Take our customer survey to evaluate your visit.
It should only take a few minutes to answer five quick questions. Just click the Launch survey button at the end of your visit to begin.
2015-04-28 12:51 PM
Is there a known issue in the stock Lolipop firmware, moveing apps to SD seems to have no affect on the available space
I'm unable to install apps because of insufficient space, despite having moved all apps possible to SD card (which made no difference).
I'm aware that there will be some data left behind in device memory after they are moved but i cannot see any affect at all on available device momory.
It seems that the the check for available space is based on the total size of applications and not the size of applications on device.
2015-04-28 12:54 PM
someone else seems to be experienceing a similar problem here:
2015-04-29 03:03 PM
2015-05-05 06:10 AM
For the record, I am experiencing the same problem. This is undeniably an error - whether on Google's or Sony's end I'm not sure; I haven't heard anything about this with non-Xperia phones:
After "moving to SD card" the App Info now says "App on device = 5.60 MB; App on SD card = 1.43 GB". Yet nothing has been removed from the internal storage and nothing has been copied to the external SD card.
This information is patently false so I very much doubt that it is the intended behaviour. And, as others have said before me, regardless of the false information if it is the indended behaviour then this new ability given back to us with Lollipop is useless.
2015-05-10 09:20 PM
I have also been trying to move apps to my SD card but my apps seem to disappear and the icon on the screen is replaced with a strange square with an image like an SD card on it. Also since the update the phone seems to be completely destroying my SD card, Pictures that are saved to my SD card are disappearing along with videos, all taken on the phone.
Is anyone else having these sort of issues or is it something I have done? I have reinstalled the update about 3 times now and wiped my SD card about the same amount of times but this keeps happening
2015-05-12 03:14 AM - edited 2015-05-12 03:18 AM
After raging for about 2 hours I came to the conclusion that the phone is working as intended and the weird memory management is by Google's design.
I have 2 phones with SD card slot, the Z3 and Galaxy S4, both are on Lollipop (S4 is on 5.0.1). Both have the same behaviour when it comes to memory management.
If an app has downloaded data files, they will be downloaded to device memory, but the stupid app manager will show the data is stored on SD card even if there is no SD card inserted. For example 3D Mark Ice Storm Benchmark will download 176Mb of data, the app manager will show that the 176Mb data file is on the SD card even though there is no SD card inserted. I have no idea why the OS says the data is stored on SD Card even though it's not true.
Only the APK will get moved to the SD card in a folder called .android_secure which is a hidden folder that is invisible on the phone unless you use a file manager able to show hidden files such as ES, or connect the SD card to a PC with hidden files viewing enabled. Unfortunately I'm pretty sure Sony can't do anything about it, users should start pestering Google to implement a better way to manage app data files on phones with SD Card support (and then pester Sony to update the phones with Google's fix).
Your SD Card is corrupted, the same thing happened to me on my S4, you should back up everything ASAP because it will keep getting worse as more sectors fail on the SD card. I kept using mine to the point I couldn't even get most of the files out of it using a PC as they would give errors during copy. Buying a new SD Card from a reliable manufacturer is advised.
2015-05-13 06:41 PM
2015-05-13 11:52 PM
2015-05-19 01:57 PM
2015-05-19 05:56 PM
contact Sony and/or lenovo or google directly
"I'd rather be hated for who I am, than loved for who I am not." Kurt Cobain (1967-1994)