Initial Steps for Copying
To do this you will need any Explorer, but if there is no built-in, I advise you to use ES Explorer or Total Commander. These are available free of charge and have a wide range of functions. I will use ES Explorer.
- Note that SD Card is the storage on the device itself, and it is sometimes spelled. This happens when the memory is divided into system memory and application memory.
- External SD. this is a flash drive that is inserted into the expansion slot. I have a 32GB MicroSD.
- USB storage is an ordinary USB-flash drive which is connected to the tablet with an OTG cable.
With all these devices you can easily copy or move files.
Here is how to move from internal memory to the flash card on Android. Basically, the whole procedure is similar to how to do it on a PC.
Steps to follow
- Go to SD Card and select the files or folders you want, just click on the file icon to highlight it.
- After that click on the “Copy” icon.
If you are interested in transferring data to Android memory card instead of copying it (to delete a file from the device memory, but show it on the flash drive), you should do everything in the same way as in the previous steps, only choose “Cut” at point 2.
- Go to “This computer” and click on the phone.
- Select “Internal memory” or “Memory card” if the files are stored on it.
- Go to your “DCIM” folder, then “Camera.
- Right click on the desired photo and click “Copy”.
- Open the My Files app, and from there open “Device Memory.
- Press and hold your finger on a DCIM folder until the folder is checked.
- Tap the three dots at the top right and select “Move.
- Select “Storage Card.”.
Change the camera settings
To avoid the steps above in the future, you can change the camera settings so that the photos are saved directly to the memory card.
- Launch the “Camera” app, open “Settings” by pressing the gear icon, look for “Storage location”, “Memory”, “Save to” or similar and enter it.
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How to transfer screenshots from phone to memory card
It’s no secret that many modern smartphones can shoot almost on par with professional cameras. Yes, the development of information technology does not stand still. But as the quality increases so does the size of the images, which are taking up more and more space on the device. How to free up space for new photo cards? Some people skim photos to a computer, others use additional memory sources. In our article, we will tell you how to transfer photos to the memory card.
So in order to free up space on your smartphone for new pictures, you need to solve two simple tasks:
- Insert the memory card into a free slot in your phone.
- Open explorer. Photo and highlight the photo and video files you want to transfer to the memory card.
- Press Move and select SD card or Google Drive (if you use it as a cloud storage) give 15 GB of free space, photos without limits.
- Select the folder (or create a new one) where you want to move your files and press Paste.
Now let’s set where the photos and videos taken with the phone camera will be saved by default. Set the SD card as well.
Let’s go to Settings About phone Storage (Device memory) and select Memory settings as a place for saving data.
Here we select camera and gallery one by one and select External storage, SD card.
Keep in mind that if there is no memory card in your phone, all files will be stored in the phone’s internal memory.
- Go to “Settings” “Applications”
- Open the application you want to transfer
- Press “Storage” “External storage”
- Done: You have transferred the application to the memory card
- Access the “Settings” application, which may be on the desktop or in the applications menu.
- Go to “Applications”.
- Select the application you want to move to the memory card.
- Tap on “Storage”.
- Press “Change” if you have such an option.
How Samsung phone to transfer photos to the memory card
Perhaps the main problem of modern smartphones can be considered a catastrophic lack of free space due to the huge number of photos taken on both the front and main camera. It is a pity to delete them all, and it is almost unreal to go through them all. How to transfer photos in Samsung to the memory card and thus clear the internal memory of the mobile device?
Open the list of all installed applications, launch “My files” application (you can also use any other file manager) and go to “Device memory.
Next, find the folder where the necessary files are stored and long-press one of them.
The mass selection mode is activated, where you can select individual files or all of them by pressing the similarly-named button.
Next, click on the triple dot in the upper right corner of the screen and in the list that opens select “Move” (if you want to transfer files or “Copy” if you want to make copies and duplicate them elsewhere).
A menu will open to select the path to transfer (or copy), where we select “Storage Card” and the folder where we want to write the selected files.
Once the folder is selected, press “Done” and wait for the end of the file transfer.
It is also possible to copy and transfer files to the flash drive connected via microUSB or USB Type-C port (depending on which type of USB-port is installed in your smartphone).
How to move photos from your phone to the memory card
There are a number of ways to move photos from your phone’s internal memory to your memory card. Each of them has its own advantages, disadvantages and nuances, but all help to accomplish the task at hand.
The best of all is considered to be using file managers. Their advantages and disadvantages are described below.
There is a built-in File Explorer, so you can use it to transfer photos
Advanced file managers are as functional as special applications like Photo Transfer
The built-in File Explorer is not very functional
Such managers must be downloaded on Google Play (Android), AppStore (iOS) or other app stores
Transferring photos to an SD card
You can only transfer photos to a memory card on Android smartphones.
You can do this in the following ways:
Samsung Galaxy S7. Transfer pictures to SD memory card
Using system tools. Uses built-in utilities of your operating system.
Via a file manager. Special explorers are used for working with photos, video, audio and text documents.
Before you move photos to the memory card in the phone, you need to know the maximum capacity of your smartphone. This option determines which SD cards can be inserted into the mobile device.
The cheapest models of Xiaomi, Honor or Samsung Galaxy smartphones support SD-cards with a maximum capacity of 16-32 GB. Flagship devices allow you to use drives up to 512GB.
Devices with the Android 6 operating system support the function of merging the SD drive and the main memory of the device. In this case, the user does not need to transfer files manually. Before making the SD card an extension of the internal memory, data should be backed up or dumped to a flash card.
Manually, through the file manager
You can manually transfer images to the SD card using the file manager. It is a built-in utility for moving, deleting, opening and renaming files.
To transfer a photo to “Android” you need to:
Open file manager. By default, a shortcut to the built-in utility is located on the desktop and is called “My files”.
Select the DCIM folder in the list that appears.
Click on the buttons that appear in the upper right corner.
Specify the memory card as the new location for storing photos. After transfer all photos contained in the DCIM folder will be displayed in the phone gallery.
To have photos saved to the SD card automatically, you must:
Go to the settings of your smartphone and find the “Storage” section.
Under “Default storage” specify the external drive.
Using specific applications
You can use the following programs to transfer photos to your memory card:
The “Move to SD Card” utility is a universal application that allows you to transfer photos from internal memory to external drives and back. This program provides the user with information about the selected files and sorts the transferred data by size, extension, name, and save date. Tool’s interface is completely translated into Russian. Supported on Android 2 smartphones.3 and higher.
Files To SD Card application for transferring images and other files without root rights. With it, the user can specify where to save new photos. To change the location of the photo storage, you need to open the application, select the appropriate files and click on Move To, indicating the memory card as the storage location. Files To SD Card is supported by smartphones with Android 5 and higher.
AppMgr III is a free utility for mass transfer of graphic images from the internal memory of the phone to other media. It allows you to clear cached data and sort files by basic criteria: size, name and extension. This app automatically specifies the files you can safely move to SD storage. AppMgr III is supported by smartphones with Android 4 and later. The disadvantage of the program is the incompatibility with MIUI and EMUI shells.
Link2SD is one of the very first utilities to transfer media files and other software to an SD card. It is capable of mass transfer of software and clearing cached data. The advantage of this application is the simple interface. The main options of the utility are listed in the “Menu” section. To transfer photos to an external drive with Link2SD, you must give Link2SD root access.
We do not recommend downloading these utilities from third-party sources. They can contain a large number of viruses that can disrupt the operating system of the smartphone.