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Re: Telling Difference Between Phone Storage and SD Storage
Your internal storage (at least mine does) should have a folder called Android on it. I keep all of my apps on my phone, so, it's pretty obvious which is internal storage for me.
Originally Posted by MA2GA28
I would assume the reason would be that if you need to factory reset or get a new phone, you can keep data related to the app, without having to transfer it elsewhere. I have had varying degrees of success having app data tranfer from one phone to another, but, it does work.
Originally Posted by ElaineL
If an app can be moved to the SD card, there will be a non-grayed out button for the app under Manage Apps, saying something like, "move to media area."
The only advantage (that I can think of off the top of my head) to keeping the apps internally would be a nominal decrease in load times. Apps are small and shouldn't take long to load into memory. It would only really make a difference, most likely, if you were using your desktop/laptop and trying to load a large program off a USB drive, SD card, etc. But, on a phone, it shouldn't really matter.
If you swap out multiple SD cards, you'd probably want to keep them on the phone, if not, you should be fine keeping them on the SD card.