The problem of Android Marshamallow and your MicroSD card

Android Marshmallow is here, and many users are already getting notifications to update. We’ve received lots of complaints from users after updating – mostly Infinix Hot 2 users, and the main problem has been the micro SD card. You see, Google introduced a new feature on Android 6.0 called “Adoptable Storage”. This is the chief cause of the problems you’ve been experiencing. So I’ll break it down subsequently.

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Android Marshmallow was designed to work with only one storage location. This means you can only choose either the internal storage or your Micro SD card. When you pick your SD card as internal storage, the SD card becomes the “new” internal storage.

All your app data and game data will work after you format your SD card as internal storage. One catch though, your SD card won’t be as fast, or reliable as the internal memory.

In Conclusion:

  • This way, your SD card is much more secure.
  • Internal storage isn’t usable for music, photos, and videos.
  • Your SD card won’t work on other devices until reformatted.
  • SD cards are always slower than internal memory when used as primary storage.
  • If your SD card ever corrupts (after using it as internal storage), it won’t be pretty.

Finally, if you have lots of internal storage (more than 8 GB), then it’s best to use it as internal storage. However, if you have 8 GB or less of internal storage, adopting an SD card is a better option for easily expanding the storage size of your phone.

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