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Tracie_2

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I put in an SD card and I can't transfer anything on to it everything goes straight to the phone instead as if the SD card is useless what am I doing wrong
 
Well downloads are not meant to do go the SD card and apps would only be able to go there if the card is made "Internal" storage instead of the standard "External" storage. This is also only possible if the phone is running at least Android "Marshmallow" and the manufacturer hasn't restricted the option. To try and turn the card into "Internal" storage, try the following... if it doesn't work, then you would only be able to move things like photos, music, and videos over to the card to make room.


How to turn external SD card into internal storage on "Marshmallow".

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 phone.

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

 
Well downloads are not meant to do go the SD card and apps would only be able to go there if the card is made "Internal" storage instead of the standard "External" storage. This is also only possible if the phone is running at least Android "Marshmallow" and the manufacturer hasn't restricted the option. To try and turn the card into "Internal" storage, try the following... if it doesn't work, then you would only be able to move things like photos, music, and videos over to the card to make room.


How to turn external SD card into internal storage on "Marshmallow".

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 phone.

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

 

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