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Android 6.0.1 update unable to format SD card as internal memory can't move app to SD card

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Re: Android 6.0.1 update unable to format SD card as internal memory can't move app to SD card

DannyOceans77
I know how you feel. I got over it already. It's not point. Sony will not change their mind. I had some problems with my Xperia Z3 Compact and upgraded or Downgraded to a Xperia X compact. Due to my specific needs, I end up picking up another Sony. I really wanted the Huawei P9, it's​a much better phone all around, but there was too many models and can't figure out which works in the US.
With that said, I'm still not a fan of Sony not making the external memory into internal. Since the new phones now come with 32mb base memory, I have a little more storage. However it comes with Android 7, and Android 7 itself takes up 11 GB of storage. The 7 handles transferring data to external a little better. I just think the are more phones out the you can choose if you don't have a specific needs for a Sony.
Try transfer as much apps to SD and remove what you don't need. It's the only work around unless you get a new phone. Good luck
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Re: Android 6.0.1 update unable to format SD card as internal memory can't move app to SD card

Seriously my Xperia Z2 has 16GB of storage I have minimum apps that I relly need installed and I regularly run out of storage, the main reason why I upgraded to android 6.0.1 is that I wanted to use my SD card as internal memory, the system itself takes 4.4GB, and the actual available storage is 14.9 GB

There were three reasons why I have chosen this particular phone over the other leading brands.

1. Waterproofness and the fact that I can use SD card. Beware it is waterproof only for the freshwater, not salty water, forget about the explanations that it could damage the seals etc, the fact is that the salty water had got a different viscosity and conductivity, for that reason the screen may die when you submerge it in the sea.

2. Ultra HD videos recording, unfortunatelly the CPU get so hot that it stops recording, not mentioning the storage issues

3. Memory card slot - android apps are not design to run from the SD card so I would suggest to put the huge red label on each of the phones saying "warning Android 6.0.1 without support of the SD internal storage" - If I would know this earlier I would heve never buy this phone.

Finally there is a bunch of people complaining on the problems with the microphone - this problem comes and goes and there is no solution, the only settings you can modify is the "sound & notification-> accessory setting->Mic sensitivity" and "calls settings->microphone noise suppression" - there is no more annoying thing than people dropping the call because they cannot understand me. Surprisingle the quieter is your surronding the more distorred the sound gets - people say "you must be in a very loud place" or "the sound is wobbly - you sound like talking under the water". Funnily playing with these two options can temporarily fix the problem but eventually it comes back.

In summary

  • This is the phone with time/temperature limited UHD recording, waterproof but not to be submerged in the sea, with android 6.0.1 without supporting the main android 6 feature of SD card to be used as internal memory and without previous sony battery saving mode (the android saving is not as good in my opinion)
  • It has amazing sound and design
  • Some users reported microphone - possibly software - issues
  • Amazing in ear sound cancelling headphones included until the cable breaks close to the jack as it happens with most headphones
  • Full of google preinstalled apps - I personally use one or two
  • With 802.1 AC 5GHz conectivity - good as long as you dont have to force change your IP to get connected to the router

There are pros and cons but lack of this one feature pushed me away from your future smartphones customers list

Please consider giving people a choice of how their device is going to perform with or without SD card installed as internal storage - I am a practical nerd and I choose practicality - the battery life and available storage over the performance and sleek design.

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Re: Android 6.0.1 update unable to format SD card as internal memory can't move app to SD card

You go to all apps click on one then go to storage and if it says change then you can change it to SD card that's it very easy

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Re: Android 6.0.1 update unable to format SD card as internal memory can't move app to SD card

I have a samsung and that didnt help me 

 

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Re: Android 6.0.1 update unable to format SD card as internal memory can't move app to SD card

Search for videos online - there are plenty of tutorials for your mobile phone brand

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Re: Android 6.0.1 update unable to format SD card as internal memory can't move app to SD card

Well this is upsetting, I purchased a fast sd with C10, U3, V30, 4K, and A2 performance.

Surely I should at least have the option.

Or at the very least be able to transfer more than just photo, video, and music which take up very little space for me. this thing only comes with 32GB internal storage and much of that is taken up by android and other uninstallable software features. If this continues I may have to look at other phone options in the future.