Download music to an SD card

You can download songs from the YouTube Music app to an SD card or to your phone’s internal memory using the Download button .

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Download music to your phone's SD card

To make sure that the songs you’ve downloaded are stored on an SD card, install an SD card on your phone if there isn't one already. When you have an SD card in your phone, follow the instructions below.

Save to SD card by default

  1. Go to Menu at the top of your screen.
  2. Tap Settings.
  3. Select Downloads.
  4. Toggle on Use SD card (Save music to the SD card).
If you don’t turn on SD card use, your music will save to your phone’s internal memory. Make sure that there’s enough space available on the SD card to save your music.

Download videos to SD card

If your device loses connectivity while you’re downloading music, your progress will resume automatically when you reconnect to a mobile or Wi-Fi network.
  1. Go to the song you’d like to save to your SD card.
  2. Tap the Download button below the video, or select Download from a video’s Menu. The Download button will appear blue below the video once it has been downloaded.

If your device loses connectivity while you’re downloading music, your progress will resume automatically when you reconnect to a mobile or Wi-Fi network.

SD Card FAQs

How do I move downloaded music from my phone's internal memory to my SD card?

It is not possible to directly move songs from one location to another. To move a downloaded song from your phone's internal memory to your SD card, follow the instructions below.
  1. Delete the song from internal storage.
  2. Change the storage location to SD.
  3. Download the song again.

How do I move downloaded music from my SD card to my phone's internal memory?

It is not possible to directly move songs from one location to another. To move a downloaded song from your SD card to your phone's internal memory, follow the instructions below.
  1. Delete the song from your SD card.
  2. Change the storage location to your phone's internal memory.
  3. Download the song again.
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