How to Move Apps to SD Card on Android Oreo 8.0


Google has officially released its new Android 8.0 Oreo Operating System with the launch of its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 smartphones. Most of the smartphones makers are now planning to release the Oreo update for their respective high-end smartphones. In fact, many giants have already upgraded their devices with Android 8.0 Oreo update. From our readers, they find it difficult to move apps to SD card on Oreo powered devices. If you too are having some issues or don’t know about moving the apps to SD card on Android 8.0 Oreo OS, following guidelines will help you out to do so. 

Many of the Android 8.0 Oreo powered users have been asking for the same question as Oreo has a whole new different UI compare to the previous Android updates including the recent one, Android Nougat. The actual procedure of transferring Apps to SD card on Oreo is slightly different than other Android OSs which makes the users or Oreo a little bit confused.

If we talk about the storage capacity on a new Android device, the base storage on the device is around 32GB. However, some of the users have space related issues on their phones for the entry-level devices. In order to keep the smartphone work smoothly, you have to keep some space on the device so you can use the device properly. For the very same reason, you have to transfer some apps from phone’s default memory to the SD card.

Being an open source platform, Android allows you to move the apps from default memory to the SD card, however you can not move all the apps from your phone’s default memory to the SD card. You can move only some third party apps and other games to the SD card and not the default ones.

Before moving any apps from your Phone’s storage to the SD card, you need to know a few things about the apps which you are going to move. The apps which require continuous synchronisation should not be moved as it will not receive any updates if you move the app to the SD card or an external storage. Apart from this, you should not move the default apps or we can say the pre-installed apps from your phone to SD card it will also affect your phone’s functionality and you will not be able to use those apps properly.

If you are ready to move the apps from your phone to SD card anyway, following guidelines will guide you through the entire process. Let’s get on to the tutorial now!

Step 1 :

First thing you need to do is go to the Apps menu and launch the Settings option from there.

Step 2 :

In the Settings menu, you could see a number of useful options from which you need to select the Apps Management or Applications or Application Manager. This will present you a list of all the applications available on your Android Oreo smartphone.

Step 3 :

Now, move on to the app which you want to move from your phone to the external storage or we can say SD card option.

Step 4 :

Once you select a particular app from the Apps Management section, you would see different options of that particular app. From the available options, you need to select the Storage option as you can see in the image given below.

Step 5 : 

After this, you could see Change option. Just tap on to the Change option to see two different options given below.

Step 6 :

You could see two different options on the display of your phone with Internal Storage and SD Card. You just need to select SD Card option from the display.

Step 7 :

The app will start extracting the data from your phone to SD card. It will take a few minutes to complete the process and for that, you have to wait for some time until the full app transferred. You could see everything on the display. At last, you just need to hit the move option.

That’s all you have to do in order to move apps from your phone to SD card on an Android Oreo smartphone. The process is a bit different from the original one, however once you know about it, you will be able to do it more quickly.

Apart from this, you can even directly move the apps from the main apps menu. Just tap on the icon of an app and a menu will be seen. From the menu, you need to select Settings option and you will be directly taken to the main Settings page of the app.

One more thing you need to know about moving the default or phone’s apps to SD card is the apps will be saved to your external device only. You will not be able to use the apps once you remove the external card from your device. If you want to make use of the apps, make sure to move them back to the Internal Storage of your phone by following the same steps. Only then you can use the apps after removing the SD card from your device.


How to Move Apps to SD Card on Android Oreo 8.0
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