The number of applications and multimedia features that can be installed for free on the Google Play Store makes smartphones require more storage space. Although currently smartphones usually come with internal memory between 4-8 GB for the entry level class, many still lack storage options. An additional slot for a MicroSD card is also an option to increase storage capacity or convert it into internal memory.
However, the initial setting of a smartphone will usually make internal memory the main storage medium. If you download a large number of applications and games, there will not be enough memory. In addition, full internal memory will also slow down smartphone performance.
As an option, you can make a MicroSD card as the main storage medium. Depending on the type of smartphone you have, you can use MicroSD up to a storage capacity of 64 GB or more, so you can store various files without reducing smartphone performance. Here are the steps on how to turn a MicroSD card into Android’s internal memory!
When First Entering the MicroSD
If you buy a new smartphone and insert a MicroSD card into it, a Settings option will appear where you can make it the internal memory by default, and here are the next steps you must follow:
- When it is just inserted, the smartphone will definitely notify you if a new memory card is detected
- The options available are ‘Set Up’ and ‘Eject’. choose Set Up
- Scroll until you find ‘Use as Internal Memory‘
- After that, you just have to follow the process, click next and next until it’s finished
When Changing Storage to MicroSD
The following method can be done if previously you used the smartphone’s internal memory as the default storage and want to change it to MicroSD.
- First, back up all the data on your MicroSD card, it can be to a laptop, external HDD or flash
- After that, open it Settings > Storage & USB > SD Card
- Click the three-dot icon at the top right of the screen
- In the drop down menu select ‘Settings’
- Then select “Format as Internal”
- There will be a notification with a warning if the SD card will be formatted to make it safe to use. In addition, the SD card will only work on your current smartphone and cannot be used if you move it to another smartphone
- If it’s OK, select ‘Erase & Format’ and click OK to continue
Regarding the microSD card that will only be used on your smartphone because it has been encrypted to maintain Android security. So you can ‘read’ is the first device that uses the microSD. In other words, if one day you want to move the microSD card to another smartphone, PC or laptop via a card reader, the microSD card will not be detected. According to Google, this is done to maintain security on the Android smartphone itself.
In addition, if you decide to use microSD as default storage, it’s a good idea to use a quality microSD card because it will directly affect smartphone performance. It’s good to use a class 10 microSD so that the smartphone keeps going fast even though it is used to store various types of applications and games.
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