How to Move Apps to SD Card on Xiaomi Phones: A Step by Step Solution
Written By Axel Nash |
If you also own a Xiaomi phone that is running on low space, you might be undergoing a similar situation. Android’s native interface does not provide any features like this, and users need to explore other options to move apps to SD cards on Xiaomi.
Don’t worry – in this guide, I’m going to explore the same and will teach you how to move apps to SD card on Redmi phones in a stepwise manner.
Part 1: Can I Move Apps to SD Cards on Xiaomi via a Native Solution?
While Xiaomi phones are pretty reliable and offer so many features, they can quickly run on low space. One of the best ways to get more storage on a Xiaomi is by moving its apps to SD cards. Just connect an SD cards to your phone that can accommodate your apps and move its data.
Though, presently, there is no feature like this on the native interface of Android. You might transfer the downloaded app data like WhatsApp images or videos to your SD cards afterward, but you can’t just move to SD cards Xiaomi apps.
You can also clear the app data if you want to, but you can’t move your apps via Android’s native interface.
Part 2: Move Data to a Computer Before You Get Started
Many users wish to move MIUI apps to SD cards to save space on their Xiaomi phones. Since moving apps can be complicated, you can instead take a backup of your Xiaomi data to the computer and make more free space on the device.
To take the entire backup of your device on your computer with a single click, you can use MobileTrans – Backup. The tool can be used to backup 6000+ different device models and would also let you restore your data to your phone as well.
Therefore, you can move your photos, music, videos, contacts, messages, notes, bookmarks, etc. from your Xiaomi phone to your Windows PC or Mac. Later, you can restore this data to the same or any other device as per your requirements. Apart from helping you make more free space on your Xiaomi, it will act as a second copy to restore your lost data.
Step 1: Connect your Xiaomi phone to your system
To start with, connect your Xiaomi phone to your computer and launch the MobileTrans application on it. From its welcome screen, you can open the “Backup & Restore” module.
Step 2: Back up your Xiaomi phone
The application will automatically detect your Xiaomi phone and display various data types that you can save. Simply select the type of content you wish to back up and click on the “Start” button.
Wait for a while as the application would back up your phone's data and let you know when the process is completed.
Part 3: A Step-by-Step Guide to Move Apps to SD Cards on Xiaomi
Now that you know that there is no native solution to move apps to SD cards on Xiaomi, let’s consider the possible solutions. Ideally, there are some third-party applications that you would have to use to include this feature. AFTISS is a readily available toolkit that can help you do the same. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to move apps to SD cards on a Redmi phone using this third-party solution.
Step 1: Download the toolkit
Firstly, you have to download and install the AFTISS toolkit from here or any other reliable source on your computer. Unzip the folder to a secure location on your computer and run the AFTISS.sh file on your computer to install the application.
Step 2: Turn on the USB Debugging on your phone
Since you would have to run specific scripts on your Xiaomi phone, you need to enable the USB Debugging feature on it. For this, go to its Settings > About Phone and tap on the Build Number/MIUI version seven consecutive times to unlock Developer Options. After that, go to its Settings > Developer Options and enable the USB debugging feature.
Step 3: Run the script on your phone
Now, with a working cable, connect your Xiaomi phone to the system and use it for USB connection (Media transfer). Once your device is detected, launch the toolkit to move Xiaomi apps to SD cards. The process will format the SD cards of your device and ask you to select either of the provided options:
- • Option 1: 10% of the SD cards space will be converted to internal storage (virtually), and 90% will be dedicated to the SD cards.
- • Option 2: Will dedicate 50% of space to internal storage.
- • Option 3: 90% of the space will be allocated to internal storage while 10% will be kept for the SD cards.
You can enter either of these options or any custom choice to proceed. Just wait for a while as ADB will process and allocate the chosen SD cards space as internal storage. Simply wait for a while and make sure that your Xiaomi phone stays connected to the system.
Step 4: Move Apps to SD cards on Xiaomi
Great! You can just disconnect your Xiaomi phone from the system and download the Activity Launcher app from its Play Store page. Launch Activity Launcher and go to All Activities > Settings > Manage Apps.
It will display a list of all the apps that are installed on your Xiaomi phone. Just select any app, go to its “Storage” settings and tap on the “Change” button adjacent to the Storage feature.
That’s it! You can move the app to SD cards on Xiaomi by selecting the SD cards feature instead of the internal storage.
Sit back and wait for a while as the application moves the selected app to the SD cards storage.
You can view that the app has been stored on the SD cards instead of the phone's internal storage.
I’m sure that after reading this guide, you will be able to move apps to SD cards on your Redmi phone. Besides that, you can also take the assistance of MobileTrans to back up your data to your computer. It is an extremely user-friendly application that can move all the stored files from your Xiaomi phone to your system with a single click. Later, you can restore your backup to a preferred phone at your convenience. Furthermore, MobileTrans also lets us directly move data from one device to another and back up/restore social apps like WhatsApp, LINE, WeChat, Kik, and Viber.