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    My wife's elite has an 8gb sd card in it that is nowhere near full but I can't get any apps to move to the sd card it just gives me the option to either move to phone or move to internal memory. The in internal memory is full and I don't want to for the phone. I want to fill the sd card. Any ideas???

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    Quote Originally Posted by logan121691 View Post
    My wife's elite has an 8gb sd card in it that is nowhere near full but I can't get any apps to move to the sd card it just gives me the option to either move to phone or move to internal memory. The in internal memory is full and I don't want to for the phone. I want to fill the sd card. Any ideas???

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    Is your wife's elite running on Jelly Bean?
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    It's running stock everything I haven't rooted it or anything

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    Quote Originally Posted by logan121691 View Post
    It's running stock everything I haven't rooted it or anything

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    I mean is it android jelly Bean os

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    Default Re: Moving apps to sd card help!!!

    Quote Originally Posted by logan121691 View Post
    My wife's elite has an 8gb sd card in it that is nowhere near full but I can't get any apps to move to the sd card it just gives me the option to either move to phone or move to internal memory. The in internal memory is full and I don't want to for the phone. I want to fill the sd card. Any ideas???

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    If you are not rooted (as I am not), apps can only be stored on the "internal storage," not on the external (removable) micro SD card. The micro SD can only store music, photos, and vids. There is no option around this.

    You can move any apps that do not have to boot on phone start-up into that internal storage area. Select Menu > Settings > Manage Applications. Select the app and press "move to internal memory." The gauge strip at the bottom of the Manage Application screen shows how much internal memory has been used and how much is left. Under the Internal Memory listing of loaded apps (top of screen, third selection from left), the check-marks indicate apps stored in internal memory that can be moved to the phone memory to boot on start-up. Any unchecked apps are the ones you want or need to start at phone start-up, the checked ones do not need to run on start-up. Some apps do not give you the option of moving them to the internal storage because they must run at phone start-up.

    If you cannot gain extra space by deleting and/or moving apps between the internal and phone storage, you may have to root the phone. Other forum members can answer what you can do, if anything, after root. I do not recommend rooting unless you know what you are doing.

    I hope this helps answer your question and good luck.
    Last edited by fastobe; 07-14-2013 at 07:53 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tastycaramel View Post
    I mean is it android jelly Bean os

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    Thank you so much this is so helpful! I have had the same problem and I was very confused about what to do. I don't want to root my phone if it isn't necessary, but if that is what it takes to get the phone to use the expandable memory, then that is what I may need to do. Super helpful.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Savannah Muire View Post
    Thank you so much this is so helpful! I have had the same problem and I was very confused about what to do. I don't want to root my phone if it isn't necessary, but if that is what it takes to get the phone to use the expandable memory, then that is what I may need to do. Super helpful.
    In addition to my post above, you may be able to free up some space by de-fragmenting the phone's internal memory and the SD card, like you would with your computer. This can be done by connecting the phone to your PC and de-fragmenting the phone's memory as you would the computer hard drive, or an external hard drive.

    Post if you need instructions on how to de-fragment the phone's memory. I hope this helps.
    Last edited by fastobe; 02-13-2014 at 03:46 AM.
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    I know is an old post but I would appreciate instructions on how to defrag thru PC. I just got this phone and will mostly use only for phone, text, and pictures. However id like to enable to download some apps and not worry about not having room. I love this phone just not liking the lack of storage.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tiredmomof5 View Post
    I know is an old post but I would appreciate instructions on how to defrag thru PC. I just got this phone and will mostly use only for phone, text, and pictures. However id like to enable to download some apps and not worry about not having room. I love this phone just not liking the lack of storage.
    It's a bad idea to try to defrag Android because it is a whole different operating system very different from Windows. I'm sure there's a lot of material on AC, but here are some tips instead of wrecking the phone by doing a Windows type of defrag.



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