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  1. funkylogik's Avatar
    I've had the opposite experience. Was running the PREVIOUS version of android OS on this phone, then upgraded to ICS and lost the use of app2SD And, effectively, the use of my.SDCard.<br />
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    on the s3?????

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or crazy) guess
    09-16-2012 09:47 PM
  2. sfrrr's Avatar
    no, sorry. S2.

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    09-17-2012 12:23 AM
  3. EdTheRabbit's Avatar
    Been researching the current android phones, as I'm about to get a new one - probably be the S3, and so far the most promising answer to this issue seems to be Directory Bind - found a tutorial at: [Guide]How to use directory bind on galaxy s3 - xda-developers though it requires root access (haven't seen anything that claims to work without it yet)
    09-26-2012 06:01 AM
  4. Madness87's Avatar
    You can save updates, extra downloads to your external SD card, but the initial app is forced to be on the internal memory.

    It's actually not much of an issue. I have well over 40+ apps that I regularly use, and even some games, and I still have about 9-10+ GB left. I also have a 32gb SD card. I save almost everything possible to the SD card.

    I have yet to meet anyone, even those with an HTC One X say that they have more apps than the memory will allow. If anything you could probably download the top 200 apps and still have plenty of space. Most apps are 20 mb or lower...
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    09-26-2012 06:40 AM
  5. XChrisX's Avatar
    On my iPhone I have 200 Apps installed, and it only takes up 10gigs of space. Unless Android apps are that much bigger, and you have more than 200, I don't see storing them to the HD as a problem.
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    09-26-2012 06:57 AM
  6. richhudsonsmith's Avatar
    I have just run sd tools on my phone and I get a write speed of 7.2 mb/s and a read speed of 17.3 mb/s.

    Is this fake or real?

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    I have just run sd tools on my phone and I get a write speed of 7.2 mb/s and a read speed of 17.3 mb/s.

    Is this fake or real?
    Wrong thread sorry.
    10-02-2012 06:52 AM
  7. mikegonzalez2k's Avatar
    Actually you still can put apps on the SD Card you just have to use scripts to do it. The reason it doesn't work anymore is that the path has changed. However some phones with Android 4.0.4 still are able to move apps to the SD Card because the manufacturer's added layer corrected the path. Samsung has not, so the GS3 doesn't allow for it. However Motorola's Droid RAZR MAXX which is also 4.0.4 does allow for it. Regardless you can bypass this issue if you are familiar with scripts.

    If you check the XDA forums there are many links on how to correct this issue...

    App2ExtSD – How to Save Apps to External MicroSD for U.S./Canadian Galaxy S3! | Galaxy S3 Root
    10-07-2012 03:19 PM
  8. mikegonzalez2k's Avatar
    The speed you can Read/Write on the SDCard is defined by its class type.
    Class 4 = 4 MB/s
    Class 10 = 10 MB/s

    Class 10 is currently the highest transfer rate.
    10-07-2012 03:23 PM
  9. terifroemming's Avatar
    this is not an ICS issue. It is the phone.. there is a way to move your apps but u need to root your phone then move them that way. NOT AN ICS ISSUE!!!!!!!
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    10-12-2012 11:53 AM
  10. funkylogik's Avatar
    this is not an ICS issue. It is the phone.. there is a way to move your apps but u need to root your phone then move them that way. NOT AN ICS ISSUE!!!!!!!
    yup. its the new way of using memory, a big unpartitioned chunk of internal memory named Sd Card that can store everything.
    my last device was ICS and had app2sd before i rooted it

    global s3, UK. Ask me anything and ill reply even if its just an intelligent (or stupid) guess
    10-12-2012 12:33 PM
  11. Zeth Hinkle's Avatar
    I recently got an S3 and can't seem to figure out how to move any of my media files onto it. From applications like beyond pod for instance
    01-21-2013 12:38 AM
  12. WAWood8's Avatar
    You have to go into the app, open it and see if it has a option to indicate where to store the media files. If it does, then select ExtSDCard. IF it does not have such an option, you're stuck. And BTW, this thread is not about storing media files, it's about moving APPS to the sd card -- very different problem.
    01-21-2013 10:45 AM
  13. Felicia Manohar's Avatar
    can someone advise me do you need to root the phone first before you start installing directory blind.
    Or you can install directory blind and then start using the software
    03-21-2013 11:56 AM
  14. Felicia Manohar's Avatar
    Hey can u tell me how to root a s3 mini
    03-21-2013 12:19 PM
  15. GSDer's Avatar
    can someone advise me do you need to root the phone first before you start installing directory blind.
    Or you can install directory blind and then start using the software
    I think Directory Bind requires root, but frankly I've never tried it without already being rooted. It certainly couldn't hurt to try it without being rooted - the worst that could happen is that it wouldn't work.
    Please note that Directory Bind is less than intuitive to use - I'd like to think I'm fairly knowledgeable and it took me quite awhile to actually get it working. Here's a screenshot of a working mapping in case you have problems:

