1. AC Question's Avatar
    All of the apps on my SD card will turn grey/transparent randomly, then stay that way, and say they are uninstalled so I cannot use them. This is in both the home screen and the apps tray. I have tried restarting my phone which did not work, so I deleted all of the apps and reinstalled them but they are now in my normal memory, which is filling up quick and I would like to have them in my SD card if this wasn't a recurring problem. Does anyone know how to fix this?
    01-07-2017 09:57 AM
  2. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums. What device do you have? How old is your SD card?
    01-07-2017 09:59 AM
  3. lweickert8's Avatar
    I have a galaxy s7 (about 3-4 months old) and the SD card is a couple weeks old, at most
    01-07-2017 10:01 AM
  4. lweickert8's Avatar
    I am the author of the thread, btw, I just created my account
    01-07-2017 10:03 AM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    I would try to reformat the card in the phone. See if that helps.
    01-07-2017 04:15 PM
  6. anon(632115)'s Avatar
    If you are using the sd card as external storage, this happens when apps are moved to the SD card. Is this your situation?
    01-07-2017 05:44 PM
  7. lweickert8's Avatar
    It does say "external storage" but isn't that what an SD card is for? I'm sorry, I'm new to android and expandable storage, so i don't know a lot about this stuff. I assumed that external storage was just another word for the SD card basically.
    01-07-2017 10:57 PM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! When you move an app to SD, you're only moving a portion of the app there -- a good part of it remains on Internal Storage. If the card is glitchy, or if the SD slot is defective (e.g., if the card intermittently unmounts and remounts), that might "break" the link between the app on Internal Storage and the portion that's saved on the SD. You might want to try a different SD card.
    01-07-2017 11:11 PM
  9. lweickert8's Avatar
    Thank you so much! That's a big help. Is there an SD card that people use a lot that definitely works? The one I am using currently is the PNY Elite 128GB microsdxc card. (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...cUvbUpU5635366)
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    01-07-2017 11:22 PM
  10. lweickert8's Avatar
    Thank you! I will try a new SD card.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    01-08-2017 11:30 PM

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