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What happens with phone with no SD storage (only GoogleDrive) when you don't have cellphone/internet signal? And how much data does transfer takes?

I have a S8 android phone with microSD card where all my pictures are stored. Now I need to change phone, and I've just learned the recent phones don't have microSD slot and all goes to Cloud Storage ...
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Since the worsening in Android, many apps do not work more; is there a workaround (Android 12 on Galaxy 10+)?

The various apps show a preparing window saying, like, Permissions are to be granted in the next window (examples), do grant permissions by ... [See my first screenshot]. Then the app switches to ...
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Installing .apk to Android 5 Device (Zebra TC70) from web browser (2024)

If possible, I would like to avoid using the Android Playstore and point the we browser to the External SD card for installation. I tried call the following URL in the Chrome browser: file:///sdcard/ ...
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Specific SD card not detected in a specific phone

So, I had an SD card (16GB). It works normally on my phone. I put it on PC to transfer some files, and now my phone doesn't detect it being inserted. other phones detect this SD card normally pc ...
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Android freezes on all apps - SD card

My Xiaomi Redmi Note 10 Pro has been troubling me for the last few days. During usage, the app froze and no new app could be opened again, reboots didn't help. While troubleshooting I noticed, only ...
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How to encrypt data in additional memory?

I add extra memory to my Android Phone of Poco X3 I understand it's complicated to format that extra memory as another internal and I can't really put programs over there. But can I at least got the ...
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"Can't write to SD card" error message when trying to read from SD card

I've found from online that the "Can't write to SD card" error message often means the card is busted. I would back up everything into my OneDrive, but it doesn't even read anymore. I still ...
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Configure ZArchiver app to continue operation on error & write log file

I use Samsung Galaxy S10+ on Android 12. In the phone, a 256 GB SD card is plugged in. A USB hub is connected to the USB-C OTG of the phone. In a USB-A, the USB stick is plugged in. For the target, I ...
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Can I use an sd card as internal storage with android 8.0

I have a Samsung galaxy s7 with android 8.0. I've put a 64gb microsd in it. I wanted to use the card to store apps on but it's not working. I'm trying to move a game of about 11gb on to the card but ...
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microSD read-only for 3rd party apps after factory reset - Lenovo A1010, Android 5.1

I did a factory reset on said phone due to a malware infection, used APKPure to install the handful of apps that I need (no Google account activated on phone after reboot) and now I observe the ...
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Use USB attached SD card in gallery

When traveling I usually only have my tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab S8+) with me but not a real PC. So to have a quick check of the pictures I took during the day with my DSLR camera I'd love to use the ...
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SD Card crashing settings but being detected

I ran out of storage on my: Oukitel WP20 running Android 12 and so I decided to get a 512GB Micro SD Card from SanDisk. My previous one was a 128GB from SanDisk aswell. So I backed everything up, ...
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How to replace the adopted SD card without reformatting the entire phone?

I currently have a Fairphone 4 and a 1 TB SD card. It was set up as shared internal storage. Over the past few weeks, I've been having random crashes on the phone which I think may be down to the SD ...
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How does an A2-rated microSD card perform as adoptable storage in 2023?

Here's a small backstory. A relative of mine owns a pretty low end Android phone (Redmi 9T) running Android 12. They got the 64gb storage variant which, of course, wasn't the best idea since there was ...
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How to connect microSD card or external USB hard drive to Redmi 10C

I've only ever had Redmi smartphones. First a 4A, then a 6, now a 10C. The first two both used microUSB and the new one uses USB-C. The 4A was a Chinese version and the later two are both ...
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Force enable encryption for portable SD card

There should be an option to encrypt SD card (formatted as portable) in the settings, but some manufacturers disable it while some (e.g. Samsung) have it enabled. If that is a built-in Android feature ...
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Shared folder on BlissOS 15 (Android 12L) based on 9p virtio in qemu

Using Qemu I managed to run BlissOS almost perfectly. For the record this is my script to install and launch BlissOS with Qemu (I use also an additional USB stick for storage to be able later on to ...
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SD card internal storage - photos not showing in Photos - how do I format/unmount safely to not lose WhatsApp history?

