Move Apps from Memory Card to System Memory for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2

Edited by Train Wreck, Eng, VisiHow

Sometimes you need to move an application from your microSD card back to your Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 system memory. This can be for any number of reasons. For example you might have moved Angry Birds to your SD card, which we actually discuss in another tutorial. Then you may discover that the application runs a little more slowly, or that you needed to take the SD card out, but were unable to play Angry Birds without it.

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It's times like you need to move the application from the microSD card back to the Tab S2 system memory. This tutorial will show you exactly how to move those applications back to system memory from the SD card.

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Open the Application Manager

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    Swipe down from the top of your Galaxy Tab S2. This will open up the notification menu.
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    Once the notifications menu is open, you're looking for the gear-shaped settings icon in the upper right-hand side of your screen.
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    When you find it, tap one time on the 'Settings' icon. This will take you to the settings menu.
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    Scroll down to 'Applications'; and when you find 'Applications', press it one time.
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    Tapping 'Applications' will take you to the applications management menu.
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    Tap one time on 'Application Manager'.
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Move an Application to System Memory

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    Select the application you would like to move. In this case, it is Angry Birds. Tap on Angry Birds, and you will see the option to 'Move to Device Storage'.
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    Tap 'Move to Device Storage' and the application will be moved back from your microSD card to the system memory.
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    You will see a message when the application has been successfully moved back to system memory.
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Move Additional Apps to System Memory

In the event that you are interested in moving a number of applications from your microSD card back to the system storage, but you're not sure what all of the applications are there is a way to see that too.

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    From the Application Manager, tap once on the back button to go back to the Application Menu.
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    Swipe left or right at the top of the menu. Look for the SD card section.
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    Once there you will see all of the applications that are on your SD card.
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    In our case, Angry Birds is the only application on the SD card because it is the only one with the green checkbox. Tap one time on Angry Birds.
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    We will be taken to the application information menu, where we will simply press one time on 'Move to Device Storage'.
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    Once you tap 'Move to Device Storage' you will see a message on the button indicating that the app is moving.
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    After the application has been moved to system memory, you will see that the option changes back to 'Move to SD card'.
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  • Make Sure Moved Apps Work

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      Press the home button one time to go back to the home screen. Remember that some apps might not work when moved. In such cases, you may need to reinstall the app. Because of this, it is always best to check and make sure the app works after moving it.
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      From the home screen, tap on Angry Birds to confirm that it is in fact working.
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      Once the Angry Birds screen launches, you will know that the application has successfully been moved back to the system memory.
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      Congratulations! You have successfully moved an application from your microSD card back to the system memory.
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    See other tutorials on Galaxy Tab S2: Download and Install ES File Explorer on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Insert Memory Card for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Remove Memory Card for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Move Apps from System Memory to Memory Card for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Check if a Samsung Charger or Cable Is Original, Move Images from Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to SD Card, Move Images from SD Card to Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Unmount SD Card for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Mount SD Card for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, Check Android Storage for Samsung Galaxy Tab S2, and Encrypt SD Card on Samsung Galaxy Tab S2.

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