Even if you don't allow thi that is ok but please do not follow the A/B type storage for upgrading. System itself takes around 12gb data.
I now understand the underlying reasons why the available storage is cut in half, but I still wished it was otherwise. And it's ultimately the main reason why I sold my 6.1 again.
found this elsewhere
It is by design, but not by Nokias! AndroidOne uses FBE (File Based Encryption) which is at the moment not compatible with Adoptable Storage (i.e. format as internal)Its documented here :https://source.android.com/security/...ion/file-based
Android 7.0 and later supports file-based encryption (FBE). File-based encryption allows different files to be encrypted with different keys that can be unlocked independently.
This article describes how to enable file-based encryption on new devices and how system applications can be updated to take full advantage of the new Direct Boot APIs and offer users the best, most secure experience possible.
Caution: On devices running Android 7.0-8.1, file-based encryption can't be used together with adoptable storage. On devices using FBE, new storage media (such as an SD card) must be used as traditional storage.
Devices running Android 9 and higher can use adoptable storage and FBE.
i have 32gb internal storage, due to this my phone is no less than piece of garbage for me as i am unable to move any app to SD card, when contacted customer support they advised me to download video and music from torrent or some pirated app, seriously!!!! due to this they are now promoting piracy...
D-Mi, I have been using Android phones since 2010. Never have I had so many problems with a branded company. I have used Sony, Motorola, Samsung phones and also have used Chinese phones from Xaiomi, Oppo, Le. None of these phones gave me so much trouble like the Nokia 6.1 did.
All these phones had a working Camera that was usable irrespective of the quality of the photos.
Only in this Nokia 6.1, the camera app is itself a problem, right from day one. Never could I take a picture at the right moment I wanted. It hangs, it is struck most of the times. The entire OS freeze closes while using the camera.
Apps hang every now and then. Despite being an android one phone the system is too slow.
Apps load slower, stutter while scrolling. The internal storage of 32gb is not enough. They should not follow the A/B type storage for upgrading. The system itself takes around 12gb data. It should be just 6 if one partition is used.
I have also done a lot of modding (from the Motorola Linux days). There is no bootloader unlocking too to use custom ROM. This phone is definitely a bad choice. But I can't spend again on another phone. Hope the Pie fixes all these problems.
Yet people like you D-Mi, claim people with no prior knowledge are bashing on Nokia.
It will be good if people like you stop being an ardent follower and let Nokia realize what is required from them, let them know the mistakes they are doing.
There are so many posts here but No Nokia representative has replied, Can't you see from this how Nokia is?
Deaf ears towards customer claims is not going to help Nokia grow. They should answer the queries.
Being a Nokian , Yes, we (end user) understood Nokia Phone UI app and quality needs more changes as everyone is excepting including Me,...
if you are more concerned about moving app to SD card memory...you could have waited for few days/months after Nokia 6.1 ,get feedback from your friends or colleagues and then you could have bought nokia device...
I waited for 3 years ,researched ,studied as end user both UI and UX, and then switched from Nokia E71-1 o Nokia 7 Plus..
Phone brands you had used earlier except Nokia all device OS were Oxygen OS ( A Layer above Google OS).Due to security reason google stopped moving app from Phone memory to SD card from Android 5 onwards,we are at noe android 9.0,since everyone wants this feature,it was submitted to google android system and they haven't fixed this issue.
So its NOT at all NOKIA Fault,its PURELY GOOGLE...
i request you to test the features between Oxygen OS and Stock Android OS
SUGGESTION : Do Research in net before buying product and making comments
However you can buy 128gb,256gb SD card.
Again its NOT NOKIA,its CULPRIT is GOOGLE.
HappyTraveller, the problem with the camera was and is there before and after the camera update. I have a thread on the camera issues in this forum. If every other phone camera works well with SD card as the storage option and for this phone, if it works only with internal storage then it clearly is Phone's fault.
