How To Use SD Card As Internal Storage On Android Phones
By Amarnath Chakraborty
Hey Guys! Do you want to free up some internal storage of your Android? If yes, then you can choose to use your SD Card storage as internal. In this article, we are going to share a working method that would help you to use SD Card as internal storage on Android.
It’s of no doubt that SD Cards are one of the best and handy option to store important data. SD Cards, which are mainly meant to run on smartphones and tablets are used to expand the device storage. Although Android smartphones nowadays provide users enough room to store data, still the demand for SD Cards are high. Maybe you need that extra storage to store lengthy videos, or you may need it to save the high-resolution photos.
Whatever might be the reason, SD Cards can’t be used to store app and game files. Android generally installs the Apk files on the internal memory and stores the data on the SD Card. That means, while installing apps & games, Android uses both internal and external memory.
To deal with such issues, Android introduced ‘Adoptable Storage’ feature with Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The feature allows users to use SD Card as internal memory on an Android smartphone. So, if your smartphone is running low on internal storage, then you can use your SD Card storage as internal storage.
Here’s How To Use SD Card As Internal Storage On Android
So, in this article, we are going to share a working method that would help you to use SD Card as internal storage on Android. So, let’s check out how to use SD Card as internal storage on Android 2019.
Step 1. First of all, put the SD Card on your Android smartphone.
Step 2. Once done, open Settings and tap on ‘Storage’
Step 3. Tap on your SD Card and select the three vertical dots on the top right corner.
Step 4. Now tap on the ‘Storage Settings’
Step 5. In the next step, tap on ‘Use as internal storage’
Step 6. In the next screen, you need to tap on ‘Erase & Format’
Step 7. Now you will be asked to move the data to the new storage. You can either select ‘Move now’ or ‘Move later’
Step 8. Once done, tap on ‘Done’ to finish the data transfer process.
That’s it, you are done! Now, if you want to make the SD card portable again, then open storage option and tap on your SD card. Now tap on the option ‘Format as portable’ to make it portable again. If you have any other doubts, let us know in the comment box below.