The operating system in smartphones occupies a significant part of the internal memory. Not much time has passed since the purchase of the phone, as the issue of deleting extraneous files begins to acutely concern. And even after installing a memory card, the problem is not always solved, since users do not know how to change the location of the files. We will fix this problem now.
Several ways to change the boot folder
If a flash drive is not already installed, do it. After that, the message “SD card is ready. Change the default recording memory? ” Click “Yes”, the changes will take effect. If there is no message, make changes in the "Memory" section, or swipe the curtain at the top of the screen down and click the message that appears.
Setting automatic saving of files to a memory card
In order for the files downloaded from the Internet to be placed immediately on the memory card, you need to go into the phone’s settings and change the place to save them. The procedure should work regardless of the installed version of the operating system.
Go to "Settings" and select the "Memory" section;
In the upper part of the window, pay attention to the item “Save default data”;
Check the box next to "SD card". The download location will be changed.
The interface may vary. In other versions of the operating system, there will be a sub-item “Memory settings” (or similar), and in it. “Default saving location”. Click there and select “SD Card”.
If this method does not help, use alternately those described below. Remember that not one option will work if you have not installed an SD card, but are already trying to change the settings.
A browser is used to access the Internet, and most files are downloaded to the phone through it. In order for the data to be downloaded to the memory card, you can configure it so that before downloading it asks for a save location. Consider the process using the example of Google Chrome.
Launch the browser, go to the menu (3 vertical dots), go to "Settings";
Scroll down the page, select "Downloads". Opposite the line “Ask where to save files” move the slider to the right.
You can get into this section in a different way. select the menu item “Downloaded files”, and from there go to “Settings” and move the slider.
If you have samsung
Owners of Samsung smartphones to change the place to save files is easy. Settings are changed through the standard browser installed on the phone by default. Actions:
Go to the phone menu and find the classic browser (the name is “Internet”);
Click on 3 vertical buttons in the upper right corner and go to the menu;
Go to the section "Save contents to.". Select “Memory Card”.
From now on, all downloads will automatically be placed on the flash drive.
Transfer files from the device’s internal memory to a flash drive
To free up space, transfer data from internal memory to a USB flash drive. To do this, go to the “Files” folder and select the subfolder of interest (photos, videos, documents, etc.). Click on the file and hold your finger for a second until it stands out. Check in turn all the photos / videos / audio that you want to transfer to another place or click "Select All" if there is such an item. Click the Move button. In the new window, select "Memory Card", and after. a specific folder. Wait for the data transfer to complete. Repeat the procedure with the rest of the information.
Connecting a memory card to internal memory
There is a great way to make the local phone memory on Android expanded by a memory card. In other words, it will be combined, and the need to constantly change the place of conservation will disappear.
Go to "Settings" and select the "Memory" section;
In the "Memory Settings" section, check the box next to "SD card".
A message appears as follows: “The phone is encrypted. Before changing the location, make sure the new location is safe. ” Check the card for viruses, if you are not sure, then click "OK". If the card is not very capacious, an additional message will appear: “The installed card has a small amount of memory. Switching is not recommended. Switch? ". Do this or replace the card with a larger one. After this, another message appears: ". When switching, data loss may occur, the phone will reboot, for the changes to take effect.". Click Continue and wait for the phone to restart. After turning it on, the amount of internal memory will be increased by the “size” of the SD card, and the files will begin to be saved on it. Similarly. with a reboot of the phone, everything returns.
There is another way. Try the following:
Go to "Settings", select the "Storage" section (if one is available);
Click on the “Micro SD” button. Go to the menu (3 vertical dots);
Click on “Storage” again;
Check “Connect to internal memory”.
On the next page, clean and format the memory card. Wait for the process to finish and transfer the necessary data to the Micro SD, if necessary. All files downloaded after that will be placed on it.
Swap Android internal memory with memory card
After complete manipulations, the phone will consider the SD card as internal memory, all files, including applications, will not be installed. Procedure:
Install the Total Commander program and give it superuser rights after launch;
Go to: “File System Root”;
Open the "ETC" folder and find the "vold.fstab" section there. Click on it and click "Edit."
Find the lines "dev_mount". and change the characters sdcard and extsd at the end from bottom to top and vice versa. Save the changes, restart the smartphone.