Check the Galaxy S9 or S9 Plus right now and see what’s taking most of your storage space. If we’d have to guess, we’d say it’s the pictures and the videos you’ve been taking through time. Sure, you’re not to blame, not when you have this powerful camera module at hand and a generous storage space.
Still, telling yourself that you have enough storage space is the fastest way to run out of space. When that happens, it helps knowing how to move your pics to SD card on Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, to take off some of that pressure and help the smartphone run smoother.
A Few Things To Recap, Before Going Through The Main Options:
- The Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus devices will automatically detect the SD card and suggest you to store media files on it, BUT only the first time when you insert it;
- If you’ve missed the chance of confirming that you want to make this swap, you’ll have to use the settings, later on, to get to the same results;
- Also, notably, despite instructing the camera to store photos on SD, the burst shots will always be stored on the smartphone’s internal memory – that’s because the SD is too slow to support saving those shots in real time;
- Equally important, activating the option to save images on micro SD will only apply moving forward – all the photos that were already taken and stored in the internal memory will remain there until you move them manually;
- When you decide to make this change, don’t forget that you have several options at hand;
- To instruct the camera to save photos and videos straight onto the micro SD you must launch the app and go to its settings, at Storage Location – in there, simply activate the SD Card option and that was all.
What Options You Have At Hand When It Comes To Moving Your Pictures To SD Card On Samsung Galaxy S9 And Galaxy S9 Plus:
We said there’s more than one way to do it, but you probably want to know it exactly. From this standpoint, we can tell you that pictures can be moved with the Android File Manager, but also from the Photo Gallery and from the My Files folder. All in all, there are three different options, each one with its own set of instructions. Below, you’ll get to know them all better and take the decision that you will like most.
Option #1 – Move Our Photos To SD Using Android File Manager:
- Go to your phone’s Home Screen and open the Notification Shade at the top of the display;
- Select the Settings menu and open it up, navigating to the Storage & USB tab first;
- From there, use the Explore option and access the File Manager;
- Look for the Pictures folder, which should be visible in there, select it, and go to its menu;
- Use the Copy To option and, from the short context menu, select your SD Card.
Option #2 – Move Your Photos To The SD From Photo Gallery:
- Bring up the Gallery app, whose icon is listed in both the Apps Tray and directly on the Home Screen (in case you haven’t removed it from the latter);
- Select the Albums folder and, in there, select one or more images that you wish to transfer;
- With the selection active, hit the MORE button and tap on Move (to cut and paste them) or on Copy (to copy on SD but still keep them on the phone);
- Finally, select the SD Card as the destination for the Move or Paste action that you have just initiated.
Option #3 – Move Our Photos To The SD From My Files Folder:
- Return to the general menu with your phone’s Settings;
- Go through all these sections: Apps >> Samsung >> My Files >> Images;
- In there, use the Edit option listed underneath the MORE menu;
- Manually select the files you wish to move – you can also select the entire folder if you want;
- Finally, tap on Move and choose the SD Card.
We believe it’s all more than obvious, isn’t it? But, by all means, if you need special guidance on how to move the pictures folder on Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9 Plus to an SD card, we’d be glad to offer you some personal assistance!