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

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DougBrowning
MVP Notable 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

by Anonymous User
Not applicable

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

VickyS
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Occasional Contributor

Good afternoon

Did you get any further with this? I previously tested pushing out tpk files using our MDM software with success but they no longer work on Android 11 devices as I can't write to the data\com.esri.fieldmaps\files\basemaps folder.

@JeffShaner  Will a future FieldMaps update included the ability to define the storage location? Is there a recommended approach to dealing with this as @nmcguirk asked?

I envisage problems getting data off devices that fail to sync as well. We rely on our MDM system to remotely copy the files and manually load them at the moment and I don't think this will work going forwards.

Thank you