How to transfer apps to the memory card on Android

How to transfer apps to the Android memory card via computer

By default, all applications downloaded to your smartphone are installed in the internal memory. Each device has a limited amount of storage, which leads to a lack of free space for downloading a new game or program. For this reason, almost every user has tried to move the software to the memory card. As practice shows, to do this on modern phones is almost impossible. There are a lot of articles in the Internet describing this procedure, but often they are about the method with root rights. We suggest looking at how to move applications to the Android memory card via computer, and completely without root rights.

What you need for a successful transfer

To properly transfer an application from the internal memory to the SD card, you need to know some specifics. If you ignore the requirements written below, there is a risk of turning your smartphone into a "brick".

Android 6+ version

Android 6+ version

Your phone must have Android version 6.0 or higher installed. You can find out the operating system available on your smartphone through the settings:

  1. Go to "About the phone" or "About the device".
  2. Scroll down to "Version Android".
  3. You can click on this line several times to check if it is up to date.

An animation corresponding to the operating system version will appear on the screen.

Activity Launcher app

Activity Launcher app

Before starting the procedure, it is advisable to install the "Activity Launcher" application on your phone. You can find the software on Google Play for this purpose:

  1. Open Play Market.
  2. In the search, type "Activity Launcher".
  3. Go to the official utility page.
  4. Click the button "Install"and wait for the download to complete.

The downloaded utility should appear on the desktop with the name "Application Activation".

SD card class 10 or higher

It is recommended that you purchase a new memory card for the method to work correctly, And it has to be grade 10 or higher. Any version of the external drive will work, whether it's 8, 16, 32, or 64 gigabytes. You can find out the class of the SD card on its packaging, which is often marked as "class 10".

Archive aftiss

The aftiss_b2.rar archive must be downloaded to your computer. It is with its help that the memory card will be converted into the internal storage of the device. You can download the archive on Windows XP, 7, 8, Vista and 10.

Instructions on how to transfer apps to an SD card on your Android phone

After all the subtleties, let's move on to the instructions themselves. We recommend that you follow each step carefully to avoid glitches and unexpected errors.

Enable USB debugging

Enable USB debugging

For enable USB debugging you need to do the following:

  1. Open the smartphone settings.
  2. Go to the tab "About the phone" or "About the device".
  3. Quickly click several times on "Firmware version". The system will notify you how many clicks are left to obtain developer rights.
  4. Then go to "Additional Features" or "Advanced settings".
  5. Here go to the tab "For developers".
  6. Among the many items, find the line "Laying down by USB"and activate the function by moving the slider to the right.

The USB tab is now enabled, as evidenced by the color indicator on the slider.

Connecting your phone to a computer

Connecting your phone to a computer

For Connecting a smartphone to a PC A normal USB cable used to charge the device will do. Once connected, open the notification curtain and click on the line "Charging via USB". Change this parameter to "Transferring files"or another similar mode.

You need to install the drivers for the specific model of the device on your computer. If the PC is running on Windows 10, they will load automatically. For earlier versions you may need to install them manually. Finding drivers is not a problem - just specify the exact model of the smartphone in the browser.

Run the aftiss script

In the downloaded archive you need to find and run the script "aftiss.cmd".

Run the aftiss script

After launching, a command line with some text will appear on the screen.

Select which size of the memory card will become the internal storage

Now we need to decide what size memory card will be the internal storage. Let's look at all the possible options:

  • 1 - 20% of the SD memory becomes the phone memory;
  • 2 - 50% SD volume becomes the memory of the device;
  • 3 - 85% SD volume becomes the memory of the device;
  • 4 - your percentage;

Select which size of the memory card will become the internal storage

Decide on the type of transfer yourself, but we recommend that it is based on the size of the memory card. That is, if it will be 32 gigabytes, it would be reasonable to choose the second option of transfer (50:50). After that, enter the desired command in the corresponding field.

Select which size of the memory card will become the internal storage

Check the correctness of the entered data and press "Enter".

Select which size of the memory card will become the internal storage

The system will start a series of processes, on successful completion of which the display will show "Done".

