Everyday, we collect and share data and information with our phones. This data needs to be stored and kept. Most times the data we store on our phones are too much or very big making our phones run low on space.
When space is low new data cannot be saved or stored and the overall performance of your device may be affected. For this reason, Secure Digital cards were introduced. Secure Digital cards, also known as SD cards are removable memory cards used to read and write large quantities of data.
In this article, you will be taken through steps to follow in order to use your SD card as default storage on Android Phones. Before we start, there are some important things to note when choosing an SD card.
What to consider when choosing an SD Card
Data storage capacity:
SD cards come In different sizes and you must choose ones with the right size. Using an SD card with a bigger size will be ideal. You must note that the prices of the different sizes of SD cards vary.
Speed of the cards:
SD cards are made with different speeds. Choosing an SD card with a lower speed will affect the performance of the card and your phone when you install some type of files or folders or application on it
SD card brand:
There are different brands and types of SD card available in the market. Make sure to pick the best one available to you. There are also fake SD cards in the market. Make sure you are buying from accredited and trusted sellers or brands to avoid wasting money.
How do I set my SD Card as default storage for Android Phone
How do I use SD Card as default storage for downloads on Android
Now, anytime you download a file picture, video or app using Google chrome, it will automatically be stored on the SD card.
How to use SD card as default storage for installing apps
How to set SD Card as internal storage
Your phone will now recognize your SD card as an internal storage and its system will use it anytime you install new apps. They will be moved to SD card since it is now recognized as an internal storage.
How to install apps directly to Android Phone SD Card from Google Play Store
How to use SD Card as default storage for camera’s photos and videos on Samsung Phone
How to use SD Card as default storage for camera’s photos and videos on Samsung from application settings
How to move videos and photos to SD card – Samsung
How to save photos to SD card on Oreo, Pie or Android 10
By default, the camera app will not allow you to save photos or videos to SD card using any of these devices. If you really have to use SD card as the automatic storage location you can do the following