How to Move Window Phone 8.1 Apps to SD card


Now it is possible to move already installed Windows Phone apps to SD card on any Windows Phone 8.1 running smartphone. Windows Phone 8.1 brought few major improvements to the earlier version, and the ability to move apps to SD card is one of them.

This feature comes in handy when we run out of internal storage in low-end Windows Phone running smartphone, but you can free some space by moving installed or existing Windows Phone apps to a micro SD card. Also, some of the latest games are quite large, hence moving the large apps and games to SD makes sense to the user.


Follow this guide to know how to move Windows Phone apps to SD card on Windows Phone 8.1 smartphone.

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Move Windows Phone 8.1 Apps to SD card

Note: Before you proceed with below steps, make sure that you have a micro SD card of Class 6 or above as Class 4 card may not work.

Note: You can move almost every major downloaded app to SD card except few system apps that came pre-installed with your smartphone.

Step 1: Go to Home screen and open All Apps or Apps list.

Step 2: Now tap on Settings.

Step 3: Tap and open Storage Sense.

Step 4: Next, tap on Phone and wait until it updates the data.

Step 6: Once done, tap on Apps + Games.

Step 7: Now you have to select an app that you wish to move.

Step 8: Select your app and tap on Move to SD button.

Step 9: That’s it! Now your app will be moved to SD card.

Note: Wait until your apps are successfully moved to the SD card. It may take several minutes depending upon the size and transfer speed.

Note: You can also move all movable apps at once by tapping on select all and then Move to SD.

Moving Apps from SD card to the Windows Phone

Step 1: Open All Apps and tap on Settings.

Step 2: Open Storage sense.

Step 3: Tap on the SD card.

Step 4: Next, tap on Apps + Games.

Step 5: Now find your app that you want to move back to the phone, select it and Tap on Move to Phone.

That’s all! By following the above steps, you can move Windows Phone apps to SD card and can also move SD card apps back to Windows Phone.

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