How To: Increase Internal Memory Of Android

Do you want to increase internal memory of your Android device?. You have a MicroSD card slot, but would you like to be able to install everything and anything on your external card? Indeed, to have a microSD card of 64 GB and to be able to benefit only half, it is frustrating. Things have become much simpler with Marshmallow but it is also possible with lower versions. Here’s how to turn your external SD card into storage to increase internal memory oy your Android.

With this tutorial, the following are possible:

a. Increase internal memory on Android Lollipop

b. Increase internal memory on Android Marshmallow

c. Increase internal memory on Android Lollipop or lower

d. Increase memory on Android – Tools & Downloads

MicroSD card (the better the class of the microSD card, the better the performance). To accomplish your mission when want to increase internal memory, do this;

You need to download and install a partition manager on your android whenever you want to increase internal memory. The partition manager include;

  1. MiniTool Partition

  2. The Link2SD application.

Attention: the contents of the microSD card will be suppressed. Please make a backup of the items contained on it before starting the procedure.

How To Increase Internal Memory of Android

Below steps are essential when you want to increase internal memory of your android phone:

  1. Your smartphone must be rooted. If you don’t know how to root your phone click here
  2. You must first perform a restore to the factory settings of your smartphone (data loss), so make a backup of everything that is important beforehand. 
  3. Once the restore is complete (settings, backup and reset), turn off your smartphone.


Procedure of Increase Internal Memory on Android

  1. In MiniTool Partition, click your microSD card
  2. Click Format Partition, and then name this PRIMARY, give it as a FAT32 file system.
  3. Click on Split Partition
  4. We separate the SD card into two partitions. We have a 16 GB SD card, with about 15 GB usable. So we will enter 13 GB for a partition, which will give a little over 2GB for the other partition. If you have a 64 GB card, enter for example 61 GB.
  5. Now select the smallest newly created partition, then click Partition Format, enter here Ext2 as the file system
  6. Right-click the partition, and then in the Modify drop-down menu, click Set Partition as Primary.

Both partitions must be of “Primary” type.

  1. Click Apply on the top left of MiniTool Partition. Note that the procedure takes a few minutes. You can have a coffee.
  2. When finished, do not insert the SD card into your smartphone at this time, keep it aside
  3. Start your smartphone, but do not update any app, do not let the Play Store do it
  4. Launch the Super User application, and update the SU binary (About> SuperUser> Update)
  5. Turn off your smartphone and insert the microSD card
  6. Restart your smartphone, and without performing any other updates, install the Link2SD application (on the internal memory)
  7. Launch Link2SD
  8. A message appears asking you what is the file system of the second partition on your microSD card. Now click Ext2, and then restart
  9. Start Link2SD, and then in Settings, click Installation Location, and select Internal
  10. Also in the Link2SD settings, click Auto Link

There you go! You have just increase internal memory of your Android device. When next you install, you will see a popup notification that the install application is now link to the microSD card.

ADB on your computer

A smartphone that allows this function (Samsung, LG, Sony, Infinix, Tecno etc.)

Once you are ready and you are in the console to enter the commands, type this:

“Adb shell”

This will allow you to communicate with your smartphone.

“Sm list-disks”


You receive the name (or rather the number) of your microSD card. Mine is 179.64, but you probably have something else.

“Sm partition disk: 179.64”

This will format and partition your card. Clearly, this means that all data will be deleted, so make sure you have made a copy of what you want to keep. Do not be impatient, due to the fact that this may take a while.

You can then transfer your application data to your microSD card. Only updates and system applications will be installed on the phone’s internal memory.

One last tip: never remove your microSD card while your smartphone is on. You must turn off your Android smartphone first to avoid calamity or malfunction of the whole phone.

The article above is about how to increase internal memory of your Android smartphone. Hopefully, the article is very useful? If you find it interesting, make sure you share it with others. Do you know any other way that can be used to increase internal memory? Please, kindly share it here if there is any.



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