External SD not recognized?

rdt595

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After the latest update my phone has trouble recognizing the sd card. Also, how do I now move apps and pics to the card?

LG NitroHD G2 G3 G4
 

BigBob51

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Had same problem. Had remove remount SD card .save your info first. To move stuff to SD card you now have to go to apps in your settings hit permissions. Will ask if you want to move or keep on phone. Then Will show info loading. Will have to do each app individually.
 

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Situation may vary for those whose phones are rooted and/or SD card partitioned but, for most people, MM won't let you move apps to the SD card unless you set the card to adopted storage (your phone will then only be as fast & responsive as the SD card allows + may crash if the SD card fails). IMHO, best to leave it as removable storage, you should still be able to move pics around using LG Airdrive (other methods are available).

You can find plenty of info on this if you search the web for something along the lines of "Marshmallow adoptable storage"
 
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Here is how to move apps to your SD card on a non-rooted MM LG G4. Note that this won't work if you have formatted your card as adoptable storage, it must be normal removable storage.

First go to the General tab in your Settings menu, scroll down and select Apps.

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Next, select the app that you want to move (note that not all apps can be moved, especially ones that came built in)

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Towards the top of this menu you see Storage and the size of the app, click on this.

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If the app can be moved (remember that not all can) you will see a Change button, click on it.

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Now you will get a pop-up to select either Internal Storage or your SD card.

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You get one final screen to confirm the move. It takes a few moments to finish after you select MOVE

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You have to do this separately for each app, which can be a chore (L presented a much better menu to do this with, I don't know why they buried this so deep in MM)

To help streamline the process I use the free/ad supported version of Apps 2 SD which will automatically discover which apps can be moved and give you a shortcut to each app's setting screen to perform the move.

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As far as moving files/pictures goes you can use the built in File Manager to do so. You can also configure the camera app to store pictures/video on the SD card from within its settings.
 

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