1. JSmith222221's Avatar
    I have a Moto G5 phone with 16 gb internal storage, and a 64 gb micro SD card. The 16 gb internal storage on its own isn't enough for me to install the apps I want, and formatting the SD card as internal storage raises a whole load of issues that prevent it from being an option. Is there any way I can install/move apps to an external SD card?
    07-10-2019 09:13 AM
  2. Scott337's Avatar
    I think only if the app developers provide the "move to..." functionality within the app itself.
  3. Scott337's Avatar
    I think only if the app developers provide the "move to..." functionality within the app itself.
    07-10-2019 09:30 AM
  4. acejavelin's Avatar
    Later versions of Android (like the Moto G5 series) do not support moving apps to the SD card. The only options are to use adopted storage or root and an app like App2SD.
    07-10-2019 11:13 AM
  5. Mooncatt's Avatar
    Several of the adoptable storage problems still exist when moving apps to the SD card the old fashion way. You'll still risk early data corruption, slower performance, and you'll also still have some of the app remaining on internal storage.
    07-10-2019 11:29 AM
  6. acejavelin's Avatar
    Several of the adoptable storage problems still exist when moving apps to the SD card the old fashion way. You'll still risk early data corruption, slower performance, and you'll also still have some of the app remaining on internal storage.
    This is absolutely true... I didn't mean to imply that was a preferred solution.

    It is best to keep apps on internal storage, and move any "data" like music, videos, photos, documents, etc to the external storage. If that doesn't provide enough space, then you may have chosen a less than optimal device for your needs.
    Kodak2 likes this.
    07-10-2019 12:12 PM

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