As the name suggests, Fortune 3 is the 3rd iteration in the Cricket LG Fortune series. It’s a bare basic Smartphone running on Android 10.
It comes with only 16GB of internal storage space. The System memory & pre-installed apps occupy half the storage space. Only around 7 GB is left as actual usable memory.
We can expand the Fortune 3 storage with a micro SD card, but the apps & games still install in the internal memory.
To fix this issue, we can use the Adoptable storage feature on LG Fortune 3. It allows us to format the SD card as internal storage and makes it the default storage for apps & games.
Let’s find out how to move apps to SD card on LG Fortune 3 with the help of the below video & screenshots –
How to move apps to SD card on LG Fortune 3
Before moving apps to SD card, please make sure to –
- Backup your internal storage data
- Use a high-speed memory card. At least a Class 10 Micro SD card should be used.
- Don’t remove the SD card after partitioning as internal storage. Else you would face app close errors.
First of all, let’s install the micro SD card on our LG Fortune 3.
Use a SIM ejector PIN to pull out the SIM tray as shown above.
Now, place the Micro SD card in its respective slot.
In the next step, we need to turn on USB Debugging via the Settings app.
Pull down the notification panel and select the “Settings icon” as shown above.
In Settings, Go to “System” > “Developer Options”.
On the Developer Options page, look for USB Debugging and enable it.
Hit “OK” to allow USB debugging.
Now, use a Micro USB data cable to connect your Fortune 3 to a computer.
We have connected the phone to the computer. A notification on the phone shows “USB Debugging connected”.
Now, wait for the ADB Interface driver to install. Check the installation status in the Device Manager under “Android Device”.
After the ADB driver installation, we need to download and install Minimal ADB & Fastboot Tool.
Get the setup file from the below link –
Install & launch “Minimal ADB & Fastboot”.
It opens the CMD window as shown above. We are going to use it for USB Debugging.
To check the ADB connection write the command adb devices and hit enter.
The model number of LG Fortune 3 is visible as LMK300 but it shows as unauthorized.
We need to authorize the connected PC for USB Debugging.
Please check your phone screen. There must be an “Allow USB Debugging” request on the phone.
Hit “Allow” to accept the USB Debugging request.
Now, let’s check if the PC is authorized for USB debugging or not.
Again type adb devices and click enter.
The command output has changed to LMK300 device
Now, we are ready for USB Debugging.
Write the next ADB command as adb shell sm list-disks
The output of this command in my case is disk:179,128
It can vary based on the SD card used. It can be disk:179,64 or something else. Note it down and use it in the future command line accordingly.
The next ADB command is adb shell sm list-volumes all
Write this command and hit enter.
The command line to enable adoptable storage is –
adb shell sm set-force-adoptable true
In this step, we are going to partition the SD card –
We can use the complete SD card space as internal storage or reserve some space as external.
If you want to partition the complete SD card space as internal storage, the command line would be –
adb shell sm partition disk:179,128 private
If you partition the SD card in a 60:40 ratio, where 60% space is used as internal storage, the command line would change tom –
adb shell sm partition disk:179,128 mixed 60
You can change the ratio as per your requirement.
NOTE: Use the correct disk name in the above command. The disk name in my case is disk:179,128
We need to wait for a while after writing this command. The partitioning takes some time.
After doing the partition, we are going to move the internal storage data to the SD card.
The next command line is adb shell sm list-volumes
We need to copy the UUID code from the output of this command.Its marked in the above screenshot.
The UUID in my case is 35b49de6-83c9-461a-8ed4-d514000ea199
It will be different in your case.
Using the UUID from the previous step, the next command line would be –
adb shell pm move-primary-storage 35b49de6-83c9-461a-8ed4-d514000ea199
The result of the above command is “Success”.
Now, check your Fortune 3 screen.
A notification appears on the phone – “Content transfer is done – Content moved to SD card”
Pull down the notification panel and hit the “Settings icon”.
Open “Storage” on the Settings page.
You can see there are 2 SD cards on the Storage page.
The 1st SD card is the new internal storage space. All the apps and games will install in this new SD card space.
We have successfully moved apps to the SD card on LG Fortune 3.
To revert the changes format the SD card as Portable Storage
If you don’t like the Adoptable storage feature, you can format the SD card as external storage –
Open the Storage page in the Settings app.
Now, select the 1st SD card as marked in the above screenshot.
Hit the “3 dots icon” at the top-right corner and choose “Format as portable”.
Tap “Format” to erase the SD card partition.
The whole SD card space is now available as External/Portable Storage.
How practical is the Adoptable Storage feature on Fortune 3? Please share your experience in the comment section below.