How to move WhatsApp to SD card

. Its a Messaging apps are quite popular now a days and today they are  most commonly used by users to send messages and make calls or video calls , almost all apps offer this feature, such as is the case with the Major platform in the world: WhatsApp.

Depending on the device we use and the configuration we have established, our smartphone can dis charge quickly, especially if we are part of a lot of groups, where video and photos are usually shared frequently. If the memory of our device is full, then its time to  move WhatsApp to SD card .

But not all devices have this kind of problem because Apple iPhones has no option to expand the internal storage space Therefore, the only way is to delete it from your device or retrieve it by connecting iPhone to iTunes(PC Version).

However, Android phones have no problem when it comes to expanding storage space, as all terminals allow us to expand it via a microSD card, which allows us to move any type of application ordata to the card to free up internal space.

Move WhatsApp to SD card without Rooting

When you install Android apps, they are installed inside the system internal memory , Many non techy users will never have access to the app files unless they have the necessary knowledge.

In short, every time we install WhatsApp on our Android terminal, a folder called WhatsApp is created in the main directory of our terminal, a folder in which all the data received is stored.

For several years, Android has allowed us to move some applications to the SD card, so the space from the momery card is used. Unfortunately, very few applications allow us to move data to the SD card whether its Samsung j7, Samsung j2, oppo or redmi.

 WhatsApp is not one of them, so we will be forced  to apply alternative methods manually.

Moving an entire folder named WhatsApp For a memory card is a very simple process that requires little knowledge from the user. You just need a file manager , go to the main directory of your mobile, select the WhatsApp folder and “cut it”.

Then again, using the file manager, go to the root directory of the memory card and place the folder. This process can take a long time , depending on the location that this directory currently occupies on our device. This will also depend on the speed of the microSD card we use.

Once the process is complete, all the data we have stored in the WhatsApp folder will be available on the memory card , allowing us to free up a large amount of space on our computer. When we reopen the WhatsApp application, a folder called WhatsApp will be re-created in the root directory of our device, as we have only moved the stored data of the application and not the application itself.

This forced us to perform this process on a regular basis , especially when the smart phone began to constantly warn us that the storage space is low now. In recent years, there are many manufacturers who initially offer us a file manager, so we do not need to install it from Google Play to be able to move WhatsApp to SD card.

If your smart phone does not have a file manager , one of the best currently available in the Google Play Store is ES File Explorer, a file manager that allows us to perform file operations in a very simple and fast way.

Moving Whatsapp to SD with PC

If we do not want to download an application that we will not use on our computer, or the file manager included in our cell phone is more complicated than it may seem, we can always choose to move the data of WhatsApp to the SD card via a computer. To do this, you just need to connect your smartphone to your computer and use it File transfer with Android.

Android File Transfer is an application that Google makes available to us in a completely free way and with which we can easily transfer data from our equipment to the smartphone or vice versa without any problems and at a general speed. Once we connect our PC to the smartphone, the application will start automatically. If not, we need to click on the icon to run it.

An application will show us a file manager with all the data of our smartphone which we can copy/cut and paste both on our computer and on the memory card of our mobile. To move the data of WhatsApp to the SD card, just go to the WhatsApp folder and right-click on Cut.

Then go to the SD card, from the application itself and in the main directory right-click and select Insert. If this copying and pasting is a bit complicated, we can just drag the WhatsApp folder from the device’s internal memory to the call phone’s SD card . How long the process takes will depend on the speed of the map and the size of the directory.

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Check WhatsApp settings

Before proceeding to move the data of WhatsApp, we must try to prevent the bulk  reloading of our computer with videos and photos. To do this, you need to go to the WhatsApp configuration options and in the Automatic media download section select in Video Never . There is also an option to hide chat in your whatsapp but for that you need to do settings.

In this way, we will not only be able to save on your mobile tariff, but you will also prevent videos, the type of file that takes up the most space is automatically downloaded to our device.

Check the photo gallery regularly

On both iOS and Android, WhatsApp has an auto function to save images and videso to our device that takes most of the space. This operation forces us to periodically browse our gallery to delete all videos and photos we have received through the messaging app and which are also available in the app itself.

Other applications, such as Telegram, allow us to configure the application so that you do not store all the data we receive directly in our gallery , which allows us to store only the photos and videos we really want. In addition, it allows us to regularly empty all the data stored in the application cache to reduce its size on our device.

Control the number of groups we are subscribed to

WhatsApp groups are the main problem when our device quickly fills up with additional data that we did not request, so it is always advisable not to be part of groups that send more multimedia data than text messages, as long as possible.