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk 2
    03-21-2013 06:46 PM
  16. GSDer's Avatar
    Here's the screenshotCan't figure out how to save apps to sdcard-uploadfromtaptalk1363910035438.jpg
    03-21-2013 06:54 PM
  17. Aries_Music's Avatar
    OK i have read this stuff everywhere....this is really the easiest thing to do ever....most people just don't think to do this....

    Go to the "My files" that comes stick on your phone....go into "sdcard" (THE INTERNAL MEMORY)...pick what you want to move to the sd card by putting a check mark in the box beside the item...then press and hold the item until a pop up box appears....choose "MOVE" ....then choose Ext sd card.... DONE!

    Also if you have es3 file manager its the same thing except you press and hold on the folder you want to move...then choose move....so simple...I have done it with Apps, games, music and photos and it works perfect...I have also tested all those things afterwards to make sure everything works....

    So in closing dont download these confusing apps and apps that dont work...just go into your my files app and MOVE STUFF!!!

    *the only other thing i might add is make sure you are using a class 10 card as lower quality cards may result in games taking longer to load up etc..
    07-30-2013 04:58 PM
  18. JacobFrick's Avatar
    How do u root it or whatever i cant find it on my sero 7 lite its way different than my htc Droid Phone
    09-16-2013 09:14 PM
  19. Matt Horan's Avatar
    Thank you!
    10-22-2013 10:08 AM
  20. Willie Tate's Avatar
    Am I missing something? When I go to my apps to move to sd card, the option isnt there.
    05-27-2014 03:33 AM
  21. Robjkonwitter's Avatar
    Great they turned off the save to SD card. Thanks there's nothing like no choice to say we appreciate your custom. My phone has 4GB of internal memory. I didn't mind as I had 32GB on the SD card. Fed up of Android it's an obvious ploy to make us up grade. Next time it's a Blackberry for me.
    07-12-2014 05:37 PM
  22. GSDer's Avatar
    Welcome to the forums!
    Great they turned off the save to SD card.
    Not sure which "they" you're referring to - if you mean Google then you're right: they've made no bones about the fact that they've dropped SD card support altogether (not just moving apps to the SD card).
    My phone has 4GB of internal memory.
    You mean your phone has only 4GB internal memory total, or that after loading up your apps, music, pictures/videos, etc you only have 4GB remaining? If the former, that was an unfortunate selection when you purchased it; if the latter, you should be able to move everything I mentioned (except for apps, with a caveat that I'll explain) to the SD card.
    it's an obvious ploy to make us up grade.
    That really depends on what brand phone you have, and what firmware. If you have a Samsung phone and firmware >= 4.3 then you should be able to move some apps to the SD card. It really depends on the app developer as to which ones can be moved, and how much of the app and/or app data can be moved.

    Sent from my rooted, debloated, deodexed Sinclair ZX-80 running CM -0.001 using Tapatalk
    07-13-2014 12:07 AM
  23. CrstnaTodd's Avatar
    Genius. I have been researching for hours and hours for a solution to this problem. Not just hours but days and days. All the while the answers was so simple. My tablet is transferring data right now. I can't speak to how it works, if everything runs properly, no glitches, zipper speed, etc. But I'm trailing a leap of faith and going for it. Seems like this HAS to be the solution, it's just too dang easy. Thank you! I am going to share this if all goes well, if you don't mind. It seems like thousands of Android owners are searching for this very answer. Aries_Music, you will have the gratitude of thousands! Again, thanks.
    Christina
    02-11-2015 01:47 AM
  24. poodoogames's Avatar
    I have an s3 with CM11 and still can't move apps to sd card. It's a shame really...
    02-16-2015 09:29 AM
  25. rlmorris45's Avatar
    On aZTE V969
    06-13-2015 10:42 AM
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