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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Other than portability, are there any other advantages (or disadvantages) to storing apps on external storage?

Are there any particular advantages/disadvantages to storing apps on the external storage of an Android device? As I have a Nexus S, I can't think of advantages for me as I can't remove the storage, ...
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Does moving apps to the SD card negatively affect performance?

Does moving an application to the SD card negatively influence I/O performance of the app or of Android in any way, in particular loading times?
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How to install APK files on SDCARD?

I have samsung galaxy 3 (I5801). I have downloaded many APK files from internet. I have no problem in installing APK files. By default when APK file is selected it installs itself to phone memory. I ...
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Why do apps get smaller when they are moved to the SD card?

For example, the Barcode Scanner app takes up: Total: 0.96MB Application: 0.92MB Data: 40KB on the phone. When I move it to the SD Card, it changes to: Total: 524KB Application: 484KB Data: 40KB ...
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Is there any way to move apps to my SD with Android 2.1?

Is there any possible way to move apps to my SD card on my Droid Eris? I keep getting that low memory icon in my notification bar and its really annoying. I'm running Android 2.1
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How to find only SD card movable applications on the market?

As I do not have more free space on my HTC Desire, I am interested only in applications which can be moved to the SD card. How to find them on the market (via web interface, or on the device, does not ...
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App2sd - Changing the SD Card

I plan to purchase a new micro SD card for my phone, I use app2SD for most of my programs, so what I wonder is what will happen if I get the new SD card, will I be able to copy the content of the old ...
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Why do I have less internal storage space after moving Google+ to my SD card?

I'm having a puzzling problem. I was pleased to see that the latest version of Google+ now supports being moved to the SD card. However, I just installed it on my HTC Desire and, having moved it to ...
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android 2.2 - extending phone storage to SD

I heard there is a way to "mount" some of the SD card's space and use it to extend the phone's storage. I need this so I can have space to install apps that only allow to be installed on the phone. ...
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Can I change the dalvik cache location e.g. with a symbolic link?

I currently use Link2SD since my phone's onboard storage is insufficient for more than a few essential apps. It is very effective but limited to when the phone is on. While changing ROMs, the dalvik ...
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How do I find out if an app can be moved to the SD card before I install it?

Is there a way I can do this? Too many times I install an app, only to uninstall it, because it can't be moved to SD.
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How come some apps can't be written to the SD card?

A question that has bugged me is why app developers (especially Google) do not allow apps to be written to the SD card. I understand there are a few that cannot; however, I think there are still ...
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Automatically install new applications on SD card

How can I do this? My phone's internal memory is low, yet Android (2.3.3) still deems it fit to attempt installations of files in the phone memory, I haven't found any option for this in the settings. ...
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Low space on HTC Desire with CyanoGenMod 7.1: how to solve it?

I have an HTC Desire GSM. This phone has the known problem of limited memory, so that it was impossible to install more than a couple of apps without running into the "Disk space low" problem. So I ...
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Is moving apps to SD only available to rooted devices?

Can I move any apps to sd? Is there a specific version of andoid that I should run: 2.1, 2.2? Should my phone be rooted for that? or stock version works too?
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Is my ext3 sd partitioning correct?

I've read a bit here on Android Enthusiasts and I've been able to partition my sdcard. A partition FAT32 and another one ext3, using the AmonRa Recovery for Acer Liquid Metal. Everything looks fine ...
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move app to sd card

Im currently confused on what mods to be used now. My unit by the way is Samsung galaxy s3 I9300-International(rooted with Omega rom 42.3 and Kernel SiyahKernel v1.9.1). The reason why I rooted my ...
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Application to batch-move all applications to SD card?

I'm looking for an app that will allow me to move most (if not all) of my applications to the SD card really easily. The actual Android application manager takes too much work to go to each ...
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All apps installed on my SD card have suddenly disappeared

So this is very odd. Last night my phone rebooted itself. Nothing unusual there - it does it from time to time. However, this morning when I try to read the news I get "Application is not ...
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Can I force move to sd card applications that don't want to be moved there?

disclaimer: of course I can move apps which allow that, using "manage applications" menu. There are apps, some stock ones and some downloaded, that for some reason don't have the "movable to sdcard" ...
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Fixing “Couldn't install on USB storage or SD card” issue

I recently had a problem that prevented updating any application installed on the SD card. When trying to update the application in the market, the update failed and the following message was given as ...
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How can i transfer APK files from my old SD card to a new micro SD card?

I just bought a 32GB micro SD card to replace my 8GB micro SD card for my x10. I have some apps that I've downloaded online (paid APK) and not from the market. They are currently stored in my 8GB ...
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What is the application space limit on Galaxy Nexus?

Samsung Galaxy Nexus has a 16GB internal memory and no external sdcard. I'm wondering if that means I have 16GB (or at least the free space left of that memory) to install applications?
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Is there any way to move apps to my sd card in android 2.1 on my phone?

Is there any way for me to move apps to my sd card in android 2.1 on my phone? Everything I've read so far just talks about how easy it is to do it in 2.2. I have a Milestone, but apparently my ...
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How to increase internal memory of the HTC Wildfire S finally?

I've been spending a lot of sleepless nights trying to fix this. I know there are a lot of threads like this on the internet, but I want to go a bit deeper. I have an HTC Wildfire S with only 512 MB ...
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Can an app save data on the SD card?

