How do I set my SD card as my primary storage source on my Samsung galaxy on 5

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I cannot move certain apps to my 32gb SD card, which has 29 GB of space left. So I want to make my SD card the primary storage source so when I download apps, they go to my SD card. How do I make that happen??
 
First you would need to have a phone that is running Android "Marshmallow" and second your phone would need to have not had that option restricted by the manufacturer. Which sadly that happens. If you are running, or can upgrade to, "Marshmallow" then please try the following.


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.

 
First you would need to have a phone that is running Android "Marshmallow" and second your phone would need to have not had that option restricted by the manufacturer. Which sadly that happens. If you are running, or can upgrade to, "Marshmallow" then please try the following.


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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So I have a Samsung Galaxy S5 running 6.01 but when I go to storage there aren't the three dots to click on. I am on Verizon. Is there a way to get the option?
 
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