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  1. gathome's Avatar
    Seriously, seriously considering returning this phone. Can't waste my upgrade on a phone that keeps messing with my apps.
    09-17-2011 12:55 PM
  2. choop's Avatar
    Just tested this. Moved a few apps to "media", restarted phone, and all is working fine. What's the problem?
    09-17-2011 01:58 PM
  3. SonicJoe's Avatar
    Totally agree with PaulDroidR2D2! Thanks to this forum, I learned why my apps were disappearing after powering off my phone, therefore, I no longer move apps to sd card but this morning, about 10 apps that were NOT on the sd card are sitting on my phone "loading" and draining my battery at record speed and other have disappeared completely! The "loading" apps do not appear in my app list, I can't uninstall them, can't even be sure what they are! I am NOT happy and I'm considering returning this phone. Any insight on this new found issue/BUG would be greatly appreciated as the Verizon tech I spoke with was not even aware of the sd card problem. I've spend probably 30 hours in the past four days trying to get this phone to run properly and keep the apps I use and I'm about to give up and return it! AND I'm getting crap from the iPhone users around me saying, "Buy a REAL phone!" UGH!!! Thanks, much!
    I see you posted this in several threads, so why don't we break this down since your post sounds really confusing.

    If you don't know what the 10 apps are, than how do you know they are draining your battery? Do they show in the battery usage app? If so, what are their names? No one can help you with the little information you have provided.

    Secondly, you mention other apps have disappeared that were not installed on th sd card. Care to elaborate on what the names of those apps are?

    Third, are you rooted? If you are, have you installed any utilities for root users?

    Your issues sound unique to you. I have a bionic and follow several android message boards, and you are the only person I've heard describing anything like this. It leads me to believe its something you did, or something you've installed, that's causing your issues.
    09-17-2011 02:32 PM
  4. WallaceD's Avatar
    Just got the Bionic yesterday, and I love it.

    I experienced the "vanishing" apps problem, but there's an easy fix.

    We already know to not manually move apps to the SD card. Well, the other factor is apps doing this without user intervention.

    Here's the fix: simply review apps in the "Manage applications" setting after install. I have found that some apps (seemingly at random) will install all or part of their data to the SD card. These apps are the ones that will vanish. Simply move the app back to the phone after install, and there should be no more problems.

    I've tested this on several Market and Amazon Appstore apps, and they all seem to work fine now.

    Hope this helps.
    09-17-2011 03:25 PM
  5. potermac's Avatar
    Is it just certain apps that have problems getting moved? I still have 9 apps that I moved to media and am not having any problems with those apps disappearing.
    09-17-2011 03:47 PM
  6. pauldroidr2d2's Avatar
    Is it just certain apps that have problems getting moved? I still have 9 apps that I moved to media and am not having any problems with those apps disappearing.
    Have you turned the phone off and then back on?
    09-17-2011 05:23 PM
  7. Johnly's Avatar
    I have never used apps to SD. Never needed that much storage on Motors. I think some time and root will yield apps to SD (pointless.)
    09-17-2011 05:25 PM
  8. Syounger64's Avatar
    I have come to the conclusion that the apps 2 sd app needs an update and im kicking it off my Bionic
    09-18-2011 04:03 PM
  9. Bignick69's Avatar
    I see you posted this in several threads, so why don't we break this down since your post sounds really confusing.

    If you don't know what the 10 apps are, than how do you know they are draining your battery? Do they show in the battery usage app? If so, what are their names? No one can help you with the little information you have provided.

    Secondly, you mention other apps have disappeared that were not installed on th sd card. Care to elaborate on what the names of those apps are?

    Third, are you rooted? If you are, have you installed any utilities for root users?

    Your issues sound unique to you. I have a bionic and follow several android message boards, and you are the only person I've heard describing anything like this. It leads me to believe its something you did, or something you've installed, that's causing your issues.
    No, it's nothing he did. There is a known issue regarding this with the Bionic. I don't see what is so confusing about what he asked. If you take an app such as Talking Tom Cat or Color Note and use the app Save to SD to save it to your sd card, mysteriously they disappear. When you go into "settings" "applications" "manage applications" and look for them on the SD card, it looks as if they are there, but when you click on each one to move back to phone, it says the file is not found.
    09-25-2011 08:52 AM
  10. Johnly's Avatar
    I have come to the conclusion that the apps 2 sd app needs an update and im kicking it off my Bionic
    I find this wise. I haven't owned a phone that wouldn't house my apps.
    09-25-2011 08:57 AM
  11. Geezer Squid's Avatar
    No, it's nothing he did. There is a known issue regarding this with the Bionic. I don't see what is so confusing about what he asked. If you take an app such as Talking Tom Cat or Color Note and use the app Save to SD to save it to your sd card, mysteriously they disappear. When you go into "settings" "applications" "manage applications" and look for them on the SD card, it looks as if they are there, but when you click on each one to move back to phone, it says the file is not found.
    Question: When you move apps to your sdcard, then reboot, do all the apps on the sdcard dissapper? Do some of them remain? If yes, it is possible the apps that are disappearing are at fault and need to be updated to work with this new OS version. Just a thought.
    09-25-2011 10:30 AM
  12. pauldroidr2d2's Avatar
    Question: When you move apps to your sdcard, then reboot, do all the apps on the sdcard dissapper? Do some of them remain? If yes, it is possible the apps that are disappearing are at fault and need to be updated to work with this new OS version. Just a thought.
    It is all apps that are stored to the sd card.
    09-25-2011 03:50 PM
  13. BBBay's Avatar
    Again ok please stop moving apps to sd card. CORY please make a sticky explanation why there is no need. We have 4gb dedicated to apps. Also how many threads do we need on this?
    Thanks I'm a noob and have to try everything I figure I'll eventually crash and burn then start over. I'm almost there. I got a message about not enuf room so I moved pretty much all of the 3rd party apps to the card. haven't checked yet but no worries it is all backed up with mybackup pro. I'm sure there are guidelines for amount of free memory to keep here and I will eventually find or start a new thread to keep everything neat and tidy.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using Tapatalk
    09-25-2011 06:50 PM
  14. androidfs's Avatar
    This advices is nonsense. We as consumers, go out and drop hard earned money some of the higher end "SMART" phones on the market (i.e. in my case the bionic) with hopes of performance in return. Then when problems like this arise, the advice is that it's not the manufactuer's problem, it's yours.

