Micro SD as internal space

Why can't I use the 8gb microSD card in my Nokia 8 phone as internal space?

Micro SD as internal space

user1509807047834 user1509807047834
 /  edited November 2018
Why can't I use the 8gb microSD card in my Nokia 8 phone as internal space? In other words, I cannot save directly or transfer from phone's internal memory any app to SD card ???

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  • Kurimash Kurimash
     /  edited June 2018

     Could someone from Nokia please answer? This SD-card issue on Nokia 8 is not an issue on Nokia 5. Why is it like this. There is no mention on this in the users guide.

  • Kurimash Kurimash
     /  edited June 2018

     I asked support this very question today. It is because of hardware. It is possible on e.g Nokia 5, nut not on Nokia 8. I also gave feedback on that it is wrong in the user guide. You can not move apps to SD card.


  • user1514642333688 user1514642333688
     /  edited June 2018
    I can not do it either... It is possible to unblock the bootloader in developer options however. Someone who knows what he is doing might be able to do something with the SD card there.
  • user1526497065036 user1526497065036
     /  edited June 2018
    Same issue, just wasted £30 on an SD card tat won't work as internal storage, despite Nokia user guide saying it can under 'How do I install a MicroSD card?'

    Feeling a bit aggrieved....any response Nokia?
  • user1528893535200 user1528893535200
     /  edited June 2018

     please Nokia, activated this option

  • user1528913265320 user1528913265320
     /  edited November 2018

     Just bought Nokia 8 after reading this thread I seriously wish I hadn't, spent £80+ for a 256gb sd card and all I can do is store media on it, unbelievable. Nokia Supports answer was even more unbelievable "you haven't be able to set a sd card to Internal Memory since the Nokia 3 - BECAUSE - doing so damages the phones"

     Nokia in the past were known for reliability etc, now they cannot answer a question properly, seem to be going the same way as Microsoft, ripping customers off and no care for their loyal customers. Add to all this the support page FAQS still to this date is telling you how to set the sd card to "Internal Storage"  !!!

      COME ON NOKIA, ADDRESS THIS PROBLEM AND YOUR MISREPRESENTATION OF THE NOKIA 8 & SHOW A BIT OF CARE AND SUPPORT FOR CUSTOMERS

  • user1528893535200 user1528893535200
     /  edited June 2018
    Yes, we are your loyal customer. I've still using my Nokia E71. It gaves me no trouble, that's why I decided to buy this Nokia 8. Please, address this problem.
  • mrbelter mrbelter
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    user1528913265320

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    about 13 hours ago








     Just bought Nokia 8 after reading this thread I
    seriously wish I hadn't, spent £80+ for a 256gb sd card and all I can
    do is store media on it, unbelievable.

    Yup all you can do is store media on it, however you can transfer all that media at your leisure thanks to the SD Card not being encrypted.

    Thing is even if you could set the SD Card as internal storage the phone wouldn't use it automatically until you had used up all the available of internal and much faster memory anyway.

    Just set all the apps that save to storage such as the camera, Google Maps, Play Music, Play Movies & TV etc. to use the SD Card by default and you will not be wasting the phones internal space then and you'll have around 50GB for apps presuming you bought a 64GB model.


  • user1528913265320 user1528913265320
     /  edited November 2018
    Mr Belter, the point you are missing is I bought the phone thinking I would be able to set the SD card as PER THEIR SUPPORT PAGE, FAQs. Thanks for the storage advice, I had already done that. My gripe is about the misrepresentation of the capabilities of the phone and that I would not have bought if I had known it's TRUE capabilities.
  • mrbelter mrbelter
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    In which case you have grounds to return the Nokia 8 for a full refund as you have been misled regarding a specific function which influenced your purchase decision or have you wasted that much time moaning on forums about it you are now passed the return date?


    Why anyone would need over 300GB of app storage working at a much slower pace while putting their faith in a storage solution which is nowhere near as robust as the internal storage is beyond me i must be honest.

  • user1528913265320 user1528913265320
     /  edited November 2018
    Mr Belter what you require from a phone does not have to match my requirements or visa versa. As for " moaning" on this forum, then that is my right to do so. Are you employed by Nokia or is this your normal given attitude, no need to answer as I have read your replies to others on various subjects! Thanks for the put downs but I do not think you have anything further that would be of interest to me, thank you anyway for your time.
  • mrbelter mrbelter
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    As i said you have (or had) grounds to return the phone with consumer law fully on your side, it has been your choice not to do so and you have taken to, er, hang on let me be more tactful about this express your opinions publicly as to how Nokia have mislead you with misinformation whilst taking no action to rectify the problem.


    BTW fully and whole heartily agree it is your right to have a good moan but you had the power to change things.

  • YAWNNN. 
  • I have the same issue, got the Nokia 8, purely for the fact you could have a 256gb SD card. Is there plans to sort it out in the next update? I have spent literally all day copying stuff from my PC to my card, only for them to disappear. So frustrating.
  • mrbelter mrbelter
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    There is nothing to sort out, that is how stock android is, blame Google.

  • oliver l oliver l
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    First I bought a Nokia 5 to give Android a try, now I own a 7 plus and am very happy with it.

    The 5 could add the SD card as internal encrypted memory, but you could never ever remove it without crashing the apps moved to it. And HERE WeGo e. g. was not able to save downloaded maps there.

    This is now possible with the 7 plus. So, it is ok for me that Android automatically saves all cache folders of all apps on the SD and that I can save unimportant but huge data there, e. g. GB large drone videos :-)

    For me, these restrictions are less hurting than the 16 GB of the Nokia 5.

    And I can remove the SD or it may fail without leaving my phone or at least many apps corrupted.

  • Think I have finally sussed how to use the SD Card, I have moved data to a 64 & 128gb SD card, using the default files app. Don't move or copy files directly from pc to SD card. Going to try on a 246gb SD card.
  • Same problem!!

  • mrbelter mrbelter
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    It isn't a problem, it is a feature intended for low end devices that the Nokia 8 doesn't have.

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