How to Move Pictures to SD Card on Samsung Galaxy Phones and Tablets

Lisa Ou

Sept 03, 2019 / Posted by Lisa Ou

Nowadays, there are more and more high-definition smartphones released. You do not need a point-and-shoot. Actually, you can use phone cameras to take photos and selfies perfectly. Huawei P30 Pro is one of the most popular camera phones that can shoot at a very far distance with 10x hybrid zoom. Well, Samsung has announced a new 108-megapixel camera sensor, too.

How to Move Pictures to SD Card on Samsung Galaxy Phones and Tablets

Pictures in high resolution always take large storage space. Thus, you had better move pictures to SD card on Samsung Galaxy S7 and other Android devices. If you run out of phone internal storage space, you can move pictures, videos, songs and other large files to the SD card, too.

Part 1: How to Move Pictures to SD Card with My Files App on Samsung Galaxy

By moving pictures to your SD card, you can save storage room and improve the phone running speed effectively. Here is the tutorial to transfer photos from internal memory to SD Card. Check if your SD card is inserted into the SD slot on Samsung or not before the process.

Open the My Files app. Tap Images under Category.

Select an album based on your need. If you want to move all pictures to SD card, you can navigate to Camera.

Tap the photo you want to move. There will be a checkmark in the lower-left corner.

Choose the three-dot More icon on the top right corner.

Select Move from drop-down list. If you want to keep the original photos, you can tap Copy instead.

Choose SD Card and set the destination folder. At last, tap Move Here/ Done to move pictures to SD card on Samsung phone.

You can calso learn how to transfer data from one micro SD card to another Android.

Move Pictures to SD Card with My Files App on Samsung Galaxy

Part 2. How to Move the Selected Pictures and Folders from Internal Storage to SD Card on Samsung

Here is another way to move pictures from the Gallery to SD card on Samsung directly. Just extract all images stored in your Android phone within the device storage section. In addition, you can also use the third-party Android file manager to move files from internal storage to SD card, like ES File Manager and more. 

Open the Settings app. Scroll down and select Storage & USB.

You can get a list of all storage locations on your Android phone. Tap Internal Storage under Device Storage.

Choose Images to get all Samsung pictures. You can also check how large the photo file size is.

Select the album or picture you want to transfer to SD card.

Tap the three-dot More icon on the top right corner. Choose Move to/ Copy to in the pop-out menu.

Select the name of your SD card. Set the output path to save the moved pictures. Tap Move/Copy to move pictures to SD Card from Samsung Galaxy S10 and more.

Move the Selected Pictures and Folders from Internal Storage to SD Card on Samsung

Part 3. How to Move Pictures from Samsung to Another Phone or Computer

FoneLab HyperTrans is capable to transfer any data from Android to iOS, Windows or Mac. If there are many files stored in the SD card already, you can move pictures from Samsung to computer to free up space. By the way, you can transfer files from an old Samsung to a new phone directly.

  1. Move pictures from Samsung internal storage or SD card to any Android, iOS, Windows and Mac.
  2. Transfer photos, videos, messages, contacts, ringtones, Microsoft documents, etc.
  3. Manage, edit, backup and restore files between mobile phones.
  4. Fully support Samsung Galaxy S10/S9/S8/S7/S6/S5/S4 and other Samsung phones.

Free download, install and launch the Android file transfer software. Connect Samsung to the computer via a USB cable. Follow the on-screen instruction to enable USB debugging.

connect samsung to pc

Click Photos in the left pane to get all albums stored in Samsung. Open one folder to find which file you want to move. What’s more, you can create a new album to put favorite pictures together.

create album

After selecting pictures, click Export on the top toolbar. You can transfer pictures and albums to the computer or connected iDevice quickly.

move photos from samsung to pc

That’s all for how to move pictures to SD card on Samsung phones and tablets. You can follow the above steps to move other files from internal storage to SD card. Furthermore, you can transfer files from Samsung to computer for backup via FoneLab HyperTrans.

By the way, you can set the SD card as the default storage to store further Android files.

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