1. Android Central Question's Avatar
    If I format my memory card to be used as a portable device can I switch to use as internal storage. I know it can't go the other way that once it's used as internal storage it has to stay that way
    10-06-2020 04:17 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    You can reformat it either way, but formatting wipes the card, so if there's anything on it that you need, back it up first. And if you moved any apps to the card, move them back to the phone before reformatting the card - or you'll have to do a factory reset. (Going from internal back to portable will almost always require a factory reset, because some apps may have some parts written to the card - which you'd be wiping when you switched. [And if a part of an app is missing there's no way to recover from the situation.])
    10-06-2020 06:01 PM
  3. mustang7757's Avatar
    I'll leave a Link to register so you can communicate here as a guest account you can only post questions but can't reply

    https://forums.androidcentral.com/sh...d.php?t=409154
    10-06-2020 08:21 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! You've probably heard this before, but we generally discourage formatting SD cards as Internal Storage. Apps installed to the card will run more slowly, and SD cards are inherently less reliable than onboard storage -- so if/when the card fails, the system will crash (and you'll probably lose some important data).
    10-06-2020 08:27 PM

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