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Discussion in 'Android Apps & Games' started by nfsworldpinoy, Jan 7, 2013.

  1. nfsworldpinoy

    nfsworldpinoy Newbie
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    my storage has only 100mb left and for that i cant install some apps that can still fit in how do i change the limitation

  2. breadnatty08

    breadnatty08 pain rustique

    What device do you have? Some can allow apps to SD others can't.
  3. nfsworldpinoy

    nfsworldpinoy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    i have a samsung galaxy ace 2
  4. RyanB

    RyanB Distributor of Awesome

    OP, what version of the OS Are you running? FWIW, it helps to put this info in your bio.

    Ultimately, you're going to need to triage which apps you want to keep the most. That being said, there are things you can do.

    1. You can move apps, that have the feature enabled, over to your SD card. It's not a complete migration, but it can free up some room. This app may help.

    2. Make sure that you're storing media (pictures, music, etc) on your SD card.

    3. You can follow the steps listed here to clear the cache memory stored on your device.
  5. nfsworldpinoy

    nfsworldpinoy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    i have gingerbread 2.3.6
    but how do i change micro sd card as default install location of my apps without rooting (cause i still cant find some rooting process which is safe and proven)
  6. RyanB

    RyanB Distributor of Awesome

    I don't think you can, IIRC. You have to move them over after installation.
  7. nfsworldpinoy

    nfsworldpinoy Newbie
    Thread Starter

    how do i increase the storage of my internal phone sd card with my external 16gb microsd card

    what app should i use or any procedures
  8. ipersian

    ipersian Member

    as far as I know you can not increase your internal memory, but there are some solutions, for example you can use programs which enable you to install program data on external memory, hence saving some internal memory space, also if you have a good internet connection you can use some cloud storage which does not consume your phones memory, but you can access your files whenever you want.
  9. RyanB

    RyanB Distributor of Awesome

    see the steps that listed above. It won't increase the amount of total storage in your device, but it might free up some space.
  10. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
    VIP Member

    No promises, but there's a description of a method for using adb to change the default install location of an app without root in the Galaxy Ace forum here. There are also similar threads in a few other device forums.

    What it basically comes down it is:

    Install drivers for your phone on your PC.

    Install ADB on your PC - you can also find information about that here.

    Use a couple of simple commands to change the default location to sd (location 2 - if I remember correctly 0 is default, 1 is internal. 2 is definately sd).

    No promises, but may be worth a go. Note that apps that are already installed won't move automatically, you'll still have to move them by hand if you want to.
  11. itsallgood

    itsallgood Android Expert

    If your not really using certain apps, but want to keep them to install later, this is install an app like, AppSavor, which will allow you to save the apk files, of the apps., to your SD card. (Make sure that your phone can install from "unknown sources".) If not, this won't work.

    Also, clearing out the caches on apps is a must as well. I use "Quick App Manager" which clears the caches on apps I pre-selected, on a schedule. You'll be surprised after a whole month of Internet usage how big the cache files are.
  12. jefboyardee

    jefboyardee Extreme Android User

    But you can, sort of. Uninstall all the updates to force-fed apps, like Maps and Street View and all that stuff. Works for me...

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