Support Storing data on SD card?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by alan sh, Jul 22, 2012.

  1. alan sh

    alan sh Member
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    SO, I have my nice S3. I went out and purchased an new 32gb SD card which makes me happy !

    However, I can't see anyway of making apps use it. For example, I have Amazon Kindle, but it insists on putting the books in main memory.

    I can see that some apps (e.g. photos) do it automatically - but others (for example, the main email program) continue to use up main memory.

    Am I fighting a losing battle here?

    Any help or hints appreciated.

    Alan
     

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  2. matttye

    matttye Well-Known Member
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    Unfortunately it's not possible to make all apps use the SD card. :(

    All I would suggest is move all of your music, photos etc. there, as that's usually what takes up the bulk of the storage on most people's devices anyway!
     
  3. alan sh

    alan sh Member
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    OK - thanks for the quick reply.

    Alan
     
  4. rapidsandroid

    rapidsandroid Well-Known Member
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    Yes, most apps will not save their data or caches to the external SD Card because the S3 does not allow for apps to be stored on the external SD card. If I would have known that when I was purchasing, I would have bought the 32GB S3. Really is unfortunately Samsung went this way.
     
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