How to Use an SD Card With an Android

By Steve Gregory

If your Android phone has an SD card port, you can increase the phone's total storage capacity. The Android mobile operating system allows users to transfer data and applications to a phone's SD card. This frees up space on the phone's internal memory, allowing you to install additional apps and add more data. You can also view data that is stored on the card using the Android operating system.

Transfer Applications

Step 1

Insert the SD card into the Android phone's SD card slot.

Step 2

Press the "Home" button and select "Applications."

Step 3

Tap "Manage Applications." Select the application that you want to transfer to the SD card.

Step 4

Select "Move to SD Card" to transfer the application to the card.

Transfer Contacts

Step 1

Insert the SD card into your phone. Press the "Home" button and select "Contacts."

Step 2

Press the "Menu" button and select "Import/Export."

Step 3

Select "Export to SD card." Tap "OK" to confirm that you want to export your contacts to the SD card.

Access Data on the SD card

Step 1

Insert the SD card into your Android phone.

Step 2

Navigate to the application that you want to use. For example, if you want to view pictures on the SD card, tap the "Gallery" icon.

Step 3

Select "SD Card" from the list of options to view the data on the card.

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