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    Default Download automatically to External SD Card

    I looked around and I know I'm probably overlooking something incredibly basic.

    How can I default my downloads (from the Internet, email, etc.) to go to my external SD card?

    Thanks,
    Katherine
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    If you're in the stock browser, press the menu button, go to settings, advanced then default storage and pick memory card.

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    Oh sorry, I forgot to mention I'm trying out Chrome (although I was a Dolphin user on my last smartphone) . And for email I'm just using Gmail.
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    Default Re: Download automatically to External SD Card

    Hi!! Did you had any luck with your question? I would like to know that too. Please share the answer if you found one!!
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    Default Re: Download automatically to External SD Card

    I made a folder on the ext card, and just move whatever gets to the internal DL folder.
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    Default Re: Download automatically to External SD Card

    Chrome does not give you the option to move the default download location.

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    Default Re: Download automatically to External SD Card

    i am using my samsung galaxy y duos i am downloading software friom google play and its download to phone memory not on sd card ho to chng it
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    Default Re: Download automatically to External SD Card

    With Android 4.0 and higher you can no longer install apps to the SD card, unless you root and apply a software mod.
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    Default Re: Download automatically to External SD Card

    Quote Originally Posted by GooshieStarLine View Post
    If you're in the stock browser, press the menu button, go to settings, advanced then default storage and pick memory card.

    Sent from my GT-I9300 using Android Central Forums
    This downloads to the INTERNAL memory -- /sdcard0. What's needed is the ability to download automatically to the EXTERNAL sdcard, which is not available from that screen. Somebody at another website suggested that there was an area called My Files -- "On your android tablet or phone, tap the app drawer icon from the home screen." wherein you could select the external sd card with the 'select home directory' option. I have nothing that could possibly be construed as an "app drawer icon" and the guy seems to also think that /storage/sdcard0 is the external sd card.

    The operative word here is EXTERNAL, which is not the same as sdcard0. Help still needed!
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    Default Re: Download automatically to External SD Card

    Quote Originally Posted by bashley#AC View Post
    This downloads to the INTERNAL memory -- /sdcard0. What's needed is the ability to download automatically to the EXTERNAL sdcard, which is not available from that screen. Somebody at another website suggested that there was an area called My Files -- "On your android tablet or phone, tap the app drawer icon from the home screen." wherein you could select the external sd card with the 'select home directory' option. I have nothing that could possibly be construed as an "app drawer icon" and the guy seems to also think that /storage/sdcard0 is the external sd card.

    The operative word here is EXTERNAL, which is not the same as sdcard0. Help still needed!
    If your phone is rooted, there is an Xposed module that let's you download directly to the SD card. I don't know of any other workaround

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
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    Default Re: Download automatically to External SD Card

    Quote Originally Posted by bashley#AC View Post
    This downloads to the INTERNAL memory -- /sdcard0.
    Not on my phone it doesn't - just downloaded a random picture using the stock browser (the one named 'Internet') and it put it on the SD card

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    Default Re: Download automatically to External SD Card

    Go into the "Downloads" app and select SD Card in the menu.
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    Default Re: Download automatically to External SD Card

    Yes please...I don't know how... Thank Yoi
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    Default Re: Download automatically to External SD Card

    Quote Originally Posted by UJ95x View Post
    If your phone is rooted, there is an Xposed module that let's you download directly to the SD card. I don't know of any other workaround

    Sent from my Galaxy S4 running SlimKat 4.4.2
    I tried rooting my phone and it is really bad now.

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