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Tourist
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Re: Please add "Storage Selection" on Android

Sorry, I should have added that I am using a Samsung Galaxy S8 with android 8.0.0.


@lilraccoon wrote:

@robnfl2000 wrote:

@grandridge40764 wrote:
I have an Android (Samsung Galaxy S9)
Here's what I found to resolve this as desired!
Open Settings
Then (you need to click 7 times on) About Phone
That enables Developer Mode
Open Developer Mode, scroll down to the end.
Click on Force allow apps on external.
See that it is enabled with the slide to the right side!
This allowed me to do the following.
Open Settings> Apps Click on GoPro.
Click Storage, click Change, NOW it presents the option to make the storage location the SD card, which means moving the App and files to the SD!
REALLY WORKED FINE FOR ME, SO PLEASE TRY IT!
John

Voila! Yup, this worked perfectly, thanks John.


Yeah this fix doesn't work for me as my SD is only allowed to run as portable storage on my phone. The option for using the SD card as app storage isn't available and if I format it manually using ADB it doesn't work.


 

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Tourist
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Re: Please add "Storage Selection" on Android

I understand. That still means the GoPro app is BROKEN out of the box.

 

The app as it stands is basically useless. It can't be used if I can't download anything to my phone.

 

Dev team: Please add a storage option to the app itself. I see none at all! Allow SD card storage on SD cards formatted as portable storage! You allow the GoPro itself to use VFAT! Why not the phone?!?!?!?!?!

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GoPro
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Re: Please add "Storage Selection" on Android

Hello @lilraccoon. We have already brought this feedback to the Dev team. No new information at this time. We will keep you posted. 

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Sightseer
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Re: Please add "Storage Selection" on Android

I think I found a workaround if you hav GoPro Plus and WiFi

Upload the footage straight from your GoPro to the cloud. Then access your media using Chrome and forcing desktop site. From there you can download the video to your SD card as long as that's your default storage option in the Chrome Settings
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Tourist
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Re: Please add "Storage Selection" on Android

Thanks, I shouldn't have to buy Pro just to download footage to my phone and have the ability to pick which storage it goes to. MANY apps do this.

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Sightseer
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Re: Please add "Storage Selection" on Android

DJI has it, FilmicPro has it, the native camera apps have it, GoPro does not.

 

This is their way of monetizing the app.

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Tourist
Posts: 13

Re: Please add "Storage Selection" on Android

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@slavanaway wrote:

DJI has it, FilmicPro has it, the native camera apps have it, GoPro does not.

 

This is their way of monetizing the app.


#notfixed

THAT IS 1000% UNACCEPTABLE. THIS IS THE SUPPORT SOFTWARE FOR A PIECE OF HARDWARE. YOU CAN'T CHARGE TO JUST... SAVE... FILES.


How about GoPro gives me my money back for my device then?

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Tourist
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Re: Please add "Storage Selection" on Android

I'm amazed that this isn't a default option =/

 

Same problem here, using GoPro app 5.2.2

 

My internal memory is completely full, and my SD card completely empty! This makes no sense