How to make sd card into internal storage on lg g stylo?

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Hi so i have an lg g stylo with 16gb of internal storage. I bought a 64gb sd card during the summer and I've been using it as external storage. it's now october and It's been two weeks and my phone says i have no storage to download apps and other things that i can do with the sd card(like save as many pictures and videos as i can on it). I have 59.46gb left on the sd card. I bought a sanDisk sd card by the way. I want to download more apps and music but i need more space. I've tried going to storage and clicking on sd card storage and clicking on the 3 dots to find the "format to internal" storage but it only has "external" and "format" option. Iv'e tried clearing my cache data, and moving as many apps on the SD card but most of them can't like whatsapp. I don't want to root my phone or do anything that has to do with plugging my phone to the computer(unless i have to, then please tell me). My phone is running marshmallow 6.0. I know that i might have to have my data erased on the sd card. And If i have to backup my data on the sd card, how do i do that too? is there an app that can do that? (is it possible to still move my data even if i make my sd card into internal storage?)please help.
It would mean so much. i don't know much about phones and i've tried many websites and youtube but i cant seems to find the answer :(
 
If the phone doesn't have the option to make the change, using the instructions below, then the phone can't do it. It was restricted by the manufacturer. There is no way around that without rooting the device, which is not something I would personally recommend.

First, you need to be using a phone 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 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 phone, or they don't work for you, then you have a phone 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" 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 phone.

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

 
If the phone doesn't have the option to make the change, using the instructions below, then the phone can't do it. It was restricted by the manufacturer. There is no way around that without rooting the device, which is not something I would personally recommend.

First, you need to be using a phone 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 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 phone, or they don't work for you, then you have a phone 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" 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 phone.

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

 
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