Move Images from Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to SD Card

Edited by Train Wreck, Eng, VisiHow

If you have recently purchased a new microSD card, you may want to move some images and photos from your Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to your new microSD card. The process of moving files is generally relatively straightforward, however sometimes updates or other functions may interfere with your ability to move files. To work around this it is always recommended that you download and install ES file Explorer. This is a superior application to anything else on the market in terms of identifying and moving files. It does not require you to root or unlock your device, and it can easily be uninstalled once you have finished using it. Please read on and learn how you can move your photos and images from your Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 to your microSD card.

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Note that if you are instead trying to move files from your microSD card to your system memory on your Galaxy Tab S2, then please view the tutorial we have created for that purpose.

Moving Images to SD card

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    Tap once on the ES file Explorer icon. This will open the ES file Explorer application. You may need to Download and Install ES File Explorer on a Samsung Galaxy Tab S2.
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    Once you have opened the application, you will see your system memory represented by a blue circle with a floppy disk icon and your SD card listed as the SD card.
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    You can also see a list of categories beneath these two storage options.
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    Tapping on the system storage icon, which, as we discussed, looks like a floppy disk, will take you to the system memory area.
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    In order to access photos and images, we tap once on the camera icon which is also labeled 'DCIM'.
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    After we have tapped on the DCIM icon, we will be taken to a folder that shows us 'Camera' and 'Screenshots'.
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    Tap one time on 'Camera'. After we have tapped on 'Camera', we will be shown the image in our 'Camera' folder. Note that because we tapped on the system memory icon, we are in the system memory. That means this image is also in the system memory.
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    Tap one time on the image located in our system memory camera folder.
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    Now, select the file browser you would like to use for images. We prefer to use the native ES Image Browser, which ships with the ES File Explorer. Tap once on 'ES Image Browser'.
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    Now tap once on the three dots in the upper-left side of your image.
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    Tap one time on 'Share'.
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    After you have tapped on 'Share', tap on the 'ES Save to...' option.
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    From here you will tap the back button on your Galaxy Tab S2.
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    Then you will tap the SD-card USB icon one time.
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    Now tap on the 'DCIM' folder.
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    Tap on the 'Camera' folder.
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    You will see the empty 'Camera' folder unless you have files and folders already stored in the camera.
    • Depending on the security settings of your system, you may receive a pop-up indicating that you need to choose the directory for the card to grant permissions. If you see it, simply tap 'Select', as you are already in the directory you want to be in.
    • Then tap on the SD card icon. Note that you do not want to tap on internal storage: you want to tap on the SD card.
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    Tap on 'DCIM'.
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    Tap on 'Select'.
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    Your file has now successfully been moved to your SD card.
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Confirm Your Files Moved

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    To confirm your files moved, you will want to press the home button one time. This will take you to the home screen.
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    From the home screen, tap the Gallery icon one time.
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    Note that you now have two images. One image has an SD card icon, as indicated in the picture on the right. This is the image copy on your SD card.
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    You have now confirmed that your file was successfully moved from the system memory to your microSD card.
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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 Memory Card to System Memory 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 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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