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Apps using the internal mem vs SD card?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by chvp, Feb 27, 2011.

  1. chvp

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    Hi all

    I have HTC desire and a problem with Apps using the internal memory rather than the SD card.
    I get a notification that only a few Mb are free on the device, but I can see several GB free on the SD card.
    This results in Apps failing to be installed from Market, even though I have free mem on the SD card.....

    Do anybody know how to make Apps use the SD card when installing rather than the internal mem?
    Could it be an issue with the SD Card? - i can store video captures and photos without any problems and some apps do use the SD card.

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    chvp
     

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    Hi chvp,

    An easy solution is to download an app from the Market that will identify apps that can be moved to the memory card and list them for you.
    I use 'App 2 SD' which is also free.

    As you lack some internal memory currently, you'll be pleased to hear it can be done manually without a new app required.
    Navigate your way to...
    Settings > Applications > Manage applications.
    The first tab highlighted should be the 'Downloaded' tab. Select an app and if it can be moved from the internal memory to the SD card the button "Move to SD card" will be available for selection.

    Be aware though that not all apps can be moved to the SD card, such as Maps, Gmail, Shazam.
    It's a little slow at first, but an app such as the one above I highlighted will make future movements easier!
     
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    Apps run off the sd AND internal memory.

    You'll need to root to get more apps on your sd card or use the trick to run them from sd by William.
     
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    Seriously, you need to root your Desire. It's a great device, only crippled by the internal memory issue. I was reluctant to root, and tried the "Apps2SD" method first which helped things, but pretty soon I had the same problems. However after rooting, things have improved dramatically and my Desire has a new lease of life. Plenty of memory left, and loads of apps installed.
     
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