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How to download to an SD card on Android 7 Nougat

Are you having issues downloading and installing files on your SD card while running Android 7 Nougat operating system on your device? The issue has been resolved absolutely with the step-by-step guide of this article.

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No much talk, let’s go into the content..

NOTE: But before you proceed, this method involves erasing or formating all the data available on the SD card. You won’t be able to take it out on another device, unless you erase all of its data.

STEP 1: If you have agreed, insert your SD card to your phone and go to your “Android Settings” and tap on “Storage“.

STEP 2: Now, select your SD card, sometimes they may call it “External storage“.

STEP 3: At the top right corner of the screen, tap on “Storage Settings“.

STEP 4: Then, tap “Format as Internal“.

STEP 5: Now, select the storage option and tap on “NEXT“. For example, if you want apps to store cache on your SD card, select “Use as storage for both app and data” but if you want apps to be stored on the SD card, kindly select “Use as internal storage for apps only“.

STEP 6: Finally, tap on “Erase and Format“, all the data on the SD card will be erased and a confirmation message will tell you that you have successfully set your SD card for download.

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I hope is helpful? If you encounter any problem or issues while setting this up, kindly ask more questions and if it works for you, share your experience!


  1. Marveln Marveln May 5, 2018

    That’s good

  2. Mathew Mathew May 5, 2018

    I’ve done this before but apps won’t install once the phone internal storage is filled. Don’t wipe your data for this – trust me, it won’t work. I’m using Tecno wx3.

    • Prexblog Prexblog Post author | May 5, 2018

      If you have a larger internal memory storage, I think this method is recommended.

  3. JoeyMarie JoeyMarie May 6, 2018

    I have formatted sd for internal storage on multiple devices. It does work if done correctly

  4. Harun Khalid Adeiza Harun Khalid Adeiza May 8, 2018

    Hmm.. I think they should be another good way.. I don’t really buy the idea of formatting all the SD card. What if you don’t have any backup?
    Huh. Please who knows how much is for 64Gb memory card now?

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