How to Change Android SD Card to A Bigger One

Tracy King updated on Sep 23, 2019 to Backup and Recovery | How-to Articles

How to Change the Android SD Card to a Larger Card

"Hi guys, do you know how to move all data saved on Android SD card to a bigger card at one time? Recently, my Android phone warned me that the storage capacity is almost full and I must clean up files again and again. This means that I have to identify and sort out useful and useless files on the card. I have almost 14GB data on the card. It would take me quite a lot of precious time. So I bought a bigger SD card to get the problem solved. A 64GB SD card. But here is another problem that I want to move everything to the new card. Is it possible for me to clone the whole card data to new bigger SD card so that I won't have to copy files one by one."

clone android sd card to a larger one

It's quite a common problem that almost all Android users would encounter. When their memory card becomes full, they may have to change the card to a larger card. It becomes a new question to change and replace the android sd card to a bigger one without losing any data. 

Fortunately, this question has perfectly been solved by EaseUS Todo Backup. It allows you directly to clone Android SD card data exactly the same to the new card without losing any files. Or you can also try another free method to free copy files one by one to the new card. Let's see how to effectively change and replace Android memory/SD card now:

Method 1. Clone Android SD Card to a Larger One with Software

If you prefer a simple method to transfer SD card data to a larger one, your best shot is to let EaseUS SD card clone software help. This tool supports various kinds of disk/partition clone, disk/partition back, and file backup. It enables you to clone and upgrade your SD cards without data loss. You may download and install it on your Windows 10/8/7 etc PCs and connect Android SD card and the new bigger card with PC to start transferring data now:

Preparations:

  • Connect both of the SD cards to your Computer.
  • Download EaseUS Todo Backup to your computer.

Step 1. Open EaseUS Todo Backup and go to the "Clone" feature.

open easeus todo backup and click clone

Step 2. Select one of the SD cards that you want to clone. 

select one of the usb as your source disk

Step 3. Select the other SD card as the destination to save your data.

select the other USB as your destination

Step 4. Preview the disk layout and then click Proceed to execute the USB cloning process.

preview the usb settings and click proceed to satrt usb cloning

Besides cloning SD card, you can also apply EaseUS Todo Backup to help you back up your Android SD card data. It clones a hard disk/partition completely for free—powerful capabilities at a price that really can’t be beaten!

Method 2. Manually Transfer SD Card Data to the New One

If you'd like to move data and change Android SD card all on your own, you can choose to copy files and data one by one to the new card with below steps:

  1. 1. Connect both old Android SD card with data and new bigger card to your PC via two card readers.
  2. 2. Go to Start and type: cmd and hit Enter.
  3. 3. Right-click cmd.exe and open Command Prompt window.
  4. 4. Type: attrib -h -r -s /s /d G:\*.* and hit Enter; (G is the drive letter of your Android SD memory card.)
  5. After this, you'll see all the data and hidden files on your Android SD card.
  6. 5. Then you can choose to copy each file one by one and paste to the new bigger SD card.

Be careful with this operation so to avoid accidental deletion. It would take you some time to finish the data transferring job between two cards. After this, you can insert new card with data to your Android phone and expand storage space then.

 
 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Why choose EaseUS Todo Backup?

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What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

Be it a file, system, partition, or disk, EaseUS Todo Backup will help you back up or clone the item and provide you with multiple backup plans.