How to move apps to your SD card, or set the SD card as the default download location

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Here are 3 tutorials we have up that provide a few methods to help you make the most of your SD card

The writers at Tom's Guide also have a little how-to that instructs you on how to move your apps to your SD card


Some things to note


Please understand that not all apps can be moved to your SD card. Some apps must be run on your internal storage in order to function.

In addition, as of Android 4.0, official SD card support was removed from Android devices. What this means is that any device running Android 4.0+ has varying degrees of compatibility when it comes to moving apps to your SD card, ranging from partial transfers to no transfers at all.

If your device is running Android 4.x or 5.x, it is very likely that you will not be able to move apps to your SD card. There are apps in the Play Store that can do this, but the vast majority of them require your device to be rooted.


This feature is returned (in a way) in Android 6.0+ in the form of adoptable storage. It functions by essentially turning your SD card into an extension of your internal storage; its capacity is added to your internal storage. There is no separation of internal and SD card here. For more information on this, please refer to the Android documentation for it.
 

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