WhatsApp messaging app is one of the messages apps every smart phone users want to have on their phone. On this app, you share everything with friends and family, this app make the communication process easy. Despite this, there is certain issue about this app, every media you received from friends and family are stored to the internal storage of your phone. This makes your phone runs out of storage spaces in a very short time. But today, you are at the right place to learn how to move WhatsApp media to SD Card (External storage).
But the major setback of using WhatsApp is that you will have to keep in on your internal memory storage as we explained above. Even the media files like audio, images, videos, voicemails, etc. are also stored in internal storage by default that causes shortage of internal memory.
In this short tutorial, we will show you how to move the entire media collection you received on WhatsApp to external SD card. Please note that it is only possible to move the media files like music, video, and images on your SD card, not the WhatsApp application itself.
How to Move WhatsApp Media to SD Card (External storage)
There are different ways to move WhatsApp media to external storage on your smatphone. The methods in this article are simple and very easy to use. Keep reading as you shall achieve your aim to move WhatsApp media to SD card.
Move WhatsApp Media to SD Card via File Manager
Step 1 ====> Open file manager app on your phone. If you don’t have one, you can find some useful file manager apps (ES File Explorer File Manager) on Google Play and download one. This apps are free of charge.
Step 2 ====> On file manger app, open the internal storage files, from which you will find a folder named WhatsApp.
Step 3 ====> Open the WhatsApp folder, find the Media folder, and cut the folder.
Step 4 ====> Create a new folder on SD card named WhatsApp. Open the new folder and paste the media files from internal memory into it.
This method is simple and straight forward. You should try it by yourself. The method aims at helping Android users to better manage their WhatsApp media files and you can’t set it as the default option to move media to external memory.
Move Whatsapp Media to SD Card Using A USB Cable
If you prefer doing things the classical way, you can move the files using a computer and a USB cable compatible with your phone, here are the steps to follow.
Step 1 ====> Connect the phone to a PC using the cable and wait for a few moments, until the phone is detected. If it is the first time you are connecting it, wait until the necessary drivers are installed, this will not take long at all, it will only take a few minutes if not seconds.
Step 2 ====> Open My Computer and you should see your phone listed as a device, open it.
Step 3 ====> Explore the phone’s internal memory folder and look for the Whatsapp folder, open the folder and look for the Media sub-folder, where your photos are stored and copy the folder or press Ctrl + C
Step 4 ====> Insert the SD card into your PC’s card reader and open it
Step 5 ====> Select the desired folder and copy the folder with the Whtasapp photos. You can copy it directly on the root of the card as well, it depends only on your personal preferences
Step 6 ====> Insert the SD card back in your phone and you can now access the photos directly from it, while the phone’s internal memory is now free.
The joy of these methods is that, you don’t need to worry any more about internal storage problem on your phone. You can move WhatsApp media any time on your smartphone as soon as you notice that the internal memory is running out.
You can use any of the methods above if you own a computer system, the second method is preferred, but on the other hand, use the first method to achieve your goal of moving WhatsApp media SD card or external storage device.