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This is done so that on a device without a removable SD Card 1 - you'd still be able to copy files to and from the device, and 2 - user's data can be stored separately from system and app data. Regardless if a specific device has a removable SD Card, Android sets aside part of its internal memory that is reserved for user's media such as photos, music, ...


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I spoke to the SanDisk customer care and it seems to be known issue. By using the SD Formatter Tool it's possible to restore full capacity on SDHC/SDXC cards. The below Help center article has more details on it. http://kb.sandisk.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/14827/ Thanks, Arun


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The answer to your question is built into your phones OS. 1. Put the SD card in your phone 2. Reformat the SD card with your phone(Settings --> Storage/Storage & USB) 3. The file system on the freshly formatted SD card is the type that will give you the best performance with your phone. 4. Outside the context of your phone the optimum file system is ...


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So the bad news is the solution to this issue was; Back up all phone data Restore factory settings Get a new sd card I went with a 16GB SanDisk to replace the 32GB Samsung EVO sd card. Good news is it only cost $11 and restoring contacts from Google servers is a great feature.


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It is definitely possible to move apps to the SD card and still have them working perfectly (widgets and services included) via Link2SD. EDIT: Using this method requires root access on your phone and also needs your SD card to be formatted to have a second partition on it. In order to avoid redundantly posting the answer again over here, I'll just drop a ...



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