App2SD or Apps2SD is a general term for moving applications to the SD card. See the full wiki entry for a disambiguation.

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Apps on SD-Card moved back to device storage after being updated?

On my Samsung Galaxy S5 (running Lollipop 5.0), I noticed the following behavior: I moved some apps to my external SD-Card storage. Every time, Google Play Store tells me to update one of these apps,...
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Android Marshmallow keeps moving apps to internal storage after update

I have a 32Gb SD card as adopted storage in my phone with Android M. It should be considered as the default installation storage for apps, as I have migrated the data to it. However, I still ...
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Applications moved to SD card cannot be loaded

I have an Android phone running Android 2.2.1 with very limited phone memory. So I have to move the applications to SD card all the time. BUT: If I move applications to the SD card, then after I ...
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Move applications to SD card in Samsung Exhibit?

I have just acquired my first Android phone -- a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit (SGH-T599N) running Android version 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean). Because the internal storage is fairly small (only 1.34 GB) I've ...
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Mount Binding to move App data to External Memory

I recently came across the idea of mount binding in Linux. I am wondering if I can mount bind the /storage/emulated/0/Android to /storage/sdcard1/Android. Will this extend my internal storage? ...
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How to prevent apps from using my SD for its data?

So, as you all know, even though they are they're installed in internal app memory, some apps tend to store some of its data in internal SD and some in external SD card. (To be more precise, in "/...
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Motorola RAZR D3 move application to memory SD

I'm trying to move the apps that I have installed in the internal memory of the smartphone but I can't because the programs that I'm using say: The device does not have a real primary external ...
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app2sd via android terminal emulator?

ok so ik this has been asked 1,000,000 times...but not like this, i have a rooted plum z550 running stock kitkat 4.4.2, i dont have a pc, this phones default internal storage is 0.89 gigs...which is ...
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Move non-movable apps to SD Card on rooted phone

I have some big apps like Spotify on my phone which has not much empty space left on my internal storage. So I considered moving not only movable apps to sd card but others as well. I know that ...
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External SD Card Detected, Files Not Showing

Being a BLU fan, I have a BLU Neo 4.5. A few days ago, I had this really strange experience; I have my 64 GB external SD card inserted and my phone's storage setting detected it. 64GB. However, when I ...
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App Won't Load After Link /data/app to 2nd SD-Card Partition

Lenovo S920 Android 4.2.1 Basically, I want to link my /data/app to /system/sd/app (2nd SD Card partition). I have mount my 2nd partition on boot to /system/sd/app correctly. Here what I got when ...
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Move data of some Apps to SD card

I have Samsung Galaxy Grand Prime (4.4.4 and rooted) ... I have some dictionaries Apps... I installed the main App.. when we want to use.. we should download dictionaries package for each language we ...
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Unable to Install more Apps in Micromax Unite 2

I have Micromax Unite 2, in which 1GB RAM, 1GB Phone Storage, 8 GB Internal SD Card. I have just installed few apps like whatsapp, facebook, skype and Microsoft Lync. After installed these apps, phone ...
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Android keep saying “SD Card is mounted, do you want to change your default storage”

About two days ago, I received this notification. At first, I just click on "Change",and in setup, set default storage to SD Card. I'm using Android 4.2.2. But, this is happening in every half hour... ...
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Default storage issue in some android phone

Does android jelly bean 4.1.2 not supports to move the apps from internal storage of phone to external micro sd card but android jelly bean 4.2.2 or 4.3 can?
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Why can I move apps to sd card when using adopted internal storage (sd card)? Does it makes sense?

I formatted my sd card as adopted internal storage as possible in Android 6. However in the settings I can still move (some) apps to the "external storage". This is quite confusing as I thought they ...
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Android 6.0 Marshmallow adoptable storage - Why is it still using internal storage?

I have a 32GB MicroSD card adopted as internal storage on my Moto X Play (XT1563), and I've noticed that some apps don't completely move over to External Storage (specifically .obb files), despite ...
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Why application size increases after moving to sd card?

I installed application and see that it allocates say 35Mb. Then I moved it to alsd card and it allocates 41+Mb. I see these "changes" for every application which is moved to sd card. Why it is ...
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Move Apps from Internal to SD--Android 4.1.2, LGE Optimus F3

For those who don't know, the Optimus F3 has only, like, 2gb of internal space. And because Google's Nexus phones don't have SD card slots for some really weird reason, they decided to just pull the ...
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App2SD doesn't work - I don't even have the option

So I got a Verizon Samsung Stellar (it has Android 4.0.2) a few days ago. All's going well, but I don't have the option to transfer an app to my sd card. However, I can move files etc with a file ...
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samsung galaxy j1 apps don't work off sd card

just bought a samsung galaxy j1. it has 8GB of memory but when i move my games/apps to the sd card, to free up more space on the phone, i cannot use them. it says this app is not installed. how do i ...
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How to calculate size for 2nd partition for Link2SD / Apps2SD?

I've moved to Marshmallow (CM13) and unwittingly fallen victim to its regression in support for apps stored on the external SD card (since adopting external SD as storage is not option), so now I'm ...
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Why do the *.asec files dissapear from /sdcard/.android_secure when phone boots?

I have been puzzled by this for sometime, I have found out that these *.asec files migrate to /mnt/secure/asec on my phone after it boots but it still seems they occupy space within the sdcard and if ...
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I have more apps than my max storage

As you can see in the screen shot my device recognises I have ~.5 gig of storage left, but I have an impossible amount of apps. When I moved a 230 MB app from SD to phone the apps storage when from 5....
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Explanation of Settings > Apps and internal vs external storage (Android 4.1)

Can anyone please provide a clear explanation of the different information displayed in the Apps section of Android Settigs? Precisely: Apps List The ON SD CARD tab. Does it show apps that are ...
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How to install apps on the second external SD card?

