The first time I started snapping photos with my Galaxy S4 I was relatively satisfied.
The 13 megapixel photos almost rivaled the pixel depth of my 16 megapixel Nikon DSLR. Most of the images were sharp, well exposed and generally copacetic.
So I started taking more and more photos and filling up more and more storage on my device.
I eventually noticed that performance was inversely proportional to storage. In other words, the less space I had available because of my photo collection the more it felt like my phone was languishing.
My Galaxy S4 no longer responded with the snappy alacrity that first captivated me and instead crawled with a torpor that made me conjure up creative ways to destroy it.
Let’s see: I can chuck it in the microwave or toss it in the blender and give it a whirl? Hmm, the microwave scares me: what happens if the thing catches on fire? Let’s go with the blender.
If you’re tired of saving photos to your device rather than your capacious SD card, follow me and I’ll show you how to save to your SD card by default. This is a quick 30 second read.
Saving Photos to SD
Tap open the Camera then touch the little gear icon on the right side of the screen (highlighted blue below).
A fresh list of icons slides down the screen like a tray of freshly baked cookies.
Pick the new gear graphic in the upper right corner of the screen. It looks the same as the gear you just tapped but it invokes a different set of options.
You’ll see a photo icon, video icon and yes… another gear icon.
I promise you this is the last one.
Tap it and flick down to the bottom and touch Storage to change the location from your Device to the Memory Card.
That’s better isn’t it?
Now you can happily take all the photos you want knowing they’re being saved to your larger capacity SD card!