I'm getting tired of deleting apps to install an app. Right now I need every app I got but also need to download another app. I got no more space left. I've searched high and low for a way to move my apps, completely, to SD card but to no avail. And I don't want to "link" them to SD. I want to "move" them to create space.

Can anyone point me in the right direction please? Thanks!

Android 7 | Rooted | Moto C Plus

  • @alecxs So does linking using Link2SD actually move the files and it's data, thus freeing up the space they were using in the internal storage?
    – JJrussel
    Commented Feb 27, 2021 at 18:53
  • @IrfanLatif Thanks for the links! That's a tad bit too advanced. Can I get a little more guidance? Considering I'm using Android 7, which method would do the job without going the adoptable storage route?
    – JJrussel
    Commented Feb 27, 2021 at 18:55
  • Adoptable Storage is the easiest way to avoid manual setup (though personally I don't like it much and never used it). Everything else requires something advanced, and starts with rooting the device. Commented Feb 27, 2021 at 19:23
  • @IrfanLatif Like mention in op, my phone is already rooted. I'm not a complete noob so the advanced route shouldn't be that complicated. Could you point me in the right direction? I'd like to give it a shot. I don't want to do adoptable storage because I have bad experience with it.
    – JJrussel
    Commented Feb 28, 2021 at 21:43

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You can not move all apps to SD card. You can install some app to SD card. Part of the app also install on internal memory.

You can use SD card as internal storage. You can add SD card and choose as internal storage not as portable storage.

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    Be aware that formatting as internal storage means that you should never ever remove the sd-card from the phone. Also if the phone is reset or defect the data on the sd-card is lost as it can not be accessed anymore!
    – Robert
    Commented Feb 27, 2021 at 11:52

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