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can I move Android apps to my SD card?

Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by saraveza408, Dec 18, 2012.

  1. saraveza408

    saraveza408 Newbie
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    Can I move the apps that came with my phone to my SD card? Im trying to free up memory.
     



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  2. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

    Yes, but technically, you can’t move all of it; it has to leave a tag in memory. There’s a zillion apps to move them automatically; I use AppMonster Pro, which also stores SDK backups on SD.
     
  3. saraveza408

    saraveza408 Newbie
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  4. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    You can't move pre-installed system apps without rooting the phone. Sorry.

    On the other hand, you wouldn't gain space by doing so either. These apps are in a different storage partition from user apps.
     
  5. saraveza408

    saraveza408 Newbie
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    Would rooting my phone give me more memory?
     
  6. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    In itself, no. Rooting just makes it possible to change other things.

    There are ways of extending app storage. Some depend on what phone you have, and rooting itself is phone-specific. I suggest visiting your phone's All Things Root forum here to find out more. Do remember that your warranty is void if you root though - read up and understand before rushing in.
     
  7. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

    Unless you root, no, like Hadron says, but if you
     
  8. Deleted User

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    Actually, in most cases you *can* move the app over, but like you said it does break the functionality. I think some Devs do both widgets and apps to SD and let users choose between the widget and the storage space.
     
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