How to set default download location of email message attachments to my external storage on my galaxy s8 plus running on nouga

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Default download location of email message attachments to my external storage on my galaxy s8 plus running on nougat?
 
Unfortunately I know of no way to have the device save only emails to the SD card if the option of where to save them is not within the apps direct settings.

This would leave you having to save them to the "Internal" memory and them move them to the SD card as you stated.

That is, at least, if you are using the default email app. There are other apps out there you can try using which may allow you the option to save to the card rather than the device.

The only other way I know of, other than doing as you stated which is to save to the phone and then move to the card, would be to see if the device can be changed to make the SD card "Internal" storage. This, however, doesn't always work on all devices.

First, you need to be using a phone 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 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".

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".

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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Question from rkeinc : "How do I set default download location of email message attachments to my external storage on my galaxy s8 plus running on nou"

I do not see a setting anywhere to change the default download location in my email application. Maybe my only alternative is to download the file to my internal storage and then "move" it to my external storage unless someone can help identify the setting I need to change.
 
Unfortunately I know of no way to have the device save only emails to the SD card if the option of where to save them is not within the apps direct settings.

This would leave you having to save them to the "Internal" memory and them move them to the SD card as you stated.

That is, at least, if you are using the default email app. There are other apps out there you can try using which may allow you the option to save to the card rather than the device.

The only other way I know of, other than doing as you stated which is to save to the phone and then move to the card, would be to see if the device can be changed to make the SD card "Internal" storage. This, however, doesn't always work on all devices.

First, you need to be using a phone 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 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".

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".

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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