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  1. uzee

    uzee Well-Known Member

    which app is the best to move installed apps to the sd card?

    I'm considering to move apps to sd card - to free more phone memory and process power, so the phone and the apps run faster.

    Is this the right thinking/intention?

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  2. KaosStorm

    KaosStorm Well-Known Member

    There is nothing wrong with moving apps from the phone to your SD; I would say a lot of android users follow this practice. You just gotta make sure that the app your moving can work properly while on the SD (for example, some (most?) apps won't be able to use widgets while on the SD).

    As to the best app for the job, I'm currently using App2SD, which pretty much gets the work done. There are three tabs: the first one shows you which apps currently on your phone can be moved to your SD, the second one shows the apps already on your SD and the third one shows you which apps are phone-only; with that said, there are very few complications in regards moving apps to/from the SD.
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  3. uzee

    uzee Well-Known Member

    has it made a performance improvement to ur phone? I noticed that by removing apps from phone storage, my phone was runing smoother.
  4. KaosStorm

    KaosStorm Well-Known Member

    To be quite honest, I've done so many things to my phone since I got it (save of bricking it) that I didn't pay attention to any difference in performance of apps used in the SD opposed to having them on the phone.

    For me, the most important thing, is the fact that I save space on the phone's internal memory, which in my case is really low. I can always delete songs on my SD or, if things get that far, buy a bigger SD; can't really do that with the phone.
  5. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    I've noticed some smoother operation. Computing devices need room to "breathe" when it comes to memory and storage -- which is why it warns you quite a bit before you run out.

    Anyways, if you are comfortable with installing the SDK, you can move apps to the SD pretty easily:

    Moving apps to SD with ADB


    (The thread is about the nexus one, but should apply ok to any phone)
  6. Could well be: removing apps from the phone freed up memory, which means more elbow room for the apps that are running in the free space. Room to breathe, as it were.
  7. sohguanh

    sohguanh Well-Known Member

    Please refer to URL App Install Location | Android Developers and look at the section Applications That Should NOT Install on External Storage. So depending on the app functions, some of them just should not be moved to SD card. I believe the wordings are pretty non-technical speak for end-users.

  8. uzee

    uzee Well-Known Member

    My phone cant find the App2SD app in the market. I have 2.1, do i need 2.2 or something?
  9. App2SD downloaded, installed, and worked fine on my phone under Froyo (2.2) and still works fine under Gingerbread (2.3). So yes, it could well be that you need Froyo or higher to be able to install and run App2SD, although there is no indication of that in the info on the Market. But the fact that App2SD doesn't even show up in the Market for you is of course a strong indication.

    You can also try to download App2SD from https://market.android.com/details?id=com.a0soft.gphone.app2sd&hl=en to your PC or Mac, then copy it to your SD card , and then install from there on the phone
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  10. uzee

    uzee Well-Known Member

    ^thanks but luckily im installing 2.3 update today. So i should find it on the market after that : )
  11. sohguanh

    sohguanh Well-Known Member

    If you read the Android SDK documentation move app to SD is only available for API 8 which is 2.2 and above. So if you are running on 2.1 you don't get it.
  12. alostpacket

    alostpacket Over Macho Grande? VIP Member

    If you root or use ADB you can move apps designed for older versions of Android though :)

    Setting through adb can make that the default place apps install too I think

    /just a side note
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