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Formating an SD card as "Internal"

Discussion in 'Android Lounge' started by MartyDC, Dec 29, 2019.

  1. MartyDC

    MartyDC Newbie
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    My ASUS "ZenPad" tablet runs 7.0. According to a youtube video I found, you can format an SD card so it can be used as internal memory. However, when I go "Settings:Device storage:SD card" I don't have a "format as internal" option. Why?


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    Post #5 by MartyDC, Dec 31, 2019 (1 points)
  3. Dannydet

    Dannydet Extreme Android User

    You can't format it that way...
    You need to reinsert the SD card and you should get a pop up asking you how to install the SD card.
    If you don't get a pop up asking this, you can only install it as external. And this all depends on your exact make and model of device.
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  4. MartyDC

    MartyDC Newbie
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    Thanks Danny for the prompt response. Turns out that ASUS has disabled the "format as internal" option on the ZenPad. Result: you can't move an app to the SD card.
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  5. ocnbrze

    ocnbrze DON'T PANIC!!!!!!!!!

    yeah not all devices are setup like that. samsung has that feature turned off as well on most of their devices.

    it is probably a good thing. by setting the card set up as internal storage, the card will be reading and writing everything to the card. this will increase the wear and tear of the card.....increasing the chance of it getting corrupted and then you will lose all of your data and things.
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  6. MartyDC

    MartyDC Newbie
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    Thought I would close out this tread with this response that I just received from ASUS tech support:

    "Since Android 5(Lollipop) Google removed/disabled the feature to allow applications to be stored on an external source(SD card). However you may see some devices with the feature as some manufactures have designed their own firmware to unlock the feature. Our devices do not have the feature which means you are only able to store files such as; Music,Pictures,Video etc on your SD card."

    Appears that I was blaming the wrong people.
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  7. MoodyBlues

    MoodyBlues Compassion is cool!
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    Thank you for that, @MartyDC! It's great info that will help others.
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