How to Move & Store Apps, Games, Pictures, Music, Videos & Downloads to SD Card on a Nokia & Microsoft Lumia

Nokia & Microsoft Lumia Move & Store to SD Card

Running out of storage space on your Windows Phone 8 or 8.1 smartphone?

Do you want to move apps and games from your phone to your SD card?

Do you want apps, games, pictures, music, videos, and downloads to be saved (stored) on your SD card automatically?

Then you are on the right page, because here I will show you step by step how to do all of this on a Nokia and Microsoft Lumia.

But first:

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

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

That's why most people use a microSD card in their smartphone. Most (not all) smartphones have a microSD card slot.

I will show you step by step how to move and store apps, games, documents, pictures, music, videos and downloads to your SD card on a Windows Phone 8 and 8.1 smartphone.

This tutorial works 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.

And now:

How to Move Apps & Games from your Windows phone to your SD Card

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" (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/or game(s) will be moved from your phone to your SD card.

How to Move Pictures, Music & Videos from your Windows phone to your SD Card

Using Microsoft's Files App

Microsoft's app is a free app for managing files on your Windows Phone. This app makes organizing your documents, pictures, music and videos easy.

What I like about this app is that you can easily see which files are stored on your phone 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" (Microsoft Corporation).

Microsoft Files App

4 Open the "Files" app.

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 the files you want to move.

If you want to move all files at once, then tap on the 3 dots (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 (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 album where you want to store the photos.

15 Tap on "move here" (bottom left).

Now the files will be moved to the SD card.

Automatically Store Apps, Games, Pictures, Music, Videos & Downloads to your SD Card

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" and choose "SD card". Do this for each category you want to store to the SD card.

Store apps, games, photos, music, videos, downloads SD card on Lumia

4 Close settings.

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

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