How to move apps, games and files to SD card on Windows Phone 8 and 8.1

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 (e.g., 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 and SD card

Your phone's internal memory is the default location where applications, 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 phone'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 applications, games and data to the SD card.

How to move apps and games to SD card on Windows Phone 8 and 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 (circle with small check marks and lines inside) located at the bottom.

Windows Phone 8 and 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 and Games from Nokia and Microsoft Lumia to SD Card

7. Tap on Yes.

Move Apps and Games to SD Card on Windows Phone 8 and 8.1

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

How to move videos, music, pictures, and files to SD card on Windows Phone 8 and 8.1

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

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

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

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

This makes moving files easy.

1. Open Windows (application) store.

2. Search for Files.

3. Install Files by Microsoft Corporation on your phone.

Microsoft Files App

You can also find Microsoft's Files app here (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 (circle with small check marks and lines inside) 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 three dots located at the bottom right and choose select all files.

Nokia and Microsoft Lumia Select All Files Option

10. Tap on the arrow + folder icon (move to) located at the bottom.

Move Selected Files from Nokia and 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, and downloaded files to SD card on Windows Phone 8 and 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.


Reference:

WindowsCentral.com