You don’t have any more space to install apps on your Android smartphone? Do you get error 498 on your screen every time? We know how annoying it is to always have to delete an application to install another or to run out of capacity or storage space just when you need to take photos and videos. To expand the internal memory of your phone, you can format your microSD card as internal storage from your device, without any special software. In this article, we explain how to use your SD card as an internal memory of your Android phone and what you need to take into account beforehand.
If you are having problems installing an application or an operating system update, or even if you have restricted use of your mobile and your screen displays Error 498, this may be due to one of the following reasons:
This process is very simple and can vary depending on your Android phone model. To start, go to Settings or Configuration and select Storage. If you can't find it on the menu, type Storage in the search panel (it may appear in the Device Care section).
Option 1: On some mobile phones, you will see your SD card in the Portable Storage section. Click on it and then select Storage Settings.
In the new window, you will see your memory card information. Select the option Format as internal and confirm by tapping Erase & Format > OK.
Option 2: On other phone models, click on the 3 little dots icon in the upper-right corner, then click on Storage Settings. Select your SD card and click Format. In the new window, click on Format memory card to confirm.
You may soon see a pop-up window that asks: «Do you want to move content to your SD card?». If you do, click on the Move Content button and wait a little.
You can also change the storage settings for your applications and your media content.
Go to Settings > Applications and choose the app you want. Then click on Storage > Change and in the Change Storage Location window, select Memory Card > OK and you're done!
Open your Android camera and select the Settings icon on the top left. Scroll down to the bottom of the menu, click on Store and checkmark the Memory Card. From this moment on, all your photos and videos will be saved on your SD card.
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