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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18 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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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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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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