will run as before, no problems with launch, quality and performance.
  • Clear cache, duplicate files and unwanted app data in two clicks.
  • Creates a special partition on the memory card, so that the smartphone begins to recognize it as an internal storage location. This is why the functionality of portable programs is not affected.
  • Supports a huge number of languages (more than forty, including, of course, Russian), which is quite a rarity for such programs.

How to move the application cache to the Android memory card using FolderMount

This method is much more useful than all of the above, because it only transfers the program or game cache, which is very often takes up more space on your device than the app itself.

In this case, you will need to use FolderMount. But in order to use it, you need the "Super User" mode. If you have it, you're good to go.

FolderMount [ROOT]
FolderMount [ROOT]
Developer: madmack
Price: Free
  • Open the program and click on the plus sign in the top corner on the right.
  • There you will see a field { "name", where the name of the application is entered.
  • Item "The Source." is used to specify the folder where the cache is located. As a rule, it is located at the following address SD/Android/obb/name.
  • Folder "Assignment." is needed to specify the path of the cache.
  • After completing each item, you must click on the check mark at the top of the screen and the picture of the pin, located opposite the name entered in the first item.When the transfer is over, the pin will turn green.

As you can see, moving apps to the memory card is quite easy, there are many options. Good luck!