I have noticed that when I remove an app, which is placed on the SD card, this also frees up space on the main storage. The space freed up corresponds to the "data", which an app stores. My question ...
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How to move system programs to sd card?

System programs like youtube, gmail and maps are consuming over 50 MB of my HTC Explorer (v2.3) which is a rather low end android phone and has only 128 MB of system memory. As a result the low ...
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Does moving an app to external (SD) storage also make it write application data and cache to external storage?

I have very little internal storage installed on my Nexus One. Almost every app I am installing fires a system low on internal storage notification. I moved all applications to external storage but it ...
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Angry Birds and other games force close (crash) on startup when using Simple2Ext (S2E)

I'm running CM 7.03 on my HTC Desire (GSM) and have successfully partitioned my SD card with a 512mb ext4 partition. I installed S2E and it moved my apps to /sd-ext successfully, but certain apps now ...
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Space issues and rooting

I have a Huawei IDEOS u8150 running Froyo. Ever since I got this device, I've been running into low disk space problems (because of only 150 MB internal space). So I've had enough and moved all the ...
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Apps missing after sd card unmount

The core issue is in the title: the apps that were installed in the SD card seem to be not installed at all after I unmounted the SD card. As additional information, these are the steps preceding the ...
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Transfer of files and apps from old sd card to new sdcard

I have got a new 8 GB SD card, but the catch is I have done the app2sd stuff. So what are the steps to be followed for the data and apps transfer without loss of anything. Will a simple copy and ...
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Where are my Apps gone? Not shown under all apps, in my phone

I have a nuumber of Android apps installed. When I use them from desktop shortcuts of phone, they work normally but in "All apps" (having up arrow symbol) section, it only shows 4 apps: Latitude, ...
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Applications on SD Card disappear: Gingerbread bug or hardware error?

I have an Huawei Honour running 2.3.6. I have plenty of apps installed and some I have moved to a 32GB sd card. Now I notice that quite randomly some application that are stored on the sd card just ...
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How to move application to SD card in samsung galaxy s3 mini?

How can I move apps to memory card in Samsung galaxy S3 mini, I am using Android OS version - 4.1.2 App2SD is not working.
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help in moving apps to external

I need to know that is it possible to move your apps from phone storage to external storage SD card as i have following storages: internal storage of 800 MB phone storage of 2.60 GB External ...
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LG Optimus Logic Transferring apps to Micro SD instead of internal memory

I recently purchased an LG Optimus Logic Net10 phone which runs Android 2.3.6. The phone was advertised as having 1GB internal Memory and also came with a 4GB Micro SD. When I download apps, they ...
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Everything gets saved to the phone instead of SD card

I'm using the Samsung Galaxy Gio, and my problem is that all my apps get saved to the phone, using up all the storage. I've got space left on my SD card but it doesn't want to install anything there. ...
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How to clean up old application folders from prior ROM?

I installed CM10 on my GS2, and during the process I didn't format the file system as I wanted to retain my photos and music on the device. I was aware of an app called "SD Maid" that is supposed to ...
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What should I do now to move apps to SD in my Samsung Galaxy S Duos (ICS)?

I just bought a new Samsung Galaxy S Duos and the Android version does not have a option to move the app to memory card. I also installed the app called "app2sd"and when I open the app it says, The ...
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Unable to move few Apps to SD Card

I have apps such as Any.DO and AK Notepad installed in My Samsung Galaxy Y Android 2.3.6 phone. I have tried Titanium Backup and App 2 SD (move app to SD) but still not able to move these apps to the ...
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How much space do the data of apps take on the phone storage?

As I am seriously out of space on my phone storage on my HTC Desire, I would like an overview of how much phone storage each app takes up. The point is that I can see how much space the data of each ...
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How to Install Android Apps to the SD Card by Default

I am following this tutorial for moving apps to sd card. How to Install Android Apps to the SD Card by Default But My Default Location is not changing. And My Phone Memory is full and unable to ...
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What to do when the Dalvik cache is full but the operating system does not recognize it?

I have a strange scenario - my dalvik cache is full of dex files - around 150MB of space, but it appears that the operating system does not recognize these files as related to any application. I ...
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Enable/Disable automatic SD card installations in android phone

i don't know why, but in recent 3 day, my memory card goes crazy! and sometimes (3 times in a day) notify me : "damaged memory card, do you want to format it?"and when i format sd card, some ...
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How to undo Apps2SD

I have a G1 phone. I made a partition to install applications on the SD Card using Apps2SD. But I don't like it, I'd like to decouple the specific SD Card from being a requirement to using the ...
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What will be faster when moving to sd-ext via A2SD+ Data or Dalvik-cache? (or can I move both with no extra-penalty)

I'm using A2SD+ on my HTC Desire running on MIUI. Currently only the app and app-private are under /sd-ext, but I'm running out of space very quickly :) Currently my dalvik-cache consumes 46.3MB and ...
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How to move Applications from phone to SD Card?

I have recently purchased Sony Xperia Tipo Dual phone, I couldn't find to move the apps to SD card. We can able to move the Apps from phone standard memory to Phone Internal Memory. Can any one give ...
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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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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 ...