The particular guide involves using your device’s File Manager app, without needing to consult your computer. If you are not familiar with the File Manager app, you can take a look at our tutorial. To kick things off, open the File Manager app, which is located somewhere in your phone’s home screen along with the other apps. Depending on your device’s manufacturer, the app’s name might vary – Files, File Explorer etc.

  • Internal storage
  • DCIM directory
  • Camera folder

Then pick the photos you wish to move to the SD card. To pick multiple photos, just long-tap on one photo and then the UI will allow you to pick specific photos.

Hit the copy button – in some user interfaces, it might be dubbed ‘Move’ – and then select the SD card directory. Hit paste and mission accomplished.

If you encounter any problems while trying out the above or have a recommendation to make, feel free to shoot a comment down below.

Background information

Taking a lot of pictures can quickly fill up your phone’s internal storage, especially if your phone is packing a high-end camera. Regardless, if your device features storage expansion via micro-SD, we highly recommend that you buy one and use it to store your photos and videos there.

Generally storing valuable data to your microSD is a smart option. For instance, in case you need to restore your phone and your photos are saved to the internal storage, then kiss them goodbye (unless the photos were backed up), whereas if they had been saved to a microSD card they would have remained safe and sound. Nevertheless, the process of moving photos from your Android device’s internal storage to the microSD card is easy.

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