1. Brandi Nunya's Avatar
    I got a new sd card, I put it in my phone, like any other time. Went about my normal business, then notice that my phone memory wasn't getting better, so I went to investigate, and I found that the new sd card was saving, but everything was still saving on my phone, and the sdcard was only saving some things. I did change the save to sdc card setting.
    08-17-2017 01:27 PM
  2. Mooncatt's Avatar
    ...then notice that my phone memory wasn't getting better...
    To make sure we're all on the same page, are referring to RAM memory, or your storage space? An external SD card will not impact memory one bit. It can, however, reduce the internal storage usage by offloading data to it.

    Assuming you're talking about your internal storage space, most apps default to saving their files to internal storage. Many have the ability to save their files to the sd card, but it is app dependent and you have to manually change it in each app's settings. Many apps also don't give you this option.

    There may also be an option in your app manager to move some apps to the sd card. Again, this is dependent on how the app developers programmed their app. Even if you have this option, it'll only move part of the app data to the sd card. Some will always remain on internal storage, and the amount moved will vary. A third option on some phones is to reformat the sd card as affordable storage. This will treat the sd card the same as internal storage, but comes with some drawbacks (namely you can no longer use the card in other devices).

    In general, sd cards are best suited for media and other stand alone files like documents.
    Laura Knotek likes this.
    08-17-2017 03:21 PM
  3. Brandi Nunya's Avatar
    Thank you, yes I did mean phone
    08-17-2017 04:10 PM
  4. Brandi Nunya's Avatar
    Thank you, yes I did mean phone storage, sorry. I did format the sd card, I guess that's what I get for not getting a scandisc, thank you again.
    08-17-2017 04:13 PM
  5. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Thank you, yes I did mean phone storage, sorry. I did format the sd card, I guess that's what I get for not getting a scandisc, thank you again.
    None of what I mentioned above has anything to do with the brand of sd card. Brand names from reliable sources are obviously recommended to avoid being scammed, but the phone will not automatically know which files you want to save to the card. You have to tell the apps what to do if the option is there.
    08-17-2017 04:23 PM

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