So you’ve got yourself a Samsung Galaxy A01 and are wondering how to move apps to the SD card (microSD card)? While the A01 only comes with 8GB of internal storage, the microSD card slot will allow you to expand it’s storage capacity up to 32GB (included).
And because Android 4.4 KitKat now allows third-party apps to be installed onto your microSD card as well, you can now move apps onto your SD card too! This article will guide you through the steps involved in moving apps to your SD card on your Samsung Galaxy A01 in 9 easy steps! Ready?
Step 1: Connect your Android device to the computer
For moving some data, you need to connect your Android device to computer. Make sure that USB debugging is enabled on your device.
In order to enable USB debugging: Go to Settings -> About Phone/Tablet and tap on Build Number 7 times or until you see a dialog that says, Developer mode has been turned on.
Go back to Settings -> Developer Options and select USB Debugging from there. If you don’t see developer options then go back to settings and tap seven times again.
Step 2: Locate the target app you want to move
If you have downloaded an app from Google Play, it will be located under Downloads within My Files. You can open up that folder and click on an app’s file name to view its properties. If you have found a .apk file from another source (like a direct download or social media site), copy it into Download as well.
Then, locate that same file within Download under My Files; you’ll be able to see its properties right there too.
Just make sure that any APK file is not corrupted before trying to move it; if it’s corrupted, your device will simply refuse to install it. It’s very simple: If an APK works with no errors or issues, then you’re good to go.
Step 3: Copy that app from internal storage
Press and hold on an app until it begins to jiggle. Then, press Move To and choose SD Card. You’ll see a progress bar as each app is moved. You can’t move every app directly, but many third-party options exist (I prefer AppMgr III because it shows you how much space you’re saving).
Just keep in mind that doing so will require you to create new bookmarks for all of those apps—if you use them frequently, I’d recommend keeping them on internal storage for convenience’s sake.
Step 4: Paste the app onto the SD card
Go back to Settings and under Applications find Application Manager. Tap it and scroll down until you see All. If you don’t have an SD card installed, you won’t see it here, but that’s okay as we’re going to change that soon.
Tap All and then hit Menu > Add (you may need to press Home first if you have a navigation button). Select Choose from device (press Home again if needed) and select OK. The app will now be copied onto your microSD card as opposed to just sitting in RAM waiting for space.
Congratulations! You’ve successfully moved one application onto your microSD card so far…however there’s still seven more apps left on our list of nine!
Step 5: Run Easy Transfer App
If you run Easy Transfer App, it will ask for backup of applications from a list. Choose those applications which you want to transfer. However, you may notice that even after transferring all those data files, some specific application is still having a problem.
This is because when you transferred application using Easy Transfer app, some application also has their internal cache memory and also saved data.
So now there is only one way left and that is doing Factory Reset again and delete everything including internal memory too for that particular device so make sure its fully charged before doing factory reset procedure otherwise its not worth doing factory reset process once again.
Step 6: Now select Easy Phone Tasks
See 6 Easy Ways To Customize Settings: Review all of these options. After changing these settings, reboot your phone so that they are saved. These are important changes that improve battery life and overall performance.
This may only be necessary if you have a custom ROM or a new version of Android installed. If you’re rooted, you can also change some of these by downloading an app such as SetCPU or Rom Toolbox Lite, or by editing build.prop (Step 4 above). You can learn more about each option by doing a quick Internet search; there is plenty of info out there already!
Step 7: Select Move Data/App
This will prompt you to select which app or data you would like to move. Selecting an app here should prompt a message that reads, Some applications cannot be moved.
If it does not and you are sure that application is indeed able to be moved, try restarting your phone and retrying these instructions again.
If it still doesn’t work, check with either Google Play support or with Samsung directly as they may have restricted some apps from being moved to an SD card due to security issues they perceive.
Step 8 : Select SD Card And tap OK.
This will bring up another pop-up window. Select Move To SD Card. Once it’s finished, you’re done! You have successfully moved an app from your phone’s internal storage to its external microSD card.
If you ever want to go back and install it again, all you need to do is go into that App Drawer, select My Apps, find it there and tap on it.
Step 9 :Return Home, And Then Open The App From There.
Return home, and then open up an app from there. The program will ask you if you want to download it again, so tell it yes and let it happen. Once installed, any data associated with that app will be written onto your microSD card instead of into internal memory of your phone.
Congratulations: You now have a functioning app stored on a microSD card! It should work exactly as before, but now you don’t have all of its data stored within your Android’s internal memory.
Just make sure not to uninstall it or re-install it until you want to start using that app again—the next time you run it off of your external storage card will probably require a new download completely.
Moving an app or game to an SD card is a great way to clear up some of your phone’s internal storage space, but since many devices don’t let you swap files back and forth between internal and external storage, it requires a few extra steps.
If you have a microSD card inside your phone, you’ll want to go through these steps as soon as possible. Just follow along with our step-by-step guide below and make sure you have everything ready before you begin. It takes about 10 minutes from start to finish.