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General Clarification on App Storage and Other Verizon Q's

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by drpotter2807, May 15, 2013.

  1. drpotter2807

    drpotter2807 Well-Known Member
    Thread Starter

    Jun 13, 2010
    Deep South
    I am considering switching to the SG4 from a Galaxy Nexus. I am on Verizon and will be purchasing outright to keep my Unlimited Data (which I DO actually use). I checked my stats on my current phone and as of now I am using less than 2GB of App Storage. So this makes me think I will be fine with a 16gb (although I'd be getting the 32 GB if it were available or even it it was confirmed it WOULD be available shortly). I just want to make sure I will be ok. I use Double Twist for music and Audible for audiobooks. This is where I download most of my stuff. These downloads...even though they would be using the apps... the "app data" could be stored on my microsd card right?

    If I take the total storage I am using on my phone RIGHT NOW its at 12GB. I know most of that is music, audiobooks and pictures. I'm not a gamer.

    So all of that stuff can be stored on the microsd and used without problem right?

    Also...anything I need to make sure I do correctly to keep my unlimited data when purchasing and activating the new (full price) phone? I don't have a Verizon corp store here (only crappy reseller) so I'm purchasing online.

    Thanks so much for the help!!!


  2. rushmore

    rushmore Well-Known Member

    Nov 13, 2008
    As will the majority of folks, you will be fine :) Nice device, as long as you know your capacity wants and needs. Just put your media on the sd card and suggest setting pictures and video save defaults there too.
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  3. BzB

    BzB Well-Known Member

    Oct 6, 2009
    good on you for planning to keep your unlimited data plan. verizon is doing all they can to push people off of it.

    although i don't use cloud services, the hotspot feature has been invaluable to me over the years. although i could probably go with a 4gb cap i'd rather keep my unlimited and not worry about it.
  4. lotus49

    lotus49 Well-Known Member

    May 9, 2011
    You cannot store app data on the SD card without resorting to hackery.

    However, if you aren't a gamer, it won't matter. The big users of storage space on your phone will be music, photos and videos, all of which you can store on the SD card and games, which you cannot. I only have 4GB free on mine but Modern Combat takes up 2GB and Sygic (satnav) a further 1GB. All of the other 50 odd apps don't use even a small fraction of what Sygic uses so, if you don't play HD games, you will not have a problem with space.

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