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How to install/move apps to MicroSD Card on Android Phones [Videos]

In this tutorial for Nokia Android Phones, we will let you know how to install apps/games to MicroSD card and also how to move apps/games from internal storage to MicroSD card and vice-versa. This tutorial, however, is valid for any Android smartphone that has MicroSD card support and runs Android Nougat or higher.

Installing apps to MicroSD card:

You need to first format the MicroSD card as internal storage before you can install apps/games on it. Remember that doing so will make MicroSD card work with only your phone unless you re-format it as a portable storage. Due to this moving MicroSD card from one device to another may cause data loss because of formatting.

Check the steps to format it as an internal storage below.

  • Insert MicroSD card to phone and on being prompted tap on “setup”
  • Choose “use as internal storage” option and start formatting it
  • SD card will get formatted and then you can choose to move some of your apps and data to this new storage as shown in screenshots below.

You can also watch the videos below to see the MicroSD card setup in action as internal storage on Nougat and Oreo running devices.

Moving apps/games to MicroSD card and Vice-versa:

Now, once you have formatted SD card as an internal storage, you can not only install but also move apps/games from internal storage to SD card and vice-versa. You can check the video below to learn how to do so.

Nayan has more than 10 years of experience of covering Technology and innovations. He is a big Nokia fan and Tech disruptions aficionado. He loves to review new cool gadgets and writing about Android, iOS, Gadgets and general Technology stuff. He has been associated with other well-known Tech sites WinCentral and GadgetOx since long. He currently sports a Lumia 950 XL and Nexus 5X. Other interests include listening to Nu-Metal Hits and Kick-Boxing. Write to him at Email: [email protected]