Move your Samsung Galaxy S4 apps to a microSD card

Samsung Galaxy mobile phones let you easily upgrade memory capacity by adding a microSD card, but running apps on the SD card has not been possible up through the S3.

The new S4 now lets you move installed apps to the SD card, and provides an easy configuration screen to make it happen.

To move installed apps to a microSD card on a Samsung Galaxy S4, press the Settings menu and then tap the "More" tab.

There you'll find the Application Manager, which sows you a list of all the apps installed on your phone. It'll also show you the amount of available device memory on the bottom of the screen.

How to add memory to a Samsung Galaxy S4

Samsung's Galaxy S4 comes with 16GB built-in device storage, which is fine if all you do is check email, facebook, and take a few pictures. If you want to start watching videos or storing songs though, you'll quickly reach the 16 gig memory limit.

Fortunately, you can add up to 64GB of additional memory. I bought a 16 GB SanDisk microSD card yesterday for $19.99 at Best Buy, which is plenty for what I do with my phone, and very affordable. You can find even better prices on Amazon, like this 32GB card for less than $25.

To install the SD card...

Change lock screen shortcuts on a Samsung Galaxy S4

Android mobile phones have a lot more configuration options than an iPhone, which is one of the reasons I love my new Samsung Galaxy S4.

Take the lock screen - the screen you see when you first press the home or power button on an Android mobile device. When you first buy the phone, you'll just see a blank screen with the time at the top, like this:

Just like with an iPhone, you swipe to the right to unlock the Galaxy S4, but the iPhone has a camera icon on it's lock screen that lets you jump right to the built-in camera on the iPhone without unlocking the phone.

The Galaxy tops that by letting you configure multiple shortcut apps, and letting you vertically swipe them to both unlock the phone and jump right to the application.

To add shortcuts to the lock screen on a Samsung Galaxy S4...

See what photos your friends have liked on Instagram

It's easy to see photos and videos you've liked on Instagram, just by going to your profile page and tapping "Posts You've Liked". But if you want to view posts that one of your followers have liked, then it's a little less intuitive.

To view photos and videos that your friends have liked, tap the News button (looks like a heart) at the bottom of the screen.

Then tap "Following" at the top of that screen.

How to clear your search history on Instagram

Instagram keeps track of the users and hashtags you search for, so you can easily find them again in the future. If you're looking for a way to cover your tracks or clear out your search history, just follow these easy steps.

1. Go to your Profile (far right button on the bottom of your screen).

2. Tap the Settings button on the top right of your screen (shown below for a Samsun Galaxy S4 - Android, and it's a gear icon for iPhones).

3. Scroll down and tap "Clear Search History".


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