I have a Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge in which I put a 400GB SanDisk micro-SD card to expand its storage space. Seems that didn't work though. The space is not available to me. And I can't really figure out why or how I can make this space available.
When I inserted the SD card, I selected that this SD card needs to be adopted as internal storage (I don't intend to take it out any time soon). And I had Android reformat it as it likes. However the storage app seems to be confused or the partitions messed up.
Bottom line, I'm not able to take more photos or transfer more music onto the phone because it's running out of storage.
Here's what the "Storage Settings" settings menu says about my disk usage:
- 367GB total used of 728GB
- Internal shared storage: 366GB used of 367GB
- Apps: 845MB
- Images: 483MB
- Videos: 0
- Audio: 19.50GB
- System: 342GB
- Other: 3.17GB
- Cached data: 112MB
- SanDisk SD Card: 0.96GB used of 361GB
- Apps: 2.71GB
- Cached data: 40.42MB
Bold is my highlight. I don't understand why System is using 342GB or why it's counting the SD card double (the phone itself comes with 32GB built-in storage). Why is it not letting me store these files on the SD card?
I have Termux installed and here's the output of the
Filesystem 1K-blocks Used Available Use% Mounted on rootfs 1680128 4560 1675568 1% / tmpfs 1816220 448 1815772 1% /dev tmpfs 1816220 0 1816220 0% /mnt /dev/block/dm-0 378585556 1006608 377562564 1% /mnt/expand/612126b2-7bab-4bf8-8a24-ebacec5b0c23 /dev/block/sda14 4233152 1095448 3121320 26% /system /dev/block/sda15 197472 188 193188 1% /cache /dev/block/sda18 25772320 25243840 512096 99% /data /data/media 25772320 25243840 512096 99% /storage/emulated
So I understand that this
/storage/emulated is the one that's full, but somehow in this
/dev/block/dm-0 there is this 377.6GB of space being unused. How can I make that space available to me? I've got ADB installed on my computer if necessary. It seems that the only thing saved on the SD card is several apps.