Solved! Motorola G5 stops then starts then repeats

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It beg me for an update for 2 months finally tap on it comes on with one after another this app has stop full charge at night full drain by Morning. Won't download apps so I can get an app mover to move apps to SD so I can factory reset
 
The only way to move apps to the SD card is to make the SD card "Internal" rather than "External" storage. Those mover apps are useless.

If the phone is dying/draining the battery fast, you probably need to make sure you exit the apps when you are done using them rather than just going to something else. If you don't close them, then they are just running in the background using up resources, draining your battery, taking up more space, etc. I would also suggest looking at your battery information in "Settings" when it is on and draining fast to see exactly what apps are causing the most drain. Closing the app (when not in use) would be a smart thing (as mentioned above) as well as, in some cases, removing the app. Moving apps to the SD card, if possible on that device, won't resolve the power and resource draining problem. It will probably get worse, as you are looking to add more apps. Being on the card doesn't make them use the battery less.

I am including the instructions on how to make the card "Internal" storage, should you still wish to try it, however, again, that won't fix the power and resource problem.

First, you need to be using a phone that is running at least Android "Marshmallow" (6.0) or newer, or be able to upgrade to it. Second, you will need the instructions I am including below. And third, you need a phone that has not been restricted by the manufacturer from making this change. Which does happen.


NOTE: If any of the steps are missing on your phone, or they don't work for you, then you have a phone that either has an older Android version or has been restricted by the manufacturer. If that is the case, you will not be able to use this information.


How to turn the "External" SD card into "Internal" storage - Option A

NOTE: Please be sure you start with a blank SD card. It needs to be blank because when the card is converted to "Internal" storage, it will be formatted (wiped) and encoded (making the cards data only readable by that device).

1. Go to device “Settings”, then select “Storage”.
2. Select your "SD Card", then tap the “three-dot menu“ (top-right), now select “Settings” from in there.
3. Now select “Format as internal”, and then “Erase & Format”.
4. Your SD Card will now be formatted as internal storage.
5. Reboot your phone.

NOTE: If you don't reboot the phone, many things may not work correctly, so make sure you do.


How to turn the "External" SD card into "Internal" storage - Option B

IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure you start with a blank SD card. When the card is converted to "Internal" storage, it will be formatted (wiped) and encoded (making the cards data only readable by that device), so anything on it prior would be gone.

1. Go to "Settings", and then select "Storage & USB".
2. At the bottom of the list you should see the SD card's details, including the option to format it and make it "Internal" storage.
3. Once this is done, reboot the device and you can start running things from the card.

NOTE: If you don't reboot the phone, some things may not work correctly, so make sure you do the reboot.


A Final Note: If you set up the card as "Internal" storage, then the data on it will not be readable by any other device. To access the data you would have to connect he phone to say a computer and copy it over to the computer from the phone/card. Otherwise only phone can read the data. Also, be sure you do not reset (hard or factory) the phone. If you do, then all the data on the card will no longer be readable, even by the phone itself.

 
The only way to move apps to the SD card is to make the SD card "Internal" rather than "External" storage. Those mover apps are useless.

If the phone is dying/draining the battery fast, you probably need to make sure you exit the apps when you are done using them rather than just going to something else. If you don't close them, then they are just running in the background using up resources, draining your battery, taking up more space, etc. I would also suggest looking at your battery information in "Settings" when it is on and draining fast to see exactly what apps are causing the most drain. Closing the app (when not in use) would be a smart thing (as mentioned above) as well as, in some cases, removing the app. Moving apps to the SD card, if possible on that device, won't resolve the power and resource draining problem. It will probably get worse, as you are looking to add more apps. Being on the card doesn't make them use the battery less.

I am including the instructions on how to make the card "Internal" storage, should you still wish to try it, however, again, that won't fix the power and resource problem.

First, you need to be using a phone that is running at least Android "Marshmallow" (6.0) or newer, or be able to upgrade to it. Second, you will need the instructions I am including below. And third, you need a phone that has not been restricted by the manufacturer from making this change. Which does happen.


NOTE: If any of the steps are missing on your phone, or they don't work for you, then you have a phone that either has an older Android version or has been restricted by the manufacturer. If that is the case, you will not be able to use this information.


How to turn the "External" SD card into "Internal" storage - Option A

NOTE: Please be sure you start with a blank SD card. It needs to be blank because when the card is converted to "Internal" storage, it will be formatted (wiped) and encoded (making the cards data only readable by that device).

1. Go to device “Settings”, then select “Storage”.
2. Select your "SD Card", then tap the “three-dot menu“ (top-right), now select “Settings” from in there.
3. Now select “Format as internal”, and then “Erase & Format”.
4. Your SD Card will now be formatted as internal storage.
5. Reboot your phone.

NOTE: If you don't reboot the phone, many things may not work correctly, so make sure you do.


How to turn the "External" SD card into "Internal" storage - Option B

IMPORTANT NOTE: Be sure you start with a blank SD card. When the card is converted to "Internal" storage, it will be formatted (wiped) and encoded (making the cards data only readable by that device), so anything on it prior would be gone.

1. Go to "Settings", and then select "Storage & USB".
2. At the bottom of the list you should see the SD card's details, including the option to format it and make it "Internal" storage.
3. Once this is done, reboot the device and you can start running things from the card.

NOTE: If you don't reboot the phone, some things may not work correctly, so make sure you do the reboot.


A Final Note: If you set up the card as "Internal" storage, then the data on it will not be readable by any other device. To access the data you would have to connect he phone to say a computer and copy it over to the computer from the phone/card. Otherwise only phone can read the data. Also, be sure you do not reset (hard or factory) the phone. If you do, then all the data on the card will no longer be readable, even by the phone itself.

 
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