Check the correctness of actions

Check the correctness of actions

After completing the procedure, it is desirable to make sure that the memory reallocation is correct. To do this, open the settings on your phone, then

  1. Go to "Memory" or "Vault". The names depend on the smartphone model and the firmware installed on it.
  2. Scroll down to "SD-card".

Depending on the option used, the available capacity will be different. For example, if the flash drive was for 32 gigabytes, then with the second option available will be about 15 gigabytes. It is also worth noting that After this procedure, all programs will be installed by default on the SD.

Launch Activity Launcher on Android

Launch Activity Launcher on Android

Now open the newly downloaded program "Activity Launcher". At the first launch, the "Disclaimer" window will appear on the screen, in which you need to click on "Ok". Next, click on the top menu "Recent actions"and select "All actions".

Launch Activity Launcher on Android

After the download is complete, do the following:

  1. Scroll down to "Settings".
  2. Here click on the line "All applications". Note that the desired tab is located above the item without an icon.

After pressing this button, you should be automatically taken to a page with all installed software.

Select applications to transfer from internal memory to SD card

Select applications to transfer from internal memory to sd-card

Transferring some application to a SD card is now easy. To do so:

  1. Find it in the list that opens.
  2. Go to the utility page.
  3. Click on the line "Vault".
  4. Next, click "Change".
  5. From the list that opens, choose "SD-card".

How to reset the memory card to its original state

How to reset the memory card to its original state

Getting the memory card back to its original form is much easier than turning it into the internal memory of your smartphone. The first thing to do is to transfer apps from the flash drive back to the device's storage. If this is not done, the programs will not start after formatting. After restarting the device, then:

  1. Rebooting the smartphone.
  2. Go to the "Storage" section.
  3. Click on "Clear SD-card" or "Clear USB-Drive".
  4. Confirm the procedure with the button "Clear and format".

The speed of formatting directly depends on the size and class of the memory card.

Video tutorial

As you can see, it is possible to transfer an application to the Android memory card completely without root rights. Of course, you will need a computer for this, but almost every modern user has one.

  1. Hello. For 2 years, used this method, made with a CD card in half internal and external memory, everything worked. But, the other day for the first time hangs prog (does not start), I restart the phone Xiaomi Redmi 7a, prog does not work, all the other work. Turned off the tel. inserted a flash card CD in a laptop, check the quick check, inserted in the tel. - Everything worked as before. But the next day, all the prog lost from the card, but music, photos and all the files on the card were. Did the same, put it in the notebook, check - did not help. Prog disappeared (rebooted, shut down, quick and complete check did not help). Pulled the cd from the phone, reset to factory settings phone - works fine. The method has stopped working. But the flash drive can not format neither on the phone or laptop, I can not. Writes error CRC. In Disk Management shows that the CD-card is divided into 3 parts. 32gb, 16mbs, 32gb (my flash drive has 64gb). Question, how to format a flash drive?? all ways and utilities tried, gives an error (CRC). (CRC error). Help.

  2. This is a visual glitch, unfortunately it cannot be fixed.

  3. Maxim, thank you very much, it worked on the tablet Huawei Tab T10. The only thing is that the information on the memory capacity is not quite correct.

  4. On the Hyomi redmi 6 and after creating a memory card when transferring applications appear icon - not enough memory although the memory 32 only 16 as additional memory, free half of 11 meyi

  5. Perhaps the reason is the latest version of MIUI, some users are complaining about MIUI 11.

  6. Good day, all done as in the video. Phone model Redmi 7A. MIUI Global 11.0.4 version. It says that the path is not found. And on the video is the same phone. Can it be because of the difference in versions? Or there are some pitfalls? Thank you

  7. Check your actions again, all conditions must be met. If the error still appears, then your model will not be able to perform this operation even in this way.

  8. Hello! Did everything according to the instructions, but when selecting the size of the future memory 2 (50x50) writes that the path is not found, although the connection is correct. Honor 7a pro, microsd Qilive 16GB, class 10 (formatted in the smartphone).

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