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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

eSbek

I undid mine. I found it more troublesome when my computer can't read the drive as well. I need it to transfer data back and forth. I'll stick with it as an external storage for now. hopefully Sony will change their mind in the next update. thanks for the info though.

 

 

 

 

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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 agree, the SD Card can't work as a mass storage anymore on Sony devices, but I'm used to that as I didn't even had this option before MM on my Nvidia Shield Tablet/HTC One M9. Seems it's an extra feature made by Sony after it was removed by google after Honeycomb (if I'm not mistaken with the release).

Anyway I use FTP (fileszilla apk) + wifi connection, or ADB push that seems to be the fastest way to copy over the USB cable (command example: adb push "E:\my folder\0PJAIMG.zip" /sdcard/0PJAIMG.zip
to copy whole folder use: adb push "E:\folder_name" /sdcard/folder_name).

 

here is another user feedback:
http://forum.xda-developers.com/showpost.php?p=66481944&postcount=14

 
 
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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

The Storage option (to move the app and data to the SD Card) has disappeared after the 6.0.1 upgrade.

How do I now move a newly installed app and data to my 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

the option to transfer the app to sd card also depends on the developer of the app. you can observe this by going to your installed apps. settings>apps>storage used. you will observe that some app have this option , others have not.


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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

Hi so I have a similar problem. I get how you use the sd cards is slightly different. My problem is everytime I go to format the SD card it starts and stops at 20% and I cannot use the SD card on my Xperia X performance.

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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

Sony!!!! Please let us, your customers decide what we want to do with the SD card. You render the Z3C useless with only 16gb internal memory. We need the SD card for apps. It is bad enough that camera is less useable that my 5 year old Nokia.

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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

Here are some things that work,
get a new sd card, the sony xperia will format it.
After that some app will have the possibility to change from internal to external (sd card)
- found that facebook can be move to external storage, that means some some part

If problem with app running after 6.0.1
- Try to uninstall and install

I had problem with tomtom go, which uses sd for maps, cannot work with old sd card, also do not try to format it under version 6
= solution here are new sd card (i used 32 gb (fast 90r/w) seen that other thad problem with large sd card)
- Reinstall tomtom go
- Choosing map,
> afterward control in setting storage, maps placed in sd.
Talent
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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

Yes you can move some apps to the SD card. Most are not movable, it requires local storage.

The SD card does not have to be new. A format would be best but not required. However the SD card must have lest then 32G of available space. Any more the 32G available space, there is an error moving the app. The app will require movement again once it's updated.

Facebook, I had a glitch when the app was stored in SD, forgot what that glitch was. Had to revert back to local storage.
Learner
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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

Hi, I have a question, how to reverse this process, becouse i make this on dev android 7.0, but after that i backup my soft again to 6.0.1 and now my phone cant find sd after that even my pc can`t see that sd card only when i open administrative instruments on pc i can see that sd card but i can`t format it.

Talent
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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

Dimitrian

i have no idea in regards to Android 7 Development Edition. the Sony Android 6 does not allow mounting SD as internal. However, I believe the process is within setting, storage. From what you have mentioned, you might need to have a low level format of the SD card.

 

i think you can find some information on how to do a low level format on the SD card from the internet. You might want to call support as well.