How to use an external SD card as Internal Storage on an Android phone running on Android 6 (Marshmallow)


A number of Marshmallow (Android 6) users have complained of insufficient / low storage space for installing applications despite having much unused space on their SD card. This brief guide will teach you how to easily convert those several free Gigabytes on your external SanDisk card to Internal Storage.

How can I convert / use my SD card as Internal Storage on my Android Marshmallow phone?

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1. Switch off the phone, insert the SD card you wish to use as internal storage then boot up the phone. You should get a notification that a new SD card has been detected; double tap the notification

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2. Tick Use as internal storage then tap Next

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3. Tap Erase & format (ensure to have backed up important stuff on it)

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4. Wait while the SD card gets formatted

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5. Tick Move now or Move later depending on when you wish to move media files from the internal storage to the newly prepared SD card then tap Next

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6. Tap Done

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48 comments on “How to use an external SD card as Internal Storage on an Android phone running on Android 6 (Marshmallow)

Charlae4ive

This cant work on Tecno C8 ooooooooo…..running Android 6.0….and i really wush i can use my sd card as my installation storage

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Hovatek

tested and confirmed on an Infinix Hot 2 Marshmallow

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Stephanie

How please cause I want to download a movie and. I want it to save and I have 7.4gb free but I don’t know how to use it

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Hovatek

You want to know how to download this movie to your external SD card instead of phone storage. Is that right6?

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Desmond

Boss can the memory card be used on another phone because I heard that if you format as internal ..it cannot be used on another devices

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Hovatek

You can use it on another device, you’ll just have to re-format it

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Stephanie

How do u reformat it

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Gaurav

NEED A CWM FOR MARSHMALLOW RUNNING GIONEE S PLUS PHONE

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Hovatek

we’ve sent you an email

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Tobi

Pls how do I root & install twrp on my infinix hot S ?

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Hovatek

whats the Android version?

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Tobi

Android 6.0 marshmallow

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Hovatek

Do you have the firmware?

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Tobi

Android 6.0 marshmallow

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Adekunle Samuel Akorede

Please is it working on Tecno W3 cod right now, it isn’t

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Hovatek

Some have complained that it isn’t.
We’ll look into this

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Opeoluwa

Please help out. it doesn’t work on my Tecno w3. what’s the solution?

thanks in anticipation.

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Hovatek

With HIOS, you’ll need to use root + lucky patcher + Link2SD

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Adedeji

Please after this, what’s next?

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Hovatek

Thats all. Apps and their data will subsequently be saved to the SD card

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Femi

With HIOS, pls do write d full steps on how to use root + lucky patcher + Link2SD in order to move apps to SD card so that we can gain access to it. Thank you.

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Nabilson

Plz help me
My tecno w3 doesnt support that
Plz send the email to me
[email protected]

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Omotessy Johnson

Sd card is not working as internal memory on my itel s11. I tried d step u put online pls he can I use SD card 4 internal memory

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Hovatek

This might not work on non-stock Marshmallow. You would require root

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Abdulraheem Khadijat Temitope

I can’t save anything on my memory card

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Hovatek

Could you explain what you mean in detail

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oluwaseun

bro @hovatek
my phone pro is dat d video on memory card will not display on my video player app and all file playing video until I go into xender app to play it

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Hovatek

Try using VLC and let me know if it persists.

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lisy

i doesn’t work.. i tried it but it doesn’t show the notification it just say sd card ready to use

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Hovatek

What’s the phone model?

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Hovatek

It doesn’t work on HIOS.

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chigozirim

sir plz I am using itel s11 Android 6.0 but it’s still not showing that sign. I have donated my phone more than two times still it’s not working pls sir what will I do to it

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Hovatek

have you formatted the SD card?

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Ozzid

Plz will this work on Tecno w3 I’m fed up with D’s phone already can’t use my mcard agn nd phone memory filled

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Enigma

No, Tecno’s HIOS doesn’t support this feature

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Niki Odeyemi

I can’t use my SD card as internal memory on Tecno Camon CX. I only have “use as portable storage” on the option.
Kindly help as my phone internal memory already full please

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Enigma

This feature doesn’t work on HIOS. Tecno only recently introduced it to the CX Air in the latest OTA update

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Niyi Odeyemi

What’s the way forward please?

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Enigma

You either wait and hope Tecno does the same for the CX or try using Link2SD

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Niyi Odeyemi

How will I go about using Link2SD as suggested

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Enigma

You’ll need to post at our Forum. have you registered there?

Niyi Odeyemi

Sorry I’m Niyi Odeyemi not Niki Odeyemi

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Niyi Odeyemi

Kindly help please

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Tudor

I am using Techno W3, but the notification is not coming up,
How can you be of help pls?

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Enigma

It typically doesn’t work on HIOS

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Tudor

I have Techno W3, but is still not working,
Please help me out.

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