I have an Lg Stylo 2 plus...just put in a 32 GB memory card but cant get files transfered....what do I do?

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I can't get my files transferred onto my sd card to free up my internal memory....what am I doing wrong?
 
Well it depends on what kinds of files you are trying to move. If you are moving photos, videos, music, contacts, etc., (not apps) then you should be able to do so in the phones "File Manager" app. You can also set each of the individual apps used to make those files (like camera) to save new ones it creates to the card which would be done in the individual apps settings. If any of them don't allow the app to save to the card (not save an app, but save files created through that app) then you would need a different app that allows it.

Also, to move a whole bunch of files at once (as doing it through the phone only can take a while), you can connect the phone to a computer via USB cord, move the files you want to transfer to the card into an empty folder on the computer and then copy them back over to the sd card via the same USB connection. I say copy back so as to leave a copy on the computer, just in case the device is lost, stolen, dies, etc. and then you don't lose your files.

Now, if you are talking moving and running apps from the SD card, that is a whole other game. The following is how that is done.

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".

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.

 
Well it depends on what kinds of files you are trying to move. If you are moving photos, videos, music, contacts, etc., (not apps) then you should be able to do so in the phones "File Manager" app. You can also set each of the individual apps used to make those files (like camera) to save new ones it creates to the card which would be done in the individual apps settings. If any of them don't allow the app to save to the card (not save an app, but save files created through that app) then you would need a different app that allows it.

Also, to move a whole bunch of files at once (as doing it through the phone only can take a while), you can connect the phone to a computer via USB cord, move the files you want to transfer to the card into an empty folder on the computer and then copy them back over to the sd card via the same USB connection. I say copy back so as to leave a copy on the computer, just in case the device is lost, stolen, dies, etc. and then you don't lose your files.

Now, if you are talking moving and running apps from the SD card, that is a whole other game. The following is how that is done.

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".

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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