How to Move Apps, Games & Files to SD Card on Windows Phone 8 & 8.1

Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Move & Store to SD Card

This tutorial will show you step by step how to move installed apps, games, videos, music, pictures and downloaded files to SD card on a Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 smartphone (including, Nokia and Microsoft Lumia).

And also how to save your applications, games, files and data to SD card automatically.

This tutorial should work for all Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 smartphones, such as the Nokia and Microsoft Lumia 435, 520, 530, 532, 535, 550, 620, 625, 630, 635, 638, 640, 650, 720, 730, 735, 830, 920, 925, 930, 950, 950 XL, 1020, 1320, 1520 and all other types.

Windows Phone Internal Memory & SD Card

Your smartphone's internal memory is the default location where apps, games, videos, music, photos and downloads are saved and stored.

But:

If your smartphone has an internal memory with only a few GB, then your smartphone's internal memory will be full very quickly.

That's why most people use a (micro) SD card in their smartphone and move most of their apps, games and data to the SD card.

How to Move Apps & Games to SD Card on Windows Phone 8 & 8.1

  1. Open "Storage Sense". You can find "Storage Sense" in the applications list and in settings.
  2. Tap on "Phone".
  3. Tap on "apps+games".
  4. Tap on the "select" icon located at the bottom.
    • Windows Phone 8 & 8.1 Select Icon
  5. Select the app(s) and game(s) you want to move to your SD card.
  6. Tap on "move" located at the bottom right.
    • Move Apps & Games from Nokia & Microsoft Lumia to SD Card
  7. Tap on "Yes".
    • Move Apps & Games to SD Card on Windows Phone 8 & 8.1

Now your app(s) and game(s) will be moved to your SD card.

How to Move Videos, Music, Pictures & Files to SD Card on Windows Phone 8 & 8.1 - Easy Way

The easiest and quickest method is by using Microsoft's app.

Microsoft's "Files" app is a free app for managing files on your Windows Phone.

This application makes organizing your videos, music, documents, pictures and other files easy.

What I like about this app is that you can easily see which files are stored on your smartphone's internal memory and which files are stored on your SD card.

This makes moving files easy.

  1. Open Windows store.
  2. Search for "Files".
  3. Install "Files" by Microsoft Corporation.
    • Microsoft Files App
    • You can also find Microsoft's Files app (Windows Store).
  4. Open the "Files" application.
  5. Tap on "Phone".
  6. Tap on the file type's folder like "Documents", "Downloads", "Music", "Pictures" or "Videos".
  7. If you want to move pictures, then open a folder or album.
  8. Tap on the "Select" icon located at the bottom.
    • Microsoft Files App Select Option
  9. Select all the files you want to move.
    • Note: If you want to move all files at once, then tap on the ... (3 dots) located at the bottom right and choose "select all files".
    • Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Select All Files Option
  10. Tap on the "arrow + folder" icon (move to) located at the bottom.
    • Move Selected Files from Nokia & Microsoft Lumia to SD Card
  11. Tap on the small "home" or "house" icon located at the top left.
    • Microsoft Files App Home Icon
  12. Tap on "SD Card".
  13. Tap on the file type's folder (where you want to store the files) on your SD card, like "Documents", "Downloads", "Music", "Pictures" or "Videos".
  14. If you are moving photos, then open the folder or photo album where you want to store your photos.
  15. Tap on "move here" located at the bottom left.

Now the files will be moved to your SD card.

How to Move Apps, Games, Videos, Music, Pictures & Downloaded Files to SD Card on Windows Phone 8 & 8.1 Automatically

  1. Open "Storage Sense". You can find "Storage Sense" in the applications list and in settings.
  2. Go to "Change where you store your music, photos, apps, and more.".
  3. Tap on "phone" located under "Store new music, videos, and podcasts on my" and choose "SD Card" from the pop up menu.
  4. Tap on "phone" located under "Store new photos on my" and choose "SD Card" from the pop up menu.
  5. Tap on "phone" located under "Store new apps on my" and choose "SD Card" from the pop up menu.
  6. Tap on "phone" located under "Store new downloads on my" and choose "SD Card" from the pop up menu.
    • Store apps, games, photos, music, videos, downloads SD card on Lumia
  7. Close settings.

The selected items will now be stored on your SD card automatically.

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