How Do I Download Games From Google Play to My SD Card?

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By Monica Bates

If you’re running out of space on your Android device, you might be wondering how to download games from Google Play to your SD card. Luckily, this is a simple process that can help you free up some much-needed space on your device.

Step 1: Check Your Device’s Compatibility

Before you begin, it’s important to check if your device supports the use of an SD card. Some devices have a built-in storage system that doesn’t allow the use of external storage.

To check if your device is compatible with an SD card, go to Settings and then Storage. If you see an option for “SD card,” then your device can use external storage.

Step 2: Insert Your SD Card

If your device supports external storage, insert your SD card into the appropriate slot. You may need to remove the back cover of your phone or tablet to access the slot.

Step 3: Choose Your Preferred Download Location

By default, apps downloaded from Google Play are stored in the internal storage of your device. To change this location and download apps directly to your SD card, go to Settings and then Apps.

Find Google Play in the list of apps and tap on it. Then, select “Storage” and choose “SD card.”

Step 4: Download Your Game

Now that you’ve set up Google Play to download apps directly to your SD card, it’s time to download a game! Open Google Play and find the game you want to download. Tap on “Install” and wait for the app to download.

  • If there isn’t enough space on your internal storage for the app, Google Play will automatically download it onto your SD card.
  • If there is enough space on both internal storage and the SD card, you’ll be prompted with a choice of where to download the app. Choose the SD card to save space on your device.

Step 5: Enjoy Your Game!

Once the game is downloaded, you can start playing! You’ll find the game’s icon in your app drawer, just like any other app on your device.


Downloading games from Google Play to your SD card is a simple process that can help you free up space on your device. By following these steps, you can change the default download location for apps and easily download games directly to your SD card. With more storage space available, you can enjoy all of your favorite games without worrying about running out of space.