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How to set SD card as default location when installing apps on a galaxy tab 4?

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Last response: in Android Tablets
April 21, 2017 6:45:57 PM

I am trying to set the SD card to the default location when installing apps on a Samsung galaxy tab 4

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April 21, 2017 9:41:45 PM

Well, to make that work you would 1. Need a device the manufacturer hasn't restricted this option on (which happens more than you might think). 2. Be running at least Android "Marshmallow" or newer and 3. Follow the instructions below.

NOTE: If any of the instructions don't work for you, or the options are not on your device, then the device 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 tablet.

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

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November 24, 2018 2:45:18 PM

webworkings said:
Well, to make that work you would 1. Need a device the manufacturer hasn't restricted this option on (which happens more than you might think). 2. Be running at least Android "Marshmallow" or newer and 3. Follow the instructions below.

NOTE: If any of the instructions don't work for you, or the options are not on your device, then the device 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 tablet.

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


This option appears unavailable on my Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 with Android 8.0.0 which is newer than Marshmallow. Any ideas other than Samsung hobbled it? If they did nice...Is why bought a 64GB SD. If no answer will check with Costco Concierge service which is mostly great. Then post if they solve.
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