How to Move Android Apps APK from Internal Memory to SD Card

MoveToSD LogoIf you are using Android phone and if you are not able to download and use more applications is like a jet plane with only one passenger on it and is running out of fuel. Well our Android phones are very powerful and a proper use of the resources may prove you very useful. Android application base is vast and the variety will never stop us from using them and try them but what if we are not able to save the applications on our phone and use them as and when required? So for this reason we have the facility to save applications or install applications on the SD card itself.

The phone internal memory is normally not adequate to install all the required applications of our choice, thus it becomes very difficult to manage all the applications and use them accordingly. The Android version 2.2 allows us to move applications to SD card so that we can install applications on the SD card and thus use all the required applications as and when wanted. The application namely MoveToSD will help with the problem as easily as putting a dot. This application is very easy to use as it has a very simplistic UI which helps in easy application management.


MoveToSD is just the right application for those who want to manage applications, thus applications can be moved from internal phone memory to SD card and can also be moved from SD to internal phone memory as per requirement. The very simple UI makes the job easier as we can very easily reach the columns, here there are two columns, one for applications installed on SD card and another for applications installed on phone memory. Along with that the application also displays the amount of memory left free in phone memory and amount of memory left free on the SD card, thus we are very much aware of the memory that will be used up and the memory that will be left free on the SD card as well as phone memory.

MoveToSD can also perform normal operations like force stop, uninstall, clear data and clear cache. The only setback for this application is that only one application can be moved to SD at a given time, thus batch operations are not possible. If the application is used in order to save phone memory then batch operations are really not required. For example, if an application is frequently used then that particular application can be left in the phone memory and games which take up most of the space can be moved to SD card in order save phone memory. Application is only supported on Android devices with version 2.2 and above.

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  1. Reply gleshan June 8, 2013 at 5:44 pm

    it doesnt work in my galaxy s dous

  2. Reply Manoel pereira February 17, 2013 at 6:02 am

    Muito bom

  3. Reply Nitin_gohil2004 July 18, 2012 at 11:05 am

    i want to root my idea id-918 anroid phone pls help me???

  4. Reply Gary Moran July 16, 2012 at 4:55 am

    good to know

  5. Reply barhin June 29, 2012 at 7:16 am

    Hi, anyone know how to remove pre-installed apps on a Samsung Galaxy Prevail?

  6. Reply Chantt June 25, 2012 at 8:34 am

    how do you root your device?

  7. Reply Jho May 31, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    My phone is sony ericsson X8, How can I transfer all my downloads and app to memory card?

  8. Reply Abni behera May 30, 2012 at 5:42 pm

    I have samsung GT-S5380
    Many nos data like image, tone etc. are store in phone memory
    how I transfer data from Phone memory to SD Card with out using any software like samsung suit

  9. Reply amit kumar May 25, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    What is Root ur device how we do it . Is it safe for a new mobile as I have purchased the mobile 1 month back

  10. Reply amit kumar May 25, 2012 at 1:07 am

    whenever i try to move app to sd it comes not enough memory. i h 12gb free memory. i possess an SGS+ GTI9001.
    can u tell me what shoud i do?

    Your answer – some apps can’t be moved to sd as developers have developed it that way, you need to root your device to move these apps to sd!

    What is Root ur device how we do it

  11. Reply Naushad Ali Shah May 7, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    i have samsung galaxy ace s5830
    How to Move Android Apps APK from Internal Memory to SD Card

  12. Reply Naushad Ali Shah May 7, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    How to Move Android Apps APK from Internal Memory to SD Card

  13. Reply avi April 30, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    cn any one say how to update andriod device

  14. Reply Salwa April 24, 2012 at 9:58 pm

    Hello, I’m using a Samsung Galaxy Mini, and I’ve downloaded MoveToSD. Now, I just downloaded another app, but still I can’t move it to my SD card! Help!

    • Reply Kay June 5, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      root ur device n den install romtoolbox
      it will solve ur prlm

    • Reply Kay June 5, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      root ur device n den install romtoolbox
      it will solve ur prlm

  15. Reply Sean April 5, 2012 at 8:32 pm

    Can i install this on my unrooted GALAXY Y on Android 2.3.6 DXLA1 ?

