How To Copy Files To SD Card in Samsung Galaxy

Although not all, many Samsung Galaxy devices have the option to add an SD card. This makes it convenient for a user to get more storage space if it’s running out. Some newer Galaxy devices allow huge SD card capacity of even up to 1TB.

If you’ve already inserted an SD card to your Samsung Galaxy device but don’t know how to copy files to it, this guide should help.

Moving or Copying files to your SD card

Estimate Cost : 0

Time Needed : 5 minutes

There are a number of steps that you must do in order to start copying files to an SD card. Learn what the exact steps are below.

  1. Insert the SD card.

    Before you copy or move your files, make sure that the SD card is inserted properly.

    insert SD card

  2. Open My Files app.

    My Files is a default Samsung app.

    Look for it in your Home screen or Apps Tray. If you have a separate Samsung folder, look for the app in there.

    My Files

  3. Select the file.

    Choose the file(s) you want to move from Internal storage or Device storage.

    In this demonstration, we use a music file.

    Select file

  4. Tap More options icon.

    Tap the 3-dot icon at the upper right.

    3 dots

  5. Tap Edit.

    Once the More options menu opens up, select Edit.

    Edit 1

  6. Tap Copy or Move.

    Tap on Copy or Move at the bottom. 

    Copy 2

  7. Go back to My Files screen.

    Navigate back to the My Files screen using the back button.

    My Files screen

  8. Tap SD card.

    Under My Files screen, tap SD card.

    My Files screen 2

  9. Select the folder.

    Tap on the folder you want to move the file to. In this demonstration, we use the Music folder.

    Music folder 1

  10. Copy or move file.

    Tap on Copy here or Move here at the bottom.

    Copy here

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Depending on the size of the file(s), the transfer may take longer than expected.

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