I know this is an old thread, but i found it, so will others. Actually, it is mainly Google's fault, but I'm sure others have a hand in not being able to transfer apps to the sdcard. My ZTE N817 came preloaded with so many google apps that I'm drowning in them and when I disable or Force stop the ones that i can, I'm left with 1gb of internal storage so I bought a 32gb sdcard with the expectation that I would be able to download and/or transfer apps to it. That is not the case; no apps that I got from Google Play allow me to transfer/download them to the sdcard. There is an option on the phone that says "Download to:" and I chose to download to the sd card but the only things that download to it are pictures, music, etc....no apps. I was able to transfer two non-Google apps to the sdcard but that's it. Google is Big Brother, invading and controlling our lives; you cannot even remove Google from your life entirely because they have taken over so many aspects of everything we do online, with phones, etc. Not only that Google gives itself the permission to modify or delete your sdcard, which I find disgusting and appalling, how dare they? So, basically I wasted my time getting an sdcard, and I can only download 3-4 apps, which only download to the internal memory, before I have to delete one or more to get another. I will say that if you go to every Google app and Delete the memory and disable or Force stop it, you will gain a lot of memory (I went from less than 223mb up to 1gb by doing this), the only downfall is that you can't stop Google Play Services or no other app will run, and on top of that Google Play constantly downloads high-mb updats, further exacerbating the problem). Bottom line, get a phone with high capacity because Google is in control of your life and the only way to combat it is to make sure you have enough internal memory with a new phone because I have been watching Google very closely both on my phones and online, and they are bent on taking more and more control of everything they can; Hitler is who comes to mind when I think of Google. Just bite the bullet and by a phone with as much capacity as you can afford because Google isn't going away; they've actually been recording everything I say into my phone, I found their hard-to-find recordings and was shocked, deleted them all, and now I don't use my phone for anything to do with voice, I have an old, non-smart phone that I use for communication; i feel less violated and raped that way. Not to mention they delete other apps or erase the data for apps, which pissed me off twice. Good luck all.