How To Save WhatsApp Data to SD Card by Default


One of the best platforms to chat, and share images, videos, locations, and other documents is the GBWhatsApp application. Though it is a modded version of WhatsApp messenger, it gives many updated features of WhatsApp along with some newly developed features that WhatsApp has not rolled out yet.


If you’re a member of many GBWhatsApp groups, you might have noticed that you’ve received many images and videos which is occupying a lot of your internal memory (especially when you can add more than 256 members in a group) on the phone as the WhatsApp store its backup in the internal memory.

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To save yourself from this issue, you can transfer and save your backup data directly on the SD card by making the SD Card, the default storage place to store the backup of your GBWhatsApp account.


To Save WhatsApp Data to SD Card by Default :

For Android Users

Step1. Open Settings on your mobile.

Step2. Go to the content settings.

Step3. Now select the default storage location.

Step4. Here enable the option that is right next to the SD Card.


And it is done. Now all the backups will be saved directly on your SD Card. But to transfer the old backup on the SD Card, do it manually.

For iOS Users

iOS does not support SD Cards. But if you’re having issues of lack of storage on your phone, you can use the cloud storage service to transfer extra data to the cloud storage.

Alternative Methods to Make SD Cards as Default Storage for WhatsApp

To make the SD card the internal memory of the phone, you need to use a third-party application to do so. Some of the third-party apps that can be used are:-

  • Xinternal
  • Foldermount
  • Storage Redirect

But to use these third-party applications to save WhatsApp data to SD Card by default, root access is required on your phones. Only on the lower version of android (below 4.40) root process is not required. So make sure your phone is rooted if your android version is above 4.4.

Steps to make SD Card default storage location to save WhatsApp backup

Using XInternalSD

Step 1: First, download and install XInternalSD APK.

Step 2: After downloading the APK of the XInternalSD app, open the application on your phone.

Step 3: Go to the settings of XInternalSD, and change the setting to the external SD card from the internal SD card.

Step 4: Now click on the path to the internal SD Card



Step 5: A new menu will open, here select the WhatsApp app to enable the setting.

enable for apps

Step 6: Now transfer all the old backup data to the external SD card from the Internal SD card. And remember to delete all the WhatsApp backups from the Internal Sd Card.

Using FolderMount

Step 1: Download and install the FolderMount APK.


Step 2: Open the application and click on the “+” icon.

Step 3: Type any name in the name column and assign the source and destination in their respective column.

folder pair setting

Step 4: After clicking on the right mark from the top right corner, a new screen will appear.

Step 5: Now Choose WhatsApp from the link and select the right mark from the top right corner.

Step 6: After that, a dialog box will appear asking you to save the WhatsApp in SDCard with the same name as in internal memory. Click on yes.

select folder

For Unrooted Devices

If your android phone does not have rooted access, then use the below steps to make the SD Cards the default location for the storage WhatsApp backup.

Step 1: Connect your phone with pc using a USB cable.

Step 2: As soon as pc detects your phone. Open your phone folder and go to internal storage.

Step 3: Inside the internal storage, open the WhatsApp folder and select media files.

media transfer

Step 4: Carefully copy the folder and paste it to the SD Card storage.

paste folder

Now this will enable WhatsApp to store media backup directly to SD Card.

Benefits of Storing WhatsApp Backup to SD Card

  • Create Space in Internal Storage.

WhatsApp takes backup of both received as well as sent files in the storage. This result in a faster fill-up of the internal storage. If storage is filled up completely, you’ll not be able to download apps and store any more data. By storing backup in SD Card, it will create some space in the internal storage.

  • Smooth and Faster Performance

Lack of storage in the internal storage creates some issues in the smooth running of the processor. Always try to free up space in the internal memory for better performance of your phone.

  • Solution for Limited Internal Memory

We know that our phones come with limited internal memory. And our requirement is always more than the internal memory. The only solution for extra memory is to transfer data to SD Cards or use cloud services.


GBWhatsApp application is the best-modded version to connect with people. However, GBWhatsApp’s backup size is larger than any other app as it takes backup of images, videos, and chats along with documents received or sent. You can use SD cards as the default memory storage location to free up internal storage space.

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