I have an E-tel(curiosity i110) mobile device running on android 4.42. I tried to install Apps using APK files to my SD card but i couldn't. My problem is that I cannot move Apps which already installed to SD-card. When I check app manger, I seems move to SD card button is fade out. My question is, why my android OS blocked this feature? What can i do? How to select default APK installer as SD card without rooting?

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In your case, if move to SD card option is fade out, then you can't move apps to SD card. The apps installed by user could be moved to SD-card to save internal storage.

There are some system apps which could not be moved to SD-card because OS doesn't allows that.

This may be also app specific, as whatsapp or any game, because block to move their data. Some apps you can move or some you can't.

If it is not possible without rooting, you can go to root your phone and install Link2SD , by which you can create a partition on your SD card and install apps on that.

  • Thank you so much VPN. But i can't move Chrome , Hangouts etc.. Commented Oct 22, 2016 at 5:59
  • Those are system apps, you can't move them normally. Better is to root your phone and use link2SD, by which you can also remove unwanted system apps. Commented Oct 22, 2016 at 6:02
  • Is android OS depend on mobile modal? I mean I assume that there are tow models of phone which Samsung and HTC that inbuilt same OS assume android 4.42. These OS does contain some differences? Commented Oct 22, 2016 at 6:08
  • Yes, Every mobile company place different UI on their mobile phones, also some different features for same android version. Commented Oct 22, 2016 at 6:13
  • I understand VPN. But i bought this mobile in last weekend so I have one year warranty with it. If i do that, is it avoid to my warranty? Commented Oct 22, 2016 at 6:13

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