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I can't use the sd card to download apps

I just got a new phone but when I try to download something it says insufficient space but my sd card has plenty. How do I fix this?
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Where does the movie downloaded from “Play Movies & TV” get stored in external SD card?

I recently bought and downloaded a movie from "Play Movies & TV" application. It is not automatically detected by any other video player. So, where does the movie downloaded from "Play Movies ...
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SIM Card not detected after failed recovery flash

I recently tried to install CWM on my rooted archos 40 titanium. Unlocking the bootloader using fastboot oem unlock doesn't work, I only got ellipses for a while. So I installed Mobiluncle tools and ...
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I can't install any apps when I don't have a SD Card in my phone!

I've a problem on my SM-G350. I once set my install location to extrenal via ROM Toolbox Lite. I took out the SD card one day and the other day I tried to install an app and it said that I can't ...
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Understanding RAM, SD Card and Device Memory of an smartphone

I have an Android smartphone and would like to understand what is the difference between RAM, SD Card and Device Memory. When I check Memory Usage of my smartphone, I see those components: RAM: 174 ...
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why won't my apps go to sd card

I have a tablet that has little memory and I needed an sd card so I got one, but I still have 29 GB on the sd card and when I try to download an app it says insufficient memory because I ran out of ...
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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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change download folder to external sdcard in ttpod

I am new user of Sony C6603, with Android 4.2.2. For free music download, I use TTPod. I find the music can be downloaded for free in this App, but I wonder if I can change the default download folder ...
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Can't move apps to SD card on Moto E

I recently purchased Moto E with Android 4.4.2 and soon after filled up the internal 4gb with apps. I installed a 32gb SD card and nothing moves to it. Not even new apps. How can I set the default ...
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Google translate on SD card

This question has been asked a lot before, but I can't find one from this year (or any answer that solves my problem) I have just installed google translate on my new Samsung Galaxy J1 (SM-J100Y) ...
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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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Setting default storage location in 4.0.4?

My sister got a tablet for Christmas which runs 4.0.4. The internal storage is measly, but she has a big enough SD card. Going to Settings > Storage should give the option to set the 'Default storage ...
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if I have a game on my sd card and I delete it from memory will I still be able to play it?

I got a game on my phone and put it on sd card I'm running low on data because it's a big game and I need to delete it. But if I delete it I won't be able to play it. Can I still play it if it's on my ...
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What is the difference between formatting sd card via pc and phone?

Almost every question about problem with sd card have answer "format sd card by your phone". So what is the difference when I format sd card by PC or by phone? (file system is fat32)
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Transferring data from SD Card to Internal Memory and vice versa

I have a Smartphone; Sony XPERIA SP with Android 4.3 (updated). While recently updating the apps on my phone, it told me that the Internal Memory was close to full. So I inserted a 2 GB microSD Card ...
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How can I move in-app downloads (e.g. Coursera videos from Coursera app) onto my SD card without rooting the phone?

I've just got my first Android phone and I bought a 64GB micro-SD card so I can download videos from apps like Lynda, Coursera and Khan Academy. I've moved my apps to my SD card but when I download ...
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Corrupted or Fully Damaged, DEAD SD-Card? and what to do?

I just recently tried to play music, then suddenly music app stopped working and my phone had a hard time from not responding, I restart it and after about 4-6 minutes it came up with everything not ...
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Is there any stock file manager that comes with kit kat?

I was playing around with the google sdk, and realised that I could not browse the filesystem / external storage etc. I feel extremely silly asking this, but how do I browse the sd card?
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Why can't i see any files from SD card in Android System Recovery <3e>

so I'm a bit confused. I'm going to try to organize my question here and not create a wall of text so please bear with me. Problem - I have a Samsung Galaxy Exhibit 2 that I'd like to save the data ...
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increase size of ext2 beyond 1.5GB

I have a rooted LG-D520 (Optimus F3Q) running Android 4.1.2. The internal memory that came with the phone was so small that I installed an 8GB SD which I formatted using MiniTool Partition Wizard with ...
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Wrong id and gid running /system/bin/sdcard

I am trying to use my ext4 sdcard properly in Stock rooted Android 4.4.4. For this, I run mount -rw -t ext4 /dev/block/mmcblk1p1 /mnt/media_rw/sdcard1 and then /system/bin/sdcard -u 1023 -g 1023 ...
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Android tablet very laggy and freezing for 3 minutes (slow internal storage?)

I have Pipo M9 Pro with Android 4.2.2 OS is quite laggy and to use Chrome is almost impossible... it is so very slow and sometimes I cannot do anything for 3-5 min because of freezing. I made some ...
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Cannot wipe data/factory reset and also cannot restore backup

I recently flashed a new ROM on my Micromax Canvas 2.2 A114. The problem was the SD card was detected as phone storage and vice versa. Also, SuperSu binary was not detecting. So, I go to CWM to ...
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How can I diagnose a hung “sd card checking for errors”?

A couple of days ago I upgraded my note 3 from AryaMod 7.1 to AryaMod 7.2 via OTA update. Since then the OS has not mounted the sd card despite many different speculative fixes. Specifically, I have ...
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How to fix the unable to mount SD card problem in my brand new Android phone?

