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How to Use SD Card as Internal Storage on Marshmallow

Here you are going to learn How to Use SD Card as Internal Storage on Marshmallow Android 6.0 and above.It is really a very handy feature included in Android Marshmallow.You can enable the Adoptable SD card Storage from the setting of your device.It is really a very simple and easy process.Just follow the given steps to Use SD Card as Internal Storage on Marshmallow

Android 6.0 Marshmallow has loads of cool features like Doze mode which results in a pretty good battery life.The Adoptable Sd Card storage option is built into Android Marshmallow.After enabling this feature you can easily Use SD Card as Internal Storage on Marshmallow.You can install apps and games to your SD card or you can move the apps & games from the internal memory to the External memory

But Remember, you have to format the SD card before proceeding.Then you can use the SD card as internal storage.Once you format your external SD card as internal storage on Marshmallow, it can only be used on the same device.But if you want to use that SD card on the other device then you have to format the card once again.

This Adoptable SD card storage feature can only be used on Android Marshmallow devices with SD card expansion.You can’t use this feature on devices like Nexus devices, Galaxy S6, Note 5, Mot X, etc.You must have SD Card expansion on your device to use this feature.It can be used on Android One device because those devices support microSD card.Follow the step by step guide below to Use SD Card as Internal Storage on Marshmallow.

If you have Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge then follow this guide > How to Enable Adoptable SD Card Storage On Galaxy S7 & S7 Edge

How to Use SD Card as Internal Storage On Marshmallow Android 6.0

Step by Step guide

How to Use SD Card as Internal Storage on Marshmallow

  • First, Go to  “Settings” >  “Storage”.
  • Then Select your SD Card > tap the three-dot menu on top-right corner > then select “Settings” 
  • Next, choose “Format as internal” > and then Erase & Format”
  • Your SD Card will now be formatted as internal storage.
  • Reboot phone.
  • Done!!! Now your SD Card is going to be used as Internal Storage

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Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela. For the past eight years, she has been blogging about Android, which she is really passionate about. She has built a good reputation as a reliable source. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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