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    Default Where to store apps?

    I've heard / read exact opposite thoughts:
    (1) Andoids prefer apps stored in the phones main memory and not the SD Ext Card because it takes less time for the processor / phone to locate the apps location and subsequently load it

    (2) Androids work faster and better if the internal memory is larger i.e. apps stored on the SD card.

    So which is it? Store apps on the phones internal memory...... or the ext SD card?
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    Unless you're rooted, you can't install apps onto the external SD card anyway, and even if you're rooted, I'm not sure how successful you'll be with Jellybean and above.
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    Before KitKat you could install any app that had permission to access the SD card on the SD card. With the S4 that is

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    Oh, I wasn't aware of that (I don't have Samsung devices). Would it move the entire app over, or only a portion (which is what it was like back in Gingerbread and under)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Oh, I wasn't aware of that (I don't have Samsung devices). Would it move the entire app over, or only a portion (which is what it was like back in Gingerbread and under)?
    Only a portion. 80% i think?
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    Quote Originally Posted by B. Diddy View Post
    Unless you're rooted, you can't install apps onto the external SD card anyway, and even if you're rooted, I'm not sure how successful you'll be with Jellybean and above.
    Sorry, not true Diddy. I have all but a few of my apps currently stored on my ext SD card.
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    Quote Originally Posted by benhaube View Post
    Before KitKat you could install any app that had permission to access the SD card on the SD card. With the S4 that is

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    Are you suggesting that KitKat will NOT in fact give us the option to store the app on the SD card? Verizon customers still haven't received the update.
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    Quote Originally Posted by THEPRFCT10 View Post
    Sorry, not true Diddy. I have all but a few of my apps currently stored on my ext SD card.
    Yeah, sorry, it must be a Samsung modification that I don't have experience with.
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    Default Re: Where to store apps?

    About moving apps to SD card; Samsung use to let you do that on 4.2.2.
    Let me check now that I have KitKat.

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    Default Re: Where to store apps?

    Yes! It still works!
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    Default Re: Where to store apps?

    Have in mind I have the Sprint GS4, Verizon loves acting weird.

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    Default Re: Where to store apps?

    To answer the OPs question, apps do load faster from internal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    To answer the OPs question, apps do load faster from internal.

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    Thank you. Which do you feel is better?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    To answer the OPs question, apps do load faster from internal.

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    True! 👆

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEPRFCT10 View Post
    Thank you. Which do you feel is better?
    I'll say is more about how do you feel about it.

    I'm not sure about Spencer, in my case, I rather have the option to move them into the SD card if I feel like it.

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    I can't download music onto my sd card anymore. Really a sad day. Now I take the extra step of moving after downloading onto the internal storage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by THEPRFCT10 View Post
    Thank you. Which do you feel is better?
    I typically allow apps to use the internal and I move any media files (which usually are the biggest anyway) to the external.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Golfdriver97 View Post
    I typically allow apps to use the internal and I move any media files (which usually are the biggest anyway) to the external.
    That's what I do. I just like having the option just in case I ever need to.

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