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Help. 

Folks I added a 32gb sdcard and followed the Android protocols to convert that to "internal storage" and the storage field in settings shows 40gb internal storage but 7.87 used.  HOWEVER, I still cannot add apps I keep getting the message that space is low and I need to delete apps.  What gives? Please help. 

Best always, 

@Darrel3000

 

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Re: Storage expansion problem with sdcard... ZTE Maven 3

Hello @Darrel3000,


We'd be more than happy to assist you with your storage issues. Here is our support page for the ZTE Maven 3. Once you're there, you can view the system & storage portion of the page. On this section, you can click on the View & Manage data section, which will take you to steps on how to manage your storage. This should get the ball rolling for you. Please let us know if you have any further questions, or concerns!


Collin, AT&T Community Specialist


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Re: Storage expansion problem with sdcard... ZTE Maven 3


@Darrel3000 wrote:

Help. 

Folks I added a 32gb sdcard and followed the Android protocols to convert that to "internal storage" and the storage field in settings shows 40gb internal storage but 7.87 used.  HOWEVER, I still cannot add apps I keep getting the message that space is low and I need to delete apps.  What gives? Please help. 

Best always, 

@Darrel3000

 


The maven series does not support apps being loaded on the sd card.

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Re: Storage expansion problem with sdcard... ZTE Maven 3

thanks Glimmerman,

 

is there any sort of workaround?

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@Darrel3000 wrote:

thanks Glimmerman,

 

is there any sort of workaround?


Not really ZTE and its cheap phones are pretty locked down really.

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Re: Storage expansion problem with sdcard... ZTE Maven 3

HELLO aMINISTRATOR,

 

Your suggestions was good information. HOWEVER, IT does not SOLVE MY PROBLEM.

I NEED TO EXPAND MY INTERNAL STORAGE ON THIS DEVICE!

 

please hlep

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Re: Storage expansion problem with sdcard... ZTE Maven 3

Get a new phone with more than 8gb on storage.  For 29.95 what did you expect?

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Re: Storage expansion problem with sdcard... ZTE Maven 3

hey glimmerman,

Can I borrow $500 to get that NEW phone you're talking about?

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@Darrel3000 wrote:

hey glimmerman,

Can I borrow $500 to get that NEW phone you're talking about?


Yeah more like 69.95 like the cheap maven 3 your using...  https://www.att.com/cellphones/lg/phoenix-4-prepaid.html#specs

 

Phones can be had with 16gb or more for under 100 bucks

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Re: Storage expansion problem with sdcard... ZTE Maven 3

The original Maven allowed apps to be moved to the SD card. I still am using it. I also have this Maven 3 now too, but it is almost a brick.

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@CAAD76

 

Thats because the maven 1 is on lollipop aka android 5.1.  With Marshmallow aka 6.0 Google changed the file system and the OEM's and App devs seized the chance to not use sd cards for app storage. 

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Re: Storage expansion problem with sdcard... ZTE Maven 3

 A QUICK UPDATE FOLKS:

ZTE NOT allowING formatting SDcards as internal memory ON THE maven 3::

so I found a workaround, I downloaded the APK files for many apps then installed them that way and they are stored on the SDcard. all but one of those apps was downloaded from "APKPure" which i have found to be trustworthy, never had any issues with those APK files. ZERO. some of the apps I downloaded include, USPS, UPS, FEDEX, Ebay, offereup, letgo, snapchat, more.

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