The storage on my Android 11 phone (Fairphone 3) was running out so I mounted a Lexar micro SD card to increase storage. I now realise this was a mistake but not knowing any better I formatted it as ...
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S9 died black screen cell gone but I need to decrypt my SD card- Help!

My S9 black screen death, now GONE. TMobile replaced now I have a Moto G5 android. It does see the files but does not open. I have encrypted my SD card not aware I had to decrypt from my S9 but now I ...
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Photos and videos vanished from "second space" on Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro

I have (for 2 years) the "second space" in use (Xiaomi Redmi Note 9 Pro, MIUI 12.5.8.0 RJZEUXM, updated about 1 year ago), and it works wonderfully - two separate phones in one. But because ...
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How to mount a folder/partition as USB device for a computer

I have one phone that upon plugged into a computer, shows up as an MTP device. The SD card and the internal storage are visible on the computer. I can also change it to only mount the SD card and then ...
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SD card set up using SanDisk Ultra 64GB Card

Transfer files, photo's and videos on to cloud accounts and then delete them from internal storage using my SD card app by SanDisk that has the option to link my cloud accounts to the app Will I still ...
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Cloning encrypted ext4 partition

I have a micro SD card adopted by an Android 8 Oreo phone as internal storage extension, so it has two encrypted ext4 partitions: android_meta and android_expand. I've cloned those partitions into the ...
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Shrinking encrypted ext4 partition

I have a micro SD card adopted by an Android phone as internal storage extension. While being adopted it was partitioned/formatted by the phone with two ext4 partitions: android_meta and ...
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Changing cluster size of SD card formatted as exFAT from 128KiB to some lower value?

I'm using an app that allows me to download data for offline usage. The app is setup to store the data on my 64GB SD card. This all works fine, however, when I downloaded a larger set of data, i.e. ...
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Is there any use on adding extra memory space on your android without rooting or anything fancy?

Say I want to add extra memory to my Android. Well, it turns out the only way to move apps to that extra space is to root first. So if not for apps or anything, what should we use the extra space for? ...
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Manually moving an app back to internal storage

I am using Android 11 on a Fairphone 3. I have added a microSD card that I use as storage for apps, and have some apps installed on the SD card. But some of those apps does not work properly, these ...
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How to move the entire termux to sdcard

i have seen multiple posts but non helped. i have root access and i want to put the whole termux on my 32GB sdcard because i have a very limited internal storage (8GB) and most of it is used by the ...
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Apps suddenly unable to access SD card for seemingly no reason

SOLVED (see accepted answer) So this one is weird. Everything was working fine untill I rebooted my phone earlier today. For some reason, since this reboot, apps are unable to access my SD card ...
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Move Android Apps to SD card storage

On Android phones / tablets that have an SD card, when you go to Apps, pick an App, then select Storage, some will have a "Change" option to allow you to seamlessly move that app over to the ...
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Some audio files won't delete or play on my alcatel phone

I copied audio files (music) from my desktop computer to my alcatel. I only have internal storage, It seems the ones I copied on a specific day won't play. Message is "We cannot play this file&...
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How to recover files from a healthy microSD card in Android?

I accidentally deleted important documents (about 100 PDFs) that weren't backed up yet from a 64 GB microSD card, which is used as the primary storage in my unrooted Android 9.0 smartphone. The ...
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How to move most of my app in poco to sd card?

