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Can't move apps to sd card

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Message 12 of 164

Can't move apps to sd card

Hi,

 

I am holding xperia z1 and i am trying to move the apps to sd card but that feature is not in this device.Please enable that funtion as default in this device.I have used few apps to do this thing with the help of  mobogenio,app mgr  but no use.Please enable the option and soon realease android kitkat  its more appreciate.

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Learner
Message 1 of 164
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Message 1 of 164

Z1 apps to memory card

Just wanted to know how to move installed apps from the to the phone to sd card, this something I've been able to do for a while on my old Samsung galaxy s2.
Emperor
Message 2 of 164
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Re: Z1 apps to memory card

You can't do that with Xperias and or with native android as it no longer support this feature 

 

This should explain it

 

http://talk.sonymobile.com/t5/FAQ/Memory-in-Android-devices/m-p/348064/highlight/true#M8

 




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Emperor
Message 3 of 164
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Message 3 of 164

Re: Z1 apps to memory card

Your only alternative is to root your phone and then install an app such as: apps2sd to do so. 




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Message 4 of 164
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Message 4 of 164

Moving Apps to SD Card

I'm expecting to receive the new Xperia Z1 (migrating from an iPhone 5). After reading tons of reviews, I find the phone quite amazing and I'm going to make the transition to the Android enviroment.

The only thing that I would like to know is if it is possible to move some big apps (like games an so) to the SD card as I bought a 64 Gb SD card. I asked my brother who owns a Galaxy S4 and he showed me it is possible (there's an option in the App manager to move apps to external memory).

Is it also possible in the Xperia Z1?, also, if it not, is there a way to do it?

Because in my iPhone 5 of 64 Gb I have tons of apps using a lot of memory, and I find 16 Gb very little space for big apps (like games that use more than 1Gb, educational apps, etc.)

 

Thanks,

Mauricio

Sage
Message 5 of 164
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Message 5 of 164

Re: Moving Apps to SD Card

You can't move apps to SD card without rooting the phone.

 

But I would STRONGLY not recommend you to root it now, because there is an issue about unloking the bootloader. Just don't do that, or you will loose the camera functionality. Sony is working on it already, but now just hold on.

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Re: Moving Apps to SD Card

I can see that. I wasn't even thinking on rooting my phone. How much internal memory is left by default for saving apps?

Now I don't see the purpose of having so much SD memory if you cannot use yours apps with it.

 

In the future, is rooting dangerous for the phone, I mean, after it is done, if you just use it for certain things (like in this case adding apps to SD memory) and never use it again; will it open a door for virus/malware or system malfunction?

Can you undone rooting and restore to factory settings again?

 

Thanks!

Emperor
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Re: Moving Apps to SD Card

Indeed its not worth it (to unlock the bootloader) just to get root access, just wai for DoomLord at the XDA forum to find a way to root the phone w/o unlocking the bootloader 




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Message 8 of 164
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Message 8 of 164

Moving apps

Hello

 

Is it true that i cant move apps on the Z1? Only music, movies and pic that can be moved too SD?

Is this something that WILL be changed in a update or can i just skip buying Sony and go to Samsung instead?

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Sage
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Re: Moving apps

It's true, you cannot.
At least until you root the phone - this is the only way to do this.
And this is not going to be changed in the future.
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