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By drizzl, Junior Member on 17th January 2018, 07:36 PM
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I've got an external microSD card that I'd like to use as internal storage, or at the very least be able to move apps to the card, but EMUI doesn't want to allow me to. I've already set it as my default storage, but that doesn't much help my situation since none of the apps actually go there.

I know older versions of android had a function to merge the SD card into internal storage so that it seemed like one big drive. Anyone know if you can do that on the Honor?
 
 
17th January 2018, 11:43 PM |#2  
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I've got an external microSD card that I'd like to use as internal storage, or at the very least be able to move apps to the card, but EMUI doesn't want to allow me to. I've already set it as my default storage, but that doesn't much help my situation since none of the apps actually go there.

I know older versions of android had a function to merge the SD card into internal storage so that it seemed like one big drive. Anyone know if you can do that on the Honor?

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Either External Storage can be Formatted as Internal Storage or it can not.. you would see the option under "Format".
18th January 2018, 02:58 AM |#3  
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Originally Posted by drizzl

I've got an external microSD card that I'd like to use as internal storage, or at the very least be able to move apps to the card, but EMUI doesn't want to allow me to. I've already set it as my default storage, but that doesn't much help my situation since none of the apps actually go there.

I know older versions of android had a function to merge the SD card into internal storage so that it seemed like one big drive. Anyone know if you can do that on the Honor?

I have set my card as internal storage and since then all my apps and data goes in the that card but older apps installed pre card insertion wont obviously.
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18th January 2018, 11:22 AM |#4  
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I have set my card as internal storage and since then all my apps and data goes in the that card but older apps installed pre card insertion wont obviously.

How you did that?
19th January 2018, 05:15 AM |#5  
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I have set my card as internal storage and since then all my apps and data goes in the that card but older apps installed pre card insertion wont obviously.

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How you did that?

On A Stock Device ?
I'd like to know how you've accomplished that feat as well..
19th January 2018, 09:43 PM |#6  
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On A Stock Device ?
I'd like to know how you've accomplished that feat as well..

Why is everone hell bent on this one?
Just go in settings>memory & storage>change default location to memory card..
Am i missing something?
Everything from this point goes into memory card..
This isnt rocket science..
19th January 2018, 10:13 PM |#7  
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Why is everone hell bent on this one?
Just go in settings>memory & storage>change default location to memory card..
Am i missing something?
Everything from this point goes into memory card..
This isnt rocket science..

You're Joking Right ?

We've all seen that.

You inferred one could.. (As The Original Poster Drizzi Stated..) "MERGE" Internal & External Storage.

Otherwise known as: "Formatting Your External Card As Internal Storeage.

Which... (Again to use Drizzi's term because it's correct) would Merge and create *One* Gigantic Drive.

Not simply chosing Internal or External...
19th January 2018, 10:28 PM |#8  
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You're Joking Right ?

We've all seen that.

You inferred one could.. (As The Original Poster Drizzi Stated..) "MERGE" Internal & External Storage.

Otherwise known as: "Formatting Your External Card As Internal Storeage.

Which... (Again to use Drizzi's term because it's correct) would Merge and create *One* Gigantic Drive.

Not simply chosing Internal or External...

Ohh merging and using as one drive? Thats weird..
He just wants his apps to move into sd card or use memory card as the only source for every data storage..

Secondly why would anyone even want to use phone storage instead of memory card? Or even merge? Thats weird.. And i never saw any phone doing that ever in my life.. Samsung which gives transition the best to shift data from phone to storage also doesnt merge or use it as a whole.. Its either of them always..

Like i said earlier.. Theres no way to shift all the apps installed and data onto the memory card on honor 7x (only samsung can do that seamlessly) .. Since it was written on phone when it was the main storage at that time..
But when storage changed to memory card any new data will only be written on a memory card.. To free mobile storage.. Simply uninstall them and re install again to get it written on memory card this time..
19th January 2018, 11:20 PM |#9  
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Originally Posted by drizzl

I've got an external microSD card that I'd like to use as internal storage,I know older versions of android had a function to merge the SD card into internal storage so that it seemed like one big drive. Anyone know if you can do that on the Honor?

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Ohh merging and using as one drive? Thats weird..
He just wants his apps to move into sd card or use memory card as the only source for every data storage..

Secondly why would anyone even want to use phone storage instead of memory card? Or even merge? Thats weird.. And i never saw any phone doing that ever in my life.. Samsung which gives transition the best to shift data from phone to storage also doesnt merge or use it as a whole.. Its either of them always..

Like i said earlier.. Theres no way to shift all the apps installed and data onto the memory card on honor 7x (only samsung can do that seamlessly) .. Since it was written on phone when it was the main storage at that time..
But when storage changed to memory card any new data will only be written on a memory card.. To free mobile storage.. Simply uninstall them and re install again to get it written on memory card this time..

I Pulled His Quote In As Well Sid..
As you can see my friend... He inquired about the "Old Fashioned Way" of doing it... Formatting External as Internal.
I understand you may not have seen this before.. so I am including a pic (see below) so you can see what it would look like in a settings menu that had this option.

The reason why one would want this option? Basically because of just what you said..
Only certain things will tranfer / store on the External drive..

If you format the External as "Internal" Now 100% of your content will store there.. because, it's one HUGE drive..

Think of it.. if you have a FAST SD-Card with 256 or even 128 gigs of storage.. you can Merge that with your 32 / 64 gigs of internal.. have no visible slowdown in performance by the naked eye.. (read/write scores may drop some if you care about such things.. ) and you have all.... this space... for movies , pics , ( porn.. ) whatever..

That's what makes that option an inviting one..
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I Pulled His Quote In As Well Sid..
As you can see my friend... He inquired about the "Old Fashioned Way" of doing it... Formatting External as Internal.
I understand you may not have seen this before.. so I am including a pic (see below) so you can see what it would look like in a settings menu that had this option.

The reason why one would want this option? Basically because of just what you said..
Only certain things will tranfer / store on the External drive..

If you format the External as "Internal" Now 100% of your content will store there.. because, it's one HUGE drive..

Think of it.. if you have a FAST SD-Card with 256 or even 128 gigs of storage.. you can Merge that with your 32 / 64 gigs of internal.. have no visible slowdown in performance by the naked eye.. (read/write scores may drop some if you care about such things.. ) and you have all.... this space... for movies , pics , ( porn.. ) whatever..

That's what makes that option an inviting one..


How did you get the option to format as internal? I only have Eject and Format as options.
22nd January 2018, 06:23 PM |#11  
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How did you get the option to format as internal? I only have Eject and Format as options.

Sorry Drizzi...
That pic was for Sid's edification... that option does not exist for the Honor 7X..
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