Hei Redmi Note 8/Pro fans,
Hello and wassup everyone? I am back again, after sorting out my storage issues. My Redmi Note 8 Pro comes equipped with 6GB + 64GB storage. After almost 2 months, I am here pondering and panicking as the device keep reminding me, it's Out of storage. It seems those images captured using GCam (RAW) and further escalated by the size from more megapixel equate to bigger end result of images, which consume your storage in no time.
So, how are we going to tackle this issue? There two options to use an SD card with your device. Traditionally, SD cards were used as portable storage and the next option is as Adoptable storage. Android 6.0 introduced the ability to adopt external storage media to act like internal storage.
Let's do it!
First of all, you need to get yourself a high read/write speed MicroSD card. Next, note down the storage you currently have by going to "Settings/My device/All specs".
1. Goto device "Settings" and type "storage" on the Search settings bar. It will return the results, just click on Storage to go to Storage.
2. Click "Erase SD card".
3. Next just choose the option, as Phone storage or Portable storage. In this case, we are gonna choose "Phone storage" for adoptable storage. Click "Format SD card" to proceed.
NOTE: For some cases, if "How will you use this SD card?" is not available in your variant or version, then proceed with Step 1a….
1a. Download and launch "Activity Launcher" app, then locate "Files" and click "com.android.documentsui.LauncherActivity" field.
2a. Click on the "SanDisk SD card" from the 3 line menu, next tap the 3 dots, then choose the "Storage settings".
3a. Choose " Format as internal" and tap "Format SD card" to confirm to format.
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4a. Continue on with Step 4...
4. "Erase SD card" will begin and it should a couple of minutes.
5 Next choose, "Move content", for 64GB variant it should take about 25 minute to complete the process.
Note: During the move, Do not remove the SD card, Some apps won't work and Keep the phone charged.
6. As the Erase SD card is completed, click Done to exit.
7. After that's done be sure to Reboot your device. To confirm, the available storage, go-to My device then Storage. For my case, I use a SanDisk 128GB to yield approx of 90GB of available storage, resulting a loss of 30GB. To get an optimal result, it is advisable to do a factory reset.
Caution: When external storage media is adopted, it’s formatted and encrypted to only work with a single Android device at a time. Because the media is strongly tied to the Android device that adopted it, it can safely store both apps and private data for all users.
To sum up the tutorial, after using Redmi Note 8 Pro with adoptable storage you will feel the lag to a fraction of a second and same goes from rebooting and initialization will be slower depending on the speed of your MicroSD, all comes down to the cost of flexibility and gaining the much needed storage. That's all for now.
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