Solved! So I see how to fix this problem now but I don't have a clue how to make the card the main spot to download the apps? Is there

Well first the card must be made "Internal" rather than "External" storage. Instructions included below, just in case you need to do this. Once it is done, then the play store 'should' download directly to the card as "Internal" storage. Now if you set the card as "Internal" storage through the phone's settings (and not the steps included) that could be your problem. I would then move all apps back to the phone and then follow the steps. Should it still then move the apps back to the phone (once you have done said steps to make the card "Internal" storage) then the only fix is to uninstall the app(s) doing this completely, and then redownload them. They should download to the card, rather than the phone (since it now shows as "Internal" storage) and will stay on the card when it updates.

Do note though, if you do uninstall them and then redownload them so that they go directly to the card, then if you ever choose to change cards or turn the card back to "External" storage, those apps will not be movable to the phone. Because they were never on the phone, they won't move back to it. Just so you know.

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.

 
Well first the card must be made "Internal" rather than "External" storage. Instructions included below, just in case you need to do this. Once it is done, then the play store 'should' download directly to the card as "Internal" storage. Now if you set the card as "Internal" storage through the phone's settings (and not the steps included) that could be your problem. I would then move all apps back to the phone and then follow the steps. Should it still then move the apps back to the phone (once you have done said steps to make the card "Internal" storage) then the only fix is to uninstall the app(s) doing this completely, and then redownload them. They should download to the card, rather than the phone (since it now shows as "Internal" storage) and will stay on the card when it updates.

Do note though, if you do uninstall them and then redownload them so that they go directly to the card, then if you ever choose to change cards or turn the card back to "External" storage, those apps will not be movable to the phone. Because they were never on the phone, they won't move back to it. Just so you know.

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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