1. prich3#AC's Avatar
    So I've got app to SD installed on my phone and I know that moving some apps to the SD card will free up space on the phone and make it faster, but what I need help with is knowing which apps to send over. How should I make the distinction between keeping it on the phone or moving it to the SD card? Any help here would be greatly appreciated... thank!
    10-12-2010 03:06 PM
  2. moosc's Avatar
    What phone are u using?
    10-12-2010 03:46 PM
  3. JF's Avatar
    I moved all of my Apps that can be moved to SD card.

    I assume he is using App 2 SD

    App 2 SD (move apps to SD) - Android app on AppBrain
    10-12-2010 04:06 PM
  4. prich3#AC's Avatar
    Im have a Dinc. Does moving them to the SD card alter their function at all?
    10-12-2010 04:09 PM
  5. Brett's Avatar
    Im have a Dinc. Does moving them to the SD card alter their function at all?
    i dont think there should be a problem. the only thing you need to avoid is moving apps that have widgets to you home-screen. if you move an app to your sd card and you're using a widget from that app there could be issues with the widget itself.
    10-12-2010 07:38 PM
  6. icebike's Avatar
    So I've got app to SD installed on my phone and I know that moving some apps to the SD card will free up space on the phone and make it faster, but what I need help with is knowing which apps to send over. How should I make the distinction between keeping it on the phone or moving it to the SD card? Any help here would be greatly appreciated... thank!
    Move every app that offers the option. <-----<<<

    Don't worry about those that have widgets, they take care of themselves. Worst case is a keyboard that has some components (dictionary) installed on SD may revert to the default keyboard after each boot.

    But since I reboot at most once a month, its not a problem.
    10-12-2010 07:44 PM
  7. takeshi's Avatar
    So I've got app to SD installed on my phone and I know that moving some apps to the SD card will free up space on the phone and make it faster
    That's a flawed assumption. In certain cases, running out of space will cause slowdowns but increasing space doesn't mean you'll increase performance in all cases. The notion that more internal storage means a faster device seems to be an old habit carried over by PC users that are used to hard drives slowing down as they fill up.

    Make sure you're actually addressing the bottleneck that you're experiencing. If CPU utilization is an issue then freeing internal storage won't do a thing for you.

    Also be aware that your SD card is slower than internal memory.
    10-13-2010 08:18 AM
  8. JF's Avatar
    Im have a Dinc. Does moving them to the SD card alter their function at all?

    I also have DInc and have experienced no functionality altered and I have moved all apps that are able to be moved.
    10-13-2010 10:53 AM
  9. bclinger#IM's Avatar
    The widgets become inoperable after the application is moved to the card and the device is reset. There are some of us forced to be reboot on a daily basis, as I must do in order to insure the Bluetooth functionality works properly.

    Move every app that offers the option. <-----<<<

    Don't worry about those that have widgets, they take care of themselves. Worst case is a keyboard that has some components (dictionary) installed on SD may revert to the default keyboard after each boot.

    But since I reboot at most once a month, its not a problem.
    10-13-2010 11:26 AM
  10. kenyee's Avatar
    need to avoid is moving apps that have widgets to you home-screen.
    Ditto this...can't believe the number of stupid comments I've seen on the Market pages that are related to this...it's like people just move all the apps and ignore any warnings.

    That said, app developers who have widgets should not be enabling app2sd functionality (but of course people will then gripe that they can't move the fat app to sd :-)

    Only other thing to worry about is if you connect to your computer, the SD card will be disconnected from your phone and connected to the computer, so your apps won't work...affects anything that expects to run in the background...
    10-13-2010 11:48 AM
  11. maildroiddev's Avatar
    App Install Location | Android Developers

    Take a look at the section titled: Applications That Should NOT Install on External Storage.

    I blame Google who kept saying how awesome this is, but failed to explain that some apps can't use it and it won't solve all problems (as stated above).
    10-13-2010 11:55 AM
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