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How to Transfer Data to New SD Card on Android

By Avery Pacheco, 14/09/2017, updated on 10/08/2019

When an Android device is running out of device storage, the best solution is to employ an SD card to expand the total storage. Apart from increasing dying memory, a portable SD card can store data and be used on other devices.

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However, an SD card comes with nothing in the very beginning. So, you would have to transfer data to a new SD card from internal storage or from a computer. If you have no idea, please check out the following solutions.

Method 1: How to Transfer Data from Internal Memory to SD Card?

If you're not new to Android phones, you should know that most Android phones like Samsung, HTC, Sony, HUAWEI, and others are allowed users to move files from internal storage to SD card. Though the steps are different according to the models of cell phones, it's easy to do as the following tutorial shows:

Step 1. Open the "Files/My Files" app on your Android.

Step 2. Tap the "Device storage/Internal storage" option.

Step 3. Look up the files and open a folder.

Step 4. Select those you want to move and tap the "Menu" option at the upper right corner.

Step 5. Tap "Move" and touch the "SD card" option.

Step 6. Choose a folder to store data or create a new folder on your own.Note that contacts and text messages cannot be moved through this way.

Internal Memory to SD Card

Method 2: How to Move Files from Computer to SD Card?

In addition to transfer data from internal storage, you can move desired files to SD card from your Win/Mac computer. That's way easy with Android Transfer - TunesGo. As an authentic file transfer, apart from transferring data between devices, TunesGo allows users to import wanted data into an Android phone without a hitch. You can transfer photos, videos, songs, documents, e-books, audio files as easily as the following shows.

Step 1. Run Android Transfer - TunesGo

Click the button to download and install Android Transfer - TunesGo on your Win/Mac. Then, connect your Android to it with USB cable and enable USB debugging. The program will detect your device in no time.

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Step 2. Move Media Files to SD Card

At the top panel, please select the "Explorer" tab. Then, there are "Phone" and "SD Card" options on the left. Please click "SD Card" to proceed. Users are allowed to create a "New Folder", "Add", "Export", or "Delete" folders. To transfer data to your Android's SD card, please navigate to the desired folder at first and click the "Add" option. Then, select files on your computer to import to SD card.

Move Media Files to SD Card

Comparison: Pros and Cons of Both Methods

To be honest, each workaround has its limitations and good side. If you want to pick up a way suitable for you, you can go on reading this comparison. Hope you find a desirable solution.

Pros and Cons of Both Methods

Android Transfer - TunesGo can also help transfer data between your computer and Android phone or switch data between Android and iPhone. Any transfer problem is a cinch for this powerful Android file transfer tool. You can try the free trial version to experience it.