Can You Put Games on an SD Card?

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By Valerie Becker

Are you tired of running out of storage space on your device? Do you want to free up some space but still keep your favorite games? If so, you may be wondering – can you put games on an SD card?

The answer is yes, you can put games on an SD card. This is a great option for those who have limited internal storage or want to keep their device clutter-free. However, there are some things to keep in mind before you start transferring your games.

Firstly, not all devices support SD cards. Make sure that your device has a slot for an SD card and that it supports the size of the SD card that you plan to use. Most devices support microSD cards, but some may only support standard-sized SD cards.

Once you have confirmed that your device supports an SD card, it’s time to transfer your games. The process will vary depending on the operating system of your device.

For Android users, go to Settings > Storage > Preferred install location and select “SD card.” This will automatically install any new apps or games onto the SD card. To move existing apps or games to the SD card, go to Settings > Apps & notifications > [app name] > Storage and select “Change” under “Storage used.”

For iOS users, unfortunately, it’s not as simple. iOS does not allow users to store apps or games on an external SD card. However, you can still use an SD card for storing media files such as photos and videos.

It’s important to note that while storing games on an SD card can free up space on your device, it may also affect the performance of the game. This is because reading from an external storage source like an SD card may be slower than reading from internal storage.

In conclusion, putting games on an SD card can be a great solution for those who need more storage space or want to keep their device organized. However, make sure that your device supports an SD card and that you are aware of the potential impact on game performance.