How Do I Move My Games to My SD Card?

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By Valerie Becker

Are you running out of space on your device due to the number of games you have installed? Or perhaps you want to move your games to your SD card to free up some space on your internal storage.

Whatever the reason may be, moving games to an SD card is a simple process. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the steps required to move your games to an SD card.

Step 1: Check If Your Device Supports Moving Apps To SD Card

Before proceeding with the instructions, it’s important to ensure that your device supports moving apps or games to an SD card. Not all devices support this feature, so it’s essential to check if your device does.

You can check by going into ‘Settings’ > ‘Storage’ and looking for an option that says ‘Move apps to SD card.’ If this option is available, then you’re good to go.

Step 2: Insert Your SD Card

Insert your SD card into the designated slot on your device. Once inserted, wait for a few seconds for the device to recognize it.

Step 3: Move The Game To The SD Card

Once you’ve inserted the SD card, go back into ‘Settings’ > ‘Apps & notifications’. From there, find the game that you want to move and click on it. You should see an option that says ‘Storage.’

Click on it and then click on ‘Change’ or ‘Move.’ You’ll be presented with two options: internal storage or external storage (SD card). Select ‘SD Card,’ and the game will start moving.


Not all parts of an app or game can be moved. Some parts will remain in internal storage even after moving it.

  • If you’re running Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher:
    • You can move apps to the SD card, but not all apps can be moved. Some apps may not support the feature.
  • If you’re running Android 5.0 Lollipop or lower:
    • You can move apps to the SD card, but only if your device is rooted.
    • Rooting your device has some risks involved and may void your warranty. Proceed with caution.

Step 4: Verify The Game Has Been Moved

Once the game has finished moving, go back to ‘Settings’ > ‘Apps & notifications’ and click on the game again. This time you should see that it’s now stored on the SD card instead of internal storage.


Moving games to an SD card may cause them to run slower than when they were stored in internal storage. This is because SD cards are typically slower than internal storage.


Moving games to an SD card is a great way to free up space on your device’s internal storage. It’s a simple process that can be done in just a few steps. However, it’s important to keep in mind that not all devices support this feature and that moving games may cause them to run slower than before.