I have an Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) tablet. It has two external memory cards. All apps are installed on external memory card 1, but not on external memory 2, even though I have lots of space ...
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How to Move App's Data

Screenshot (click image for larger variant) As you can see here, i have already move the app to sd storage. the problem is, my app data still using my root directory. How to move my data to SD ...
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App2SD with root?

So I just rooted my Samsung Galaxy Stellar phone (it's 4.0.2) I want to be able to move apps to my SD card now, something that has been disabled in 4.0 (at least as the people in the thread here said)...
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Ext2 partion mounted then after linking apps it can not be mounted!

I have Xperia Active with FXP CM 10 installed Yesterday I partitioned a second partition on my sd card so as I can link apps to sd Then, It was mounted, I linked the apps and everything was just GREAT!...
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Couldn't move app in Android 4.1 emulator

I am unable to move an app to the SD Card in Android 4.1 on an emulator. It is working fine in other versions (Android 2.3.3 to Android 4.0.3). In Android 4.1 it's giving dialog "couldn't move app". ...
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move data+app to external sd card without root android 6.0

I wish to move all the game data to external sd card. The option in settings>app doesn't move the data to external sd card. It only moves the app to external sd card. I have LG G4(not-rooted). I ...
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Rooted LG Stylo phone. How can I save all user files to SD card instead of internal storage?

I have used Link2SD to move all the movable apps to the SD card. I am still seeing the user files from Whatsapp getting created on the internal storage of the phone. The phone is rooted. So what else ...
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Getting “App2SD is not supported” error when trying to move an app to my SD card

I’m using an Android LG Tribute phone, which I have rooted. I want to move some apps to my SD Card and so I installed the “LInk2SD” app (because there was no “Move to SD Card” for any of my ...
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App data moved to SD card is still in the internal storage

I've got a HTC M8 with the latest OTA Marshmallow 6.0 installed. I moved a big game to the SD-card using Settings > Apps > App > Storage > Change > SD-Card. It shows correctly as in ...
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Is this simple method of moving ANY app to an external SD card on KitKat reliable?

There are hundreds of articles and many SE QA's about moving apps to an external SD card. Some of the articles and QA's are outdated, some are incorrect, some require the device to be rooted, some ...
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Why am I unable to install apps on the SD Card of my device?

I have a Samsung Galazy GT S5312 and I am trying to install apps on the external SD Card. I have performed the following steps: Rooted the device Installed App2SD Successfully partioned the SD Card ...
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Two sd card icons (one of them incorrectly marked corrupted) in the notification area

For Apps2SD I partitioned my 8 gb card into 4 fat32 + 4 ext4; as a result in Cyanogenmod 13 I now have two sd card notifications, the second partition described as corrupted (which is nonsense as most ...
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My phone says all apps and games are on sd card but I don't think they are

I have all my apps on my sd card and my phone is 8gb but I only have 256mb left? After I moved a game that was .89gb to the sd card my phone still only has 346mb of free space. Help please.
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Storage issues on straight talk Paragon ZTE

I am unable to move apps or change app settings to SD storage. I only have 2 gigs of internal storage but an 8 gig SD card. Any suggestions on how to fix this as straight talk was no help!!!
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Persisting problem with default install location

I've got a rooted Huawei Ascend Y300-0100 with slimLP 0.12 by chil360, but this problem was there before with many other stock/custom roms: I could never manage to force apps being installed on sd ...
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HTC Desire 510 will not install apps to SD card

I have a HTC Desire 510. The internal storage space is 4 GB. So, like everyone else, I purchased a 64 GB SD card. Now, I've set all my settings to SD card. My problem is that apps will not download ...
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Move to application in sd card in htc desire 620

I have android phone htc desire 620 I want to move my all apps in sd card. I have tried but not able to do it. generally in another phone options is available in setting->apps->move to sd card but in ...
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Move app using file manage or force installation onto SD card?

First off: I haven't been able to root my phone. It's a ZTE Speed (N9130) on Android 4.4.4. I have gone through every rooting method available with the exception of guides that require special cables. ...
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Is Link2SD completely safe on a rooted device?

I have a rooted device, and I was wondering: Is Link2SD app safe to allow root access to? Is it a scam or anything? Does it work as is says it does and does it actually save the stuff to the SD card?...
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Installing apps and app data to the SD card

I would like to install most data for certain apps onto a 32GB SD card. I am planning to root my device with Android 5.0.1, a 16GB Nvidia Shield Tablet. Does anyone know of any good, safe and free ...
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How to have Android use one ext3fs partition instead of going rogue with virtual partitions for apps on the external sd card?

As this answer pointed out, moving apps to your external sd card decreases your overall system performance due to the tens or hundreds of partitions created for those apps. Now I wonder, is there any ...
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How to install app on external SD card on Galaxy Note 3?

I have Galaxy Note 3 on Android 4.4 and it has a phone storage and internal storage. The apps are installed in these 2, but both are full. I bought a micro SD card but I can't install apps and games ...
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How move applications from built-in memory to SD-card without root access?

I have Sony Xperia M. It has 4GB of built-in memory, however I see only 2GB))) The fact of applications can be installed only in built-in memory upset me very much. I do not play any hard games. ...
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Android 4.0.4 move apps to sd card

I am using a Samsung galaxy ace II X smartphone, and I want to move apps from my phones internal storage to the external SD card. There is no option to do this from the application manager in the ...
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Trying install apps on External SD card Android 4.2.2 (Carbon)

I got a new 32 GB SD card for my Galaxy S3 (i9300), but: I can't install apps on the external SD card. I can't move apps to the external SD card. I read once that I should partition the SD card ...