Are you running out of storage space on your Android device? One solution is to partition your SD card.
Partitioning your SD card allows you to create separate sections on the card, which can be used for different purposes. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of partitioning an SD card on Android.
Why Partition an SD Card?
An SD card is a great way to expand the storage capacity of your Android device. However, sometimes you may want to use the SD card for more than just storing files.
By partitioning your SD card, you can allocate specific sections for different purposes. For example, you can have one partition for app data and another for media files.
Before You Begin
Before we dive into the process of partitioning an SD card on Android, there are a few things you need to keep in mind:
- Backup: Partitioning an SD card will erase all existing data on it. Make sure to backup any important files before proceeding.
- Compatibility: Not all Android devices support SD card partitioning.
Check if your device is compatible before attempting the process.
- Root Access: Most methods require root access to partition an SD card. Make sure your device is rooted before proceeding.
Note: The following steps are based on the popular custom recovery tool TWRP (Team Win Recovery Project). Make sure you have TWRP installed on your device before proceeding.
Step 1: Boot into Recovery Mode
To begin, power off your Android device and then press and hold the Power button + Volume Up button simultaneously until the recovery mode screen appears.
Step 2: Mount SD Card
In the TWRP recovery menu, tap on the Mount button. Then, select the Mount SD Card option.
Step 3: Partition SD Card
Next, go back to the main menu and tap on the Wipe button. Then, swipe right to perform a factory reset.
After the factory reset is complete, go back to the main menu and tap on the Advanced button. From there, select Partition SD Card.
Step 4: Choose Partition Size and Type
In this step, you will need to decide how much space you want to allocate for each partition. TWRP allows you to create multiple partitions with different file systems such as ext2, ext3, or FAT32.
- Select the desired partition size by dragging the slider.
- Tap on Dalvik Cache:, choose a file system (ext2 or ext3), and set a size for this partition.
- Tap on Data:, choose a file system (ext2 or ext3), and set a size for this partition.
- Tap on Sys:, choose a file system (ext2 or ext3), and set a size for this partition.
- If desired, you can also create additional partitions for different purposes.
Step 5: Confirm Partitioning Process
Once you have set up your desired partition sizes and types, tap on the Create Partition button. A confirmation screen will appear.
Note: Creating partitions will erase all data on the SD card. Make sure you have backed up any important files before proceeding.
Step 6: Reboot
After the partitioning process is complete, tap on the Reboot System button to restart your Android device.
Partitioning an SD card can be a useful way to manage your storage space on Android. By allocating different sections for different purposes, you can optimize your device’s performance and organization.
However, it is important to proceed with caution as partitioning will erase all data on the SD card. Make sure to follow the steps carefully and backup any important files. Happy partitioning!