You misunderstood my point regarding custom ROM, I did not buy the phone to have a custom ROM. Like every other buyer who buys Android one hoping it will be a good option, I bought this phone. It turns out to be a sluggish phone with an unusable camera. So, I had to look for other options. And the other option of custom ROM is also a dead end because of the locked bootloader. Nokia 6.1 is not a reliable phone. It is certainly not a value for money phone at least in the region where I come from. Nokia 6.1 costs 210 US dollars for 3GB/32GB Model, Snapdragon 630. Whereas the Mi A2 costs 230 US dollars with 4GB/64GB Model with Snapdragon 660 processor! and OPPO's realme with Helio P60 Processor, 6GB/128GB model costs 190 US dollars! Despite all these, I chose to buy Nokia for its NAME, hoping it would be great. Seems like I did a big mistake.
Note: I hope the upcoming camera update v91.9.1133.80 fixes these issues.
What do you mean by all the phones except Nokia is using Oxygen OS? Only Oneplus phone users are using Oxygen OS.
My old Moto G4 had the option to use SD card as internal storage. I had a 64GB card and the internal storage was close to 80GB after I included it. It was a surprise when I could not do it on the Nokia phone. But Nokia is Android one phone whereas Moto G4 was not an android one phone. I agree it is Google's implementation regarding storage restriction.
My concern mainly is the lagging UI and poor camera app.
Having said all these, I did do my research before i bought the Nokia phone. All these reviews I guess were done on the 4GB RAM model whereas what I have is a 3GB model. Maybe the RAM management is what is causing all these troubles. I don't know. The White-iron Nokia 6.1 is definitely a beauty to hold and have. This color option is only available as 3GB/32GB model in my region, unfortunately.
I only wish the software is as good as the hardware.
Will "format SDXC card as internal storage" become an option in Android Pie (9.0)?
Google removed this feature a couple versions ago because it sucked. It never really worked correctly because of the vast number of SD cards, phones and android versions. Do not expect this feature to come back anytime soon, if ever. SD cards can still be used as storage for music, videos, books and some app data.
In response to;
"I have Android Pie and I don't see this kind of option...when I go to storage and tap on SD card it opens files from SD...no other option"
Thank you for the response. That was what I experienced also. However I already had data on the SD card. I'm curious if I did a complete backup, formatted the card and reset the phone, if it would then allow me the option on the 6.1 with Pie? I'd rather not go through all that work unless the option to "format as internal" will then be possible. I thought this was one of the issues Google fixed in Android Pie 9.0.
I can confirm as of last night, Nov 7th, that there is now a format as internal option in the Nokia 6.1 after the pie update. I did a backup of my photos from my SD card to my pc, and attempted to do a format from phone to try and mount it as internal storage, however that didn't do anything, for there were no options to do so. So I removed the SD card, and formatted it on my PC with an NTFS file format just to make my phone have to format it. And it worked! I was able to select the make internal storage setting. But there was a slight trick to it. I went into storage in settings, and saw the SD card info below the internal storage, it said Samsung card corrupt. So I clicked on it and it prompted me to setup, so I did. Then a new screen showed up and said would I like to format, I said sure, and it did, but only as traditional storage. So I had to removed the card again, format it in my PC, and remount it in my phone. I remember seeing something when that format screen popped up that was in the background. So I got back to that screen and didn't select format, but I touched out in the grey area, and voila! There it finally showed me both options. So it formatted and I migrated some data over. Everything looked fine. Then I decided to move some apps that I knew I could just delete and try again if I had to, so I chose Facebook. Moving Facebook caused it to keep crashing. I couldn't get past the blue loading splash screen. I went a head and moved it back to my internal storage and all was fine. There were some uninstall and reinstall attempts but they all failed. I will try to back up all of my data and to a full factory wipe and start fresh to see if there are any more SD card issues on my end.
Thank you @user1534537031945
I was able to redo what you did. I also installed some game on external memory and played. It worked. But I was not able to see my internal storage when I connected to PC and also in Files GO app. So I went back to just internal storage. Maybe one should reset the phone and set the combined storage and use it. It will work and we won't be needing to access internal storage.
See the screenshots for the combined storage. I have 32GB internal. 64GB external.
You have to set it up first. Your card will be wiped in the process, so make sure you’ve backed up any data you need:
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