05-12-2013 10:49 AM
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  1. warpdrive's Avatar
    Can you explain how you do this? This would save me some internal memory on my games.
    Many older games and apps can be moved to the sd card. Not all, but many.
    Each phone does it a little different, so just go and pretend to uninstall the app, but hit the move to sd card button instead.

    sent with my 2 year old HTC evo3d
    04-21-2013 10:49 AM
  2. crester's Avatar
    Many older games and apps can be moved to the sd card. Not all, but many.
    Each phone does it a little different, so just go and pretend to uninstall the app, but hit the move to sd card button instead.

    sent with my 2 year old HTC evo3d
    Have you tried doing this on a Samsung Galaxy S3 or S4?

    I know you can do that on older phones... but I haven't seen that ability on newer phones.
    04-21-2013 10:58 AM
  3. warpdrive's Avatar
    Have you tried doing this on a Samsung Galaxy S3 or S4?

    I know you can do that on older phones... but I haven't seen that ability on newer phones.
    I haven't tried it on say an S3, as I never got that phone.

    sent with my 2 year old HTC evo3d
    04-21-2013 11:32 AM
  4. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    It sucks they don't release the 32 and 64 at the same time. My biggest gripe. With the level of Android games now they need too. One of the reasons i got the HTC one.
    But they botched the multi tasking so back it goes and guess i just won't download all the games I have bought ( but don't play anyway) but something we shouldn't have to worry about

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
    04-21-2013 11:42 AM
  5. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    I also have a question, not being on Android as my primary platform.. The additional files that some graphics heavy games download after installation.. Can they be redirected to the SD card?
    You can move them manually with a file explorer, but it might effect the app because I'm sure the app will read files from where it's stored on the pbone

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S3 Boyyyyyy!
    04-21-2013 02:01 PM
  6. thoughthalo's Avatar
    You can move them manually with a file explorer, but it might effect the app because I'm sure the app will read files from where it's stored on the pbone

    Sent from my Samsung Galaxy S3 Boyyyyyy!
    Ok, thanks for the response!!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    04-21-2013 02:02 PM
  7. Tsepz_GP's Avatar
    I was also wondering about this. I had a GS3 32GB and on top of that I had a 32GB MicroSD, so I NEVER worried about storage TBH, but my GS3 broke and now I'm using my GS2 16GB with the 32GB MicroSD, and I'm fine, though of course, I don't play many HD games, I've got a iPad4 for that.

    That said, I'd love to get a 32GB GS4 this coming Saturday, we are getting the Exynos variant down here, so maybe we'll be lucky to get a 32GB variant at launch.
    04-21-2013 03:25 PM
  8. GrooveRite's Avatar
    Nope, not for me! I need MOAR!!!!
    04-21-2013 03:37 PM
  9. maverick96's Avatar
    With a 13 MP camera on board it isn't nearly enough. Not even close. 32GB minimum.



    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
    04-21-2013 03:47 PM
  10. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    With a 13 MP camera on board it isn't nearly enough. Not even close. 32GB minimum.



    Sent from my HTC One using Tapatalk 2
    Camera can be saved to SD card. That shouldn't matter. HD games is the only valid issue that can't be moved without root

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
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    04-21-2013 03:54 PM
  11. Cattails_r_Edible's Avatar
    It's not sufficient for any smartphone nowadays! Imho

    Sent from my HTCONE using Tapatalk 2
    04-21-2013 04:13 PM
  12. enzo316's Avatar
    I think it's good enough for apps. I have a 64GB card for all my media needs.

    For the $50 price difference you can buy a 64GB card... So unless you really plan on piling apps and HD games on your phone I think the card is the way to go.
    04-21-2013 04:16 PM
  13. SERBDVB's Avatar
    I just order one S4 16GB with 32GB class10 MicroSD , and i think that i'll be ok , the two game i will download is Fifa 12 and PGA TigerWoods , all my music and pic's will go to Micro SD , so life is good :-)
    04-21-2013 04:23 PM
  14. mak916's Avatar
    Many older games and apps can be moved to the sd card. Not all, but many.
    Each phone does it a little different, so just go and pretend to uninstall the app, but hit the move to sd card button instead.

    sent with my 2 year old HTC evo3d
    This doesn't work with the GS3. You can only put media files on the sd card.
    04-21-2013 04:49 PM
  15. SERBDVB's Avatar
    How many gigs will Fifa and Tiger Woods take up? I'm new to androids and I'm looking at the google play store...is there . Doh!
    I think Fifa and PGA wil take about 2GB of 16 GB so it's not that bad
    04-21-2013 04:54 PM
  16. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    I think Fifa and PGA wil take about 2GB of 16 GB so it's not that bad
    That would be 2 of maybe 10-11 GB that will be usable

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
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    04-21-2013 05:15 PM
  17. SERBDVB's Avatar
    no bigi , i have maybe 20-30 apps that i use and that's it all my pic's and music will go to my 32GB MicroSD , but and the end if ned to choose witch game to use i will pick up FIFA :-)
    This will be my fist Android device :-)
    04-21-2013 05:25 PM
  18. ratchetjaw#AC's Avatar
    no bigi , i have maybe 20-30 apps that i use and that's it all my pic's and music will go to my 32GB MicroSD , but and the end if ned to choose witch game to use i will pick up FIFA :-)
    This will be my fist Android device :-)
    Yeah its not. Its the same on my gs3. I just keep the ones I actually play now. Have a few HD ones and about 10 other games about about 100 apps and still have 3.5 GB left. Still wish they would give us choice at launch though

    Sent from my SAMSUNG-SGH-I747 using Tapatalk 2
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    04-21-2013 06:09 PM
  19. LoganK's Avatar
    Can you explain how you do this? This would save me some internal memory on my games.
    It's not something you do, it's automatic if the game developers support it. (I have seen it as an option, but I don't believe that's common.)

