I have recently bought Karbonn A15, i am facing 2 problems in it.

  1. How to Store images taken from the camera to SD Card, currently its storing in Internal Storage, i have 8GB of External Storage, but just have 2.5GB of internal
  2. How to store apps in internal storage, currently it by default stores on system space, i have 2.5GB of internal storage but just have 581MB of system space.

Can anyone tell me how can i do the settings for the above things.

1 Answer 1


Short answer to your questions:

  1. In many cases, the camera app itself offers to chose the storage for images/videos. Check its settings for an item called "storage". If it's not there, you could try to use a symlink of the DCIM folder to the sdcard.
  2. That's a case for App2SD -- but depends on whether the apps support it or not. You can check this e.g. in Settings→Apps→Manage Apps. If supported by the app, you should be able to move it out of the "system space" from here.

As for where an app is installed by default, mostly depends on two things:

  1. what the developer specified in his apps Manifest for the install location (see App Install Location in the developer's documentation)
  2. what the user defined in the Android settings as default install location (see e.g. How to Install Android Apps to the SD Card by Default & Move Almost Any App to the SD Card)

Related information:

  • thanks for the prompt reply, just wanted to know that if there is internal storage available, why its storing apps in system space... i am not asking on SD card but atleast it should store on internal storage by default. because even if i move the app it does not totally move to internal storage, it still have some portion in system space.
    – Abbas
    Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 15:12
  • That has to do with two things: a) default settings on your device, and b) default definitions in the Manifest of the app. I will add some details to my answer.
    – Izzy
    Commented Feb 28, 2013 at 15:15

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