1. AC Question's Avatar
    Trying to move some of my bigger game apps to the sd card to free up space on the new s7. I have a samsung 120 gb card. It says the app is transferred to the card and that the whole thing is in external storage, but the vast majority of the MB usage of the app still remains on the internal card... so when I transferred, basically it freed up little to zero space... I seem to remember being able to transfer the whole app and all (or at least most) of it's data in the past... what's the use of transferring apps if it doesn't free up space? Please help!
    03-23-2016 10:50 AM
  2. VW Maverick's Avatar
    Moving to GS7 area.
    03-23-2016 10:53 AM
  3. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    Apps are not designed to run from extSD Card. When they are compiled internal storage is generally specified. Using the "move to ext SD card" moves very little, as you have experienced. The main purpose for external cards is to store media unless used as adoptive storage under MM which Samsung doesn't support.
    Rukbat likes this.
    03-23-2016 11:08 AM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    There's a way around it - possibly (I don't have an S7, so I haven't tried it) - External 2 Internal SD (Root). You lose your internal storage, but you get the entire card as "internal storage". (Basically, you can only run apps from sd0 [Android's equivalent of the C drive]. So you have to mount the external card as internal storage.)
    anon(632115) likes this.
    03-23-2016 11:42 AM

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