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  1. gordon.young40.g's Avatar
    After re-boot unmount then re-mount sd card,may need to do this a couple of times
    06-08-2017 12:32 AM
  2. Andie708's Avatar
    I found a useful workaround that "solves" the problem: I installed Omni Swipe and set its "favorites" to the apps that I'd moved to the sdcard. Omni Swipe remembered them after I restarted the phone, so problem "solved." Omni Swipe isn't a desktop replacement launcher like Nova (which I tried but Nova didn't solve the problem... in fact Nova was even worse than the stock launcher, which could launch the sdcard apps in its app drawer, whereas Nova didn't even list the sdcard apps in its app drawer). Omni Swipe is a launcher that pops up when the user swipes inward from a bottom corner.

    There are probably other alternatives (pop-up or desktop replacement launchers) besides Omni Swipe that will remember the user's selected "favorites" after the phone is restarted. I tried a couple of desktop replacement launchers that failed to retain sdcard apps' icons on their desktops, before I succeeded with Omni Swipe. I hope other users with the sdcard problem will test other launchers and post their results here, in case Omni Swipe contains spyware, or some alternative is smaller or better in some way.

    For reference, my phone is a ZTE Midnight Pro LTE running Android 5.1.1. The app drawer of the stock Android launcher includes the apps that were moved to sdcard and can launch them and can copy their icons to its desktop, but restarting the phone removes them from the desktop. (The sdcard apps are still in the app drawer after restarting, so re-installation of the apps from Play Store isn't necessary.)
    12-26-2017 12:15 PM
  3. Andie708's Avatar
    One more thought about Omni Swipe... to make it as unobtrusive as possible I disabled several of its "features" (SMS and GMail notifications, floating window, tap assist, low memory "cleaner," battery "booster," omni lock screen) and set it to pop up only if the stock launcher's desktop is in foreground when I swipe from the screen corner. I also run NoRoot Firewall (from Grey Shirts) and set it to block net access by Omni Swipe, which doesn't need internet access for this purpose.
    12-26-2017 12:29 PM
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