Move Apps to SD Card from Galaxy S5

Edited by Grimm, Margiebell, Jen M, Eng

You are watching VisiHow. Today, we are going to teach you how to use the applications manager to move files on your Android Smartphone. To start with, we're going to need to press the lock button which is on the right hand side of the phone.

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    One press will open up our lock screen. Then we'll need to swipe across the locked screen which will then open the phone.
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    In this case, we are using the Samsung Galaxy S5 or an S5 Mini or S5 Mini Duos. What we are going to do is move applications from the phone to the SD card. To start with, we need to swipe down.
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    One time. Swiping down will open up the notifications panel. On the notifications panel, we will then need to press the settings button.
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    That will open up the settings menu for us. Once the settings menu is opened, we will scroll all the way to the bottom to the applications folder, and we will be tapping the applications manager.
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    Alternatively, we can press the home button, which is the oval shaped button at the bottom of your phone.
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    And then you can press the apps icon. The apps icon is a checkerboard icon on the bottom right-hand side of all Android phones. One press on the apps icon.
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    This will open up the applications menu. You may need to scroll through several screens, but you will also find a gear shaped settings icon just like you saw on the notifications panel.
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    One press on this settings icon will open up the same menu we were previously on. Again, this is the settings menu. You're going to scroll past quick settings and through all the menu options, to the very bottom, where you will tap on the application manager.
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    Once you've tapped on the application manager, you'll be able to see a list of all of the options, the items that you've downloaded, in terms of your applications. You can simply swipe over at the top to bring up the SD card, which will show you a check box for each application that is listed or kept on the phone.
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    However, anything without a check in the box is not on the SD card. To move it to the SD card, simply tap the empty box.
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    When you tap the check box, it will open up the actual information of the app. And there, you'll have the option to move to SD card.
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    One press on move to SD card will begin the process of moving it. In most cases, this is a relatively fast process and doesn't cause any damage or harm to the application or your device. However, sometimes it can take longer, and in some cases, if an application is running or shouldn't be running, you may need to stop it. In the event you need to stop it, you'll want to press and hold the power button, and simply restart your phone.
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    Or, you can take off the back of your phone, and take out the battery, which we've discussed in another tutorial. Now we will wait for this application to finish moving to the SD card. As you can see, our menu has updated, and we now see the move to device storage.
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    This application has been moved to the SD card successfully. Let's simply press the home button one more time to go back to our home screen.
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    And now, we'll press the apps button, and we'll scroll through our files until we find that particular application, angry birds, which we'll tap, to make sure the application still launches properly.
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    As you can see the application has launched properly, and there appear to be no problems.
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    Lets go ahead and press the home button one more time. To get back to the home screen.
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    And this concludes our tutorial for today on how to move an application from your Samsung Galaxy S5, S5 Mini, S5 Duos, or Android Phone to the SD card of your phone. Thank-you for watching VisiHow and don't forget to visit our other videos for additional help and suggestions on how to optimize your experience using your Android or Samsung Smartphone.
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Recent edits by: Jen M, Margiebell, Grimm

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