Move Apps from SD Card to Galaxy S5

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You are watching VisiHow. Today, we are going to teach you to move files from your Android Smartphone memory card to the actual phone memory. To start with, let's press the lock button or the power button one time which is on the right side of the phone.

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    Next, we are going to go ahead and swipe across our screen.
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    One time.
    Or enter in our lock pattern, PIN, or another security method which you may have set for the phone. This should take us to the home screen.
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    Once on the home screen, we're going to swipe down one time.
    Which will allow us to then press the settings option, which is the gear-shaped icon at the top of the notifications panel.
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    One press on that will open up our settings menu.
    In the settings menu, we will scroll all the way to the bottom, and we'll tap on the applications manager.
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    Alternatively, we can press the home button which is the oval shaped key at the bottom of the phone.
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    One press on that will take us back to our home screen.
    On the home screen, we can then tap on the applications icon which is on the bottom right-hand side of our phone.
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    One press on that will open up the applications folder.
    Under the applications folder, we'll need to scroll through until we find the settings icon which also looks like a gear.
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    Pressing the settings icon, which is gear-shaped, one time will open up, again, the settings menu.
    Once more, we'll want to scroll down to the bottom, where we'll tap on the application manager.
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    Tapping one time on the application manager will bring up a list of all of our applications.
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    At the top of this menu, we can scroll across, and we can see things that are running, all SD card or downloaded.
    In this case, we're going to go to SD card. What we're going to do is move the Angry Birds application from our SD card which is indicated by the green check to the phone's memory. As you can see now, we are at 3.1 GB.
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    And this is less than a GB file.
    So we may not notice the actual change, but we'll see. Either way, we are going to move it from our SD card to the phone. To do that, we'll simply press the checkbox.
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    Now, this will bring up the folder, and we'll be given the option right here to move to the device storage.
    One press should begin the process of moving it to the device storage.
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    Now we'll simply need to wait a little bit while the phone transfers the entire contents of this application from our removable SD memory card to the actual phone.
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    As you can see now, this application has been moved from the SD card to the phone.
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    You'll see now on the SD card that is registers as 0.00 and our SD card memory has actually changed from 3.1 to 3.0.
    If we tap on the Angry Birds icon again, you can now see that we have the option to move it to the SD card. To make sure the application works, we're going to want to press the home button one time at the bottom of the phone.
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    Again, that's the oval shaped button.
    Once we've pressed that, we'll tap on the apps folder. This is the same checkerboard icon we pressed earlier to find the settings button. One press on the applications folder will open it up.
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    And we'll move through our applications until we find Angry Birds.
    Now we'll tap Angry Birds one time.
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    And we'll see if the application opens properly.
    As you can see, it's now opened.
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    And it's loading, indicating there is no problem with the file or the transfer.
    Again, press the home button.
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    That will take us back to our home screen.
    This concludes our tutorial on moving applications from your SD card to the phone's internal memory. Thank-you for watching VisiHow. If you have additional questions, you need help or support, please let us know in the comments section below. Thank-you and have a great day.
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Questions and Answers

My Galaxy S5 is not supporting SD card install.com?

My Galaxy S5 is not supporting my SD card, please help me

Galaxy S5 supports microSD cards up to 128 GB. If you are using a 256 GB one, then it may not work on the phone. To resolve your problem, do the following:

  • remove the microSD card from your phone and insert another one that works. If they both are not working or you do not have a second microSD card, then gently attempt to push your microSD card farther into the slot. Do not break anything when you do that;
  • take the microSD out, insert it into another phone, and see if it works;
  • insert the microSD into a card reader of a computer and format it using a FAT32 and exFAT file systems with any sector size:
    • to insert the microSD card into the card reader, you may need to resort to the use of a microSD-to-SD adapter, remembering to place its switch to the unlocked position to let you write onto the card.
    • format the card. For example, in Windows 10, open File Explorer by pressing the Windows key and "E" and right-click the disk drive with the microSD card. Select "Format..." Click the "File system" drop-down menu to select "FAT32" or "exFAT" (you will want to use the other one if your card will not work). You can choose the lowest value in "Allocation unit size" for better results. Uncheck "Quick Format" just in case and click "Start". When the format has been finished, remove the microSD safely from the computer by using the system tray area (click the USB icon and select "Eject"), reinsert the microSD into your phone, and see if it works.
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  • If nothing helps, then you may wish to bring your phone to a [www.samsung.com/my/support/servicelocation/ Samsung service center] with the microSD card inside.
  • If you have problems with any of these steps, ask a question for more help, or post in the comments section below.

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