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How to set default download location to external sd card on samsung galaxy sol

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August 13, 2016 9:41:49 AM

I just got a 32 gb sd card from verizon wireless for my samsung galaxy sol and dont know how to set the default download to the sd card. I need help

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August 14, 2016 8:26:22 PM

It depends on what you are actually trying to download to the card. If you are seeking to have it be where any apps go, well it depends on which version of Android your galaxy is running. If it is anything lower than "Marshmallow" then you can't set apps to download direct to the SD Card. Or move most of them for that matter, as they only work on "Internal" memory and the card is "External" memory. If your device is running "Marshmallow" then you can try the information below to see if you can set the card as "Internal". But please make sure you start with a blank SD Card as the change will format and encode the card, erasing anything that was on it.

If you don't have "Marshmallow" (or your device won't allow you to change the card to "Internal") then the only things you can move to the card would be photos, videos, music, etc. Some of those (depending on the app you do it through) will let you set up so that they download directly to the card.


How to turn external SD card into internal storage on "Marshmallow".

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.

NOTE: If you don't reboot the tablet, many things may not work correctly, so make sure you do.

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December 30, 2016 3:11:37 PM

webworkings said:
It depends on what you are actually trying to download to the card. If you are seeking to have it be where any apps go, well it depends on which version of Android your galaxy is running. If it is anything lower than "Marshmallow" then you can't set apps to download direct to the SD Card. Or move most of them for that matter, as they only work on "Internal" memory and the card is "External" memory. If your device is running "Marshmallow" then you can try the information below to see if you can set the card as "Internal". But please make sure you start with a blank SD Card as the change will format and encode the card, erasing anything that was on it.

If you don't have "Marshmallow" (or your device won't allow you to change the card to "Internal") then the only things you can move to the card would be photos, videos, music, etc. Some of those (depending on the app you do it through) will let you set up so that they download directly to the card.


How to turn external SD card into internal storage on "Marshmallow".

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.

NOTE: If you don't reboot the tablet, many things may not work correctly, so make sure you do.




Total genius!! I just had this problem with my LGK8. Followed the steps...and VOILA!! Thankyou SO much!! :-)
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December 30, 2016 3:42:11 PM

You are most welcome. :) 

P.S. Thank you for saying Voila correctly! I get so tired of hearing people say Walla. Which isn't correct. Makes me want to scream. LOL
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