1. StayClassy101's Avatar
    So whenever, I put app shortcuts on my home screen. I've noticed they slowly disappear from the home screen. I still have the apps installed. Just it seems as if my home screens self clean? Any ideas?
    10-07-2017 07:41 AM
  2. acejavelin's Avatar
    Are you using Adopted Storage for your SD card, if so that cause issues like this if the card is starting to fail.
    10-07-2017 09:06 AM
  3. StayClassy101's Avatar
    yes I'm using the SD card as Internal memory. so the SD card is failing?
    10-07-2017 09:51 AM
  4. acejavelin's Avatar
    yes I'm using the SD card as Internal memory. so the SD card is failing?
    I didn't say that... but it is a possibility. One of the symptoms of a failing sd card used as adopted storage is apps disappear from the desktop. Basically the phone loses touch with the sd card momentarily and then reconnects to it, the app is still there, but the icon disappears from the desktop.

    Honestly, I would NEVER use an sd card as adopted storage, only portable... the moderators (Moto employees) on the Lenovo support forums say the same thing. If you had an old Moto G with 8GB of storage it might be worth it, but in a device with 32 or 64 it is purely a waste and puts unnecessary stress on the sd card and increases the possibility of lost data like photos and videos.
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    10-07-2017 01:19 PM
  5. Javier P's Avatar
    I didn't say that... but it is a possibility. One of the symptoms of a failing sd card used as adopted storage is apps disappear from the desktop. Basically the phone loses touch with the sd card momentarily and then reconnects to it, the app is still there, but the icon disappears from the desktop.

    Honestly, I would NEVER use an sd card as adopted storage, only portable... the moderators (Moto employees) on the Lenovo support forums say the same thing. If you had an old Moto G with 8GB of storage it might be worth it, but in a device with 32 or 64 it is purely a waste and puts unnecessary stress on the sd card and increases the possibility of lost data like photos and videos.
    I couldn't agree more with @acejavelin. Adoptable storage is the last resort for a 8gb phone. A failing card will mess your phone for good and it'll be very difficult to get things back to normal if this happen. Too risky for my liking.

    Try to revert to external storage from settings - storage - SD card and leave the card just for media files and such.
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    10-07-2017 01:27 PM
  6. StayClassy101's Avatar
    Thank you both. I will do that. I have 64gb internal. just thought of expanding it. if that's the case, it's not worth the risk.
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    10-07-2017 04:56 PM
  7. acejavelin's Avatar
    Thank you both. I will do that. I have 64gb internal. just thought of expanding it. if that's the case, it's not worth the risk.
    Unless you have hundreds and hundreds of apps and games installed, you will never use up 64GB of storage... I have 190 apps installed and am using only 5GB of space, for pictures I set the camera to save to sd card, otherwise everything uses internal storage.

    Honestly, after you have migrated back to portable storage, if possible I would throw that card (or move it to unimportant uses) and get a new one... Adopted storage really is that hard on an SD card.
    10-07-2017 09:11 PM

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