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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by moosecrouse, Feb 14, 2013.

  1. moosecrouse

    moosecrouse New Member
    Thread Starter

    Mar 31, 2011
    Has anyone heard a viable reason from samsung on why we are unable to move apps to our external sd card. Dont want to root my phone (not tech savy) but lack of storage space dut to all the bloatware is a real downer for this great phone.


  2. Harry2

    Harry2 Well-Known Member

    Jun 3, 2010
    Black Forest
    You could disable the bloatware, disabled they won't take much room on the storage.

    Settings, Apps, ... choose the bloatware apps for disabling, with some you might to have to remove the updates before you can disable them.

    Using the SD card:
    Look after these apps that have large data contents saved on storage, helpful for that could be a tool like DiskUsage.

    Apps with large data contents like offline navigation usually have the option in their settings to determine their data storage location, so you'd choose your SD card.

    For pictures and videos the SD card would be the ideal place, but you'd have to move them manually most times I'm afraid.

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  3. TheOtherBill

    TheOtherBill Well-Known Member

    Nov 29, 2012
    It's not Samsung, it was a change made by google effective with ICS.

    Some of it is explained in this article, which also contains a link to reddit where the actual MTP-related portion of it is talked about by a google engineer.

    There are ways around it explained on XDA but I believe you have to be rooted - I don't remember for sure.

    There has been a lot of misinformation about this issue, in fact, if you google it one of the first hits is a guy on a forum insisting it's a Droid issue and you have to complain directly to Motorola :rolleyes:

    It should be noted that apps can still store their data on the SD card, so hopefully future updates to large apps such as games will do that.

    Good points. Let me add that as far as pics and vids go, you can change the default save location so that you only have to move existing ones and in the future they'll go to the new location. (I'm sure you know that, Harry, I'm only stating it for the benefit of the OP)
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  4. taxiron1

    taxiron1 Well-Known Member

    Apr 5, 2011
    Why would you want to do that ? You have plenty of processor and on board memory on the phone to do the job for pages and pages of apps.

    My suggestion: Get a 60gb memory card. Download Android file transfer to your desktop. Connect your Note as USB drive. Move pictures, videos and music to SD card.

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