How to Install Apps on SD Card on Android

Troubled by Insufficient memory and want to install apps on SD card. Go through this article to learn how to install apps on SD card.

By Elena Fontaine | Posted: May. 04, 2018, Last Updated: May. 04, 2018
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Insufficient Storage notifications always pop out on Android phones. The most likely reason for this problem is that phone memory is set as the default storage. If you download and install various applications, the phone’s memory would be full, affecting its productivity. By using SD Cards, you can expand your device storage memory with respect to your needs. However, is it possible to install apps on SD card? and if it is, how to install apps on SD card?

Not only this, there are many other queries raised by Android users like How to transfer apps to SD Card Android and How to download apps directly to SD card. Well, this article will provide you satisfying methods and results to resolve all these issues.

Also Read: How to Transfer Music from Computer to Android >

Running apps on SD card can make them work slower than with the phone memory. You need to be careful with installing apps on SD card. It may affect the performance of your Android device.

How to Install Apps on SD Card Android

To install apps on Android, you have to set up SD card as internal storage first. Follow the steps below to set up SD card, then you can easily install apps on SD card on Android.

Step 1Insert the SD card in your devices. The notification will pop up on the screen when it detects your new SD Card. Click on “Set up” in order to format it as internal storage. If you don’t see any such notification, then go to Settings > Storage and USB to set up SD card as internal storage.

Step 2A screen will pop up as “Set up your SD card”. click on “Use as Internal Storage”. A warning message will display on the screen asking to format the SD card for internal storage. Create a backup of your SD card and click “Erase and Format”.

How to Install Apps on SD Card Android - Step 2

How to Install Apps on SD Card Android – Step 2

Step 3A warning message will display on the screen asking to format the SD card for internal storage. Create a backup of your SD card and click “Erase and Format”. 

Step 4Wait for some time till the device is formatting the data on it. After that, you will be asked to move the data to SD card. To move the data select “Move Now”. Select “Move Later” if you want to manage the data migration some other time.

How to Install Apps on SD Card Android - Step 4

How to Install Apps on SD Card Android – Step 4

Step 5After you are done with the SD Card encryption and formatting, the screen will display the message as “SD card is ready”, click “Done”.

Step 6After this process is finished, you can check the internal phone storage and your SD card storage by going to Settings > Device Storage. The next time you download apps on Android, they will be stored on SD card.

How to Install Apps on SD Card Android - Step 6

How to Install Apps on SD Card Android – Step 6

Bonus Tip: How to Transfer Apps From Android To Android

After making a purchase of a new Android phone, transferring important data like contacts, photos from your old Android phone to the new device is necessary as it would be rather inconvenient to start with a brand new phone. When it comes to apps, traditionally, you might have to only download them one by one.

We all know that downloading and installing apps is quite time-consuming. Things could be worse if you have lots of apps waiting to be downloaded. Under this circumstance, we strongly suggest you try AnyTrans for Android.

AnyTrans for Android, developed by iMobie inc., aims at providing all Android users more convenient way to manage data on their phones. One of the most famous features of it is transferring apps from Android to Android. The reasons are following:

1. AnyTrans for Android directly transfers app from Android to Android. You don’t have to go through the complicated transferring process.

2. AnyTrans for Android always transfers data at a blazing fast speed. According to statistics, it can transfer 1.7 GB of data from Android to Android within 1 minute.

3. AnyTrans for Android is safe and secure. It is developed by a trustworthy developer and you have our guarantee that while using this software, no information leakage or data loss would occur.

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The Bottom Line

That’s all for how to install apps on SD card on Android. If you still have any questions, please do leave comments below. Besides, AnyTrans for Android is indeed a nice tool to transfer apps from Android to Android. Why not download it now to your computer and have a 5-day free trial?

Elena Fontaine

Member of iMobie team, has a mania for Apple products and reading. Like to fix all kinds of Apple-related issues.

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