Offline & SD storage - Android 11

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06-17-2021 03:08 AM
nmcguirk
New Contributor

Hello,

Is there a recommended approach to store maps on external (SD) storage following the recent Android 11 update Storage updates in Android 11  |  Android Developers 

Documentation suggests "using a file explorer on your computer, browse to \Android\data\com.esri.fieldmaps\files\basemaps (if the folder doesn't exist, create it)", however the Android\data is no longer accessible following the update.

Many Thanks

3 Replies
DougBrowning
MVP Frequent Contributor

Yes it is blocked by default now.

If you plug into a PC you should see it.

On the device you can use a 3rd party app File Manager app that can see it. (some listed in link below)

On some devices like a Pixel you can see it in files app if you dig through the menus.

For more info do a search its a common post  https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/j3zgmm/managing_files_in_the_androiddata_folder_on/

Hope that helps

PaulFerro2
New Contributor III

I've had luck with this mobile file manager app> https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.marc.files

 

PatrickMurphy
Occasional Contributor

Use X-plore from Google Play