Tuesday, 26 July 2016

How To Use SD Card As Default Storage Memory In Android 6.0 Marshmallow [Complete Guide]

Many Android Phone users are upgrading to Android 6.0 Marshmallow without knowing anything about it. Though it's a good OS but its mode of operation is quite different from Lollipop, KitKat and the rest.

Today we'll look at a major problem Android 6.0 Marshmallow users face and don't know how to correct it. Have you used up your phone internal memory? Or maybe you have enough space but you still get low storage notification. The solution is what you'll be getting at the end of this post.

In this post I'll show you how to make, set or use your SD Card (Memory Card) as your default storage location instead of your phone internal memory.


  1. This tutorial is different from other tutorials. It is strictly for Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
  2. Before you start, backup files in your phone in order not to loose any file.
  3. I'll advice you use original SD card Preferable 16GB or more to avoid quick memory full time.
  4. Know that you are bound to loose any file in the SD card because you will need to format it, so you should transfer all important files to another one.
  5. You can only use the formatted SD card in this tutorial on the phone you formatted it with. That means you will have to format it again before you can use it with other devices (I think this will save your important files).

At The End Of This Tutorial

  1. All the files you will receive, download and install will be in your SD card (Memory Card).
  2. You won't get that annoying low storage notification again.

How to Set and Use SD Card (Memory Card) As Default Internal Storage on Android 6.0 Marshmallow

1. Turn OFF your phone
2. Insert the SD card you wish to use as internal storage and turn ON  your phone.

You will get a notification that a new SD card has been detected.

3. Now double tap the notification.

4. Tick Use as internal storage then click on Next

Before you implement this step, make sure you had backed up all your files.

5. Click Erase to Format the SD card (Wait while the SD card get formatted)

6. Tick Move now or Move later depending on when you wish to move media files from the internal storage to the new SD card

7. Click Done and reboot your your device.

Once the process is completed, any app you download from any source will be automatically installed into your SD card as default memory.

I hope you enjoyed and learned something new from this tutorial.

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