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  1. wchang's Avatar
    I am new with Android phones and I wanted to install Candy Crush game into my Huawei phone that has Android 2.3 but I keep on getting a message that I do not have enough storage? I recently installed a Kingstong 16gb micro SD card and changed the setting to have apps installed on my removable SD card. Why can't I installed any new apps?
    09-25-2013 12:34 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Are you sure the setting you changed allows you to install apps on the removable SD, or the internal SD (aka Internal Storage)? Android phones generally don't let you install to the removable SD card unless you're rooted, or running an earlier version (can't remember if Gingerbread allows this).
    09-25-2013 01:11 AM
  3. wchang's Avatar
    I'm sure I selected install on to removable SD storage.

    What's the best way to install apps on the phone? The total in storage memory is so little
    09-25-2013 06:52 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    That's the big drawback of Android phones that come with little memory.

    It might be that in order to install apps to the external SD, you may have to be able to install first to Internal Storage, then move it to External SD.

    Posted via Android Central App
    09-25-2013 12:26 PM
  5. August_Yap's Avatar
    I have a same problem as above. Since the internal storage is too little, I decided to uninstall all the apps, and default the storage location to SD card, then reinstall my apps. However, I can't install the apps or even update the original apps like fb,twitter. Then, I press the default storage location to internal srorage, and try to reinstall my apps, but it still doesn't work. can you help me ?
    11-01-2013 09:29 AM
  6. Vince Earley's Avatar
    Hi,


    I have the same problems as you :-(

    Did you ever get a sensible solution.
    I would be grateful for any help or advice...many thanks

    Vince
    01-06-2014 12:47 PM
  7. Vince Earley's Avatar
    I am on Android version 4.1.1 and my Huawei Ascend 360 shows in the manual how to install an external SD card so presumbably I can use it....however Hi,


    I have the same problems as the original poster that when trying to download an app it says that I am out of memory even though I have an external sd card with 32gb of which 29.9 is still available :-(

    I would be grateful for any help or advice...many thanks

    Vince
    01-06-2014 12:52 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Unfortunately, as was partially discussed above, you're limited by your internal storage. The external SD doesn't help much for app installation. You might be able to move portions of an app to the SD, but it has to download to Internal Storage first, and if you don't have enough space there in the first place, then you won't be able to install the app at all.

    Review this guide for more info: [GUIDE] Android Storage Memory and How to Deal with Insufficient Storage Warnings

    Posted via Android Central App
    UJ95x and Vince Earley like this.
    01-06-2014 07:52 PM
  9. Bernadette Matinyarare's Avatar
    i bought a huawei y220 phone but i cant install anything
    01-10-2014 01:42 PM
  10. B. Diddy's Avatar
    i bought a huawei y220 phone but i cant install anything
    Welcome to Android Central! Can you give us a few more details? Are you trying to install apps from Google Play, or from some other app store like Amazon? If you're trying to install from a non-Google Play source, make sure you have "Unknown Sources" checked in the Settings/Security menu.

    Posted via Android Central App
    01-10-2014 01:56 PM
  11. xceeder's Avatar
    I'm sure I selected install on to removable SD storage.

    What's the best way to install apps on the phone? The total in storage memory is so little
    Not sure if this will work but it's worth a try , go in the playstore and 'try' and install clean master and then do a clean of your device....

    sent from my Nexus 7 using tapatalk pro..
    01-10-2014 02:34 PM
  12. newtothissoftware's Avatar
    i cant install apps from play store in my newly brought y220
    03-12-2014 02:03 PM
  13. B. Diddy's Avatar
    i cant install apps from play store in my newly brought y220
    Welcome to Android Central! A few more details would help. Are you logged into your Google account? Are you getting any error messages?

    Keep in mind that your phone has an extremely small amount of internal storage (512 MB, according to the specs), some of which will be taken up be the OS, so that's hardly any room to install anything before you start getting low on space. See this guide for more info: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...-warnings.html

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-12-2014 03:35 PM
  14. danilopicot's Avatar
    i bought a Huawei y220-t10 and it didnt bring playstore so i cannot dowoload any app , i try to download playstore but i dont know how, thanks
    03-20-2014 11:39 PM
  15. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! If it didn't come with Google Play, then it probably isn't certified by Google to have the Google Play Store. Not all phones or devices will be compatible with Google Play. There are a number of other 3rd party appstore that you can use, like Amazon Appstore. See this guide for more info: [GUIDE] Getting Started with Android (2014), Part II: Installing Apps, Managing Media
    03-21-2014 01:28 AM
  16. Valendo's Avatar
    I just bought a huawei ascend Y220 and I have been trying to install apps with and even without Google play but the downloads always fail with a message saying "error downloading (error498)" please help. I have tried everything. I've even ticked the box that allows me to download from unsafe sites but I can never download any apps
    03-27-2014 10:55 AM
  17. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Does this persist after rebooting? If so, you might want to consider a factory data reset.

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-27-2014 12:16 PM
  18. Valendo's Avatar
    As you suggested I did a factory data reset but the problem is still there even after switching phone off a number of times. Please help!
    03-27-2014 05:13 PM
  19. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Did your phone come with the Play Store, or did you have to install it yourself?

    Posted via Android Central App
    03-27-2014 05:24 PM
  20. Rukbat's Avatar
    A 498 failure from the phone means that you don't have enough space to download the app. This usually happens with the larger games. Try the usual tricks for gaining space - move all your media files (including ringtones, alarms, notifications) to the external SD card. Clear caches (you won't lose app data). delete your logcat file if you have one (you only need what's on it for debugging if an app starts working wrong).

    The phone has only 512MB of ROM, so you won't be running any really large games - the phone's just too small. And if your free internal space (external space is for media storage, it has nothing to do with downloading or storing apps, except for the few that can be moved to external SD) gets down to 50MB or so, you won't be able to download anything.
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    03-27-2014 10:29 PM
  21. Kanishka Kodithuwakku's Avatar
    I too had same problem my frnds .. download and install facebokk or any app from another store (mobile9) then it automatically allows to get and download apps from google play also. try it works
    10-06-2014 02:54 AM
  22. Ruby Rara Mxokozeli's Avatar
    how do you move the apps that are in internal storage to wat ever?
    10-20-2014 08:37 AM
  23. Hashleaf's Avatar
    EXACT situation as you are in.
    The internal memory has majorly screwed up, I suppose.
    My ext sd card is also 32 GB
    I have 28GB of free space, and Can't download any apps because my internal mem is too low.,.....
    So what was the point of getting a 32 gig SD card then hmm? NO REASON waste of moola
    10-20-2014 12:22 PM
  24. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! SD cards are intended primarily for media storage, not as a main app installation area. See this guide: http://forums.androidcentral.com/amb...-warnings.html
    10-20-2014 12:38 PM
  25. Mc Asfaw's Avatar
    i bought Hawaii 630 and when i try to download application it say low space and i can't install,what can i do??
    12-16-2014 03:49 AM
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