Move Games – Apps to SD Card on Android Phone without Root


Android phones have become very advanced regarding hardware and software, but one thing that still needs improvement is internal storage space.  Most of the Android phones come with micro SD card slot with support up to 64 GB, and the internal storage varies between 16-32 GB in High-end Android Phones. Though, this trend is changing with the latest smartphones as they are packed with at least 32GB internal storage now. Still, you will feel the need to have more internal storage because of the quality and the size of the upcoming apps, which are larger in size.


Apart from the reason of apps requiring ample space for the installation,  it is also a well-known fact that the more free internal memory your Android phone has, the better it performs.  Well, some smartphones only come with 4GB or 8GB of internal memory and in no time it gets filled with your HD games and apps and don’t forget the bloatware or pre-installed apps on your device. Bloatware and pre-installed apps are the biggest reasons why you don’t get the amount of space as mentioned by the manufacturer.

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Before the release of Android 4.3 Jellybean, it was mandatory to install all the apps and games on your Android phone’s internal memory. But, rooting your device allows you to move installed Android apps and game on external memory (micro SD card).

Thankfully with the release of Android 4.3 Jelly Bean, Google removed this restriction and given all the developers of an option to decide if they want to provide the users with the ability to move installed Android apps and games on the SD card.

Now, if you own an Android device running on Android 4.3 Jelly Bean or above then you can move installed apps and game to micro SD card without rooting it.

Note: You can only move those apps and games for which developers have provided the move to SD card option. If the developer has given the option to move the Android apps to the SD card, then you should see the same option in the app manager. If there is an option, you will be able to move your Apps to the SD card, if not, you will see no such options displayed.

How to Move Installed Apps and Game to SD Card on Android Phone

Step 1: Go to > Menu > Settings > navigate to Application Manager.

Step 2: Tap on the app you want to move, and it will open the app info.

Step 3: Now, Tap on Move to SD card and you are done!.

By following the above steps, you can move installed apps and games to SD card on your Android Phone. The only requirement is that the developer must have provided Move to SD card option for the app you are using.

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  1. Running 4.3 on my tablet and there is no “Move to SD” on any app I’ve installed and I’ve tried hundreds now, large and small.


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