Samsung Galaxy Tab A Model# SM-T580 running out of memory

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Hi

I have a Samsung Galaxy Tab A Model# SM-T580 tablet. how do I configure it to use the external memory as part of the internal storage?

this process below does not work...
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 tablet.

neither does:
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.


There is no option to format as internal storage.

Thank you in advance for your help
 
If these are not working for you, and if you have the right version of Android (must be "Marshmallow" or newer), then your device has had this option removed by the manufacturer. The only thing you can do is move things like your photos, videos and other files (not apps) over to the SD card or another location (google account, computer, etc.) to free up space. You can also uninstall any apps you don't use. Lastly, you can clear out the history, cache, etc. of any apps on the device that are taking up more room. Browsers and Facebook are great for taking up more and more space.
 
If these are not working for you, and if you have the right version of Android (must be "Marshmallow" or newer), then your device has had this option removed by the manufacturer. The only thing you can do is move things like your photos, videos and other files (not apps) over to the SD card or another location (google account, computer, etc.) to free up space. You can also uninstall any apps you don't use. Lastly, you can clear out the history, cache, etc. of any apps on the device that are taking up more room. Browsers and Facebook are great for taking up more and more space.
 
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