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Will we ever be Able to put Apps on sd Card?also what's ur opinion??
Wednesday 16th of January 2013
I am running out of space on my phone to put apps. I have only about .5 of memory left on my phone. I am very unsatified that we cant use the sd Card to move apps to. I feel like l got ripped of for my memory and thinking switching phones. Yes I heard if you root your phon you CAN use the sd to store apps. IS this true?? How hard is it to do after root? Will Samsung ever update the phone so we can use the sd card??Is there something else I can do? This is getting me very frustrated very much. Wtf. Let me know what u think.............What other new phones that you can't use the sd card?? Why did Samsung do this? I mit have to drop the note2 .Did you guys know when you were buying the phone about this situation??Also what do guys have left for memory? What are your plans if you run low??Please also share your thoughts about Samsung only allowing 16gbs for apps/games which some reguire alot of memory/some over 1gb and not allowing the sd card for memory?? Sent from my Verizon Note 2.SCH-I605 using Android Central Forums .
Storing Apps on SD the Froyo Way
Saturday 22nd of May 2010
Photo: Daniel SanchoWe all rejoiced when we heard that in Froyo, Android would officially implement a way to store apps on SD card storage (commonly known as “apps2sd”). Documentation on how this will work has been published, and some of the details, while reasonable in the context of addressing real concerns, may be surprising. The most important surprise: no apps currently in the Market can be stored on the SD card without being updated.While many of us have already taken advantage of unofficial ways to use sd card space for app storage, its inclusion in the OS will encourage developers to think big, and will remove a barrier to entry for those deciding whether to buy an Android phone. Not to mention the fact that what’s been implemented is a way to store apps on any external storage, not necessarily an SD card. This could have implications as we see Android popping up on different kinds of devices. But we waited so long for an official solution because of a number of barriers: developers needed to be assured that app storage on a card that can be mounted as a m
Put apps on SD Card?
Monday 09th of August 2010
As you all know, in the new Froyo 2.2 (or Android 2.2), you can now store apps right to your SD card which i find very helpful to save space!I was wondering, not all apps can do this and the phone has a small amount of space so i was wondering what kind of apps can be put into the SD card and how to put other apps into SD card
Phone Lost All Apps on SD Card
Saturday 08th of September 2012
I have no idea what happened, but I looked down at my phone at some point today and noticed that most of the apps on my home screen where just he Android icon. I go to my app folder and it lists most apps in gray and says SD Card next to them. Including Play Store, or whatever it's called.I pulled the SD Card out, loaded it into my computer and I can still see the files, so I don't think the card's corrupted. I can't just install the apps over again though, because Android Market is also gone. The phone left me stranded as I rely on it for Google Navigation all the time... Ideas? Thanks!
New to Android...Just got my MicroSD card
Wednesday 16th of March 2011
Hey guys and gals. How does the SD card work with Android. I plan on keeping music and other media on it.Can I set the phone to store pictures and video that are taken with the camera there?How about apps, can I store them on the card, should I store them on the card?Can/should I move apps I have already installed onto the MircoSD?On a side note, should I use Doubletwist or the Moto software to transfer my music over? I know Doubletwist will copy playlists, how does the Moto software work?
Store SMS on SD card?
Monday 09th of March 2009
So, I've got this beautiful rooted G1. I recently followed tutorials to store my browser and market caches on my SD card. I was wondering if the same is possible for SMS?Before I rooted my G1, I was always struggling to keep 10MB (at least) of my internal memory free. After I rooted it and reinstalled all my apps, I had 30MB left. WHAT? I wasn't sure why this was, but as I started text messaging, I got the feeling that SMS storage could be a culprit, as my internal memory kept shrinking.I don't know how the file system on Android is, but I can only imagine that a similar process would work for storing SMS on the SD card (similar to storing your caches there). Right? :-/Any ideas?Thanks,GerardP.S: I'm posting this here because I figured developers might know how to do this or if it's possible and the "Tips and Tricks" forum's sticky says no questions. Mods, feel free to move this post if it's in the wrong forum.
Apps on SD card not showing in app drawer...but
Sunday 04th of November 2012
Here's a weird one for you. The apps on my SD card are not showing up in the APP drawer. They icons for them on my homescreen are there - kind of, it says the name of the app but shows a standard android icon. I can press it but nothing happens. If I go to the app store and search for an app I know is on my SD card, it shows it as installed and when I press the "open" button, the app runs just fine. I can see all the pics and stuff on my SD card in Gallery and save new pics. So my SD card isn't fried. Wtf?I tried rebooting my phone twice, taking out the SD card and putting it back in, etc. No change. What the heck is the problem?
How to store data on SD card
Thursday 27th of June 2013
I'm using a Blu Tank 4.5 running Android 4.1.1 Everything (apps, email, txts, etc) all file to the internal phone memory even though, on the settings page,(Settings/Storage/Phone Storage) I have highlighted the SD Card button. The SD card is recognised by the phone and reports 29.57 GB available.I want data to file to the SD card.Can someone tell me what I've missed.ThanksTre
Can't move app to SD card or take screen shot: must I root?
Thursday 13th of March 2014
I have a Samsung Galaxy Victory 4G LTE and a 16GB SD card. Mr. Hildebrand's excellent editorial makes me think--as my only association with the word "rooting" is "avocado pit"--I am one of those who ought not to try rooting my phone.However there are two things I want to do. I wonder if anyone can tell me how to do them without rooting.(1) I want to store one large app--The Simpsons Tapped Out--on my SD card. I tried installing an app I thought would allow me to move the game app--App 2 SD--but it only produced a list of apps that CAN be moved to my SD card: "TSTO" is on this list. I found in forums instructions purportedly for my phone, telling me I could move an app to the SD card by choosing the "move" button in Applications Manager. I have no such button. (I have Android version 4.1.2)So: is there any way for me to move an app to my SD card without rooting my phone? (2) I also read online that I can take a screenshot with my phone by pressing the power button and the down-volume button at the same time. This turns down my volume and then tu
'Application not found' for all apps on SD
Saturday 25th of April 2015
Hi guys, I've seen a couple other posts with similar questions but my issue seems to be just different enough that none of those solutions work so I hope you all can help me. I'm using a Sony Xperia Z3 Compact which recently updated to Android 5.0.2 and with the update Sony added support for moving apps to the SD card. I'd merrily gone ahead and moved everything I could to the SD and it was all working fine. Last night I turned off the tablet, removed the SD card, put it in my PC, added some movie files then returned the card to my tablet. When I turned on my tablet again, all my apps on SD have lost their icons (they are just just the generic grey 'can't find app' icon) and they won't launch. Other threads suggest deleting and recreating the shortcuts. I can delete the shortcuts but have no means to recreate them as the tablet is certain the app isn't installed at all. The missing apps don't appear in my last of installed apps in settings or in the play store. The only thing to suggest the apps ever were installed are the broken shortcuts and the fact that I can see their files a