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    Default Apps to SD in ICS?

    Hello everyone! I've been asking this question in other forums that have received the ICS update, but I can't seem to get a straight answer. In the Rezound forum, I had one person tell me they could move the apps to their sd, while another person contradicted them and said they couldn't move any of their apps to their sd card.

    Sooooo......

    For those of you that have ICS on your Vivid: are you able to move your apps to your sd card? Thanks in advance to everyone for helping me clear this up! I promise a "Thanks" and a "Like" for those of you who can enlighten me.
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    Default Re: Apps to SD in ICS?

    hope this helps...In Gingerbread in the apps settings it use to be called "Save app to SD card". In ICS it is now called "move to phone storage" meaning the 8gbs built into the phone. that 8gigs acts as an ad card for apps and media, ect. to be saved on. so in my response yes, apps can be saved onto your sd card. again, hope this helps.
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    Thanks for the response. So, if I move apps to "phone storage", that's different than moving them onto my 32 GB external SD card, right?

    The reason I'm so curious about this is because my Thunderbolt is due to get ICS sometime this year. I have a ton of apps and music on my phone, most of which I have moved to my SD card (about 10 GB's worth). I'm concerned that ICS would eliminate my ability to continue to save more apps/music to the card, leaving me with only the 2 GB's remaining in my internal storage. I haven't rooted yet, but I if I'm no longer able to utilize my sd card, I would have to do it to avoid getting the OTA.

    Okay, one last question: With ICS, is your phone still able to access apps that were previously stored on your SD card?

    Thanks again!
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    Default Re: Apps to SD in ICS?

    Now that i think about it, i'm wondering this myself. What you could do (but i'm not sure) is mount your internal storage and your sd card on your computer and drag the apps you saved on your internal storage to your 32gig card. But, what i do not know is if your phone will recognize.

    for your other question, yes your phone should be able to still access your previous apps. But i recommend that when you install the OTA you factory reset. All your apps you have saved/ loaded on your device is backed up with you gmail account (you may know this). When you factory reset, mount your internal storage and delete your app storage because it dosen't get deleted during the wipe, so your apps will cake up on your card and take up a lot of gigs.

    Hopw this helps you in your questioning!
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    Thanks. It's all making sense now.
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    Hey guys, I'm running Ice Cream Sandwich (ICSSGS on my Samsung Captive) the best solution I have found for using my 32 GB microSD card as real app storage space is to use an app called Link2SD. It creates a symbolic link to your SD card which is the best solution. Look it up on the Market/Play. Hope this helps!
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