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    Default Help! How do you move apps to a sd card?

    I have an sd app. Shows me the apps that can move. I move them. Then it takes me to an app info screen. Then nothing happens. What am I missing?

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    Default Re: Help! How do you move apps to a sd card?

    I believe the card is mounted. I see it in the storage settings. Help!

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    Default Re: Help! How do you move apps to a sd card?

    Hmmmm. According to the other 500 or so threads, this functionality is now not possible.

    To summarize, Android/Google has remapped the SD Card as ExtSDCard now causing these App2SD apps to fail.
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    Default Re: Help! How do you move apps to a sd card?

    Quote Originally Posted by MobileMadness002 View Post
    Hmmmm. According to the other 500 or so threads, this functionality is now not possible.

    To summarize, Android/Google has remapped the SD Card as ExtSDCard now causing these App2SD apps to fail.
    I appreciate your answer but I do not understand what you mean. Why would they have and sd slot and not be able to use it?

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    Default Re: Help! How do you move apps to a sd card?

    You can use the sd slot for things other than apps, obviously
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    Default Re: Help! How do you move apps to a sd card?

    Well, according to other numerous threads, the SD card is most useful for Media. At least is Googles eyes. Maybe some people do have 100's apps installed on their devices, I don't, so I don't really need to use the card for anything more than media and application DATA backup. That being said, there are some threads describing how to remap or relink of the storage areas to main memory.
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    Default Re: Help! How do you move apps to a sd card?

    Ok i think I am getting it. So apps cant go on the card but music, media, and backups can.?

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    I think it is ridiculous that you can't use the SD card for the apps, I have used Co-pilot - a sat nav app for a year now on my Galaxy S2 and now I have a new phone I can't use it because the 3gb I need is not available on the internal memory, rendering the app useless..!! ~What was Android thinking..?? I have a perfectly good brand new Sandisk 32gb external SD card which is pointless now as I am never going to take that many pictures ever..!! If I had known this before I would have probably looked at a Windows phone. If you can let me know how I can complain directly to Android I would be most grateful. Thanks.
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    Default Re: Help! How do you move apps to a sd card?

    Return the phone. You have 14 days.
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    Default Re: Help! How do you move apps to a sd card?

    Application developers need to accommodate the different locations for data files.
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    There appears to be a somewhat new app in Play Store. Mounts2SD that may accomplish what your wanting. I tried reading the description then I followed the link to XDA for more clarification. Now I am lost even more than before. Please check this to see if it makes your list. It requires ROOT.
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    Default Re: Help! How do you move apps to a sd card?

    Quote Originally Posted by MobileMadness002 View Post
    To summarize, Android/Google has remapped the SD Card as ExtSDCard now causing these App2SD apps to fail.

    To be accurate, it's a Motorola / Droid issue.

    I didn't have this problem when I had a HTC device.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveyMC View Post
    If you can let me know how I can complain directly to Android I would be most grateful. Thanks.
    Complain to Motorola.
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    Default Re: Help! How do you move apps to a sd card?

    Its jelly bean update thing...before the stupid update I could transfer apps since update I can't anymore... I roller my phone back..stupid jelly bean...
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    Default Re: Help! How do you move apps to a sd card?

    I suspect the limitation is a JB issue vs. a Motorola issue. My wife's (Asus) and daughter's (Samsung) tablets won't allow you to move apps to the SD card either. I believe this is a way to make people buy phones/tablets with larger internal storage capacity. If you could move apps to the SD card, you would be more likely to purchase a lower priced model with less storage because you could always just buy a $20 SD card and have more storage rather than fork over an extra $100 for a model with larger storage.
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    Default Re: Help! How do you move apps to a sd card?

    Press and hold the app that you would like to move to the sD card.

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