I had just recently bought Asus Zenfone 4 and until yesterday it was just working fine. All of a sudden on yesterday the phone started to behave weirdly and settings was not at all opening. I thought ...
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With android version of 4.4.2 new SD Card is not getting supported on samsung galaxy note 2

I have got Samsung galaxy note 2, updated with android 4.4.2. recently i've purchased new SD card of 16 GB and tried to replace existing 4 GB card. however, i'm not able create / copy any file on new ...
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Android: accessing app's private external dir

I'm developing an android app and I want to let the user keep his data in case of changing device. I planned to save everything needed on the SDcard. Is it possible to access the app's private ...
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After the Lollipop update, SD card not detecting

After the update on my Moto G gen 2 to Android Lollipop, the phone is not able to detect the SD Card which I did not remove at any point in time even after successful installation of software. I'm ...
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Move apps automatically to SD card [closed]

I have samsung A5, android 5.0.2, not rooted. it supports moving to SD card from application manager. Every time I update an app, it is moved to storage and i have to move it to sd card again. Is ...
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problem directing W8 to Blu Studio 5 S II memory

Runs 4.2.2 First time with USB the SD card came up and could transfer all pics. After some time I repeated (I think) process and only the phone memory came up. While phone connected the SD did not ...
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Set default storage to SD card on Moto E running Lollipop

I have Moto E 2nd gen. and I want to set SD card as my default storage. I googled but nothing useful found. Can someone help me?
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I'm having issues with storage

Alright I have an LG G2 mini and I updated my OS ( it looks just like the one on the g3's) and now my phone is telling me that my storage is full, which is crazy because I only have about ten apps. I ...
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How much disk space (GB) does Android 5.0 OS take up? Is “System memory” the OS? Is 5.5GB typical? Can I free any of it?

I've been a proud owner of an Android for all of ~6 hours now. I just upgraded from my dumb phone, to a smart phone, for the first time ever, this afternoon. I know, a little later than most... I ...
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my mobile is not showing memory card?

I have samsung pocket GTS-5300, suddenly it's showing a message of not enough space. 4 gb memory card inserted in it. But it's not showing the card's space. no messages are coming nd everytime my ...
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i have a lot of space on my phone but my apps say it still needs a memory card? [closed]

why is it that when I run an app it says I need an sd card? even though I have 6 gb available on my phone still??
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How can I stop SD card from constantly unmounting?

I had problems with constant unmounting of my SD card from phone when it was not on charger. The problem was with powering off some power when disabling display to save energy, but this power was ...
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SD and Internal Memory issue

Phone is HTC One S (S4), rooted and S-off. While trying to install custom ROM I corrupted the partitions in memory. I re-partitioned it using CWM recovery. Afterwards, I installed MaximusHD. Now I ...
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Cannot access all my folders from my SDCard via USB

I plug in the USB cable to my computer. I click on Open Device to view files, I get to the root of my SDCard. The problem is that there is a directory missing. I can see it with my file manager on ...
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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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SD Card not working on LG Optimus L7II

I Brought a 16GB Lexar micro sd card for my LG Optimus L7II and installed the micro sd card and I've have tried downloading apps but it keeps coming up insufficient storage space available! How do I ...
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How repair sd-card locked read-only mode? Its probably file system error

I have alcatel onetouch pop with jellybean 4.2.2. I put into 32 Gb sd hc card. Card did not work correctly. Sometimes (specialy when i tried write more that one file) card has blocked with something ...
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Why doesn't My phone recognize my SD card?

My phone ( Trend plus) doesn't recognize my SD card. It's been working for almost 2 years now, I don't know what happened, did I damage it somehow, I don't know.
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What's the difference between “sd card” and “usb storage”?

Under Settings -> Storage, I see entries for both "SD card" and "USB storage". What's the difference? What should I be using each of those for? In addition, how can I control what data goes where? ...
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How can I save a thread from Go SMS Pro to my SD card?

I have tried several things, but haven't found one that works. How can I save a message thread from Go SMS Pro to my SD card?
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my tablet could not recognize external sd card

I have an android tablet (torque droidz duo slim). it has 2 gig internal memory and 2 gig sd card. i also have bought and been using an 8-gig sd card but the device does not recognize the external sd ...
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I keep getting storage errors but I have plenty of free space, what is safe to remove from internal storage?

I keep getting these errors: Screenshot #1: install errors (click image to enlarge) But according to the storage settings I should have plenty of free space: Screenshot #2: free space (click ...
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Phone does not use SD card

I have a Lenovo A526. In storage settings I've selected SD Card as the "Default Write Disk". The phone storage is 2gb and I have ~150 MB available, whereas the SD card is nearly 15GB and has most of ...
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Can't see “SD Card” option in Dropbox 2.4.5.10

Version 2.4.5.10 of the Dropbox app adds the ability to export files to SD card. I have a Galaxy Note 3, and have installed this new version but when I select a file, and choose "Export" and "Save to ...
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Why does Android drop files I transfer to SDCard while in recovery mode?

Here's my situation: I have a Sprint Samsung Nexus S 4g. It is rooted, unlocked, and loaded with CyanogenMod 10.1. I am attaching it to a Windows 8 machine via USB cable. Recently, the phone went ...
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How to restore files on SD Card that was protected by Vault app?

I changed my Android mobile phone from one carrier to another. I installed Vault app from the Google Play store, and placed the old SD Card from the previous phone into this new phone. After ...