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Why is the default setting not highlighted? Also when I install something there is no option to move it to the SD card?

What do I do to have the default setting highlighted?. I have tried: The steps on the internet to change the default setting. I then installed spotify and its gone straight to the memory of the device

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    Go to Settings and then your Applications Manager.
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    Find Spotify and delete Cache and Data.
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    Uninstall the Spotify App.
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    Reinstall Spotify from Google Play.
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    Do not open the app once it is installed yet.
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    Go to your device settings to the Apps settings.
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    Find Spotify and tap Permissions.
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    Select Storage.
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    Tap Storage even though it does not look accessible, then press Change.
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    Select your external SD
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    Now you can open Spotify and set up as you normally would.
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How can I switch the storage location on Samsung Galaxy j2?

I want to download an app on my phone but the storage location is set to device memory but my device memory is running low on storage, my SD card memory is 3GB space but I don't know how to switch the storage location. Please help with this. I have tried: Yes, but I can't figure it out

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For your Samsung Galaxy J2, go to Settings and then the Applications Manager. Find the app that you want to move to the SD card and click it. You will see a setting selection in there for Storage and you would tap that to change the storage. Some apps will not allow a change to the SD card but you can move apps you have already installed that will allow you do so. You will want to clear the cache and data of these apps before you move them.

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How to change my mobile storage settings in Samsung Galaxy grand quattro?

My mobile has default 4GB memory and 16GB external memory, but whenever I download a file it displays a pop up as no storage memory, so I need to change my default storage as external memory card. Please try to resolve my problem

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Some apps can't be switched or changed. You should consider using ES Files as an app to control where things are stored to the SD card if the article on this page storage solution does not help.

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How to set memory card as default folder?

I am not able to set memory card as default. It gets stored in memory card .

If you have switched the Setting from each app and nothing is moving to memory card then clear the cache and data from each app. Put your phone into Recovery Mode but choose Wipe Cache and Wipe Dalvik cache. Then go into the Application Manager under Settings and move the storage of apps to the right place.

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The above questions are from the following wiki...
Use the Memory Card As Default Download Folder on Galaxy Phones

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Hello, I'm trying to use my SD card as the primary memory?

I got a new memory card and transferred the stuff from the old one into it now I cannot access pictures from my gallery. I have tried: Everything in the settings. so far I've managed to change the internet primary storage to the SD card. I think it was caused by: I changed the SD card

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Reformat the SDCard to non-fat32. This will wipe the images you have on there but as long as they are on the PC you will be able to put them back. Then put the formatted SD card into your phone and go through the mounting process. Take the SD card out and add the images back to it. Mount again to your phone and the SD card should be scanned and the images appear. Another thing to try if this still fails is to set your USB settings to MTP. See if your images appear then. Make sure when you transfer the images that they are DCIM and put in the Android pictures folder.

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How do I set my SD card as my default storage for applications on my Samsung Galaxy A3?

How do I set my SD card as my default storage for applications on my Samsung Galaxy A3?

You will do this from within your phone Settings and then also from the Applications Manager. Wipe Cache Partition and Dalvik Cache before you update the storage settings which can help with the process. The Cache sometimes sticks around confusing the app as to where it should be stored and could keep trying to revert back.

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I want to change the default download location on my Samsung Galaxy S5?

I want to change the default download location on my Samsung Galaxy S5 (Verizon). The new version of Android seems to have negated the tutorials currently available.

Move Apps to SD Card from Galaxy S5 is a VisiHow article written specifically for your device and has the instructions on how to move apps to the SD card.

Hi, How to setup my SD card on my Samsung Galaxy S5 phone?

I'm having a hard time trying to setup my SD card on Samsung cellphone.. I have tried: I tired almost everything.. I think it was caused by: My SD card is not reading.

Did you format the card properly first? This has to be done and then gone through an initial mounting process before you install anything on the card. Go through that process and try again. If the card is not reading, you may have purchased a corrupted one or are formatting it improperly for what you are trying to store on the card.

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Using Samsung Galaxy tablet (Android 4.4.2) and trying to make SD card the default setting?

I can not find the default setting switch. The instructions on this page says go to content settings, then default storage (steps 6 and 7). I can't find either

Galaxy Tablets are different than the phones for some Setting preferences. Samsung has a Tutorial for Applications and a Tutorial for Groups such as images, videos and music files.

Downloading apps from the Google play store onto my Samsung phones SD card?

How do I change the default settings from my phones memory to my SD card when downloading apps from the Google play store?. I have tried: Changing the settings in my internet browser to memory card. I think it was caused by: Not sure

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Use an app like App to SD from Google Play. If you have Marshmallow as your Android OS, there is more play with Google Play storage because the system automatically merges internal storage and SD/Memory Card storage into one system.

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Wanted to know if I can change the storage space from device memory to memory card in my Samsung Galaxy Ace 4 phone?

Got the answer from your article. Many thanks. Keep up the great work.

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