    If you have an SD card in, and the developer chose to use it, the data will be put there in one of several methods. If they chose not to (and the aforementioned Tapped Out is one of the developers that has chosen not to ... 140MB), then you can't (easily) force the application to work differently.
    04-21-2013 08:17 PM
  20. mak916's Avatar
    It's not something you do, it's automatic if the game developers support it. (I have seen it as an option, but I don't believe that's common.)


    If you have an SD card in, and the developer chose to use it, the data will be put there in one of several methods. If they chose not to (and the aforementioned Tapped Out is one of the developers that has chosen not to ... 140MB), then you can't (easily) force the application to work differently.
    Do you have a GS3? The only way this can be done with a GS3 is to root it. It does not come automatically. I can do this on my EVO 3D and Photon 4G, but not the GS3.
    04-21-2013 08:44 PM
  21. LoganK's Avatar
    Do you have a GS3? The only way this can be done with a GS3 is to root it. It does not come automatically. I can do this on my EVO 3D and Photon 4G, but not the GS3.
    I do, but I don't think you understand. Games have three parts:

    • The program
    • The user data (e.g., your progress)
    • The game data (e.g., the levels)


    Only the program has to be on the phone. These are usually around 30MB at most, and you can comfortably install over 200 of these without a problem.

    The user data is probably going to be on the phone, as well, but doesn't necessarily have to be. This data is often small, usually much less than 1MB, and can generally be ignored in the grand scheme of things.

    The game data can go anywhere, and it's up to the game developer where they decide to stash this data. Hopefully, the developer puts this data on the external SD card. Sometimes they won't. The reason why they wouldn't generally boils down to them not understanding their options or not wanting to support removable storage (if you removed the card, the game would have to download the game data again (possibly resulting in two copies in the future) or tell the user to re-insert the card).

    My S III has applications that run using the data from external card. I have had games with hundreds of megabytes of game data not on my phone. But it's not something I did or can control.

    (To be honest, even though it is not difficult, Android could be slightly better about some of the interfaces for doing this. I assume since the Android lead is anti-removable storage, leading to Nexus devices that don't have removable storage, the Android OS developers have little incentive to improve this area.)
    04-21-2013 09:25 PM
  22. archer75's Avatar
    I think 16gb is fine. On my galaxy nexus I have tons of apps and games, backup rom, all the pictures and video I have ever taken on the phone as well as my podcast subscriptions and I still have gigs left over. Even on my nexus 10 with more apps and games i'm not quite using 16gb. I don't store any media on it. All my music is on google play but I really don't care much about owning my own music anymore as I tend to use pandora or slacker for that.

    Of course that's my opinion and based upon my usage scenario.
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    04-21-2013 10:19 PM
  23. Wilbur's Avatar
    No app installs to SD since Gingerbread. I don't see this feature EVER coming back. Samsung has ruined 3 models in a row (Note 2. Note 8.0, GS4) in the US by launching only the "volume" 16Gb version. Way to ruin otherwise top-notch devices, Samsung!! Also, VZW discontinued the 32Gb GS3 about 5 months after it launched!
    Do you remember how long after the initial release Verizon came out with the 32Gb S3? I want the 32Gb S4 or even the 64Gb if it isn't too long to wait.
    04-21-2013 11:25 PM
  24. LoganK's Avatar
    Do you remember how long after the initial release Verizon came out with the 32Gb S3? I want the 32Gb S4 or even the 64Gb if it isn't too long to wait.
    I think with the S III, Verizon delayed the release until a few weeks after the other carriers and then released both models around the same time.

    But if you spend your time reading these forums, it'll feel like a really long wait.
    Wilbur likes this.
    04-21-2013 11:35 PM
  25. 12MaNy's Avatar
    I do, but I don't think you understand. Games have three parts:

    • The program
    • The user data (e.g., your progress)
    • The game data (e.g., the levels)


    Only the program has to be on the phone. These are usually around 30MB at most, and you can comfortably install over 200 of these without a problem.

    The user data is probably going to be on the phone, as well, but doesn't necessarily have to be. This data is often small, usually much less than 1MB, and can generally be ignored in the grand scheme of things.

    The game data can go anywhere, and it's up to the game developer where they decide to stash this data. Hopefully, the developer puts this data on the external SD card. Sometimes they won't. The reason why they wouldn't generally boils down to them not understanding their options or not wanting to support removable storage (if you removed the card, the game would have to download the game data again (possibly resulting in two copies in the future) or tell the user to re-insert the card).

    My S III has applications that run using the data from external card. I have had games with hundreds of megabytes of game data not on my phone. But it's not something I did or can control.

    (To be honest, even though it is not difficult, Android could be slightly better about some of the interfaces for doing this. I assume since the Android lead is anti-removable storage, leading to Nexus devices that don't have removable storage, the Android OS developers have little incentive to improve this area.)
    App data is the only thing kept on internal sd storage. The apks themselves are all in system/app & data/app.
    04-22-2013 12:13 AM
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