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Galaxy S3 moving Apps to external SD card Issue.....
Monday 02nd of July 2012
Does everyone know that you can NOT move your downloaded Apps from the Google Play store to your external SD card on the SG3, the only thing that can go on your external SD Card is files you download from any source "but the Google Play store", so for those that like to download lots of games and need more that 11 Gigs of space that will be available on the 16 gig SG3 model "the OS and some of the preloaded files take about 5 gigs" you have no option of moving them to the external SD card.For me on the 16GB version of the SG3 there will be 11 Gigs left for Apps and anything else, that is more than enough "for me", as I see that has caused a big uproar all over the web in regards to this issue, I say keep the Apps that you use MOST in your MY Apps Installed folder in the Google Play market, and the ones you hardly use in your ALL folder in the App market. That would be the only solution I would have for this issue till Samsung resolves this problem.
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Friday 06th of July 2012
It is good to hear that there should be plenty of room on the S3 for lots of apps. I was really starting to question my decision. Now another question. What do you do with a 64G card if you cant store apps on it. Is the external SD card only for music and pictures? What else can you do with it(outside from ROMing)?
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Thursday 09th of August 2012
Originally Posted by drewThe manufacturers (at least Samsung is with the SGS3) are getting an extra benefit of selling two models and making some pretty good cabbage on the one with more storage space. When i bought mine, I asked the Verizon rep about SD storage and she said it could hold up to a 64 GB card. I said "hmm..wonder why anyone would buy the 32 GB version". She either knew and didn't say, or didn't know about this. I'm really not sure which is worse. Had i known, i would have spent the extra for the 32 GB version. That might be my reason to root and flash CM10 (they fixed this).On finding this lack of functionality to be able to move apps to the user mounted micro-SD card, I returned mine to the supplier under the legal UK term "not fit for purpose". I too would need the 32Gb version (probabily leaving ~27Gb after the operating system, based on 11Gb being left available on the 16Gb version).
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Thursday 12th of July 2012
Originally Posted by nia07then why would we need to move apps from google play if they are on the card? sorry confusedOn the S3 apps from the market can not go to external micro Sd card.
Galaxy s3 sd card issue
Monday 15th of July 2013
Hey,So i've had my gs3 since launch, and i've also had 3 different sd cards from 3 different brands die on me. It is so annoying when i lose a ton of photos like this So my question is if the problem is with my phone and if so should i try and get a replacement. Thanks!
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Wednesday 26th of February 2014
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Wednesday 13th of August 2014
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