1. Worlds2See's Avatar
    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
    07-14-2012 08:18 PM
  2. GooshieStarLine's Avatar
    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
    07-15-2012 03:32 AM
  3. Worlds2See's Avatar
    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.
    MsGadget13 likes this.
    07-15-2012 06:13 AM
  4. fabian_sl's Avatar
    Hi!! Did you had any luck with your question? I would like to know that too. Please share the answer if you found one!!
    04-20-2013 11:40 AM
  5. AxlMyk's Avatar
    I made a folder on the ext card, and just move whatever gets to the internal DL folder.
    04-20-2013 12:49 PM
  6. whatsitsname's Avatar
    Chrome does not give you the option to move the default download location.

    Sent from my SGH-T889 using Tapatalk 2
    04-20-2013 08:35 PM
  7. Adeeen's Avatar
    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
    04-22-2013 10:23 AM
  8. meyerweb#CB's Avatar
    With Android 4.0 and higher you can no longer install apps to the SD card, unless you root and apply a software mod.
    04-22-2013 02:04 PM
  9. bashley#AC's Avatar
    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!
    03-24-2014 12:53 PM
  10. UJ95x's Avatar
    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
    03-24-2014 01:48 PM
  11. GSDer's Avatar
    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

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    03-24-2014 10:35 PM
  12. Denenatse's Avatar
    Go into the "Downloads" app and select SD Card in the menu.
    05-28-2015 12:26 PM
  13. Angel Dentigance's Avatar
    Yes please...I don't know how... Thank Yoi
    05-14-2016 12:01 AM
  14. jsim0210's Avatar
    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.
    05-27-2016 02:23 PM
  15. SouljaOfGod's Avatar
    if you are running marshmallow this tutorial works Marshmallow, LG and Adoptable Storage – jimcofer.com
    02-12-2017 12:33 PM
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