• Welcome to the all-new Android Central Forums! - We're still moving some things around, so you may see a few quirks here and there, but we're working on getting things fully completed as soon as possible. For now, take a look around, and if you run into any major issues, please let us know in this thread!

External MicroSD card for apps?

BeyondtheTech

New member
Nov 14, 2012
140
0
0
Disclaimer: I'm relatively new to the Android world, being a diehard iOS user since 2007, and Windows Mobile before that. I've dabbled with Android devices here and there, but because of its relative inconsistency across devices, brands, carriers, etc., I've strayed away until T-Mobile offered a decent device like this for free (after rebate).

Now, I thought the whole thing about the latest Android OS was that you can move apps to the MicroSD card, but there is no option in Settings, and the apps don't seem to work. I don't plan on jailbreaking or rooting my device either, though I don't think there's an option yet anyway.

Anyone have a surefire way to do this?
 

B. Diddy

Senior Ambassador
Moderator
Mar 9, 2012
161,942
290
83
Welcome back! Not all devices allow moving apps to SD. If the device does allow it, you'd find it in Settings>Apps, and then selecting a given app. If you don't see a Move to SD button anywhere, then the device doesn't support it.

Moving an app to SD only moves a portion of the app anyway, so it doesn't really clear up much Internal Storage. The main benefit of the SD card has always been for storage of media, like music, video, and photos.

For devices that don't have the ability to move an app to SD, it is possible to add it by rooting the device and using an app like Link2SD or App Mgr III.
 

Ton Lo

New member
Jul 30, 2016
1
0
0
Disclaimer: I'm relatively new to the Android world, being a diehard iOS user since 2007, and Windows Mobile before that. I've dabbled with Android devices here and there, but because of its relative inconsistency across devices, brands, carriers, etc., I've strayed away until T-Mobile offered a decent device like this for free (after rebate).

Now, I thought the whole thing about the latest Android OS was that you can move apps to the MicroSD card, but there is no option in Settings, and the apps don't seem to work. I don't plan on jailbreaking or rooting my device either, though I don't think there's an option yet anyway.

Anyone have a surefire way to do this?
 
Last edited: