1. Pinkthumper's Avatar
    How do switch AP storage to SD card to from phone to SD card
    10-30-2017 11:53 AM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    It depends on the phone you're using and the Android version it's running. Mostly anything that's been released or updated in the past two years will no longer let you install apps in the SD card unless it supports adoptable storage, which not many phones do.

    On top of that, only some manufacturers still allow apps to be moved to SD card after they've been installed in the internal memory (if it's possible, you should find the option in the Application Manager on each app's Storage section). And furthermore, it's up to each developer to decide how much of the app CAN be moved, if at all (some allow only external downloads, some only game saves, some only media, some nothing at all). In any case, the app's main file will ALWAYS reside in internal memory, and when an app is updated, since installation cannot happen on SD card, it will be moved back into internal memory for the update and you have to manually move it back to SD (again, whatever portion the dev allows for the app to be moved).
    10-30-2017 01:02 PM
  3. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    SpookDroid has you pointed in the right direction.

    Apps are best left on the internal storage.

    Copy your media files (music, videos, photos, documents) to the SD card then delete them from the internal storage. (Do NOT use the "move" option.)

    For the apps that use lots of data storage (camera, maps, GPS, games, social, etc) check the settings of the individual apps. Some of them will let you pick the SD card as the data storage location while the app stays on the internal storage.
    10-30-2017 06:37 PM
  4. Zello_Police's Avatar
    What's the point of having external storage if they don't allow you to use it
    10-30-2017 06:46 PM
  5. SpookDroid's Avatar
    You are allowed to use it... just not for apps' main files or files the devs deem too important to be trusted to finicky removable storage.
    10-31-2017 11:32 AM

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