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2015-04-17 02:41 AM
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2015-04-18 09:43 PM
I was excited about the Lollipop rollout as I could see from the highlights that one of the main features was the move apps to SD Card option.
But to my surprise I see that Xperia Z1 detects the phone memory itself as the SD Card, and does not really move apps to SD Card. So even if a user clicks on Move to SD Card option for any app, it turns out that it is still in the phone memory. I have validated this multiple times.
Need an authoritative answer from Sony on this. Also need a quick fix.
2015-04-19 03:25 AM
hmmm, interesting. curious,
May I know what is the advantage to move apps to USB storage ?
Will it be a mobility restriction for a smart phone usage, tablet may be yes and no depends how you usually use it.
I notice Lollipop 5.0.x is back with the Move app to SD feature, it was disabled / removed in kitkat.
2015-04-19 03:44 PM
2015-04-21 09:57 PM - edited 2015-04-22 05:31 AM
Seems this has been covered a few times for other models, but I want to include some specific screenshots from my phone to clearly demonstrate the problem. I have a Z3 Dual Sim 6633 and just updated to Lollipop. Also note, I previously had an LG phone that provided this feature without any problems, so what I'm identifying as a problem has been solved by other phones.
I have been trying to move the downloaded data from my Rdio app to my SD card. Before doing so, I signed out of the app and signed back in so that I could specify downloaded content be stored Externally. This is a feature of Rdio. I then moved the app to the SD card and began syncing music for offline listening. Yet my phone's internal storage filled up very quickly, even though the app is reporting that the data is on my SD card, all while the phone is reporting that nothing got moved to the SD card. Here are the screen shots:
Internal Storage Breakdown
SD Storage Breakdown
Diagnostic report... which indicates that the SD Card is INTERNAL! (also notice the discrepancy between the capacity bar and the number associated with it)
On SD Card app list
And the Rdio app (notice that the data is on the SD card)
As far as I'm concerned the feature is broken and never actually worked properly. There's an accounting problem here where data is never reported as existing anywhere but internally, which means even though Rdio is downloading to my SD, it can never fill my SD because the OS will report that my phone is full.
Fix this, ASAP. Move to SD was a highly desired feature and many of us waited patiently for it... only to have it arrive broken.