How to Change Android SD Card to A Bigger One in Windows 10/8/7

Tracy King updated on Sep 02, 2020 to Backup and Recovery | How-to Articles

Quick Access to Clone Android SD Card to a Larger One

clone android sd card to a larger one

  1. 1. Connect both of the SD cards to your computer. Download EaseUS Todo Backup to your computer.
  2. 2. Open EaseUS Todo Backup and go to the Clone feature.
  3. 3. Select the SD cards that you want to clone. Select the other SD card as the destination to save your data.
  4. 4. Preview the disk layout and then click Proceed to execute the USB cloning process.

How to transfer data from one SD card to another? How to clone an SD card? If you are faced with this kind of problem, refer to the solutions below. You can easily clone the Android SD card to a larger one.

  1. Part 1. Clone Android SD Card to a Larger One with Software
  2. Part 2. Manually Transfer Data from One SD Card to Another

Changing to Larger Capacity SD Card, How to Transfer Data?

"I am new to the S8 and realize I want a bigger SD card. Since this is my first phone with an SD card I have a couple of questions.

  1. First, I understand the S8 stored my videos and movies on my existing SD card. How do I move these to the new SD card?
  2. Second, how can I set an application to store its data on the SD card? In particular, I use BeyondPod to download a lot of podcasts and want to put these on the SD card..."

changing to larger capacity sd card. how to transfer data from old to new card?

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

Fortunately, this data transferring issue has been perfectly solved by this post. You can directly 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 copy files to the new card. Let's see how to effectively change and replace Android memory/SD card now:

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

To upgrade to a new and bigger SD card, you need to do two things. First, move Android storage files to the SD card. Second, clone the SD card to a bigger one.

1 - Transferring Data from the Internal Storage to an SD Card

Before you take action to transfer data from SD card to SD card, you need to transfer media files from internal storage to a memory card. Here are the steps:

Step 1. Open File Manager or My Files from its location on your phone.

Step 2. You'll see a list of the different file categories and the storage options available on your phone. Tap the wanted folder.

Step 3. At the upper right side of the screen, tap Menu (three vertical dots) to show a drop-down list of actions.

Step 4. Tap Edit and select All the files, or choose individual files you want to move. Tap Move.

Step 5. Go back to My Files using the Home icon, and tap SD Card. Tap the desired location on the SD card and select Move Here.

Your phone will start moving the files to the SD card. Do this for any other files you’d like to move to the SD card.

transfer data from phone internal storage to sd card

2 - Clone SD Card Android to a New SD Card with EaseUS

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 backup, 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 the 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 an 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 - powerful capabilities at a price that really can't be beaten!

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

If you'd like to move data and change the Android SD card all on your own, you can choose to copy files and data on the new card. You can use a USB cable to connect your device to a computer to transfer and manage your files to and from the SD card in your device. Once the two devices are connected, you can use the Windows computer's file explorer to drag and drop content between your computer and device, or between your device's internal storage and memory card.

Step 1. Connect your Xperia device to a Windows computer using a USB cable.

Step 2. If you receive the Allow access message, tap "ALLOW".

Step 3. Open Windows Explorer. Your Android device appears under This PC.

Then, you can copy wanted files to your new SD card with the help of your computer. Many phone brands no longer make phones with SD card slots. Most of them rely on their own mobile chips and internal storage. That is to say, this method only works well on some old cell phones. After this, you can insert a new card with data to your Android phone and expand storage space then.

Conclusion

You can easily clone an SD card to a new one with EaseUS Todo Backup. What's more, you can migrate OS to SSD, create file backups, and transfer system with the help of this software. Never hesitate to ask EaseUS for help.

Clone Android SD Card to a Larger One FAQs

If you still want to learn more about the SD card data transfer, read these questions and answers below.

What does cloning a drive mean?

Disk cloning is the process of creating a 1-to-1 copy of a hard disk drive (HDD) or solid-state drive (SSD), not just its files. Disk cloning may be used for upgrading a disk or replacing an aging disk with a fresh one. In this case, the clone can replace the original disk in its host computer. If you clone an SD card, you create a 1-to-1 copy of the SD card.

How do I clone an SD card?

Steps to clone an SD card:

Step 1. Connect both of the SD cards to your computer. Download EaseUS Todo Backup to your computer.

Step 2. Open EaseUS Todo Backup and go to the "Clone" feature.

Step 3. Select one of the SD cards that you want to clone. 

Step 4. Select the other SD card as the destination to save your data.

Step 5. Preview the disk layout and then click Proceed to execute the USB cloning process.

How do I back up my pictures to my SD card?

The simplest way to back up your SD card is to copy the entire SD card as an image. This technique is the reverse of flashing your SD card when installing an OS to it. Instead of copying an image file from your computer to the SD card, you copy the entire SD card to an image file on your computer. See how to back up the SD card step-by-step.

How do I recover pictures from my SD card?

To recover deleted photos from SD card on Windows 10/8/7: 

  1. 1. Download and Install EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.
  2. 2. Attach the device containing the SD card to your Windows PC.
  3. 3. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and select your SD card from the list of available disks.
  4. 4. Click the "Scan" button and allow EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard to scan your SD card for recoverable files.
  5. 5. Select and preview the photos that you want to recover and choose a new location in which to store them. Avoid the original location to protect from overwriting.
  6. 6. Click "Recover" to recover all the photos on your SD card.

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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.

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