1. RichJoker's Avatar
    Hi guys. Before I begin, I'd like to say sorry for creating yet another thread with this topic.
    I'm a newbie on the Android scene. In fact I purchased a Samsung Galaxy Grand GT-I9082 two months ago. (Yeah, I know Grand 2 came out on the beginning of this month) Well, I'd like to try most ins and outs of the Android, so I downloaded a large number of apps and games and in just 3 days, the device storage was full.I had just recently purchased a San Disk Class 10 32 GB Micro SD.

    To my surprise, it seems that I can't automatically download games from the Play Store directly to the SD Card. I tried changing the download location to the sd card by using the adb.exe from the Android SDK. However, it seems that my laptop can't detect my device when using adb.exe, my device is already in the USB Debugging Mode. Even weirder, my laptop can still detect and have access to R/W to the device.

    Is there any alternative way to download games/apps from the Play Store to SD Card directly? Without rooting, as my phone is still under warranty. Also, is there any tips from long time users for me? Especially to save the device storage.

    Thanks in advance. http://forums.androidcentral.com/ima...lies/smile.png
    04-24-2014 07:28 AM
  2. sting7k's Avatar
    Running games off SD card greatly hurts performance and is not recommended. The data transfer rate from the SD card is much slower than that of the built in flash memory. As such I believe many now do not even allow themselves to be downloaded and installed on SD cards from the Play Store.

    Put games on the flash memory and other apps on the SD card.
    04-24-2014 07:42 AM
  3. JRDroid's Avatar
    No you can't because Android removed the ability to natively run apps from the SD card several versions ago. The only reason your Galaxy Grand can move apps to the SD at all is because Samsung engineered their own way to do it. Because it is not natively supported by Android, the Play Store will not download a game (or any app) directly to the SD card.
    04-24-2014 07:43 AM
  4. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    With Samsung phones you can, well I can do it on my GS4 and on the Note 3. What you do is go to Settings -Application Manager and find the app or game you want, click on it and then click Move to SD Card.

    Hope that helps!
    04-24-2014 08:33 AM
  5. RichJoker's Avatar
    So, the app move feature was only available in Samsung phones right now? Thought that ever since Frozen Yoghurt OS, every Android phones can do that. So, was the removal of the feature started from the ICS OS update?
    Yeah, moved all of them to SD Card that way before, but don't give much boosts to the space. Thanks anyway guys for the fast response.
    04-24-2014 09:16 AM
  6. JRDroid's Avatar
    So, the app move feature was only available in Samsung phones right now? Thought that ever since Frozen Yoghurt OS, every Android phones can do that. So, was the removal of the feature started from the ICS OS update?
    Yeah, moved all of them to SD Card that way before, but don't give much boosts to the space. Thanks anyway guys for the fast response.
    All Android phones could do it at one point (I think it was FroYo). Google removed the feature and Samsung built it back into TouchWiz.
    04-24-2014 10:58 AM
  7. z33dev33l's Avatar
    The write to and from is way too much strain to justify.
    04-24-2014 11:01 AM
  8. Luana Reti's Avatar
    hi have got ur message
    05-06-2015 08:02 PM
  9. Michael Odiase's Avatar
    nice response dude . straight to the point
    08-14-2015 03:15 AM

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