How to save photos directly to the micro SD card

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How to use native microSD support from Android 6.0 Marshmallow onwards

Native support for the microSD card is one of the best features that Marshmallow has brought to Android. The configuration is very simple. With this step, we will be able to install applications and directly save the photos we take with the camera.

With Marshmallow you can use the SD natively

Warning: To use a microSD card as internal memory it is highly advisable to have a class as high as possible (Class 10, UHS 1 or UHS 3). The speed of the internal memory will always be greater than the speed of the microSD card. Be careful when passing applications to the microSD card as it can slow down its execution, especially in the case of heavy applications such as games.

Format the microSD card as internal memory from Android 6.0

Insert the microSD card into the slot. Enter Settings> Storage and USB where the removable memory that we just entered will appear. Clicking on it will display the folders it contains. In the upper right part of the drop-down menu that appears when you press the three-point, choose ‘Settings’. Once inside select ‘Format as internal’.

Format the card as internal memory

Formatting will erase all data on the card, so first make a copy of the data you do not want to lose. Once finished the process will ask us if we want to directly pass the photos and some applications to the card. I recommend selecting ‘Transfer later’ and choose calmly to transfer.


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