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How to increase Android phone internal storage

How to increase Android phone internal storage

The best way to increase the internal memory of Android borrow it from the SD card. Yes, it can be done, but some of these conditions must be met. And this is the only way … really.

You cannot create storage space out of nothing and add it to your device … it must come from somewhere and the only external storage space here that can save you.


  • The phone must have support for external storage.
  • Android version must be Marshmallow or above.
  • The SD card used in the process must be a high-speed Class 10 SD card.Only a fair warning: if you use with a low-speed memory card, your Android may slow down over time.


The first step of the process is to format the SD card. Make sure you have backed up your data before starting to format.


Let's see how much free space we have, go up Settings>Memory and USBDepending on your phone's specifications, here you will be able to see the free space on your device.

Go up External memoryand once inside, touch the hamburger menu in the upper right corner. A menu will appear showing two options: View and Settings.Settings.

The Settings menu contains only a handful of options. Our favorite weapon here is the call option Format SD card as internal memoryThis option will erase all data from the SD card and use the SD card as part of the internal memory.

The whole process takes about five minutes to complete, depending on the power of the phone.

Once done, you will see that the device memory shows the total of both memories.

Here, it will only take a few minutes to increase the internal memory of the phone.

Since the phone treats the SD card as part of the internal memory, an unplanned ejection can cause phone instability and cause a forced app stop.

However, not all phones have an option to change the external memory to internal memory, such as Samsung and Xiaomi devices. So for those devices that have not been blessed with this feature, don't worry, we have an ingenious trick to increase memory.


First, you will be asked to enable the USB debugging option in the developer options and installAndroid Debugging Bridge (commonly known asADB tools) also on the computer.

To enable Developer options, open the Information page in Android Settings and tap on build number 7 times until you see a notification indicating that the developer options have been activated.

After setting everything up, go to the ADB shell and run the following command.

sm list-disks

Write down the device ID from the command prompt window. So now to use the entire SD card as internal storage, use the following command (xxx, x the device ID).

sm partition disk: xxx, x private

This is all as simple as possible. Now go to your phone and you will be able to see that both memories have been unified and that your phone has a delightful internal upper memory.


So here's how possible increase phone memoryWe are not magicians and we have already said this, this trick can only be achieved if only your device supports it. So, don't despair when the "insufficient internal memory" pop-up pops up next time, now you can fix it using this simple trick.

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