How To Save Photos to SD Card on Android Smartphones

In case you didn’t know, there is a way to save all the pictures you have taken with your Android smartphone directly to your SD card. Some variants of Android might not allow you to do that, but some hints will help you.

Save Photos to SD Cards on Android 9 Pie

Google doesn’t support microSD cards, and the default Android camera feature won’t allow you to save to SD card on Android Pie or Oreo. While it is likely to establish a microSD as internal storage, it’s more accessible only to download a camera app that will allow you to do the process. Camera MX is highly recommended, and you will only have to download it, open the settings, and verify the Custom storage location. The last step is to pick your SD card.

Save Photos to SD Card on Android 7 Nougat Version

Smartphones with Android Nougat version, fortunately, do the trick by saving your photos straight to a MicroSD card. To activate this feature, you should start by inserting an SD card and then open the default camera app of your smartphone.

After that, you will notice a prompt that wants to change your storage settings, so that pictures will end up to the MicroSD card. If this thing doesn’t appear, all you have to do is to pick the MicroSD card as your desired picture storage method in your camera app’s options menu.

Saving Photos to SD Card on Android 6 Marshmallow

If you want to store your photos to an SD card, you’ll have to insert the external memory and follow the most straightforward steps. A message will pop-up on your display when you’ll open the camera app, and all you have to do is to select the option of ‘storage on SD card.” Also, be aware that on this variant of Android, you currently have the setting to format an SD card as internal storage.

Ben Johnson

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