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Storage is shrinking despite having apps installing to SD card.

Discussion in 'Android Help' started by spl4000, Oct 9, 2021.

  1. spl4000

    spl4000 Newbie
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    I bought this Android 5.1 phone on eBay. I know the version should be more recent but I somehow did not pay attention to the Android version when I bought it. All of my help is in the thread title. Could somebody please help me despite this being an old version? I apologize if this thread is in the wrong forum. Thank you in advance for your assistance.
     



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  2. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    Thing is when you move apps to the SD card, it only moves part of the apps. And many apps will still keep their user data, caches, etc. in the internal storage, because that's how they were made by their devs. Which is likely why your apparent free storage space appears to be "shrinking" . Of course I don't know what device you've got there, so I can't really help much more. But just to say that moving apps to the SD was deprecated a long time ago. as some apps wouldn't function correctly when moved to SD.
     
  3. puppykickr

    puppykickr Android Expert

    Ditch the whole idea of moving apps to the SD.
    It was a bad idea to begin with, for a myriad of reasons.

    A device that old (any device, really- even modern) will only function well with as much open memory as it has RAM.

    Keep your used memory at 70% or below, and put your personal media (pics, videos, documents) on the SD card.
     
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