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I've got a Motorola Moto G 3 with Android 6.0 I installed a 32 GB SD-Card and I mounted it as Internal Storage (the new feature in Android 6). After installing some apps I get the error 'Insufficient memory' in the play store. Looking in the memory tab in the settings menu I saw that the internal storage is nearly full but with a filemanager I see that I have 25 GiB of storage left. I have enabled the device encryption and I have enabled remote debugging in the developers setting. (UI-tweaker is enabled too)

Has anyone an idea? Thanks for your help!

Regards Microgamer

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    Have you tried moving some of the apps to the SD Card? I believe you still need to do this even though you format the card as adopted storage.
    – Chahk
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 16:15
  • It works logical as one storage...
    – Microgamer
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 18:03
  • Oh ups. It works logical as one storage and you can't move all apps. I can only move some but it doesn't helps much.
    – Microgamer
    Commented Mar 29, 2016 at 18:04

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The correct way to do this is navigate to

Settings -> Apps -> select a large app -> Storage

Here it appears some apps have the option to Change the storage, while others do not - developers have to implement this.

If you have a Change button, then a menu appears where you can select the SD card and transfer the app.

I fear you'll have to go through all your large apps manually and try to free up space.

Another option would be to delete the cache of the apps on your internal storage.


Here you can read about how Android deals with adoptable storage.

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  • In the meanwhile I moved to Android 7.1.2 and some time ago I found that button too. But that confused me because my understanding of one storage is not two storages that are separated for the OS but together for every other app. Maybe the implementation or description of Android is wrong. I don't know. The storage thing was and still is strange for Android.
    – Microgamer
    Commented Jan 27, 2018 at 10:16

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