The camera settings only save it to the phone or the internal virtual SD card. I have installed a 32 bit hispeed SD card. How can you force it to save in the external SD card?

  • If your camera settings do not allow you to change the storage folder, have a look at question http://android.stackexchange.com/questions/12015.
    – user34594
    May 24, 2013 at 12:22
  • Please edit your question to include the device and version of Android.
    – ale
    May 24, 2013 at 12:29

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It varies from phone to phone, but generally in your camera settings you can set a destination. If that's not an option, you can try something more creative with an app such as tasker to have it automatically move pictures that your camera adds to its folder to a different folder on the SD card. If your stock camera app doesn't let you though, there are solid camera apps on the play store that certainly do.


I have Android 6.0 with the standard Camera app. The storage setting is in the half circle control band that appears when the display is stroked slowly from the left. The setting is via an SD card icon on the band. Rotate the band with a finger to find the SD icon. I tested this and it really does change the storage location.

  • And to move any existing photos/videos to the SD: Settings > Storage & USB > select SD card > ⋮ Settings > Move Media Oct 12, 2017 at 10:03

If you go to Camera > Settings > Settings you should see save to device or save to internal card

I have these options on my Samsung Galaxy Note III


It depends from app to app, if the camera app you are using provides you the option or not. If the camera app that you got with your phone does not have such option, you can try other camera apps available in play store.

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