How Do I Download Games Straight to My SD Card?

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By Valerie Becker

Downloading games straight to your SD card can be a convenient way to store and play games on your device without taking up valuable internal storage space. In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to download games directly onto your SD card (Secure Digital Card) in just a few easy steps.

What is an SD Card?

An SD card, or Secure Digital Card, is a small memory card that can be used to store data such as music, videos, documents, and photos. They are commonly used in cameras, smartphones, tablets, and other digital devices.

Step 1: Insert Your SD Card

The first step is to insert your SD card into your device’s SD card slot. If your device does not have an SD card slot built-in, you might need to purchase an external card reader that connects via USB.

Step 2: Format Your SD Card

Before downloading games onto your SD card, you need to make sure it’s properly formatted. To do this on an Android device:

  • Open the Settings app
  • Select “Storage”
  • Select “SD Card”
  • Select “Format”

On a Windows PC:

  • Insert the SD card into your computer’s built-in or external card reader
  • Open File Explorer and find the drive letter assigned to the SD card
  • Right-click on the drive letter and select “Format”

Make sure you select the correct file system format for your device. FAT32 is generally compatible with most devices.

Step 3: Download Games onto Your SD Card

Now that your SD card is properly formatted, you can start downloading games straight onto it. Here’s how:

  • Open your preferred app store or website that allows game downloads
  • Select the game you want to download
  • When prompted to choose a location for the download, select your SD card
  • Wait for the game to finish downloading onto your SD card


Some games may automatically save files onto your device’s internal storage even if you downloaded them onto your SD card. To prevent this, go into the game’s settings and change the storage location to your SD card.


Downloading games directly onto your SD card can be a great way to save space on your device’s internal storage. By following these simple steps, you can start downloading and playing games straight from your SD card in no time.