1. AC Question's Avatar
    I bought an android phone last month, when I download my interested applications it keeps telling insufficient space. when I try to move my application to SD card, they cant be moved. please help
    04-23-2015 07:21 AM
  2. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Apps generally can't be moved to the SD card anymore without some sort of workaround. Even if you could, it still has to leave some app data in internal storage to run properly. The amount of data that can be moved varies between apps, so you may not get much space back anyway.

    I keep my apps stored internally and move my media (pics, video, music, etc) to the external card.
    04-23-2015 10:26 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    Whether an app can be moved to the SD card depends on how the app was written. With more and more apps being "written" by people who don't know how to write apps, and use app-writing apps to make their apps, you're going to see fewer and fewer apps that can run from the SD card. From now on, it's "buy a phone with enough internal storage for all the apps you'll need, and upgrade when you need a larger phone".

    Google was never designed to run apps from the SD card (and actually doesn't. Parts of the app are moved to the card, but there's a link left in internal storage, where Android looks for that part, pointing to where it is on the card. It's kind of like a shortcut, which isn't the program, it's a pointer to the program.)
    04-23-2015 03:54 PM
  4. kathy13xia's Avatar
    Actually you cannot do that, you might need uninstall the app first, and then reinstall to sd card.
    04-24-2015 02:42 AM
  5. Sengy Mobile's Avatar
    If you want to move apps to external sd card you need to use link2sd app.
    04-24-2015 02:55 AM

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