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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kyoo, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. kyoo

    kyoo Newbie
    Thread Starter

    There's really no way for the S4 GPE to be able to natively access the SD card? i.e. send photos/videos straight to an sd card??
     

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  2. Medion

    Medion Android Expert

    Sure there is.

    Google services don't operate with the SD card as we're used to because Google is going away from this model. However, they will still interact with the SD card just fine in a read-only capacity. The stock gallery app reads photos just fine, and Google Play music is running my FLAC collection and play list off the SD card perfectly.

    If you want to move files between internal storage and SD, get yourself a file manager app. My personal favorite is ES File Explorer, but there are others.

    For more advanced users, you can root and set up symlinks, which is where you link one part of internal storage to the SD card. This causes apps (like Google's) that only save to internal storage, to be tricked into thinking that they are saving to internal storage when they are actually saving to the SD card where you specified.
     
  3. kyoo

    kyoo Newbie
    Thread Starter

    How about as far as moving apps to sd card? That doesn't require rooting or some other work around..
     
  4. Medion

    Medion Android Expert

    You can't without one of those workarounds. However that is becoming true of non-nexus phones as well. My post was only to address the quoted part about the S4 GPE not being able to access an SD card. It can.
     
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