1. lotus1922's Avatar
    I've heard it just depends on how well or poorly a particular manufacturer decided to implement it on their devices. Does anyone have experience with it on a G4 running Marshmallow? I'm tired of "moving" apps to the SD card, only to have them revert to internal after they update. Having a larger capacity card doesn't seem so useful without the ability to store apps (and not just app data) on it.
    09-01-2019 09:54 AM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    Adoptable storage was supposed to be great thing back then , only problem is the sd card had slower write speeds then internal storage and caused lag, stutter ,freeze up...
    I would only use to store pictures or music and keep it as external memory.
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    09-01-2019 10:03 AM
  3. Rukbat's Avatar
    It's a Linux (which is the OS that Android is running in) thing, it has nothing to do with manufacturer implementation.

    The problem is that apps have to keep their current status stored any time anything changes. This is fine for an app that doesn't do much, but for a game with constantly changing landscape, it's going to be writing constantly. eMMC (internal) storage is designed for that, SD cards aren't, so if a game happens to end up on the SD cars (from adoptable storage or from your moving it there) you could destroy the card in a short time. (SD cards are rated in number of write cycles).

    Adoptable storage was for 8GB phonse, to extend their lives for a month or two until you could replace them. It's not intended as a replacement for a phone with more internal storage. (You can use it like that, but don't complain when you start replacing SD cards [and have to do a factory reset every time, because the app is "installed" so you can't install it again, but it's not there, so you can't uninstall it].)
    mustang7757 likes this.
    09-01-2019 12:47 PM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    I'm pretty sure LG doesn't support Adoptable Storage on any of its phones, just like Samsung.
    09-01-2019 09:03 PM
  5. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    The LG G4 did support adoptable storage, but the cons always out-weighed the pros.
    With an SD card to hold your media files and the data of many space hungry apps, the internal storage should be plenty big enough.

    Which apps that are using lots of storage space are not letting you move their data to the SD card?
    09-03-2019 11:34 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    The LG G4 did support adoptable storage, but the cons always out-weighed the pros.
    Wow, really? I thought LG and Samsung were the main companies that said fuggedaboutit to Adoptable Storage.

    Was it only through ADB commands, like how you can get it on Samsung devices as well? https://www.reddit.com/r/lgg4/commen...g_g4_stock_no/
    09-04-2019 01:11 AM
  7. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    There is always the possibility I don't remember correctly about my LG G4. It was 4.5 years ago when I first inserted its SD card.
    09-04-2019 01:19 AM
  8. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Well, you're also smarter than the average bear (or wolf?), so I wouldn't be surprised if you figured out that ADB workaround to get it done.
    09-04-2019 01:27 AM
  9. ManiacJoe's Avatar
    Definitely too lazy to go that route. :-)
    I would bet a donut that the "format SD card" dialog offered me the choice way back when, but I would not bet a dozen donuts.

    That said, I am pretty sure my LG V30 did not give me a choice.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    09-04-2019 03:03 PM

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