How to Enable Adoptable Storage on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Guide on enable adoptable storage on Samsung Galaxy S7. Adoptable storage is a new feature by Google that allow a Micro SD card and internal memory merges together. This is a neat feature but Samsung doesn’t support it, thinking that it will be better to keep both of them separate.

But, that doesn’t mean you can’t have this feature in your Samsung Galaxy S7. With a little tweak, you can merge both memories for your convenience.

Enable Adoptable Storage on Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge

Before you do anything, remember that there is always a risk on changing the setting of your device manufacture, so proceed with caution at your own risk. First thing to do is to back up every single thing in your MicroSD card, to keep you from losing any of it.

You also need your PC to work on this little tweak where you need to download Android SDK first. Android SDK allows you to use Android Debug Bridge to continue with this process.

On your phone, go to Settings > System > About device > Software info and tap on Build Number until you unlock Developer Mode. When you already unlock Developer Mode, go back to Settings > System > Developer Options and turn on USB Debugging.

Connect your device to the PC. Open command prompt and type adb shell. Next you need to find the disk ID of the MicroSD you use. Simply type sm list-disks to know the ID. Don’t forget to write it down.

This disk ID is the one that you need to set up adoptable storage on your Galaxy S7 or Galaxy S7 Edge. To do this, type sm partition disk:(ID number) private. Remember to enter your disk ID only, for example you can type sm partition disk:179:155 private.

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If you want to keep some of the data in your MicroSD card for transferring purpose and the rest of it to merge with internal memory, then you need to type sm partition disk:(ID number) mixed 50. Now you already have the adoptable storage on your Samsung Galaxy S7. Via MoDaCo

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