How to Move Photos to SD Card on OnePlus 5

How to Move Photos to SD Card on OnePlus 5

Hey there! I know how much you love taking selfies with your awesome OnePlus 5 camera. But doing that can quickly fill up your phone’s memory. That’s where an SD card comes in handy. It lets you store all your files, photos, and videos, freeing up space on your phone. Today, I’m going to show you how to transfer your photos from your OnePlus 5 to your SD card.

Stay with me because the methods I’ll teach you can be used on other smartphones too. There may be some minor differences depending on your phone’s operating system, but once you know the basics, you’ll be able to transfer your files to an SD card on any smartphone.

Why Should You Move Your OnePlus 5 Photos to an SD Card?

I know how much you love scrolling through your gallery to admire all your fabulous selfies. But when your phone’s memory is full, instead of backing up your pictures, you end up deleting ones you don’t want to lose.

This is the main benefit of moving your photos to an SD card. You can keep all the pictures you’ve taken on your phone without worrying about running out of space. But that’s not the only benefit.

Filling up your phone with lots of pictures and videos can cause memory issues on your OnePlus 5. It might struggle to run certain apps properly, leading to bugs and crashes.

Now, imagine this: you can use your SD card to free up space on your phone and store all sorts of files and data. Not just photos, but also documents, music, and videos. It’s like having an extra storage room that’s not cluttering up your phone.

How to Transfer Photos from Your OnePlus 5 to Your SD Card

By default, the pictures you take are stored in the “DCIM” or “Pictures” folder. To access it, go to Apps > My Files > All Files > Device Storage.

Once you’re in the “All Files” option, you’ll see “Device Storage” where your pictures are saved, and “SD card storage” for your SD card. So, remember to select the right option. After that, tap on “Device Storage” to find the files you want to transfer.

In general, pictures taken with your OnePlus 5’s camera go to the “DCIM” folder, while screenshots are stored in “Pictures”.

  1. Open your OnePlus 5.
  2. First, select the folder you want to transfer and tap on it.
  3. You can either manually select specific files or transfer everything at once using the “Select All” function.
  4. Tap on the “Share” option in the upper right corner.
  5. In the expanded options, select “Copy”.
  6. Now, go to the general “Settings” menu.
  7. Tap on “Copy”.
  8. Choose “SD memory card”.
  9. Browse for another “DCIM” folder inside the SD card or create a new “DCIM” folder with a “Camera” folder inside it.
  10. The transfer process may take a few minutes, but once it’s done, your files will be on your SD card.

Pro tip: If you want to transfer a whole folder, simply hold the folder you want and tap on “Copy”. Then go to your SD card, hold the screen, and tap on “Paste here”.

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