Moving Apps To SD Card

Jim Carleton

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Hello, I have an LG G7 ONE and I would like to move some apps to my SD card - those that are supported by the developers for doing so.

1) followed directions - https://www.lg.com/uk/support/solutions/mobile/move-to-sdcard

No apps have the change option.

2) Installed AppManager 3 which listed apps that developers have given permission to move ( for example Facebook ). None of these apps have the change option in the storage settings.

3) Went into developer mode and enabled "Force Allow Apps On External - Makes any app eligible to be written to external storage, regardless of manifest values."

Still no luck. No apps, including those where developers have provided permissions, can be moved .

4) Contacted LG Support and they assured me that they have no hardware restrictions that should prevent the phone from moving eligible apps to external storage; although, I still have some doubts here.

I have update to Android 9, including latest security update.

I am not sure what to try next. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,

Jim
 

Kodak2

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Moving apps to the SD card is no longer recommend. It usually ends in tears as the cards are slower than the internal memory and because the phone is constantly writing to the card it eventually fails.
 

Jim Carleton

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Thank you for your reply. Are you saying that manufacturers have removed the option or just that you wouldn't recommend it? It seems to me that the option is still available on a variety of phones. It appears as if it can be done on a LG G7 ThinQ even. Why would the option not then be available on the LG G7 One?

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Jim
 

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Most manufacturers have now removed the option due to the problems users have had, also most app developers have removed the option..
 

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