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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by Zerkoto, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. Zerkoto

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    Hey guys!
    Firstly i wanna say that I am new to this forum (just made a reg) and sorry if i post this in a wrong section/break any specific rules etc... Secondly i want to point out with this (as a very lazy person who doesn't like forums and stuffs with registrations) how desperate i am :(! Here's a sad smiley to emphasize this :((((((!

    Now on topic:
    So I, like probably most of the Android users LOOOVE to download stuff like games/apps/porn/etc... on my phone. And so what's the main problemo grande in this case??? SPACE! No not like outer space but space like memory/storage.
    About a year ago i came to a conclusion that I should buy myself a micro SD card with 64 GB because my poor Samsung Galaxy S4 got filled with stuff to up to 90% and started running slow, not allowing me to download bigger games and many other problems. Now imagine my surprise when i found out that you could only move pictures, music and videos to that external card but NOT bigger games like Asphalt 8, Real Racing, Fifa... I thought that simply clicking on the app's settings and moving it to external storage would fix it but instead it only moved like 50 MB of the app to the SD card and the other 1 GB remained locked and unable to move from the system storage :(!
    Now I am beginning to think whether i did something wrong (more likely) or simply just Android SUX... If anyone is interested in helping one desperate android user soul please now is your chance to shine :D! I am here watching over the thread closely and will answer ANY questions you ask about :D just pls help me with this.
    Also as a bonus i'd like to know how to make that SD card a default placement for my future downloads (apps, music, pics...) Because even though i made it such (by going to "My files" ---> Settings ---> Set image directory - /storage/extSdCard/Pictures) pictures that i download from Facebook for example or i receive by NFC/Bluetooth are STILL saved in SYSTEM storage, not the SD card :((((((!

    Thanks in advance and sorry for long post - as a lazy person this should reeeeeally emphasize how desperate my situation is :(!
     

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    Have you tried any of the "apps to SD card" apps?
     
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    Good Point Sherri, you can save a TON of space on your phone by this one simple "trick."
     
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    The problem mainly is because you put the SD card in later. Some games aren't designed to be moveable after installation, but you can choose installation location before installing. For example, I have Bard's Tale. If I install it to device memory, I cannot move it to SD card if I wanted to. However, on installation, it gives a choice to put the data on SD card or on device memory. I can choose SD card and have it install there. For some of your games, like Asphalt, reinstallation is the only way.
     
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    Well thanks for all advices but i found probably the best solution for now - i rooted my phone and used one app "Link2SD" With it i really saved a lot of space (idk how ;d) but it really helped a lot more than just simply moving the apps to the SD card. Still it's not perfect but at least phone no longer laggs :)
     
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