1. MonkeySwings's Avatar
    Before I started using androids, I would put a sd card in my phone and it'll automatically store files there when my internal space is full. I could also move files to the external whenever I want to, so I can organize.

    Now I have the S5 and Tab S, I can't even put anything/move files in the sd card, I can't make a file in it. Then wtf is my sd good for? My phone is almost full and I can't even use the sd card. It's like it's two separate this that aren't in sync.

    I was trying to put a movie in the video file app that the app comes with and I couldn't because of no space. Wth, I would assume my sd card will come and show me to store in the video app. Now I have to watch the movie by going into the My files app then to movies folder to play.. This doesn't make sense!
    11-02-2014 10:06 PM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    KitKat introduced some increased security for SD card access by apps, as detailed here: KitKat and SD cards — what's fixed, what's broken and what's misunderstood | Android Central. So apps can only access the SD card if they have the permission, and only in the folder that it created.
    11-02-2014 11:45 PM
  3. Neurion's Avatar
    But why can't I move my pictures or videos in to the sd card? I have the option to, but it always says it failed. I cant even make a folder in the sd card.
    11-02-2014 11:57 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! What file manager are you using to try to move the files? If you don't have a stock file manager, then try some of the 3rd party file managers out there like ES File Explorer, Astro File Manager, or Total Commander. Some of them might have better functionality with external SD cards then others.
    11-03-2014 01:40 AM
  5. KeepItReal's Avatar
    Can you put that same SD card into a USB reader and see if the card can be viewed on your computer? If it does not read, you may have a corrupted SD card.

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    11-03-2014 07:17 AM
  6. Rukbat's Avatar
    The file manager app that created the folder can move files to it. Another file manager app can't. An app can only write to folders it cvreates - on the phone or, now with KitKat, on the SD card. (The root of the SD card - what you would consider the card itself, no folder - is accessible to any app, so any app can move files there or create folders there.)

    If that's not how your phone is working, make sure you formatted the card in the phone, not on a PC.
    11-03-2014 11:26 AM

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