How to move pictures from phone to SD card in Samsung Galaxy or any Android phones
This tutorial teaches you how to move pictures from phone to SD card. I will have a couple tutorials on the Samsung Galaxy s7 in the camera/photo department. The first tutorial will be on how to automatically move pictures from phone to SD card. And the second tutorial would be on how to move pictures from phone to SD card.
Everyone loves taking photos. We take photos almost every day. But the more photos we take, the more memory it consumes. So, after taking hundreds of photos, it causes space issues on your phone storage. You don’t want to delete all those photos you have taken but you have less and less storage on your phone. So you bought an SD card and want to move your photos from phone storage to SD card but you don’t know how to do that.
Well! don’t worry, you have come to the right place. Moving photos from phone internal storage to SD card is very simple and easy. All you have to do is follow the tutorials I have written down below.
How to automatically move pictures from phone to SD card
By default in Samsung Galaxy S7 or any other Android phones that support an SD card, it is set to save to the phone internal storage. But if you wanted to make it save to the SD card don’t worry I am going to teach you how to transfer photos to SD card.
When I installed my memory card into the phone, it gave me the option to set it. A Little pop-up screen popped up and showed me how to do it or just showed an option, I just click OK and it automatically set to save pictures from internal storage to SD card.
Let’s say you have already bypassed that, you hit cancel and you didn’t do that, don’t worry it is fairly easy to set. The first thing you’re going to want to do is to go into your camera, once you’re in camera, you go up to the setting button at the top right corner.
Click the little gear icon and go ahead and select that.
Once you are there, scroll down until you see the storage location.
From there you go ahead and select that and now it gives you an option phone or SD card. So, go ahead and select SD card. From now on every single time you take a picture, it will automatically save it to the SD card.
If you wanted to pull it out and transfer the photos or share them with somebody, you can go ahead and do it that way. So, that is how you automatically set or move pictures from phone to SD card.
Move pictures from phone to SD card in Samsung Galaxy S7 or other Android phones
The next tutorial is going to be for if you have already had pictures on your phone and you have gotten a new memory card and you’re just going to transfer photos to SD card. If the setting wasn’t set earlier or if you didn’t have a memory card, this is how you move pictures from phone to SD card in your Android phones.
By default photos in your Android phones are stored in Apps > My Files > All Files > Device Storage > Pictures/DCIM/Music/Videos/Apps
How to transfer photos from phone to SD card
Go into Apps, from Apps go into settings.
Once you are in the settings, go ahead and select Storage.
Once you are in the storage settings, select internal storage.
Once you are there, scroll all the way down to the bottom and you will see Explore. Go ahead and hit that.
Once you are in explorer you might be able to find your photos located in different folders. Most of your pictures will be located in DCIM folder.
Since I want to move screenshots pictures from phone to SD card, I will go to DCIM folder and here I have screenshots and camera folders. You’re going to want to select “more” up there in the top right corner.
Once you click the “more” button on the top right corner and it will give you a bunch of different options. You have to click the edit button.
And from there you can select random pictures, individual pictures you probably have a list of them or if you want to select all of them, there is an all button so you can check that and it will move all of them.
Note: There’s a delete button and you don’t want to click that.
What you are going to do is select “more” again. There it gives you the option to copy or move pictures from phone to sd card. If you’re going to want to, I recommend doing the copy way. It is safer and if something doesn’t transfer correctly you still have the original file saved on your phone.
If you hit the move button it will transfer straight to the SD card and sometimes they don’t transfer, they don’t move over so you might lose your data. So, always make sure you copy first and transfer to sd card.
I always go with copy and then I will check them later. Once you click the copy button, go to SD card.
And then it’s going to ask you which folder you would want to move your file into. You can just pretty much pick any folder you want, I usually pick DCIM folder.
Then select the camera folder.
You are going to hit the “Done” button and just like that it transferred or move pictures from phone to SD card.
Copying the file is better than moving in case something goes wrong
Like I said earlier, I would do the copy version first of it just because sometimes it doesn’t transfer over and I would just go back, pulled up you know, even if you needed to pull the card out and check it with a different source. Make sure everything is transferred over before deleting it off of your phone. That way you are 100% guaranteed that everything transferred over before you delete it from internal storage.
You copied everything the first time and you want to delete it the second time. What you’re to do is go back to your settings and then from your settings go back into storage folder.
Go back to internal Storage and then back to Explorer the same way we came in before. Go back to DCIM and screenshots and then that way we can select the “more” button, edit, select everything and then you could just delete it.
Just like that, you will have everything that you transferred over, you can just delete it.
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