Article ID : 00257760 / Last Modified : 03/26/2021

How do I transfer data on my smartphone to the SD card?

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    You can transfer data from the internal storage to a memory card or by using Files, a file manager application. Depending on your Xperia device, the Files application may be pre-installed on your device. Alternatively, you can also download a third-party file manager app* from Google Play.

    To transfer data to an SD card of newer Android versions

    Go to Settings → Storage → Transfer to SD
     

    To Transfer data (Media file / Documents) using the files application to an SD card on older Android versions 

    1. Find and tap the Files app ICN-SONY-FILES. It's sometimes placed in the Other folder on the Applications screen.
    2. If the device has an SD card, tap the three dots menuICN-MENU-DOTS-low→ Show internal storage. If not, go to step 3.
    3. Tap  ICN-IN-APP-MENU-low.
    4. Tap INTERNAL MEMORY icon_Files app Oreo to browse the internal storage, SD card icon_Files app Oreo  SD Card (if available) to browse an external memory card or Drive (if available) to access files on your Google Drive.
    5. Touch and hold a file to highlight it. You can then share SHARE ICON the file, or tap ICN-MENU-DOTS-lowand then move or copy the file to another location.
       

    *Sony doesn't provide assistance for third-party applications. Sony doesn't warrant or guarantee the performance of any third-party applications or content transferred via download or other interfaces to your device. Similarly, Sony is not responsible for any damage or reduced performance of your device attributable to the transfer of third-party content.