1. TechyVinnie13's Avatar
    Some apps I can move to the SD card but others I can't.
    My phone carrier is: Tracfone
    The phone is: Alcatel Onetouch Pixi Pulsar
    Phone Version is: 4.4.2... which I think is lolipop
    Certain google apps won't move like Google Maps.

    I am trying to Download Offline Maps for Google Maps to save data. But i don't have enough storage on my phone. That is why I am trying to move it to the SD card to save space...

    Any help is appreciated!!

    Thanks,
    Vincent- TechyVinnie13
    02-07-2016 08:05 AM
  2. David Alfredo's Avatar
    Some apps just don't offer that option, it is what it is. Regarding Google Maps, offline maps are always stored in internal storage and deleted after 30 days with no option to download them to external storage such as SD cards, you could try HERE MAPS, an alternative to Google Maps which lets you download full maps (not limited to certain areas) to your SD Card.
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    02-07-2016 09:30 AM
  3. TechyVinnie13's Avatar
    Thank you I will try Here Maps
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    02-07-2016 04:23 PM
  4. Rukbat's Avatar
    The reason some apps can't be moved is that the developer checked to see whether the app would run from the card (or used a library known to not run from the card) and found that it wouldn't, so he turned that option off. Better that than being able to move it and have it lock the phone up.
    02-07-2016 11:58 PM
  5. David Alfredo's Avatar
    The reason some apps can't be moved is that the developer checked to see whether the app would run from the card (or used a library known to not run from the card) and found that it wouldn't, so he turned that option off. Better that than being able to move it and have it lock the phone up.
    great info, also it's worth noting that most apps you can still move in older versions of Android can't be moved to SD Card when installed in Lollipop-Marshmallow devices, I believe Google started restricting SD access with KitKat. I have older phones lying around and they pretty much install apps by default to the SD Card when internal storage is running low whereas my 5.1.1 device won't even offer the option (same app).
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    02-08-2016 07:51 AM
  6. TechyVinnie13's Avatar
    okay thanks... I tried HERE maps and it didn't move to the SD card...
    Thanks for the info... Oh and BTW my phone cannot reach server when trying to update. Do you know anything about that? Should I start a new thread?

    Thanks.
    02-08-2016 10:12 AM
  7. David Alfredo's Avatar
    okay thanks... I tried HERE maps and it didn't move to the SD card...
    Thanks for the info... Oh and BTW my phone cannot reach server when trying to update. Do you know anything about that? Should I start a new thread?

    Thanks.
    Here Maps downloads maps to the SD Card, the app itself is saved in internal storage.

    what are you trying to update btw ? the maps app ? your 4.4.2 device ? (4.4.2 is KitKat, Lollipop started with 5.0)
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    02-08-2016 10:47 AM
  8. TechyVinnie13's Avatar
    My device from 4.4.2 KitKat to at least Lollipop.
    Can't Move certain apps to the SD card on a Alcatel Onetouch pixi pulsar running V.4.4.2-img_0114.jpg
    02-08-2016 10:59 AM
  9. David Alfredo's Avatar
    My device from 4.4.2 KitKat to at least Lollipop
    isn't your device a "prepaid Android" phone ? I don't think you can officially upgrade that.

    also, with a single-core CPU of 1.3 gigahertz, 4 GB of internal storage and barely half GB of RAM it's not going to perform at all on Lollipop... I don't think it's even capable to run Lollipop to be honest.

    But for 30-40 bucks it's an absolutely great device for basic communication and basic apps.
    02-08-2016 11:12 AM
  10. TechyVinnie13's Avatar
    K that is what i thought with tracfone. Thanks.
    02-08-2016 11:17 AM

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