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How to move photos to a Huawei SD card

The internal memory of your cell phoneHuawei is almost full, so to free up some space he thought about putting all the photos in a microSD card. Good idea! But if you're here today reading this post, I think something went wrong. Let me guess: you inserted the microSD into your smartphone, but you don't know how to set it as the default destination for photos and / or how to move the images in your device's internal memory to it. Did i say it right? Then no problem, I already know how I can help you.

If you give me five minutes of your time, I can explain how to move photos to sd card huawei and how to set the memory card as the primary storage device for saving the new photos you will be taking with your phone (or tablet). I assure you that this is really very simple, so don't leave us in the chat and let's go: you will find all the information you need below.

For the tutorial I will be using a P9 Lite that is equipped with Android 6.0 and with the EMUI 4.1.1 interface. In any case, the information given below applies to all Huawei smartphone models as well as all Android and EMUI versions (at most, some elements that are to be selected in the system menus can be changed). I just want to wish you a good read, and I hope the following instructions can really help you.

  • Preparatory operations
  • Move photos from internal storage to microSD
  • Set SD as the default photo destination

Preparatory operations

Before we get to the core of this tutorial and explain ourselves how to move photos on huawei sd cardI want to highlight one important thing: before exporting all of your recordings to an external memory card, you need to make sure the quality of the memory card.

The microSDs are not all the same: They are not only characterized by their data storage capacity, but also by the quality and speed of reading and writing information. If you want to prevent your photos from ending badly or the camera app from getting poor performance, make sure of this Buy a good quality microSD.

How do you find a high quality microSD? I explained it to you in my post What to Buy Micro SD About, where you will find a detailed explanation of all the technical characteristics of the microSD and a list of the best cards currently on the market.

In relation to Insert the microSD into the phoneI don't think there's much to explain. If you have a mobile phone with a metal case, you will need to remove the SIM slot (using the clip that came with the device), insert the memory card into the appropriate slot and reinsert the tray. On the other hand, if you have a cell phone with a plastic back cover, you'll need to lift the back cover by inserting your finger or a screwdriver into the appropriate “cut”. Then you need to find the microSD slot and insert the card into it. If any of the steps are not clear to you, check out my tutorial on how to insert Huawei SIM cards. There I explained how to access the SIM and microSD slots on Huawei cellphones.

Move photos from internal storage to microSD

After inserting the microSD into the mobile phone, the mobile phone should be ready to use and already set as the default destination for new photos taken with the device (we'll see later how to better check these settings). But before going any further, we recommend that you go to Android settings and format the memory card to be 100% compatible with your phone and check for any errors inside.

Then click the icon Configurations (the equipment) that you can find on the home screen of your smartphone Advanced settings> Storage and Storage and select the name of your microSD card (ex. Samsung SD card ) in the menu that opens. Then tap on the option width, Press the key Erase and format and wait patiently for the card to be formatted. At the end of the process of erasing all data on the drive, it checks for memory card errors. You can track the progress of the review from the Android notification menu (which can be opened by sliding your finger down from the top of the screen).

After formatting, you can move the photos from the main memory of the mobile phone to the microSD. Then start the application File management Huawei (to have "Standard" installed on your phone), select the tab local It's in the top right and goes up Internal memory.

At this point, select the path DCIM (This stores photos and videos taken with the phone's camera.) Long tap an image to open the file picker tool and press the key Select all that will appear next.

Finally press the button Move (bottom left), go back by selecting the item local In the top left of the route bar, enter the SD cardSelect (or create) the folder you want to move the photos to and press the button Move (bottom right) to start the transfer of data from the main memory of the mobile phone to the SD card.

Should the app File management If you don't have your mobile phone, you can use a third-party file manager to move photos from your mobile phone's internal storage to the SD card: I personally recommend the X-plore file manager, which is not "attractive" like other popular solutions (ex E.g. ES File Explorer example), but it is very effective, lightweight, and has no intrusive features. All free of charge, of course.

To transfer photos to SD using the X-plore file manager, download the latter from Google Play, launch it and give it permission to access the files contained in the file microSD. Then touch the icon internal storage Smartphone, take to the streets DCIM (the one that stores the photos and videos taken with the phone's camera) and select all the pictures you want to move to the SD with two taps checkmark is located next to the folder symbol «DCIM» (with it orange check mark next to the thumbnails of all photos).

At this point, press the button Copy to clipboard Select the icon in the sidebar of the X-plore file manager SD cardSelect (or create) the folder you want the photos to be moved to and put the check mark next to the item Move mode (delete source file) and touch the key To catch to start the data transfer.

The first time you use X-plore File Manager to copy files to the microSD, you need to authorize the application to write data on the drive. After the request regarding Write access on the microSD (which appears automatically when you press the Insert button), then press the button consequences, Choose SD card on the screen that opens and touch the button Select all This is downstairs. Easier than that?

Note: If you want to transfer screenshots to the microSD in addition to the photos and videos recorded with the mobile phone camera, repeat the process just shown with the files in the path. Internal storage> Pictures> Screenshots.

Set SD as the default photo destination

As mentioned above, once the microSD is inserted into your mobile phone, it should automatically become the default destination drive for photos and videos taken with the device.

Open the app to check (and possibly correct) the settings camera On Android, swipe right to left and see if the option is enabled Priority savings in SD It is active. If not, go up EN The lever that affects you and all photos and videos taken with the phone camera is saved in the folder DCIM of the SD.

If you have bought a sufficiently large (16 GB or more) and powerful microSD, you can use Android to save photos from (almost) all apps directly to the microSD by making the card the main storage drive for the device.

To set the microSD as the primary storage device for your phone, open the Configurations (the gear icon on the home screen), upload Advanced settings> Storage and StorageSelect the option Standard position and put the check mark next to the name of the SD card.

It should be noted that it is recommended to configure the microSD as the main storage unit of the mobile phone only if the card has a high performance (possibly certified) A1, especially in connection with Android devices).

Another thing worth mentioning is that even though some apps set the microSD as the primary storage drive, they still store data on the phone's internal storage. To get around this limit, you need to root Android Use ad hoc applications (such as Link2SD) to force data transfer on the memory card. For more information on how to do this, see my tutorial on Moving Apps to an SD Card.