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How to move apps to SD card on the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+

Some users might be unaware that Samsung allows users to move apps to external storage hence the need for this guide on how to move apps to SD card on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+. The procedure was slightly changed for the Galaxy S8 last year because the device came with Nougat out of the box. It’s somewhat different for the new flagships as well because they ship with Android 8.0 Oreo.

The process was actually simpler on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy Note 8 with Nougat. You could just press and hold an app icon and tap on App info when the menu popped up. This took you straight to the relevant menu from where it only required a couple of more taps to move the app.

Those who have been trying to find out how to move apps to SD card on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ need to look no further than this detailed guide. The very same procedure can be used to do the same on other Samsung devices powered by Oreo (only available for S8 so far).

While we’re on the subject of microSD cards, check out our list of best microSD cards for the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ to take full advantage of the new flagship’s support for microSD cards of up to 400GB.

How to move apps to SD card on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+

Step 1: In order to move an app, launch Settings and navigate to the Apps menu. Tap on the app you want to move to see its details

Step 2: Tap on Storage followed by Change

Step 3: Select SD card (select Device memory if moving app back from SD card)

Step 4: Sit back and relax as it’s going to take a moment for the app and its data to be exported to the microSD card. The app won’t be usable while it’s being moved.

Voila. This ends the guide on how to move apps to SD card on Galaxy S9. Do keep in mind, though, the some of the exported app’s data will occupy space on the internal storage. This is just how it works on Android.

Bear in mind that exported apps might stop working if the microSD card is removed. If you’re swapping microSD cards, don’t forget to move the apps back to the internal storage.

Don’t hesitate to ask for assistance in the comments section below if you get stuck at any step. Please note that not all apps might support being moved to external memory.

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amberbrady333
amberbrady333

This information is completely wrong. All this does is change the location of where the files for that app are stored. It does not change where the app itself is located.

DoctorKDS
DoctorKDS

I must have missed something. This is the way I did this on my S7 edge and Note 8 (maybe even my Note 4.)

talyspops
talyspops

Hmm.. Yeah I’m not sure what you could be missing here, Doc, if as you stated, you’re quite familiar with the process, being that it’s identical to your previous 2-3 phones…? But even with zero prior knowledge, the author’s shared a step by step instruction or how to guide, explaining everything. That being said, I believe, perhaps, WE (as in every one else), are missing something, not you?!?

Edit: Wait a sec, now are you a real doctor or are you searching for one?

Dwarfer66
Dwarfer66

Same as ever then.

o0MHJ0o
o0MHJ0o

with 128GB storage on board, hoping I will never have to even consider this lol. then again, I never did with 64GB…

talyspops
talyspops

Lol.. Awesome comment, can’t even begin to imagine how many people benefitted from reading what essentially is nothing more than a thought that goes on in ones head. But you went out of your way to type it in the comments section for all to enjoy, reap the many benefits it brings and of course, laugh along, right with you! You silly goose! Lol *High Five!*