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Transfer of App from Phone Memory to SD Car

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Transfer of App from Phone Memory to SD Car

Hi,

I have just bought Sony Xperia SP in India.

I have installed few apps and games on the phone.

I wish to transfer these apps and games on SD card however there is no provision of moving the same from Phone memory to SD card. The only option I could see was transfer to photos/ music & Videos.

Could you please suggest any option for moving the games & apps from Phone's Internal memory to SD card (a feature which is available in Xperia Neo).

I tried using few apps available on play store like App2SD etc however I was unable to move the games & apps to SD card.

Would appreciate your solution on the above.

Regards,

Ajay

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Re: Transfer of App from Phone Memory to SD Car

This has to do with your phone having a builtin memory which works as a internal storage/SD card. In this case you can't move apps to the external SD-card. You can read more about this here: http://talk.sonymobile.com/message/406527.

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Re: Transfer of App from Phone Memory to SD Car

I think it's an android limitation. Jelly bean doesn't allow apps to be transfered to sd card.

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Re: Transfer of App from Phone Memory to SD Car

This has to do with your phone having a builtin memory which works as a internal storage/SD card. In this case you can't move apps to the external SD-card. You can read more about this here: http://talk.sonymobile.com/message/406527.

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Re: Transfer of App from Phone Memory to SD Car

i have sd card in my phone but i still can't transfer it to sd card. Neutral Face there's no option.

what does this mean Dizzy Face check the storage section.

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Re: Transfer of App from Phone Memory to SD Car

As i understand it the /data and /sdcard partitions are linked in Xperia SP so basically all apps you install are on the internal storage (phones internal "SD card"). You use the same space for both apps and other files so you don't have any option to move the app.

But depending on what you have you may be able to move apps in JB, if you compare with Xperia TX which also has JB you would have a button for moving the app to the internal storage next to Clear data as /data and /sdcard are not linked in TX.

The "App on internal storage" doesn't really mean anything here as device memory and internal storage is the same.

Moving an app to an external SD card is only possible in phones that doesn't have any builtin SD card/internal storage.

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Can apps be moved to SD without Rooting- Xperia SP

HI,

I intent to buy Xperia SP, but i understand that apps cannot be to SD card and internal memory user available is around 5 GB.

Can any one assist on this.

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Re: Can apps be moved to SD without Rooting- Xperia SP

No you can't

For more info, have a look at this thread

http://talk.sonymobile.com/message/471645#471645 and then the link given in my reply in that thread

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how to transfer apps from phone memory to sd card?

hi.. am a new android user. I just bought sp as my first android phone and I dont know how to transfer apps from phone memory to SD card. Any help will be appreciated

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Re: Transfer of App from Phone Memory to SD Car

When sony rolls out apps to sd feature update . Samsung already rolls out its update for this feature

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Re: how to transfer apps from phone memory to sd card?

You can find information about how the different memories work here:

http://talk.sonymobile.com/message/406527#406527