Move Whatsapp to SD card without root

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With the WhatsApp app installed on your phone, you will receive a lot of messages, videos, audios and even documents. These multimedia files are automatically stored in the phone's internal memory. So, over time, you will find that these files fill up your internal memory.


Move Whatsapp to SD card without root

Removing these precious files is not a good idea, but you can move them to your SD card. Transfer WhatsApp to the SD card it may not be possible according to the official WhatsApp website, but in this article we will show you how to move whatsapp to sd card.



How to move WhatsApp to SD card

Using ES File Explorer

To transfer WhatsApp data to your SD card, you will need to download a third party application on your Android phone such as ES File Explorer. This application will allow you to transfer media and WhatsApp files to your SD card, thus freeing up the internal memory. ES File Explorer is great when you want to easily manage files on a phone.

Step 1. Download ES File Explorer from Google Play Store on Android phone and install it.


Step 2. Open ES Explorer file on your Android phone. On some phones, it may be called "File Manager".

Step 3. On the home page, swipe the screen to the left and you will have access to a local folder which is the internal memory. It is often referred to as the default SD card. Scroll down and you will find the WhatsApp folder.

Step 4. Long press on the WhatsApp folder that will be marked. Now go to the bottom right and tap “More” here you will find the “Move to” option select the SD card.



In a situation where you only want to move media files, go to Local Storage and tap on the WhatsApp folder. You will find the “Media” file. Tap it and select the specific media file you want to move. Then move to the bottom right and click "Move to> SD Card".


You can also use the built-in Cut and Paste option to transfer data from the internal memory to the SD card.

Step 5. On the SD card, you can now press the Add button to create a name for the new folder.


Step 6. Finally, click on “OK” and the files will be copied to the new folder on the SD card. This often takes some time depending on the size of your WhatsApp files.


Bingo! All WhatsApp data has been moved to the SD card without having to root the device.

It is advisable to access the internal storage and delete the WhatsApp folder if necessary. You can also use this application to transfer other applications to the SD card by following a similar procedure.

Besides, ES File Explorer also helps you to manage files in internal memory and external memory.

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