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Can I unmount an SD card on an android phone after adopting it as internal storage

flee 1,938 623 July 22, 2016 at 10:57 AM
Not sure if "unmount" is the correct term. I have a Moto X Pure with 16gb and a 32gb sdcard. I want the 32gb sd card to be treated as internal storage so I can store apps on it because I am getting error messages that my storage is full. In reading on how to do it says the card will become encrypted and won't be able to be used with a card reader etc. Not a problem as I plan to keep it as internal storage for over a year as I use this phone. When I no longer need this phone will I be able to undo the adopting of the card and erase everything on it and then use it again in another phone some day or is the sd card basically trash after I no longer need the phone?

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Quote from flee View Post :
Not sure if "unmount" is the correct term. I have a Moto X Pure with 16gb and a 32gb sdcard. I want the 32gb sd card to be treated as internal storage so I can store apps on it because I am getting error messages that my storage is full. In reading on how to do it says the card will become encrypted and won't be able to be used with a card reader etc. Not a problem as I plan to keep it as internal storage for over a year as I use this phone. When I no longer need this phone will I be able to undo the adopting of the card and erase everything on it and then use it again in another phone some day or is the sd card basically trash after I no longer need the phone?
Formatting the card should undo any encryption that was done and allow you to use it with other devices. I think they mean you just can't take it out put it in a card reader and drop files to it etc like you could before.
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Quote from xxxHolic View Post :
Don't use SD card as a internal storage for $300+ phone. Not worth it.
Not the question he asked
but I'll bite. Why not?
until they allow the atom drives to be added he's kinda stuck with no option.
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Formatting the card should undo any encryption that was done and allow you to use it with other devices. I think they mean you just can't take it out put it in a card reader and drop files to it etc like you could before.
and a thumbs up. i think formatting the card before removing it basically removes all restrictions on it.
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