    • Reply Neela Pradeep April 5, 2012 at 8:38 pm

      yes you can install the same!

  16. Reply Nikhil March 3, 2012 at 2:21 pm

    hello i have android 2.1 in Micromax A60
    Can i install application to move applications to sd card

    • Reply Yogesh Patel March 15, 2012 at 12:36 pm

      Yes, you can!

      • Reply Aayush May 31, 2012 at 6:52 pm


      • Reply Aayush May 31, 2012 at 6:52 pm


  17. Reply Imaan Cassim February 7, 2012 at 8:37 pm


    so what you are basically saying is that some paps cannot be moved.
    what about stuff like games and watsapp, cant they be moved as they are movable on symbian which means that the developers have made them so they can be moved?

  18. Reply harishkunal November 6, 2011 at 11:19 am

    I recently purchased the LG OPTIMUS NET with Android Gingerbread. Al though my phone allows selective apps to be transferred to the sd card, I want to know if there is any method I can use to transfer all apps to the SD CARD.

    Please reply.

    Thank You.

    • Reply Dhaval Kamble November 6, 2011 at 8:38 pm


      Yes, you transfer all apps to SD by using link2sd software. Before you use Link2sd make sure that you have rooted your LG Optimus. Rooting your LG Optimus will void your device warranty.

  19. Reply jum November 5, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    how can i move data from my samsung galay ace internal memory over to sd card?there’s no option for me to move it….

    • Reply Dhaval Kamble November 5, 2011 at 12:53 pm

      Use any File Manager you like.

      • Reply Vurn January 20, 2012 at 6:18 pm

        Even though the apps are now on sdcard, the app data are still on the internal memory, how can I move the app data also to sd card and also for example maps (10mb) that show as unmovable in link2sd?

  20. Reply maxx October 14, 2011 at 10:40 am

    hello… i have samsung galaxy mini and have it upgraded to 2.3.4 gingerbread and also rooted. how can i move apps that saved im my phone memory to SD? i’ve tried to download that “move2sd” apps but it says, aps not compatible with the phone. what will i do?? please help thanks

    • Reply Dhaval Kamble October 14, 2011 at 1:28 pm

      Try using link2sd.

  21. Reply Angus August 5, 2011 at 11:16 am

    The Android OS already supports this.. what makes this app better?

  22. Reply Ashish August 5, 2011 at 10:48 am

    No need of this application…
    i already have an option in manage Application tab in settings…

  23. Reply Talha July 27, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Please reply, i am using Samsung Galaxy Mini with Android 2.3…. Can I install it?

    • Reply Dhaval July 27, 2011 at 3:49 pm

      Yes, you can install it from Android Market.

      • Reply Red April 30, 2012 at 3:05 pm

        How about for Galaxy Y? Can we use it?

        • Pradeep Neela May 12, 2012 at 1:06 am

          YES YOU CAN USE IT!

  24. Reply chiranjeet July 20, 2011 at 5:47 pm

    whenever i try to move app to sd it comes not enough memory. i h 8gb free memory. i possess an SGS.
    can u tell me what shoud i do?

    • Reply Neal July 21, 2011 at 11:39 pm

      some apps can’t be moved to sd as developers have developed it that way, you need to root your device to move these apps to sd!

  25. Reply sahas July 14, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    i hav got samsung galaxy ace but it doesnt allow me to move the apps

    • Reply Dhaval July 14, 2011 at 10:48 pm

      Not all applications can be moved to SD, it happens because an application needs support of move to SD. If that support is present then you can move that application using MoveToSD.

      Make sure that your application is updated to latest version. Normally most of the latest application updates include move to SD support.

      • Reply Bittoo May 21, 2012 at 2:06 pm

        then which app i hav to dwnlod…???
        I hav Samsung galaxy Y 2.3.6
        help me

        • Pradeep Neela May 21, 2012 at 3:45 pm

          you need to root the same to download it!

  26. Reply renske July 14, 2011 at 1:10 pm


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