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    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 10th Oct 16, 6:45 PM
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    Moto G4 - photos internal to sd card?
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    • 10th Oct 16, 6:45 PM
    Moto G4 - photos internal to sd card? 10th Oct 16 at 6:45 PM
    New phone and help needed…

    I have photos stored on Moto G4 internal memory and wish to move them to SD card. When I click on internal memory, it doesn’t give me ‘change’ option on ‘photos’.

    I have moved other apps to sd card but not photos?

    How can I move the photos to sd?

    Thanks
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    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 10th Oct 16, 6:52 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 6:52 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 6:52 PM
    Read through the user manual....
    HERE...
    You may find it helpful (or not). Look in the Connect & Transfer section.....
    Last edited by RumRat; 10-10-2016 at 7:02 PM.
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    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 10th Oct 16, 8:03 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 8:03 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 8:03 PM
    Read through the user manual....
    HERE...
    You may find it helpful (or not). Look in the Connect & Transfer section.....
    Originally posted by RumRat
    Thank you very much, it will definitely help

    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 10th Oct 16, 9:48 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 9:48 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 9:48 PM
    I am back!

    My SD card is formatted as Internal. Tried Portable but confused. How can I transfer my photos to SD card and Apps I download.

    Basically, default setting as SD card.

    Step by step please.

    Thanks
    • SuperAllyB
    • By SuperAllyB 10th Oct 16, 11:38 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 11:38 PM
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    • 10th Oct 16, 11:38 PM
    I have a 3rd generation Moto G and wish I hadn't wasted money on an SD card.

    Formatted as internal originally and it only shifted 2 out of 58 apps and had the same bother as OP trying to shift photos.

    Then reformatted as portable ad managed to shift photos (can't remember how sorry) but couldn't access them from computer via USB cable.

    Took card out, and now store photos on Google Drive.
    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 11th Oct 16, 1:01 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:01 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:01 PM
    I have a 3rd generation Moto G and wish I hadn't wasted money on an SD card.

    Formatted as internal originally and it only shifted 2 out of 58 apps and had the same bother as OP trying to shift photos.

    Then reformatted as portable ad managed to shift photos (can't remember how sorry) but couldn't access them from computer via USB cable.

    Took card out, and now store photos on Google Drive.
    Originally posted by SuperAllyB
    Thanks - I am just thinking after the internal storage is used, would it start using the sd card (formatted as internal)?
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 11th Oct 16, 1:34 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:34 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 1:34 PM
    Good idea to upload all your pics to 'google Photos' no limits

    No need to keep them on device
    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 11th Oct 16, 2:37 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 2:37 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 2:37 PM
    Good idea to upload all your pics to 'google Photos' no limits

    No need to keep them on device
    Originally posted by ballyblack
    Thanks - I have photos in 'Google Photos', so I can delete them from 'Internal Storage' from phone?

    New phone, please step by step instructions...
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 11th Oct 16, 3:04 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 3:04 PM
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    • 11th Oct 16, 3:04 PM
    Make sure you are on wifi

    Go into Google Photos App
    Touch 3 bars top left (settings menu)
    Touch 'free up device storage'


    all photos should now be uploaded

    Job done
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 11th Oct 16, 3:08 PM
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    Yes, if you delete them from the phone they remain stored in Google photos.

    Clear space on your Android device

    With back up & sync turned on, you can delete local copies from your device but keep cloud copies saved in your Google Photos library.
    1. Make sure your photos and videos have been backed up. (Items that are not backed up will have this icon .)
    2. Open the Google Photos app .
    3. At the top left, tap Menu , then Settings.
    4. Tap FREE UP SPACE and follow the instructions.
    To access your backed-up photos and videos, including ones you deleted locally from your device, go to the Photos section of the Google Photos app.

    (Taken from HERE)
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    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 11th Oct 16, 6:04 PM
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    Thank you, getting use to 'google photos'

    Any answer to #6?
    • HoofeHearted
    • By HoofeHearted 11th Oct 16, 7:45 PM
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    Have a look at this.
    http://www.androidbeat.com/2016/05/how-to-move-apps-to-sd-card-moto-g4-plus/

    Works for Apps and Photos.
    • RumRat
    • By RumRat 11th Oct 16, 7:52 PM
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    Thank you, getting use to 'google photos'

    Any answer to #6?
    Originally posted by tazwhoever
    Not sure, I have an S6 so no SD card.
    Personally, I would have kept the SD card as 'Portable' and just changed the location of photo saves in the camera app settings. However, I don't tend to fill up my phone with apps so have plenty of space anyway.
    As you are using Google Photos you can just view them via the Google photos app and not store any on your phone if you want to save space.
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    • tazwhoever
    • By tazwhoever 11th Oct 16, 8:21 PM
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    Originally posted by HoofeHearted
    Did that few days ago, only about 3 apps were installed on sd card. Rest stayed on internal storage without 'change' option.

    Maybe there is an app which allows this to happen...

    Thanks
    Last edited by tazwhoever; 11-10-2016 at 8:24 PM.
    • HoofeHearted
    • By HoofeHearted 12th Oct 16, 9:51 AM
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    Did that few days ago, only about 3 apps were installed on sd card. Rest stayed on internal storage without 'change' option.

    Maybe there is an app which allows this to happen...

    Thanks
    Originally posted by tazwhoever
    If you follow the instructions your SD card should now be part of internal storage.
    Last edited by HoofeHearted; 12-10-2016 at 10:06 AM.
    • ballyblack
    • By ballyblack 12th Oct 16, 10:02 AM
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    If you follow the instructions your SD card should now part of internal storage
    Yes that is true

    But my experience is that that many apps will not work on a SD Card, has to be Internal storage

    I used an App to Sd card manager to identify the movable ones!

    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.a0soft.gphone.app2sd


    .
    Last edited by ballyblack; 12-10-2016 at 10:13 AM.
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