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london1981
Posts: 44
Registered: ‎18-12-2011

Android phone won't move apps to SD card



I have a HTC Desire phone and it won't install any more apps due to insufficient storage.


However when I try to move apps on to the SD card through settings,it doesn't do it because the option is greyed out. The odd thing is that I already have three apps saved on the SD card, so I can't understand why it won't allow me to move more onto it. The SD card has plenty of space on it.


Any ideas why this might be happening?


leemg3
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Re: Android phone won't move apps to SD card

only certain apps can be moved to SD card

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morvin
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Re: Android phone won't move apps to SD card

Best would be to ask google or xdadevelopers
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argos1
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Registered: ‎30-05-2012

Re: Android phone won't move apps to SD card

iv got the same problem. most apps need to stay on the phone
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highlander1v
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Re: Android phone won't move apps to SD card

Get ROM manager or ROM toolbox lite for moving them.

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gaby_p
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Registered: ‎13-08-2012

Re: Android phone won't move apps to SD card

Hello london1981,

I've moved your thread to Off Topic.
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knateufel
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Registered: ‎24-07-2012

Re: Android phone won't move apps to SD card

Hi, as far as I know, there're 2 possible reasons. 1: Your android system need to be updated to newer version, some old versions (quite old, like 2.1) don't accept app moving. 2: Many apps can't be moved to SD card, especially pre-installed apps. Try to clean your storage, removing temporary files and unnecessary apps. Hope it helps.

itsdaaaave
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Re: Android phone won't move apps to SD card

Best way to regain some internal memory is to delete some app caches. Facebook, google maps, gmail and your browser can be particularly expansive. You can often claw back dozens of MBs by clearing their caches.

Alternatively if you fancied rooting your phone to gain more space, I walked another member through the process a while ago:
http://community.giffgaff.com/t5/Social-Off-Topic/please-help-me-root-my-htc-desire-2-2-2/td-p/55559...
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hc_1540
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Registered: ‎22-02-2011

Re: Android phone won't move apps to SD card

There's another way to do it without rooting:

 

http://www.bongizmo.com/blog/moving-all-android-apps-to-sdcard-apps2sd-froyo/

 

It won't move everything but will allow you to move some where the option was greyed out. I've used this for both of my daughters phones and it works fine.

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baconbutty
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Registered: ‎20-09-2012

Re: Android phone won't move apps to SD card

Phone needs rooting and install links2sd

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