1. Omalls33's Avatar
    Hello,


    After years and years of Apple, I have just got an android for the first time and wondered if anyone here could help with some basics!

    After a few days trying to set it all up how I like and have two main problems

    1. How can I move everything from phone to SD card?

    2. How do I make SD card the default storage space?

    Any other hints, tips, widgets, app ideas welcome

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    09-28-2014 07:58 AM
  2. AndroidHabit's Avatar
    Since you are most likely not rooted you will have to go to apps and click on each app and see if it says "move to sd".
    Not sure you can make the default storage sd on it without root.
    09-28-2014 04:33 PM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    1) If you mean data files, any file manager - ES File Explorer, Total Commander, etc. If you mean apps, most of them can't be. Of those that can, some can have the entire app moved, but most can have only parts of the app moved. And there's always a link left in internal storage pointing to where the app is in external storage (since the directory entry for the app points to its internal location). You don't save much space by moving apps to the SD card in Android. The idea is to buy a phone with enough internal storage for all the apps you'll need for the nexzt 2 or 3 years (or whatever your phone buying cycle is).

    2) You don't unless you either run an app like External 2 Internal (I haven't trried it, so I can't tell you how well it works, but it's free) or a ROM that uses external storage as internal storage (I've used that, back in Android 2.3 days, so I can tell you that, as long as you have a fast SD card [Class 10], that way works fine).

    You'll probably find that, in many cases, what you did in iOS can't be done in Android, or it's complicated to do. OTOH, some things you can't do in iOS either come in Android or there are simple apps to do it. (BTW, any friends who iMessage you should send you at least one iMessage specifically marked as text. From then on, any iMessage they send you will be sent as standard text messages. Android phones can't receive iMessages. Apple is "working on the problem". Also, you should have turned iMessage off on your iPhone while it was still in service. If you didn't, all the iMessages being sent to your phone are dieing in the iMessage server. Someone at a Genius Bar can reset that for you didn't do it when you should have.)
    09-28-2014 05:04 PM
  4. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Hello,


    After years and years of Apple, I have just got an android for the first time and wondered if anyone here could help with some basics!

    After a few days trying to set it all up how I like and have two main problems

    1. How can I move everything from phone to SD card?

    2. How do I make SD card the default storage space?

    Any other hints, tips, widgets, app ideas welcome

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Welcome to the forums.
    The other two posts pretty much hit your questions. The Apps to SD, can be useful, but keep in mind SD cards can fail at any time without any notice. I would highly suggest to use the SD card as storage for your pictures/videos and music.
    09-28-2014 06:39 PM

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