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How to Transfer Files from ASUS Tablet to SD Card

How to Transfer Files from ASUS Tablet to SD Card

Asus tablets are exceptional gadgets. They’re fancy, fully-loaded, fast, powerful, and pretty much, affordable. As one of the world’s largest computer hardware brands, Asus channeled their strong and unrelenting technology ideas to their remarkable handheld products.

Their ZenPads and Transformer Pads manifest Asus’ core strengths in the mobile technology industry. Asus tablets’ power is comparable to the leading tablets in the market today, such as the iPad and the Galaxy Tabs. The affordable Asus tablets also come with incredible storage options, unlike other brands that will require you to add a few extra dollars.

Another remarkable feature of an Asus tablet is its security. It’s robust and non-discriminating. You’ll be assured that your Asus tablet won’t easily get hacked or breached. In the event that you lose your Asus tablet, it would be hard for someone to be able to get inside the tablet and download your personal data.

However, with that strong security feature comes a caveat. It might be a little cumbersome and challenging at times to transfer files stored from your Asus tablet’s internal storage to an SD card. Though the ZenPads and the Transformer Pads have big internal storages, there will always come a time when they become full and you won’t have any space to save more photos or download more apps.

Transferring Files from ASUS tablet to SD or Memory Card

The steps for transferring files from your Asus tablet to an SD or memory card are quick and straightforward. They’re actually basic and downright no-brainer if you’re tech-savvy. Below are the steps:

  1. Turn on the Asus tablet.
  2. Navigate and find the Apps icon.
  3. Tap on the Apps icon and navigate to Settings.
  4. Navigate to and select Storage.
  5. Tap Internal Storage from the options.
  6. Navigate to the folder of the files you want to transfer. (For example, go to Images and then Camera.)
  7. When you get to the folder where the files you want to transfer are stored, touch the file or files and hold them to keep them selected. If you prefer to select all the files, tap on one file and then find the Menu icon (the one with three dots stacked on top of another), and then tap on that icon. Select the Select all option.
  8. Once all the files you want to transfer have been selected, tap the Menu icon.
  9. From the options, tap Copy to.
  10. Select the SD or memory card where you want to transfer your files to from the list.
  11. If the SD or memory card doesn’t show up, tap the Menu icon again and select SD / Memory card option that’s located at the left.
  12. Navigate to the folder within the SD or memory card.
  13. Tap the Copy button, which is located at the lower-right. This will then transfer all the files you selected to the folder in the SD or memory card.

The steps may vary a bit depending on the model of the Asus tablet. However, all the steps are pretty much similar and straightforward. Of course, you’re going to have to have an SD or memory card installed on the tablet to be able to do this. The SD or memory card should also be compatible, or the storage capacity should be within the tablet’s allowable storage.

Troubleshooting Transfer Problems and Using Workarounds

The only annoying thing about transferring files from your Asus tablet to an SD or memory card is when you encounter issues during the transfer. Either you get an error or you’re not getting any option to do the transfer. Sometimes, either it’s a model-specific issue or an OS-specific issue.

Older versions of the Android OS used in any Asus tablet might not allow transferring specific files and/or apps from the tablet to an SD or memory card. This is also sometimes true with newer versions of the Android OS. While the transfer method for transferring photos from the tablet to the SD or memory card, it’s sometimes difficult to transfer apps or documents saved in the internal storage.

There are two known workarounds to get the SD or memory card working as alternate storage to save documents, apps, and app data. This would be to trick the Android OS as well as the Asus tablet into thinking that the SD or memory card is another internal storage and not an extended one. These two workarounds are for the Marshmallow and Nougat Android OS versions.

One important note: in all these methods, please use a blank SD or memory card because the process of turning the card into internal storage involves formatting of the card and encoding it with codes that will make it only readable by the tablet.

Configuring the SD or memory card as internal storage for Asus tablet using Android OS version 6.0 (Marshmallow)

  1. Turn on your Asus tablet and navigate to the Settings page.
  2. In one of the options, find the Storage option and tap on it.
  3. In the list, select your SD or memory card.
  4. Find the Menu icon (three-dot icon), which is typically located at the top right corner of the screen.
  5. Select Settings from one of the options.
  6. On the Settings page, select the option Format as internal.
  7. Select Erase & Format on the Format page.

The formatting of the SD or memory card will start and will wipe out everything in the SD or memory card. It will also encode the exclusive program that will enable the SD or memory card to be only readable by the Asus tablet. When this is done, don’t forget to restart your Asus tablet.

Configuring the SD or memory card as internal storage for Asus tablet using Android OS version 7.0 (Nougat)

  1. Turn on your Asus tablet and navigate to the Settings page.
  2. In one of the options, find the Storage & USB option and tap on it.
  3. In the list, select your SD or memory card, which is typically found at the bottom of the list.
  4. Tap the SD or memory card and choose the option to format it.
  5. Tap on the option to make it as Internal storage.

The formatting of the SD or memory card will start and will wipe out everything in the SD or memory card. It will also encode the exclusive program that will enable the SD or memory card to be only readable by the Asus tablet. When this is done, don’t forget to restart your Asus tablet.

In both methods, always keep in mind to reboot or restart the Asus tablet once the operation is done. Otherwise, the whole process won’t work. When the SD or memory card has been converted into internal storage for the Asus tablet, then you’ll be able to store photos, videos, documents, and even apps into the SD or memory card directly.

Conclusion

Transferring files from your Asus tablet to an SD card is easy using standard navigation steps available at all Asus tablet models. However, if you may encounter problems where you’re not allowed to save other files, such as documents, apps, and app data, you can always convert the SD card as internal tablet storage to automatically save documents, apps, and app data without transferring them after the fact.