Adding memory frequency to Galaxy Tablet A

Apr 28, 2018
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I had the message on my Galaxy tab A that the memory frequency was low. Found your advice here and purchased an Ultra SD card 64 mg. I have followed the instructions all the way to Settings>format as internal, and that is not an option! To me it looks like the omly thing i can do is use this for external data storage. Any suggestions? And yes, it is a marshmallow.
 
If the device won't let you make the card "Internal" storage (including the steps below just in case) then the only place you can run most apps will be on the device itself. To free up space you can move things like photos, music, videos, etc. to the SD card, otherwise you would have to look into removing apps never really used to have more space on the device itself.

That tablet does come with 16GB of storage, (before space used for the OS and system installed apps).


First, you need to be using a tablet that is running at least Android "Marshmallow" (or newer) or be able to upgrade to it. Second, you will need the instructions I am including below. And third, you need a tablet that has not been restricted by the manufacturer from making this change. Which does happen.


NOTE: If any of the steps are missing on your tablet, or they don't work for you, then you have a tablet that either has an older Android version or has been restricted by the manufacturer. If that is the case, you will not be able to use this information.


How to turn the "External" SD card into "Internal" storage on "Marshmallow" a.k.a. 6.0.

NOTE: Please be sure you start with a blank SD card. It needs to be blank because when the card is converted to "Internal" storage, it will be formatted (wiped) and encoded (making the cards data only readable by that device).

1. Go to device “Settings”, then select “Storage”.
2. Select your "SD Card", then tap the “three-dot menu“ (top-right), now select “Settings” from in there.
3. Now select “Format as internal”, and then “Erase & Format”.
4. Your SD Card will now be formatted as internal storage.
5. Reboot your tablet.

NOTE: If you don't reboot the tablet, many things may not work correctly, so make sure you do.


How to turn the "External" SD card into "Internal" storage on "Nougat" a.k.a. 7.0.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure you start with a blank SD card. When the card is converted to "Internal" storage, it will be formatted (wiped) and encoded (making the cards data only readable by that device), so anything on it prior would be gone.

1. Go to "Settings", and then select "Storage & USB".
2. At the bottom of the list you should see the SD card's details, including the option to format it and make it "Internal" storage.
3. Once this is done, reboot the device and you can start running things from the card.

If you don't reboot the tablet, some things may not work correctly, so make sure you do the reboot.

 
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Actually, I have 32GB and 16 unused, which is why it baffles me that memory frequency would be compromised at this point.I guess I will just have to do some major "janatorial" tasks on my tablet then.haha Thanks for your help though.
 
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