MicroSD Card for Moto E

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For Moto E Users

Install a microSD card
Check available storage on your SD card
Move apps and files to your SD card
Set SD card as default storage location 

Install a microSD card 

Note: Turn off your Moto E when changing or removing the SD card to avoid damages to your card. 

To insert a microSD card into your phone, you'll first need to remove the back cover of your phone:Remove_back_cover.png

 After you've removed the back cover, your SD card can be inserted into your phone, as shown below:

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If you need further assistance, check out this step-by-step video on how to install a microSD card: 


  

Check available storage on your SD card 

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To check the available space on your SD card,

go to Settings > Apps > Storage.

Under SD Card, you'll see the total space on the card and available space.

You can also move files to your SD card, unmount your card for removal, or erase the SD card's contents from this screen.


Move apps and files to your SD card

Note: If you use Motorola Migrate (Lollipop) to move files and settings to your new phone, Migrate will automatically detect an installed SD card or prompt you to install one. 

Move files to your SD card 

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When you first insert an SD card into your phone, you'll be prompted to move files to the SD card.

Tap OK to move files, or tap No, thanks to ignore.

(You can also move files later by going to Settings > Apps > Storage and tapping Move media in the SD card section.)

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Tap the checkbox next to Pictures, Movies, or Music to move those files from your phone to your SD card.

When you're done, tap Move.

Screen4.png You can see the progress of your file transfer in your phone's notifications. (Press and swipe down from the top of the screen to pull down the notification curtain.)

You can also manually transfer files from your computer to your phone via USB. Please see Move Files to or from Your Computer and Phone for more info. 

Move apps to your SD card

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Note: Only some apps can be moved to an SD card. System or pre-installed apps cannot be moved. For a list of preinstalled apps, please see Moto E Overview.

To move an app to an SD card,
Go to Settings > Apps, then select an app to go to the App info screen for that app.

  • If the app can be moved, tap the Move to SD card button to transfer the app.
  • If an app cannot be moved, the Move to SD card button will be greyed out and not selectable.

  

Set SD card as default storage location 

The default storage location for your phone is Internal storage (if you're using a file manager or moving files between your phone and your computer, this space is labeled /sdcard0/.) 

For some apps or content types, you can set an SD card as the default save location (if you're using a file manager or moving files between your phone and your computer, your SD card will be labeled /sdcard1/). This option is currently only available for apps using Android 4.4. Storage API.

Downloaded files (pictures, PDFs, etc.) cannot be saved directly to an SD card, only to internal storage, but can be moved later. 

For the Camera app 

You can choose to set the default storage location for pictures and videos from the Camera app to an SD card if you have one installed. 

To set the SD card as the default storage location for the Camera app:

  1. Open the Camera app
  2. Open camera settings by dragging from left to right on the screen with one finger.
  3. Tap the Storage Location icon. (Note: This will only appear when an SD card is present.)
  4. Tap SD card to select. 

For Google app content 

Some Google apps, such as Google Play Music and Google Play Movies & TV, will allow you to set the default location for saving media. (Note: The app will still be stored on your phone's internal storage.) 

To change the default storage location for content for these apps, open the app, then go to Settings > Storage (if available) and select SD card

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