I bought SD card. However, the SD card is completely useless. I cannot move any apps to that. Sure I can store some files there but that means it doesn't get filled automatically. My main memory is ...
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Android 128GB micro SD does not show up in Windows 11

I have a Motorola Moto G7 Supra with a 128GB SD card. The USB port is broken. I tried to put the SD card in an adapter and it did not read or recognize it. I have a 32GB card that reads in the adapter ...
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After Deleting .thumbdata file all images in sd card are corrupted

I am suffering from media corruption on my SD Card, I have deleted .thumbdata file on my android phone (Samsung J7 Prime) to freeup space on sd card but after deletion all files are corrupted and ...
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Change SD card back to normal storage

I was cleaning up some files on my phone and saw that I have the SD card set as internal storage. As I understand it, this means that the SD card is considered part of the Android filesystem. This SD ...
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Reformat SD Card from internal to portable

Device: Redmi Note 11 I formatted a SanDisk SD card as internal, using the Android's native file app (com.google.android.documentsui) but now I can't see the card anywhere. However when inserted, the ...
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I deleted my .asec files, what happened to the apps on my SD-card?

I have a phone with Android 4.4 kitkat and a 32GB SD card on which I had noticed the .android_secure folder was taking up 1.5GB of storage so I decided to free up some storage. There were apps in the ...
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Using LADB: "sm partition" does not show any differnce in internal storage

Using LADB (Local ADB Shell App) i tried turning my SD card into expandable internal storage (or adoptable storage, which isnt availabe on my samsung). I am unfortunatly not able to connect my phone ...
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Which filesystem should I use on my SD Card?

I have a 1 TB SD Card in a Fairphone 3 running the latest Lineage. Recently I had issues with random reboots and now found out that my SD Card is formatted with FAT32, which might cause troubles on ...
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Will "Apply update from SD card" delete my data?

Will I lose my data when using Recovery's Apply update from SD card option? And, if so, will I lose data on the phone, on the memory card or everywhere else? Phone: Samsung SM-A107F/DS (Galaxy A10s) ...
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Samsung Tab S6 Lite saying "Not Enough Space" when I try to switch storage to SD card for apps in a non-administrator user account

To add to what the title says, I have no problem when I am in the user account on the Samsung Tab S6 Lite to switch apps that are coded for such to be on the SD card that I have installed in this ...
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Why is an OTG not detected when a micro SD card is already inserted in the device?

I have tried this on both Realme XT running Android 11 and Samsung Galaxy Tab S7+ running Android 12. Whenever there's a micro SD card inserted and I attach a USB drive/SD card from my camera via OTG, ...
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Androids 8,9, 12 format SD card to "read only" - only for non-android devices

I formatted two different SD cards with Android 8, 9 and 12. In all cases, the SD cards are write protected for my laptop (SD card reader) - but not for the Phones, or when connecting phone via USB. ...
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Micro SD cards work on phone with Android 8 but corrupted in phone with Android 11?

I have two SanDisk micro SD cards, a 8GB one for storing my photos and files in a Sony Xperia XA1, which runs Android 8.0 as the OS, the other one is a 128GB used in a Sony Xperia L3 phone, running ...
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Unable to access my data on the same device on which I mistakenly selected SD card to be used as adoptable internal storage [duplicate]

Currently using pixel experience rom based on Android 12, by mistake selected sd card as adoptable internal storage and migrated my data - Esp Images & videos- to adopted sd card. And then ...
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64GB SD card shown as 2TB after inserted to Samsung Galaxy S9+

I installed a 64GB memory card in a Samsung Galaxy S9+ and copied about 30GB of data to it. A couple of days later, the phone shows a notification saying "Can't open SD card for writing" or ...
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Encrypting an SD card so that it will also work on a new phone

I have a LG G8 running Android 10. Your basic, unrooted, stock ROM phone commercial phone. It has a 64GB SD card where I place most of my data. I want to know how I could achieve the following 2 goals ...
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Storing files in a F2FS SD card

I recently made my SD card F2FS. After that, it is not showing in my file manager or on my PC. How can I store files like photos, videos, and documents on my SD card? Apps and their data are stored ...
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How can I move back data from external SD card to internal memory?

Today I added an sd card to my smartphone (Fairphone 3+, Android 10), I selected to use it as internal storage, and moved the photos and some apps (don't know which ones) to it automatically. After ...
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