How To Partition A Micro SD Card For Android

Are you running short of memory on your Smartphone? Would you like to know how to partition a micro SD card to have more available space in this way? Well, don’t miss this simple tutorial.

The first thing you must be is ROOT , if you are not you can go through this tutorial . Once you have the superSU permissions, you will need another requirement and that is to have a microSD of at least 2 GB.

Once you have these two previous objectives you must download 2 programs:

1.- Link2sd app

2.- Minitool Partition Wizard

Start the tutorial on «How to partition a micro SD card for Android.

What is Link2sd app for?

It is one of those useful apps for Android that will allow us to move applications in the microSD partition that we have previously created.

What is Minitool Partition Wizard ?

It is a program for Windows that is used to partition storage devices, in such a way that we will have a partition for applications and another for multimedia files.

Very important if you want to learn how to partition an sd memory, before partitioning you will have to format the content of it, with which, transfer the content to the external hard drive.

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Step 1: how to partition a micro sd card

We have two options to partition the micro SD . The first is to use a microSD card adapter and connect it to the PC as storage drives . The second is to use a USB cable to connect it to the PC as a mass storage device.

Once we have the MiniTool Partition Wizard program installed, we can begin.

We go to Minitools Partition and click where it says “Partition Wizard”.

You will see that your storage units appear, so take a good look at which unit is the microSD one.

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We click the mouse and right button on the Storage of the microSD and click where it says “Format”:

When it is formatted, right click again and press “Delete”.

Then we press the right button again and click where it says “Create”.

We create the partition in “Create As” and we call it “Primary” , in file system we put format “FAT32”

In the bar where the microSD memory comes out , we choose the space that will remain for the “Ext2” partition . In the test we had an 8 GB microSD , so you can reduce it according to preferences, we reduced it to 1 GB .

Created to “FAT32” we go to the “Ext2” partition, click on the partition that is free (Unallocated) and click the right button and once again, “Create As” and call it “Primary” , in file system we put format ” FAT32”.Then we move the bar to approximately 150 mb in “Unallocated Space After” and click OK.

We repeat the process for the last time, right click and “Create”, in “File System” we put “Linux Swap”, and in “Create As”, “Primary”. All this without moving the bar.

Once everything is correct, we click “Yes” and wait for everything to finish.

At the end of the whole process with Minitool Partition Wizard , we will have 3 storage units left.

If you are not convinced by the result, you can always format the micro SD in “FAT32”.

Step 2: Use Link2SD App

We put our micro SD back into our Mobile Phone or Tablet. We open Link2SD and give the superuser option. Within Link2SD there should be a button on the left, click on it and click where it says ‘Recreate mounting scripts’ and select the Ext3 or Ext4 file system. Once finished, it will ask us to restart.

Check that everything is on the Ext2 partition.

The last and the simplest thing is to link the Android applications. The mobile application that we want to move is searched for, we select it and click on create a link.

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