    Riddle me this: What should the SD card be used for if we as consumers cannot put applications on the card for fear of losing our apps? Media content? Please.....we live in the 21st century. A time where solid state media is ubiquous and works just about everywhere. Quit making excuses for the phone and demand more from the people that sold you the phone.

    I was having issues with android market. I read that unmounting the card, turning the phone off and restarting fixes the issues. Instead it made the problem worse. Iost many of my applications and time spent setting up the phone in the first place.

    -pissed.
    10-01-2011 02:19 PM
  15. jondevere's Avatar
    This advices is nonsense. We as consumers, go out and drop hard earned money some of the higher end "SMART" phones on the market (i.e. in my case the bionic) with hopes of performance in return. Then when problems like this arise, the advice is that it's not the manufactuer's problem, it's yours.

    Riddle me this: What should the SD card be used for if we as consumers cannot put applications on the card for fear of losing our apps? Media content? Please.....we live in the 21st century. A time where solid state media is ubiquous and works just about everywhere. Quit making excuses for the phone and demand more from the people that sold you the phone.

    I was having issues with android market. I read that unmounting the card, turning the phone off and restarting fixes the issues. Instead it made the problem worse. Iost many of my applications and time spent setting up the phone in the first place.

    -pissed.
    If you want something "solid state" then use your internet memory. The manufacturers did NOT make the SD cards nor can they guarantee that YOU the consumer will use it properly. Until there is a solid state REMOVABLE drive we are stuck with SD cards. Most new devices come with more than enuf disk space IMO.
    10-01-2011 02:37 PM
  16. LiveByeExample's Avatar
    I have been having this problem since I got my phone. I have to re download apps because the disappear . They don't totally disappear but the icons leave, the applications menu is a gray shade and does nothing if clicked on. I cannot just leave them on my phone because with all the stupid apps that are already on my ATT phone that I cannot remove even though I use none of them like maps, locate, gmail, google play, etc.. When these update.. I lose space so I end up just uninstalling the stupid updates they did and then I am able to get my space back. I have a 16 gig micro SD card in there because the original one that was in the phone wouldn't even allow me to upload more than a couple applications. I am so sick of this phone. more sick of ATT and the fact I have to keep their apps on here whether I use them , want them or not. They also required me to purchase a data plan. I have the lowest cost one. I pay 20.00 just for 300 mbs of data... Since I always download from home on the wireless I usually use only a couple of the mbs. I never have even come close to getting even to 20 mbs let alone the 300 I am required to pay for. I have an LG phoenix phone currently. I can't wait to upgrade this year.
    05-03-2013 10:22 AM
  17. RiaBrown's Avatar
    I am having this problem, too. I have a Visual Land 7" tablet running Android 4.1.1 Jellybean. I downloaded my apps, saved them to the SD card (or so I thought) to free up space, and the battery had died. I plugged it in, and started the tablet back up again to finish installing my apps, and boom. Every app I downloaded was gone. After downloading (and setting up) a half-dozen apps twice and losing them all, I have downloaded the same app three times to test different methods. Each time the app disappeared. I'm at a loss here.

    It seems when I went into the storage settings that there are two SD cards. One internal with about 5GB of storage, and then the 8GB external I popped in from my old tablet. Is there a way to choose the default SD card, or am I stuck using the internal one? I did a complete factory reset (since I had gotten this tablet used from a friend) to see if that would remove the internal SD and let me use my external one, but it didn't change anything, moving anything to the SD card moves it to the internal SD, not the external. The internal SD card is the Bermuda Triangle of data and apps, IMO, and the external is just there because...well, I don't know why it's there except that I put it there hoping to be able to use it.

    I have a Samsung Galaxy S2 phone running 2.3 Gingerbread and I do not have this problem at all. I am able to save to the SD card, and still access everything just fine. I'm not sure what's going on here. I had upgraded my tablet from a Huawei running 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich after my ten-year-old broke it, and had no problem on that OS, either, saving apps to the SD card.
    06-19-2013 01:19 AM
  18. alfonso2501's Avatar
    I use the app AppMgr III (App 2 SD)" & it shows me which apps I can & cant move to my SD card.
    06-22-2013 04:20 PM
  19. Flungcow's Avatar
    If I move apps to the SD card, e.g., keepass, dropbox, and google earth, they eventually disappear, but icons still appear in the app draw. When I click the icon, a message appears saying app is not installed. I haven't figured out when exactly they disappear yet.

    Anyone come across this? Any possible solutions?
    Thanks!
    Just had the same thing happen. Contacted Samsung support (I have a Galaxy S7) and they had me go to settings- applications- application manager- more- show system apps. They were all there. I chose one of them I had been missing and touched it then selected storage and in there was the option to transfer it back to internal storage. I went back and checked and it actually showed all of them that were missing were back in my apps bin again. I am just going to have to make new shortcuts on my desktop. Still pissed at Samsung though for giving us the option to move them to the SD card if it is not going to work right, but am relieved I don't have to re-download a 1.4 gb app using my data plan again.
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