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Saving Apps to Memory Cards

by MzDarlene / October 6, 2014 12:25 AM PDT

Is there a smart phone or OS that allows someone to save (at least) their purchased apps to a smart card for the sake of saving space on the phone for so many updates? At one time I was able to save my documents and music to a smart card and be able to use them right away. Now, I can only transfer files to a smart card. Then, I have to transfer them back to the device drive in order to use them. Thus, taking up space on my 8mb phone. Is it the phone, OS, or my lack of knowledge? Help! Please!

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This sounds like the usual Android question.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 6, 2014 12:48 AM PDT

I use ES File Explorer among others to do such transfers and moves. But 8mb is so small that I fear this is not a smart phone at all. Tell more.

There's also the old fashioned method of transferring files on a PC to the card directly.

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My mistake.
by MzDarlene / October 8, 2014 3:45 AM PDT

Thanks Bob. But, this is at least an 8gb Android phone. Still, I want to avoid the hassle of moving and/or deleting files to maintain space on the phone for updates. Then, when I need to use a file, I have to transfer it back to the device storage to use it. If all Androids work this way, I think my next smartphone will be a Windows device.

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Each ecosystem has its own quirks.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 8, 2014 3:55 AM PDT
In reply to: My mistake.

For Apple you have folk that can't stand iTunes.
For Windows Phone you have the bus issue and Microsoft's Draconian rule on apps.
For Android, yeah it's open but then you have that memory, fiddly, why this or that issue.

For me I went with Android because I can live with the quirks and save a lot of bucks. That and our office writes Android apps so we know the quirky nature.

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Link about the bus problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / October 8, 2014 4:03 AM PDT
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Root your Device
by gauravweb2014 / October 14, 2014 9:37 PM PDT

It is not possible to save all the the app in the SD Card but it is very easy after the root your device or unlock the hidden features like install the custom ROM and increase processor speed, save battery and better memory management system or backup your files.

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