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  1. MrMajeika

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    I have a Samsung galaxy j5 SM-J500FN. it is only 8gb and I can't download more than a few apps. I bought an sd card but I asked Samsung and they said apps can no longer be moved to sd card. is there a way to do it?
     

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    It can be done with App2SD, which requires the phone to be rooted, if that's possible for this Samsung.
     
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    Thanks could you send me a link so i know I am downloading the right app. Is rooting the phone something that needs to be done separate or does the app do it? What is rooting?
     
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    i have downloaded it but it says app2sd is not totally supported by your device. any other suggestions?
     
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    Every time Android is updated, I delete several apps and reload them after the update. I started with all the apps I could ever want then spent a year deleting each one I had not used. My Samsung 128GB SD Card was a complete waste of money as very few apps will move and I have moved all that would even when the AppManagerIII stated this was not a good idea. I do store a huge amount of photos and 16GB of music on it but it mostly remains empty. I have found the best answer for the small memory problem and I am now saving for a Galaxy S8 because I do love Samsung phones but I hate the moron who designed the J5 and skipped one of the most important parts that makes a smart phone. The answer is "You don't"
     
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    You can find several methods on youtube.
    I have to do a little guess now with the translation because my device isn't set up in English:
    My Samsung asked me to set the media files from the device to the SD card after swiping twice at the top of the screen.
    When selecting that, I could choose edit and from there I had to choose the folders I wish to get it on the SD card.
    I choose the Android folder.
    After this I checked all my apps if they were really working now.
    Some did, others asked for a (new) install.
    For example my Sygic GPS navigation app asked me for a install when launched.
    I had to install all the earlier installed maps again. :-\
    So maybe you have to do some extra work after this but it is possible.
    Once done, you can be verry happy again and from now on you have plenty of space as your SD card allows. :)

    Sometimes I read about rooting your phone.
    If this is ment to be for good:
    Better don't run your phone with root priveleges because this will cause safety issues!

    If it helps:
    My search on the web was with:
    "samsung galaxy J500FN apps on sd card"
    This lead me to this place and it gave me some youtube results as well.

    There are several methods mentioned.
    In case my story wasn't clear enough, I will give you some youtube results here to try/to get some inspiration:






    Hopefully this is some worthfull information about this bad documented option.
     

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