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# 240721 21-Sep-2018 20:13
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OK , I have limited space on my phone so I move as many apps to the SD card all good.

However a few weeks later I run out of space and go and check and the apps seem to be back on the phones memory rather than the SD card, and yes I do realise that part of the apps always stays on the phones internal memory, but am I just imagining this? or do the apps migrate back to the phone from the SD card?
Any enlightenment would be great as I am positive I have moved the apps numerous times Facebook etc and I don't really install apps often.
is it caused by updates?




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  # 2094762 21-Sep-2018 20:19
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When the app updates it will reinstall back on the system disk

 

 

 

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  # 2094933 22-Sep-2018 12:34
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Is there an apps or function on the phone that can move them all back, or does it have to be done individually like i am currently doing?





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  # 2095026 22-Sep-2018 21:21
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Morgenmuffel:

Is there an apps or function on the phone that can move them all back, or does it have to be done individually like i am currently doing?


Can you reformat the SD card so that it is part of the total system storage. I did this with my 16 Gig Motorola.




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  # 2095029 22-Sep-2018 21:27
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This split memory thing is one of my main gripes with android. That and how some apps simply cannot be moved and those that do can end up performing poorly.

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I was pretty peeved when I found out the ability to move apps to SD had been patched out in an update for my wife's phone. Renders the SD card pretty much useless because she's nothing to store except the apps and quickly runs out of room for those.


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  # 2095088 23-Sep-2018 11:13
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My wifes phone does this constantly since I gave her a larger SD card - the phone ignores the SD card for everything except photos, try moving anything else to SD and it either fails or reappears the next day back on the main storage. I reset the phone and gave her a diff SD card, but same issue.... so now the phone is basically useless as a "smartphone" anymore.

 

 





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