How to move photos from a sm tab A to SD card

PhilippeFV

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I have a 16 Gig Samsung 10.1 tab A tablet (model T-580), with 13 Gig used. I installed a 64 Gig SD card, but I can't figure out how to move photos and little used apps to the card.
Pls advise, and thanks.
PF Verheyen
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There are other ways to move files as well. Personally I like just connection to a computer so I can move everything en masse (all of them at once/together).

That, however, won't help with moving apps to the card though. Only files. Apps require something very different. Note: If you are going to move apps, don't put anything on the SD card first. I say that because if you try to set it up as "Internal" rather than "External" storage, it will wipe anything on the card (if it works). Below is how to set up the card. Again, if it works. :)

First, you need to be using a tablet that is running at least Android "Marshmallow" (or newer) or be able to upgrade to it. Second, you will need the instructions I am including below. And third, you need a tablet that has not been restricted by the manufacturer from making this change. Which does happen.


NOTE: If any of the steps are missing on your tablet, or they don't work for you, then you have a tablet that either has an older Android version or has been restricted by the manufacturer. If that is the case, you will not be able to use this information.


How to turn the "External" SD card into "Internal" storage on "Marshmallow" a.k.a. 6.0.

NOTE: Please be sure you start with a blank SD card. It needs to be blank because when the card is converted to "Internal" storage, it will be formatted (wiped) and encoded (making the cards data only readable by that device).

1. Go to device “Settings”, then select “Storage”.
2. Select your "SD Card", then tap the “three-dot menu“ (top-right), now select “Settings” from in there.
3. Now select “Format as internal”, and then “Erase & Format”.
4. Your SD Card will now be formatted as internal storage.
5. Reboot your tablet.

NOTE: If you don't reboot the tablet, many things may not work correctly, so make sure you do.


How to turn the "External" SD card into "Internal" storage on "Nougat" a.k.a. 7.0.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure you start with a blank SD card. When the card is converted to "Internal" storage, it will be formatted (wiped) and encoded (making the cards data only readable by that device), so anything on it prior would be gone.

1. Go to "Settings", and then select "Storage & USB".
2. At the bottom of the list you should see the SD card's details, including the option to format it and make it "Internal" storage.
3. Once this is done, reboot the device and you can start running things from the card.

If you don't reboot the tablet, some things may not work correctly, so make sure you do the reboot.

 

acmegamers97

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Hi there PhilippeFV,

I will be happy to assist you. You can move media and other type of files to your SD card by following these steps,

- Go to "My files" after that you will see "memory storage" and "device storage"
- Select the files you want to copy or move (You can select files by holding on the files for 2 or 3 seconds).
- After that you will see a copy icon (It looks like two files). If you want to move the files select the move icon
- Then just paste the selected items on the SD storage.
Hence this will solve your problem.

If you are still experiencing problems then don't hesitate to ask we will be there to assist you.

Warm Regards,
Acme Gamer
 
There are other ways to move files as well. Personally I like just connection to a computer so I can move everything en masse (all of them at once/together).

That, however, won't help with moving apps to the card though. Only files. Apps require something very different. Note: If you are going to move apps, don't put anything on the SD card first. I say that because if you try to set it up as "Internal" rather than "External" storage, it will wipe anything on the card (if it works). Below is how to set up the card. Again, if it works. :)

First, you need to be using a tablet that is running at least Android "Marshmallow" (or newer) or be able to upgrade to it. Second, you will need the instructions I am including below. And third, you need a tablet that has not been restricted by the manufacturer from making this change. Which does happen.


NOTE: If any of the steps are missing on your tablet, or they don't work for you, then you have a tablet that either has an older Android version or has been restricted by the manufacturer. If that is the case, you will not be able to use this information.


How to turn the "External" SD card into "Internal" storage on "Marshmallow" a.k.a. 6.0.

NOTE: Please be sure you start with a blank SD card. It needs to be blank because when the card is converted to "Internal" storage, it will be formatted (wiped) and encoded (making the cards data only readable by that device).

1. Go to device “Settings”, then select “Storage”.
2. Select your "SD Card", then tap the “three-dot menu“ (top-right), now select “Settings” from in there.
3. Now select “Format as internal”, and then “Erase & Format”.
4. Your SD Card will now be formatted as internal storage.
5. Reboot your tablet.

NOTE: If you don't reboot the tablet, many things may not work correctly, so make sure you do.


How to turn the "External" SD card into "Internal" storage on "Nougat" a.k.a. 7.0.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure you start with a blank SD card. When the card is converted to "Internal" storage, it will be formatted (wiped) and encoded (making the cards data only readable by that device), so anything on it prior would be gone.

1. Go to "Settings", and then select "Storage & USB".
2. At the bottom of the list you should see the SD card's details, including the option to format it and make it "Internal" storage.
3. Once this is done, reboot the device and you can start running things from the card.

If you don't reboot the tablet, some things may not work correctly, so make sure you do the reboot.

 
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