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2015-03-19 09:39 AM
2015-08-13 12:33 PM - edited 2015-10-13 10:04 AM
When you move an app to the SD card in Android, Android will only move the apk-file as described here: http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/data/install-location.html. This is standard for Android and not specific for our devices.
The path to the obb is for example known by the app so if you were to move it the app may not find it. I believe there are also security concerns involved here due to it being a removable storage and the file system used.
But it's possible that some phones uses other solutions for moving apps but i did get a bit curious when you say it works on Galaxy S5 and S6. I know a person who has both and asked him to test it and S5 didn't move the obb and the S6 doesn't even support external SD cards?
2015-03-19 10:17 AM
We are a user support forum so no point demanding anything from us - Contact Xperia care http://www.sonymobile.com/global-en/support/contact-us/
2015-03-19 10:23 AM
2015-03-19 10:28 AM
2015-03-19 10:43 AM
Some apps can't be moved to SD - That depends on if the developer has added the code for this feature and if the app will still work once moved
2015-03-19 12:38 PM - edited 2015-03-19 12:41 PM
When you move an app to the external SD-card you're only moving the apk-file (the file that you download from Google Play). You can't move the apps private data and databases.
Say for example that you download an app from Google Play where the download from Google Play is 40MB. After it's installed you go to Settings -> Apps -> On SD Card and open that app. If you here check "App on device" and then move it to the SD card you will see that after moving it, "App on device" will have decreased with the file size you downloaded from Google Play (40MB).
The apps are moved to the folder .android_secure on the root of the external SD but you will probably not find this folder using a file manager in the phone. You can see it if you were to connect the phone to a computer in MSC-mode though.
I beliveve the mount point for it in the phone is /mnt/asec
For more information, also see http://developer.android.com/guide/topics/data/install-location.html
2015-03-19 02:48 PM
2015-03-19 03:32 PM
Are you sure the app(s) you're testing this with are not apps where the apk-file is small? It works fine when i test it here. If i go to Settings -> Storage and check "Available" on "Device memory" and then move an app to the SD card and then check Settings -> Storage again, "Available" have increased by the size of the apk-file i moved.
2015-03-19 04:16 PM
2015-03-19 05:23 PM
The OBB is not moved, only the APK. As i understand it, where the OBB is stored is up to the developer of the app.