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Old November 23rd, 2012, 09:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm using vanilla jellybean and I can't figure out the storage menu.

I have a 64gb card... I just tried doing a Photosphere, but it shows a message saying "your SD card is running out of space." Now it doesn't even let me take normal photos or videos or anything. When I go to the storage settings menu, it says: SD card Total space: 59.46GB... Available: 50.86GB WTF!

50GB is not enough memory to take a photo is it??

To fix this I will probably have to download some files and move them around into different folders and do a CWM recovery and backup and install given files with my right leg in the air and my left eye shut.

Why can't things just be simple? Awesome work google!

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Old November 23rd, 2012, 09:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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What kind of phone had you got? Even though the default storage location for the camera is /sdcard/DCIM/ it really isn't the mount point for your external card. I would guess that it's your internal memory that is filling up.
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What kind of phone had you got? Even though the default storage location for the camera is /sdcard/DCIM/ it really isn't the mount point for your external card. I would guess that it's your internal memory that is filling up.
Galaxy note.

I'm not sure what you mean by the 'mount point.'

And why would it be trying to save photos into internal memory when I have a nearly empty 64GB card???
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Becauase the camera was not instructes or set up to save to external card. Most apps, well actually nearly all of them are set up bybdefault to save to internal memory due to the fact that there are a lot of phones that don't have external sd card storage. You'd have to go into app settings and change it to save to sd card.
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Becauase the camera was not instructes or set up to save to external card. Most apps, well actually nearly all of them are set up bybdefault to save to internal memory due to the fact that there are a lot of phones that don't have external sd card storage. You'd have to go into app settings and change it to save to sd card.
Sure, but how on earth are you supposed to do that?? I honestly can't understand why something so seemingly simple has to feel like you have to climb Mt Everest to achieve it. You might say that I'm just an idiot and I don't know how to use the phone or I haven't tried, but actually, I went into the camera app settings and Google provides no such option. I then went into system settings>apps and looked for the camera app but it is not there.

I am now having the same issue with the music downloader. I can't download MP3s because as I have just discovered, the app saves them to the internal memory. I went into system settings and app settings, and the MP3 downloader doesn't provide the option to move to SD.

This feels like I'm in a bad nightmare, I can't believe it.

In the storage settings, I can't find the option to make the SD the default storage. My Motorola flip phone 7 years ago had this option in plain sight, and here I can't even find it if I look, i mean come on! is this a joke?

Do I really have to do a course in computer coding to be able to use my SD card, or can somebody please explain this to me?
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Each app has a settings menu. You dont go into the settings menu for the entire phone. For example, on the camera app, you open it then press on the settings button (the little gear icon) then there's an option there for setting the storage to phone or memory card. Settings are kept separate for each app so that it won't be too confusing or to make less mistakes in making settings for the wrong app.

It's really simple once you realize where you have to look. I don't know what phone you had prior, but on my older phones before i shifted to Android from Symbian, things were handled the same way, if you want to alter the settings for an app, you go into the app's settings menu, not into the phone's settings.

Edit: ok your device is odd. Both my Samsung devices have the storage option in the camera settings. Is your device carrier branded bybanu chance?
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Here's screenshot of my ICS running Tab. Samsung did not change the Touchwiz between ICS and JB, and they're using the same camera app onbthe phone version, so it should have been the same.

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Each app has a settings menu. You dont go into the settings menu for the entire phone. For example, on the camera app, you open it then press on the settings button (the little gear icon) then there's an option there for setting the storage to phone or memory card. Settings are kept separate for each app so that it won't be too confusing or to make less mistakes in making settings for the wrong app.

It's really simple once you realize where you have to look. I don't know what phone you had prior, but on my older phones before i shifted to Android from Symbian, things were handled the same way, if you want to alter the settings for an app, you go into the app's settings menu, not into the phone's settings.

Edit: ok your device is odd. Both my Samsung devices have the storage option in the camera settings. Is your device carrier branded bybanu chance?
I did try the setting in the individual app for both the camera app and the mp3 downloader app.

And no my device is not carrier branded, it is an international Galaxy Note running CM10.
Neither the stock camera app or the new one I flashed for Photosphere have the option to choose your storage, so it's just lousy coding on the part of the people who made the rom and the 4.2 camera.

my question is, how can I get around this so that I can use my memory card? Surely somebody in this forum must know how to do this.
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Here's screenshot of my ICS running Tab. Samsung did not change the Touchwiz between ICS and JB, and they're using the same camera app onbthe phone version, so it should have been the same.

Thanks for that, but I did say I am running Vanilla remember? When I was running stock Touchwiz on my Note I did have the storage option, but since nexus devices never have external storage, the vanilla UI does not incorporate an option for it. Like I said, it's just lazy work on behalf of the people adapting the rom to a device they know uses external storage.

So next time people are debating a nexus device vs a non-nexus android and one says "yeah but you can just root the S3 and install a JB rom", I will explain to them how this argument does not hold.
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I did try the setting in the individual app for both the camera app and the mp3 downloader app.
What particular MP3 download app are you referring to? Google Music, Amazon Music or something else? Probably a limitation of the app that you've installed. AFAIK Android does not come with any MP3 download apps as standard. Because what's available will vary by country and region, e.g. Google Music and Amazon Music are US only.
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I forgot the part where you are running vanilla.

Anyway, the only option you have left would be to download a camera app that has that option.
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