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HTC Desire 526 Set SD card as internal storage

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July 1, 2017 4:48:00 PM

I've been trying to figure this out for a while now and i can get solutions for other models or moving the files with file explorer but none of these really work for me.

I wanna know how to set my sd card (128gb) as internal storage instead of the phone's internal storage (8gb) that seems to fill up instantly with any app i download.

A lot of websites tell me to go to the settings to change this but it doesn't have this option and for some reason i can't root it and i don't feel like going through that headache just to find out. I don't care if it makes my phone slow cause the apps are running off the sd card

If anyone has a solution please tell me.

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July 12, 2017 6:54:59 PM

Well it is going to depend on if that phone will actually allow for the change.

First, you need to be using a phone that is running at least Android "Marshmallow" (or newer) or be able to upgrade to it. Second, you will need the instructions I am including below. And third, you need a phone that has not been restricted by the manufacturer from making this change. Which does happen.

NOTE: If any of the steps are missing on your phone, or they don't work for you, then you have a phone that either has an older Android version or 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 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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November 4, 2017 1:46:28 PM

Have the same phone with a 32GB SD card and have had great difficulty with maximizing the space I have. Hoping for commentary on how it worked out..
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