How to store content to your SD Card in Droid Transfer

If your Android device has an SD Card, Droid Transfer can store content onto your SD card rather than your device storage. This will prevent using your device storage which may have less storage available than your SD card. This can be reverted at any time.

To enable your SD card within the Transfer Companion app, follow these instructions…

  1. Get Droid Transfer on your PC, and Transfer Companion on your Android device (use the links below).
  2. Connect to your Android Device using the steps shown in our Start Guide.
  3. Tap the menu icon in the top corner of the Transfer Companion screen and tap ‘Use SD Card’.
  4. Tap ‘Browse’ in the displayed message box and select your SD card location.
  5. Droid Transfer will now use the chosen SD card when transferring files to your device.

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Detailed Steps

Droid Transfer allows you to copy your music from your PC or iTunes to your Android device. It also allows you to copy other file types directly from your PC. By default, Droid Transfer will copy these files to your device storage. However, device storage may not be your preferred location if you have an SD Card in your device. SD cards can often have higher storage capacity than the device and may be the preferred location to store media.

Run Droid Transfer on your PC and connect to your Android Device running Transfer Companion as described in our Setup Guide.

Once connected, tap the menu icon in the top right corner of the Transfer Companion app and then tap ‘Use SD Card’.

Use Android SD Card

Tap ‘Browse’ in the message box that is displayed.

Browse Android SD Card

Select your SD card location. If your SD card is not displayed by default, you may need to tap the ‘Show SD card’ option by following the steps below.

Copy content to SD card Android

Once your SD card has been selected, content transferred to your device through Droid Transfer will now be copied to the chosen SD card rather than your device storage.

Note: you will need Droid Transfer 1.28 (or higher) and Transfer Companion 1.75 (or higher) to take advantage of SD card storage. The option to use SD card storage will not be available on previous versions or if there is SD card in your device.

What's Next?

To revert to using device storage within the Transfer Companion app, follow these instructions…

  1. Connect to your Android Device using the steps shown in our Start Guide.
  2. Tap the menu icon in the top corner of the Transfer Companion screen and tap ‘Use Device Storage’.
  3. Droid Transfer will now use your device storage when transferring files to your device.