How Do I Move Games From Internal Storage to SD Card?

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By Valerie Becker

Do you love playing games on your Android device but often face the issue of running out of storage space? Worry not!

You can easily move your games from internal storage to an SD card. In this tutorial, we will guide you through a step-by-step process on how to do that.

Step 1: Check the compatibility of your SD card
Before moving your games to an SD card, make sure that it is compatible with your device. To check the compatibility, go to Settings > Storage and check if your device supports external storage or not.

Step 2: Insert the SD card
Insert the SD card into your device’s SD card slot. If you have a hybrid SIM slot, you may need to sacrifice one SIM for using an SD card.

Step 3: Format the SD card as internal storage (Optional)
If you want to use the SD card as internal storage, format it as such. This will encrypt the data and allow you to move apps and games to it.

However, note that this process will erase all data from your SD card. To format your SD card as internal storage, follow these steps:

  • Go to Settings > Storage.
  • Select your SD card.
  • Select “Format as Internal” or “Use as Internal Storage.”
  • Select “Erase & Format” when prompted.

Step 4: Move games from internal storage to the SD Card
Now that your SD card is ready for use, follow these steps to move games from internal storage:

  • Go to Settings > Apps & notifications > App info.
  • Select the game you want to move.
  • Select “Storage.”
  • Select “Change” and select the SD card as the new storage location.
  • Select “Move” to transfer the app to the SD card.

Step 5: Enjoy your games from the SD card
Once you move your games to the SD card, they will no longer take up space in your internal storage. You can now enjoy your favorite games without worrying about running out of space.


In conclusion, moving games from internal storage to an SD card is an easy process. It not only saves space on your device but also allows you to store more games and apps.

However, keep in mind that some apps may not work properly when moved to an SD card. Make sure to check if the app supports external storage before moving it.