You can turn an SD card into your Android phone’s internal memory, so that it is used as a standard space extender instead of a separate drive. The process is very simple as long as the option is enabled.
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How to Turn an SD Card into Internal Memory?
The resource for unifying the internal memory space of the mobile phone and that of a microSD card was introduced in Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Therefore, your smartphone must activate this version or later. Prefer quality and possessing memory cards for the installation of applications, such as category A1, as we have already explained.
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With everything in hand, we will transform the SD card into internal memory.
- Open the app settings and tap on the option “Storage, Storage & USB” or equivalent (varies by manufacturer);
- tap “SD card”;
- touch” (the three dots) then “Settings”, “Settings and storage” or corresponding,
- tap “Format as internal” then “Erase and format”, “Format SD card” or the corresponding option. /LI>
By doing this, your SD card will become an extension of your Android phone’s internal space, storing both files and apps.
To reuse the SD card as a separate memory, please do the following:
- Open the Settings app and tap on the “Storage, Storage & USB” option or equivalent (varies by manufacturer);
- tap “SD card”;
- tap “options” (the three dots) then “Settings”;
- tap “Format as Laptop”, then tap “Format”.
The option does not appear, now what?
Many manufacturers hide the option to format the SD card as internal memory, but it is still possible to use it. For this, you will need a Windows 10 computer and the ADB and Fastboot package, use tools that are also used to install other ROMs on the Android phone, such as the LinAoOOS.
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First, you will need to enable USB debugging on your Android phone:
- Open app settings and tap “About phone”;
- tap “Software Information”;
- Repeatedly tap “Build number” or “Build number” (varies by manufacturer). The phone now tells you a developer;
- Go back to the main settings screen and tap on “Developer/programmer options”; On some phones, the option is in the “System” menu;
- Connect the “USB debugging” key and validate.
done that, it’s time to force the android to show the option format as internal memory:
- go to developer.android.com and download the package with ADB and Fastboot;
- Extract the package to the root folder of your computer; To make the process easier, rename the “Platform-tools” folder to “adb”;
- connect your Android phone to the computer;
- type “CMD” (without quotes) in the Windows 10 search field and “Enter”;
- At the command prompt, type “CD ADB” (without quotes) and “Enter”;
- To confirm that the cell phone has been recognized, type “ADB Devices” (without quotes) and “Enter”. The message should return a message with the word “device” and a number, indicating that it recognized the device;
- type “ADB Shell” (without quotes) and “Enter”;
li> Type “SM-Force-Force-Adopable True” (without quotes) and press “Enter”;
- type “(without quotes) (without quotes) and press “ENTER” to close the ADB.
After these steps, you can now disconnect the mobile phone from your computer and perform the optional procedure to format the SD card, as the internal memory will be permanently available.
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