How to move apps to your SD Card (Samsung Galaxy S8/S8+)

There are many reasons why a phone owner would want to move their apps to an SD Card. This may range from wanting to create more space on the internal storage of the device or simply wanting to be able to discard the SD Card in the case of security and privacy issues.

The Galaxy S8 and S8+ both come with default storage spaces of 64GB which is seemingly more than enough for most users. But we still have those who want to have their apps moved to the SD Card.

So let’s take a brief look at how we can move apps to the SD Card on the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

  1. Open Settings.
  2. Scroll down and tap on Apps.
  3. Scroll to find the app you want to move to the SD card and tap it.
  4. Tap on Storage.
  5. Under “Storage used” tap Change.
    • You’ll might discover that a lot of apps won’t support moving to SD card. If there’s no “change” option, the app simply can’t be moved.
  6. Tap the radio button next to SD card.
  7. On the next screen, tap Move and wait for the process to complete.
    • To move the app back to internal storage, simply go through the same process again and select “internal” in the settings.

You may be unable to move a lot of apps and this is simply for the reasons below:

  1. Many apps need high levels of performance but when they’re on the SD card they can’t perform optimally.
  2. Apps need special permissions that’s only allowed when they’re on the internal storage.

So if your app can’t be moved, don’t worry so much, you’ve still got a lot of storage space of your Galaxy S8/S8+

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