July 24th, 2012, 05:02 PM
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Join Date: Jul 2012
Device(s): HTC Amaze
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internal "sd card" vs external microSD card
Hi, this is my first post here...
I'm totally new to the mobile-Android's stuff.
Basically, I think I don't understand how my phone manage the data concerning the "sd" term:
I bought a 16G microsd card. I was expecting to be able to move almost everything I want to this external storage.
From the freshly downloaded applications , I choose "move to sd card". From that point, I am expecting to see application on the 16g sd card. In fact, there is nothing on the 16g card (?).
Then I installed a file explorer (IO File Manager) to help me understand that. The explorer shows me:
[house icon]/mnt/sd card (with a nice sdcard icon)
I expect this sd card to be the 16g sd card... but there is all bunch of stuff on this sd card and the details says it has 890MB. For sure this is not my 16g sd card.
Then I installed "App2Sd" app. There is an icon "on sd card" containing the apps "moved to sd card" but the total size is 9.75G. Other icon "phone only" chows 2.46G.
Of course, if I plug the 16G micro sd card in my laptop... nothing is visible on it.
After a couples of web research, I think the phone contains an "internal device storage" considered as a "sd card" (which is very confusing, all my problem start from that "sd" term).
And no app seems to be able to offer to move stuff to the ~external~ 16g microsd. Every mention to the "sd card" refer to the "internal device storage". But... I don't care about that "internal device storage", I want to use the external sd card for the maximum of stuff (apps, etc.).
Any help will be appreciated,