How to move apps, games, and content to SD card on Windows Phone 8.1 Storage Sense

Storage Sense move phone to SD card apps and content on Windows Phone 8.1

Finally no more limiting yourself on the apps, games, and content you can store in your phone, with the release of Windows Phone 8.1 update, Microsoft is adding Storage Sense. This is a new feature that allows to make the most of the storage in your phone and the SD card.

Storage Sense in Windows Phone 8.1 allows you to move apps, games, downloads, music, videos, and podcasts from your internal phone storage to a manually added SD card real easy. To move content to an SD card and save space in your phone internal storage follow these easy steps:


1 From the new notification center, tap ALL SETTINGS.

2 Locate and tap storage sense.

3 Under “See what’s taking up space on your phone.” you’ll be presented with the available space in phone and SD card. Then at the bottom you’ll see different content you can move to the new SD card. On each field simply tap and choose SD card or phone — it’s that simple.

Phone to SD card Windows Phone 8.1

Moving content such as apps, games, downloads, and other content to an SD card will not only will allow you to control the storage in your Windows Phone, but will also break the limitation on how many apps you can install in the device, it can help to make your phone a bit faster, and more manageable.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and