How to Transfer Music from Android to SD Card

If your entire music collection sits on your Android device and you want to move it to an SD card, the following guide should teach you how to transfer music from Android to an SD card using multiple methods. Read on to find out all the possible ways to do the task.

By | Last Updated: May. 08, 2019

While most Android devices come with a good amount of memory space these days, the amount would still not be sufficient for you if you store a lot of music files on it. Music files consume a large amount of memory space and people often exceed their internal storage on their devices. If you are one of those users and you would like to have your music moved away to an SD card, this guide will help you do it.

Once you have moved your music files from your Android device over to your SD card, you will have freed-up the internal memory space on your device. Also, you can attach your SD card to your computer and get access to your entire music collection on your computer. If that is what you would like to do, here is how you move music to SD card on an Android device.

How to Transfer Music from Android to SD Card Quickly

If you are looking for a hassle-free and straightforward way to transfer music from your phone to an SD card, this section has you covered. The section shows how you can use a nice little app to move your music around without many efforts.

The app you are going to use is called AnyTrans for Android. It has a large number of features among which there is a music transfer option that lets you move your music files from your phone to an SD card with just a few clicks. It supports transfers of other file types as well but we will only be covering how you can transfer music files with the app in this post.

Here are some of the features the app offers:

  • Fast transfer speeds.
  • Easily access the music files on your device.
  • Transfer all or selected music files to the SD card.
  • Safe and easy to use.

If you have made your mind to use AnyTrans for Android to move music from your device to your SD card, the following are the steps on how to do the task.

Step 1: The first thing you will want to do is download and install the AnyTrans for Android app on your computer. Connect your phone to your computer and launch the app.

Plug-in your Android phone to your computer

Plug-in your Android phone to your computer

Step 2: When the app opens, you will find a number of options on its main interface. The option you need to click on is called Music. Click on it when you find it and it will let you transfer your music files to your SD card.

Choose Music in the AnyTrans for Android app

Choose Music in the AnyTrans for Android app

Step 3: On the following screen, you should be able to access all of your music tracks. Select the tracks you want to move to your SD card by clicking on them and click on the Send to PC button at the top. Choose your SD card as the destination for the files.

Select and transfer music from Android to SD card

Select and transfer music from Android to SD card

The application will start transferring the selected music tracks from your Android phone over to your SD card. When it is done, you will see a confirmation message in the app on your computer.

You may now use your SD card with your music collection on it with any of your devices. Now any device is your music device as long as it supports an SD card.

How to Move Music from Android Internal Storage to SD Card

If you would prefer using your Android device and not your computer to transfer your music to the SD card, this section will show you how to do it.

Moving music from the internal storage to the SD card on an Android phone is pretty easy, thanks to the ES File Explorer app. Using this app on your device, you can easily copy your music files from one storage option to another.

The app should work fine if you are copying a few music tracks. If you have a large number of music files to be copied, you are recommended to use the above method.

Let’s check out how to use a file manager app to move music from Android to SD card:

Step 1: Launch the Google Play Store app on your Android device and search for and tap on ES File Explorer. Install the application on your device.

Step 2: Open the ES File Explorer app on your phone and tap on the option that says Music. It will let you access all the music files stored on your device.

Access the Music section in ES File Explorer

Access the Music section in ES File Explorer

Step 3: When the music files are shown on your screen, tap and hold on the music tracks you want to move to your SD card, tap on the More option in the bottom-right corner, and select Move To.

Move music from Android to SD card with ES File Explorer

Move music from Android to SD card with ES File Explorer

Step 4: You will be asked to choose a folder to move your selected files to. Navigate to your SD card storage, select your music folder, and tap on OK to start moving your music files to your SD card.

Select music destination on your SD card

Select music destination on your SD card

Within a few minutes, you will find that your files are moved to your SD card and they are no longer on your internal storage. If you have moved a large number of music files, you have freed-up a significant amount of memory space on your device.

Conclusion

Keeping a large number of music files on the internal storage of your phone is not a good idea. The above guide shows how you can transfer your music from your phone to an SD card using two easy ways. We hope it helps you out.

Joy Taylor

Member of iMobie team as well as an Apple fan, love to help more users solve various types of iPhone related issues.