Solved! How can I move apps to the SD card on my Ecelvan R718 using Android 5.1.1 Lollipop?

On that version of Android you cannot. You need at least 6.0 aka "Marshmallow" to be able to do it. Below are the instructions on how, should you be able to upgrade the tablet.

First, you need to be using a tablet that is running at least Android "Marshmallow" or be able to upgrade to it. Second, you will need the instructions I am including below. And third, you need a phone 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.


How to turn the "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 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".

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.

 
On that version of Android you cannot. You need at least 6.0 aka "Marshmallow" to be able to do it. Below are the instructions on how, should you be able to upgrade the tablet.

First, you need to be using a tablet that is running at least Android "Marshmallow" or be able to upgrade to it. Second, you will need the instructions I am including below. And third, you need a phone 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.


How to turn the "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 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".

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.

 

Fred_55

Prominent
May 12, 2017
3
0
510
0


 

Fred_55

Prominent
May 12, 2017
3
0
510
0
Thank you for your reply and advice, disappointing though it is.
I bought this device as an upgrade on my previous Android 4.4.2 phablet, which did allow the transfer of apps to the SD card.
It seems a retrograde step NOT to be able to do the same with Android 5.1.1 -- such is life, I suppose . . .
I am not sure whether I would be able to upgrade the system to "Marshmallow" -- so it looks like I am stuck with what I have!
Thanks again.
Dr. F. G. Drakesmith.
 
Thread starter Similar threads Forum Replies Date
Cyber_Akuma Android Tablets 1
E Android Tablets 4
P Android Tablets 1
johnf52 Android Tablets 1
S Android Tablets 8
M Android Tablets 1
KoroA Android Tablets 2
M Android Tablets 1
J Android Tablets 0
J Android Tablets 6
AviBag Android Tablets 0
P Android Tablets 1
stbr01 Android Tablets 1
B Android Tablets 1
P Android Tablets 0
L Android Tablets 1
gruffoldbear Android Tablets 8
snailmail26 Android Tablets 3
scwolves10 Android Tablets 5
Meadow36 Android Tablets 3

ASK THE COMMUNITY