How To Use SD Card As Internal Storage Samsung J2 Prime, A5, J5 & More

how to use sd card as internal storage samsung

Samsung is a high configurational brand, no doubt. As a Samsung lover, I have used too many J2 primes, A5, J5 of Samsung androids. The phone doesn’t have any joint problems except transforming the S.D. card into internal storage. I felt anxious while I inserted an S.D. card on my phone and found that all my data are eating up the phone’s internal storage. Then, what to do?

Well, we do enough research to get rid of these issues, which we’re going to share with you. The below 3 methods smoothly solve the problem as you’re worried about how to use S.D. card as internal storage Samsung android.

Solution Of How To Use SD Card As Internal Storage Samsung

To use an S.D. card as internal storage, you have to apply some methods. S.D. card randomly used for making enough space to store all the android apps you need. It’s a common problem while you insert an S.D. card. You can’t find them to show on your phone screen. Or sometimes, people share their experience that all the previous documents have vanished. You can try to fix the issues.

Method-01: Set It From Inside The SD Card Settings

Samsung android has several versions, and not so all the setting options of an android are similar. You can turn all your S.D. documents into internal storage by clicking the “setting” option on some Samsung devices.

Follow these steps carefully:

Step-01: Go Directly Into Your Setting & Select Storage

Put the S.D. card on your phone and give it some time to catch all the documents on your phone. Then go to the setting option first and select the storage from the ‘Battery & Storage option’.

Step-02: Select Your SD Card And Tap The Three Dot Menu

Afterward, select the S.D. card from all the options on your phone. If you don’t find them, tap the three-dot option from the menu. Then select the settings from there.

Step-03: Select The Format As An Internal

In this third step, you have to select the format as an internal option. Then tap the erase option or backup & reset all the data from your screen. Rebooting your phone is essential; otherwise, you’re experiencing broken issues invisibility of your S.D. card’s MTP. Other people have claimed that sometimes their apps are showing errors continuously. You’re now able to see that your S.D. card is formatted as internal storage.

Method-02: Set From The System Apps

The second option only applies if the first one doesn’t work. Mostly the Samsung newer model does not have the feature of setting the S.D. card. For them, this process is effective. Please turn on your developer option to fix it as internal storage. To do this term, follow these steps one by one.

Steps-01: Find Out The About Device Option & Click The “Software Info”

On this option, first of all, click on your device to find out the “About Device” feature. Select the “software info” option.

In short of step-01: About Device > Software Info.

Steps-02: Open The Developer Mode Option On

After clicking the “software info”, you need to open up the “Developer” mode. To open the developer mode, touch the “Build Number” 7 to 8 times continuously. When it opens, you can see a popup saying developer mode is on.

Then go through the following steps.

In short of step-02: Software Info>Build Number.

Steps-03: Switch On USB Debugging Mode

After turning on the developer mode, Now it’s time to roar on the next steps. It’s essential as you’re now able to explore something new. Slowly scroll down inside the developer mode, and you’ll find the USB debugging feature. Tap it and turn the option into a blue signal. Then connect your phone with a P.C for doing the next steps.

In short of step-3: Developer option>USB Debugging Mode.

Steps-04: Backup All The Data & Connect The Device To Your P.C.

Connect the device to your computer using USB data cable. Then go to chrome. And type ‘chrome://inspect’, then type enter. It will take some time and shows the connected devices. If you can’t see your device here then refresh the browser and wait. However, if still not showing then download and install an ADB platform tools into your PC. Then try to check if the device is showing with the device ID number.

Steps-05: Open Command Option From Main Menu

Type “cmd” in the search bar from the main menu in your computer, and enter. Once the “cmd” prompts opens up navigate the “adb” to platform tools from this command prompt. Then type “adb” devices and enter it will show you the ID number that you got from the chrome browser at first. And your SD card is now adopted and set as internal storage in your device.

Method-03: Set Your SD Card By Using Root Essential App

Suppose your phone doesn’t support the previous method. Then it’s time to go for the third method. Some Samsung devices don’t support adoptable storage. Some devices require root, or some devices don’t. If you use a Galaxy A5, J5, J7, or On5, it would be better to set all the formats by root. Follow these three steps:

Steps-01: Download The App Root Essential

Download the root essentials mobile app for following the next steps. Go inside the “Google Play Store” and type “Root Essentials” in the search box.

In short, you have to do the work on these sequences : Google Play Store> Root Essentials.

Steps-02: Set All The Information To Adoptable Storage

After downloading the app select adoptable storage to set your S.D. card as “Adoptable storage”. Just touch the button “Adopt”.

In short of step-2: Adoptable storage> Adopt.

Steps-03: Flush The-Plug In & Reboot Your Device

Afterward, flush all the information by plug in your phone into a P.C. and make sure to use a custom recovery unless it won’t be workable on your phone. Then reboot your phone and re-open the “Root essentials” option for doing the task to be done. Now, select your ‘Android settings’ / ‘Device Maintenance to storage’. Select the S.D. card and re-open the ‘settings’ for setting up your ‘Migrate Data’. Check your phone now.

In short of step-03: Root essentials> Android settings / Device Maintenance to storage > Re-open the Mobile settings> Migrate Data.

Pro Tips

Make sure to keep a backup of your S.D. card. because after rooting or trying any of the methods mentioned above, your S.D. card will be formatted.


I have discussed 3 methods on how to use S.D. card as internal storage Samsung Android. But your device’s setting method relies on what model you have used or the model of the Samsung phone you have.

The above methods are pretty similar for every Samsung model. But before trying these methods on your phone, it’s essential to check your phone doesn’t have any manual problem. The results may seem to be a little buggy, but it works. Make sure to connect your P.C with your phone and visible MTB disk to command it properly.

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