1. detfootball1's Avatar
    Is there a way I can have the apps automatically download to the sd card, on my Samsung s5? I know you can move them after installing them to the sd card, but whenever I do this, it seems like its using up my internal space also. Any input would help.

    Thanks.
    01-19-2018 08:11 PM
  2. Rukbat's Avatar
    No, Samsung doesn't implement internal SD.

    And the reason "moving apps" to the SD card doesn't free up much internal space is that apps get moved in little pieces ans, for each piece moved, a link has to be left in internal storage, so Android knows where to find it. When the pieces get to be the same size as a link (which is happening a lot these days), you don't save any space.

    Put your files on the SD card and your apps in internal storage. With phones coming in 128GB internal storage, there's no reason you should be running out of space.
    Tim1954 likes this.
    01-20-2018 01:40 PM
  3. Mooncatt's Avatar
    In addition to the questionable space saving, SD cards are slower and more prone to corruption than the internal storage. So moving those apps can slow down performance, and a corrupted SD card means you'd lose the ability to use those apps at all until it's replaced and those apps reinstalled (and hopefully left on internal storage.
    Tim1954 likes this.
    01-20-2018 02:49 PM

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