LG K51 move apps to SD Card & set as default storage

LG K51 comes with 32GB Internal storage space out of which almost half the space is occupied by system storage. Around 16GB is left as the free usable storage space. From today’s standard 16GB space is quite insufficient considering the huge size of games.

You can increase the media storage with an SD Card but the apps and games will still occupy the internal storage space. The solution to this problem is the adoptable storage feature. This feature is disabled on K51 and can be turned on by writing certain ADB commands.

Let’s see how to move apps to SD card on K51 and set it as the default storage space –


How to move apps to SD Card on LG K51


First of all, we need to get hold of the SD Card we are going to format as internal storage. You should get a high-speed Micro SD card for this purpose. At least a Class 10 Micro SD is preferred.

Remove the LG K51 SIM tray using the SIM ejector tool as shown above.

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LG K51 Developer Options, USB Debugging & OEM Unlock

The “developer options” on the LG K51 is useful in more ways than one. It’s a hidden menu with a huge list of useful options. To unlock the K51 Bootloader (to root the phone) we need to turn on “OEM Unlock” which is found in “developer options”.

Likewise, USB Debugging can aid in moving the apps to SD Card. Using the LG K51 adoptable storage feature we can format the SD card as internal storage and make it the default storage for apps and games.

To turn on OEM Unlock & USB Debugging we need to turn on “Developer options”. Let’s see how to do that –

How to turn on Developer Options & USB Debugging on LG K51 lmk500

Open the Settings app on your K51 and scroll down to the bottom of the page.

Select the 2nd last option i.e. “System”.

Now, tap “About Phone”.

Look for “Software Info” on the about phone page and open it.

Now, we have to tap the “Build number” 7 times to turn on the Developer options.

I’ve tapped it 7 times. It says “You are now a developer!”.

Now, go 2 steps back from the software info page.


On the “System page,” you would notice a new option at the bottom i.e. “Developer options”.

Tap “Developer Options” and accept the Warning.


At first, Let’s turn on “Enable OEM unlock” option.

As long as “OEM Unlock” remains enabled, Google’s Factory Reset Protection (FRP) is turned off.

Now, scroll down on the page and open “USB debugging”.

Hit “OK” to allow USB debugging.


Now we are ready to connect our K51 to the computer via the USB C Cable.

It shows “USB debugging connected”.

The next step is to install the LG K51 ADB Driver.

Also, learn how to move apps to SD Card on LG K51.


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LG K51 Dark mode /night mode/ black theme -how to turn on

The default theme on the LG K51 is a light one with a white background. The white light can put a strain on eyes under low light conditions. Moreover, battery life can be almost doubled when using Dark Mode.

How to enable Dark Mode on LG K51

There are 3 types of Dark Mode on LG K51. They are Night Mode, Maximum Battery Saver Mode & High Contrast Screen. Let’s check them out one by one –

1. LG K51 Night Mode / Dark Mode

lg k51 dark mode

Open the Settings app on your K51 and click “Display” as shown above.

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