My android zte phone won't store anything but pictures on the sd card and my storage is full on this brand new phone. I don't

Well, an SD card isn't meant to hold things like apps, which for some reason people assume adding a card will add to their phones "Internal" storage automatically. Which just isn't the case. To have photos, music, videos, etc. (not apps) save automatically to the card you would need to change the settings for the apps you are using for creating the music, videos, etc., and set it to save new ones to the SD card. You would also need to either move files individually, or move them over to a computer (all at once) and then move them all back to the SD card. Again, not talking apps. Apps is a different thing. It requires that the SD card be able to be turning into "Internal" storage rather than "External" storage, which not all manufactures allow. Plus you must be running at least Android "Marshmallow".


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, an SD card isn't meant to hold things like apps, which for some reason people assume adding a card will add to their phones "Internal" storage automatically. Which just isn't the case. To have photos, music, videos, etc. (not apps) save automatically to the card you would need to change the settings for the apps you are using for creating the music, videos, etc., and set it to save new ones to the SD card. You would also need to either move files individually, or move them over to a computer (all at once) and then move them all back to the SD card. Again, not talking apps. Apps is a different thing. It requires that the SD card be able to be turning into "Internal" storage rather than "External" storage, which not all manufactures allow. Plus you must be running at least Android "Marshmallow".


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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