This Samsung Galaxy S5 garnered a lot of positive reviews mostly complimented for its display, hardware, camera, long battery life, and incorporating water resistance while retaining a removable battery and a Micro SD slot.

One of Samsung Galaxy S5’s memory specifications is that its internal memory can hold up to 16/32 GB of files with a 2 GB RAM plus you can add an external memory with a Micro SD card, inserted to its dedicated slot, that’s up to 256 GB. Now, that’s a whole lot of storage.

If you’re using the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android phone and you are fond of taking pictures with it taking note that it boasts a 16 MP main camera with f/2.2 aperture, a panorama shot feature, and HDR or a high dynamic range shot and a 2 MP front camera with f/2.4 aperture and your internal memory’s about to get full, better have them moved right away to your external memory.

This means your inserted Micro SD Card – which is, by the way, the best place to store all your pictures and files so you can easily transfer them to any device for sharing and safe keeping.

Using the Samsung Galaxy S5 Android phone can be quite easy but if you’re having a hard time transferring or moving all of your pictures to your Micro SD Card, keep reading until the end.

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1. Go to your App menu and look for and tap My Files. This app includes videos, music, and other files. Usually, photos on Android phones are automatically stored on your “My Files” folder.

This acts like a windows viewer on a desktop but simplified for mobile phone usage. Options like cut, copy, paste, move, and select can be seen here.

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2. Next, on the lower part of your screen, you should see Local Storage with two options: Device Storage and SD Card. Select Device Storage. Once you’re there, you are going to see different folders with different contents. Some will be from different apps you’ve used with your phone for when taking your pictures. An example would be a local Snapchat or Instagram folder.

Tap on the folder where the photos you want to transfer are located. Once you’re there, it will show you all the photos inside that folder.

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3. Tap the Menu in the upper right side corner. This is represented by three vertical dots. This should give you a drop-down menu. Tap Select to have the option of selecting all the photos inside the folder itself or just a few of them.

4. Once you’re done selecting the photos you would like to transfer to your phone’s Micro SD Card, tap the three vertical dots again and you will be given the options: Move, Copy, Zip, and Details. Tap Move and select SD Card.

Next, you’ll be given an option to drop your photos right away to your SD Card, inside any folder you want to select, or you can create a new folder instead.

If you prefer to have them moved to an existing folder, tap the folder and select Move Here located above your screen. If you want them directly transfer to your Micro SD Card, don’t tap any folders, and just tap Move Here directly. This should transfer all the photos or files you want to your phone’s Micro SD Card.

One of the limitations of gadgets is its memory space. Most of the time, there’s sufficient allocated storage but they can get filled up pretty quickly because of the higher output of HD cameras and other hefty files. This is the reason why installing an SD card to your device is highly recommended so you can fully maximize the device.