Question Is adoptable storage in any new android version (9,10,11) original ?

I am planning to purchase new smart phone mobile for video editing graphic editing game apps. I want to install aprrox 200-400 apps as file in video editing are huge so I want to use app from external micro sd card and save output and files.on high speed v30 u30 160mbps/90mbps micro sd external card

As new mobile within warranty so don't want to root and use link2sd or app2sd apps to.lapse void warranty

In android 5.1.1 lolipop there was option to move partly files to sd card by android llolipop native app2sd option settings>apps>app info "Move to sd card"

In android 6.0 marshemellow the option of adoptable storage to which formats the external micro sd card as internal memory

In android 7.1 there is option in settings developer option "Force app to SD"

In android 8,9,10,11 or 9 pie I don't what alternative option given there in below findings it say it have the option hidden and activated by SM (storage manager) command . Is there any way to get adoptable storage
( Formatting external micro sd as internal) or move app to sd (android native app2sd) or developer option (force app to sd)

But as samsung galaxy have removed all adoptable storage option form its galaxy smart phone but planning to start with android pie 9.0

Can any one suggest me which android OS 9 11.0 or android 10.0 or android 12.0 can support adoptable storage without rooting

Some.findings https://source.android.com/devices/storage/adoptable



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    Oct 2, 2021 at 13:36
  • @Andrew T. Bro thanx for reminding anad managing soory I didn't knew ...any other stack exchange forums for find recommendation mobile hardware...as in have once did in computer hardware and mobile is off topic there to...a personal suggestion feedback as a administrator u should recommend to move the topic to other sub site then closing or deleting topic thread..as closing long type question some users may get upset Oct 2, 2021 at 15:25
  • @Andrew T. Bro as my question is for android's adoptable storage technical feature on OS based opinion solution not only Ram ROM or device ..I think it's miisnderstood Oct 2, 2021 at 17:55
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    Oct 2, 2021 at 18:02
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I came across this while searching for a problem dealing with adoptable storage. While not a direct answer about adoptable storage, I know it's typically used to gain space on internal storage and wanted to note the alternative: "Force allow apps on external" still exists under developer options (close to the bottom). At least it exists in Android 11 on a Samsung A01. Once I got adoptable storage cleaned up/removed, I enabled it and was then able to move a few GB of apps/data to the SD card making the phone more usable again.

  • you got adoptable-storage working on Samsung device? sure it is One UI?
    – alecxs
    Aug 13, 2022 at 3:20
  • I'm not sure. I followed instructions here. Seemed to work in Android 10 (one screen in settings showed 80GB of storage and I could move some apps to the card). It freed enough space to update the OS to 11 and afterwards it basically crashed until I removed the SD-card. I then had to figure out how to undo adoptable storage and then tried again and it didn't work - always just showed 16GB in storage and while it gave me the option to move apps, it failed. Finally found the setting to force apps to SD which works OK-ish.
    – M Szil
    Aug 14, 2022 at 23:42

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