SD card query for HUAWEI MediaPad M5

johnk68

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Hi, i have a HUAWEI MediaPad M5 and struggling for space as the tablet is not letting me store anything on the SD card. If I take the card out and put something on there like music or a video it will play it but I cannot save any apps on there and I used to be able to do it.

Has anyone had this problem?
 

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The ability to move an app to SD card is fairly outdated, and is dependent on both the firmware having that option and the app developer allowing the app to be moved to SD. Remember that this option does not move the entire app to the card -- it only moves a portion of the app (often a small one) which is mostly data, and not the key executable part of the app.

The other way of having an app on the SD card would be to format the card as Internal Storage, which is again dependent on the firmware (some manufacturers don't allow this, and it was only possible starting with Marshmallow). In either case, having apps on the SD card is not advisable anyway, since SD cards are much less reliable and much slower than internal storage, which can lead to system instability and performance issues.

This thread might shed some light: https://www.reddit.com/r/Huawei/comments/9nj97v/how_to_set_adoptable_storage_sdcard_as_internal/
 

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