How to Move Pictures to SD Card on Galaxy S10/S9/S8/S7

If you have your pictures saved on your computer or on your internal storage, the following guide should teach you how you can move your pictures to your SD card on the Galaxy S7 and other models in the series. Read on to learn more.

By Abby Walsh | Posted on: Mar. 28, 2019, Last Updated: Mar. 28, 2019

Even though the Galaxy series smartphones from Samsung come with a large amount of internal memory space, the amount is not apparently sufficient for many users. If you are into photography and you capture tons of images on your phone, you will likely run out of storage soon unless you buy an SD card for your device.

If you have already purchased an SD card for your Galaxy device and you would like to transfer your pictures from your computer or your phone’s internal storage to the card, the following guide will help you out. It shows methods on how to move pictures to SD card on a Galaxy S10 and other devices in the same series.

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How to Move Pictures to SD Card on Galaxy S10/S9/S8/S7 from Computer

In this section of the guide, you are going to learn how you can move pictures to the SD card on your Galaxy S9 or any other Galaxy series phone from your computer.

Many users who are into editing photos often prefer to store their photos on the computer. If you are one of those users and you have your pictures lying around on your computer, this section will teach you how you can move all of those pictures to the SD card on your device.

In order to do the task, you are going to use an app called AnyTrans for Android. It allows you to explore and add content including pictures to your SD card from your computer. The following are some of the main features the app offers to its users.

If you would like to use the AnyTrans for Android app to move pictures to the SD card on your Galaxy S9 or any other model from your computer, the following is how you do it.

Step 1: Launch the AnyTrans for Android website in your browser and download and install the app on your computer. Launch the app and plug-in your device to your computer.

Connect your Galaxy device to your computer

Connect your Galaxy device to your computer

Step 2: When the app launches, the option you need to click on is called Add Content. It lets you add various kind of content to your device from your computer.

Select the Add Content option to add pictures to your SD card

Select the Add Content option to add pictures to your SD card

Step 3: A file explorer window will open letting you select the files to be added to your device. Navigate to the folder where your pictures are saved and select all the pictures to be added to your device.

Choose pictures to add to your SD card

Choose pictures to add to your SD card

Step 4: When you have finished choosing pictures, the app will start transferring them to your device’s SD card.

Pictures being transferred to the SD card on Galaxy device

Pictures being transferred to the SD card on Galaxy device

Step 5: You will see the following confirmation message when all the selected pictures are moved to your SD card.

Pictures are transferred to your SD card

Pictures are transferred to your SD card

That is how you move pictures to the SD card on a Galaxy S8 and other devices using the AnyTrans for Android app. The app provides a quick and easy way to move your pictures around on your devices.

How to Move Pictures to SD Card on Galaxy S10/S9/S8/S7 from Internal Storage

If you have captured and stored pictures on the internal storage of your device but you have not moved them to your computer yet, this section will teach you how you can move pictures to the SD card on your Galaxy device from your internal storage.

The method to transfer pictures from internal storage to SD card uses the file manager app on your device. As long as you can access the app on your phone, you are all set to move your pictures to your SD card. The following are the generic steps on using a file manager to move files on your device.

Step 1: Open the app drawer on your Android device and tap on file manager to launch the app.

Step 2: When the file manager app launches, access your internal storage and locate the pictures folder. Select all the pictures you want to move to your SD card, tap on three-dots at the top, and choose the option that says Copy.

Move pictures to SD card with the file manager app

Move pictures to SD card with the file manager app

Step 3: Once you tap the copy option in the previous step, your phone will prompt you to select a folder to copy your files to. Head to the SD card storage in the app and select a folder to move your pictures to. Tap on Paste at the top and your pictures will start coming in.

Choose a destination and paste the pictures

Choose a destination and paste the pictures

Depending on the number of pictures you have selected, it will take anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes to finish the transfer process.

When the pictures are all successfully moved, head to their original location on your internal storage and delete all the pictures you moved. This way you will not have any duplicate pictures on your device.

Conclusion

If you have started using an SD card on your Samsung Galaxy series phone, the above guide will show you how you can move your memory-hogging pictures from your internal storage or your computer over to the SD card on your device. We hope the guide helps you out.

Abby Walsh

Member of iMobie team, an Apple fan and a horror movie lover. Always be willing to solve all kinds of Apple-related issues as well as Android's.