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  1. roboid

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    When I open apps manager, I don't see any way to move my apps to my SD card. How do I do it?
     

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    Better question, how the hell do you have an sdcard in the galaxy nexus?
     
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    The GNex doesn't have an SDCard. Its internal storage space is already all available for app storage. Moving apps to the sdcard is a thing of the past on the GNex.
     
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    Thanks for the info. I thought it had an SD card.
     
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    It has a directory, /mnt/sdcard, but that's not doing anything special. Android just expects it to be there. In a phone with an SD Card, the SD Card would be mounted to /mnt/sdcard (similar to how Windows would mount it to maybe your D: or E: drive).

    If something says it's downloading/moving/whatever to your SD Card, it just means it's copying it to /mnt/sdcard, which Android seems to use as a general purpose "random-stuff-goes-here" directory.
     
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    I am replying on a Galaxy Nexus THAT HAS AN SD CARD! Yes it is accessed behind the battery rather than from the outside but the very first thing I did upon receiving the phone was Upgrade it to a larger capacity. Try checking your ego at the keyboard and sincerely trying to help! ...not to mention knowing What The Hell You Are Talking About...
     
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    Actually the AF way is that we attack issues, not people.

    Anyway, are you sure you have a Galaxy Nexus, as opposed to say a Google Edition Galaxy S4? Because I've never heard of a GNex with an SD slot.
     
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    Lets keep the words on topic and not attack each other but the issues at hand.

    Welcome to the site, hope your 2nd post will be a little more friendly ;)
     
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    Google, with the 4.x versions of Android, has removed the option to move apps to the SD card. Your only option is to root the phone, and then there are apps/builds that will allow you to move your apps.
     
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    My Samsung Tab 2 7.0 added "add to external SD card" with update 4.2.2. It has an external micro SD card slot unlike my 32 GB GN. It only has 8 GB of internal memory with about 4.5 GB available for apps and other files so the add to SD card function was a very nice addition. I have no knowledge if that function is included in 4.2.x update on other devices which have a micro SD card slot.
     
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