Want to learn how to move music to SD card? This is useful for those who like to have a backup of their music library and keep them close by to share with friends or family. SD cards can also be connected to game consoles, USB SD card readers, etc. The appeal here, of course, is that large amounts of information can be stored in a small and convenient little chip! Today, we’re going to be moving music to an SD card using three distinct methods. So, make sure you stick around till the very end to get to know every single one!
First, let’s learn how to transfer songs on an SD card using a program that is already built-into Windows PCs. Of course, this method won’t work for Mac OSX devices, however, the next program that we’ll be introducing should work for you if that’s what you’re looking for. To start with though, we’re going to be using the Windows Media Player. Continue reading in order to learn how you can use this built-in software in order to copy music onto an SD card of your choice.
The first thing you’re going to have to do is connect your SD card to your PC. Some laptops have a built-in SD card reader, but others might require that you purchase an external SD card reader that has a USB connector.
If your SD card is linked properly to your PC, you should be able to see it on the This PC tab of your Windows computer (as is shown in the image below.)
Next, launch Windows Media Player. You should already have songs on your WMP library that you want to connect, so just click the Sync option on the right-hand corner of the screen in order to open up the Sync Menu (which is shown on the right-side of the image below.)
For this next step, we’re going to be using the drag and drop method in order to create a “list” of media that we’re going to be syncing to our SD card.
Drop the audio on the “Sync List” on the sync menu (as is pointed out in the image below.)
Once you have the songs that you want to sync to your SD card on the “sync list” you can initiate the actual transfer of music to SD by clicking the Start Sync option.
For this next demonstration, we’re going to be moving songs from an Android device to our SD card. Sounds like a complicated process doesn’t it? However, we have a method of doing it that will simplify the entire process and limit it to some set-up and three quick steps! To make this work, we are going to use the iMusic program, which is a data transfer software available on both Mac and Windows devices. Other key features that make this software work include:
First come to iMusic's official website to download it's free trial.
After download iMusic on your desktop, launch it , move to the DEVICE tab (shown in the image below) and select the “Music” icon on the top left-hand corner of the screen.
On this page is the library of music on your device, which you can manage at will.
Select all the music that you want to transfer (either by clicking the upper-most box to “Select All” or by selectively clicking the boxes beside the songs that you want to transfer.)
Once you have the files that you want to move to your SD card selected... Click the Export icon on the top right-hand corner of the screen and then choose the “Export to My Computer” option.
On the ‘Browse for Folder’ window that pops-up onto your screen, locate the SD Card that you want to transfer your music onto, and then click OK to transfer! After this, you’re done!
iMusic should have automatically transferred your selected audio files to your SD Card!
For this last program, we’re going to be using another data transfer software. Unlike iMusic, however, this one will require that you download both a mobile app and a PC software. It’s a common method of syncing device to PC these days, but the program that we’re going to be introducing in order to move Android music to SD card today is the APowerManager. The app and PC program are FREE, but you won’t be able to use it to transfer anything unless you purchase the premium version (unlike with iMusic.) The pros and cons of using this program over others include the following:
First things first! Install the APowerManager app, from the google play store of the Android device that holds the music you want to transfer to an SD card!
Next, launch the app and select the “Link” icon (#1 in the image below) then the “Computer” icon (#2 in the image below), in order to connect your device to your PC!
Note: It is at this point that you should connect your Android phone to your PC.
Next, you will need to download the Phone Manager desktop software for APowerManager from the link provided and launch it to the connecting PC.
Then, click Scan in order to proceed to the next step.
Now, in order to make the pairing between your Android device and your PC work, you’re going to need to do the set-up that we showed you during the iMusic demonstration.
To start, go to the Settings > About Phone menu on your device. Then, select the “Software Information” option in order to move onto the next step!
Then, press Build Number exactly seven times! A message will appear on the bottom of your screen informing you that the action was successful saying something along the lines of ‘developer options’ has now been activated.
Finally, make use of the turned-on developer options by moving back to the main Settings menu and clicking Developer Options.
On the Developer Options settings menu, locate and toggle-on the “USB Debugging” mode.
Once the “USB debugging” mode has been turned on, the sync between your Android and computer should now be possible, and your APowerManager screen should look like this… (refer to the image below.)
On the My Device tab, select the “Music” icon in order to proceed.
You’ll be moved to the “Manage” page, where you can view the music on your device!
Now if you want to move music to SD card, all you have to do is click Export, browse for your SD Card, and then finish it up by pressing “OK!”
Conclusion: Alright! That’s it. Hopefully, we were able to teach you a method of moving music to SD card with the three programs that we introduced. Now, if you want a specific recommendation, the one that we’d point you towards is the iMusic data transfer software tool. Using iMusic, when compared to the other methods available, is not only easier but also a lot more convenient for you!