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Android 6.0.1 update unable to format SD card as internal memory can't move app to SD card

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Talent
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Re: Android 6.0.1 update unable to format SD card as internal memory can't move app to SD card

Try moving them one at a time. I know its a pain but it might work
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Re: Android 6.0.1 update unable to format SD card as internal memory can't move app to SD card

Hey i having sony m4 aqua dual sim today it self i upgraded my android version to marshmallow from lollipop. In lollipop when ever i transfer data tp sd card that mean pic audio video and the app which can be transferred to sd card they can go easily by clicking a single click.
But now problem in marshmallow is that m not able to transfer my app which can be transferred to sd card
What could be the reason for that can i know
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Re: Android 6.0.1 update unable to format SD card as internal memory can't move app to SD card

I really hate this kind of decision.

 

What if a user prefer to lose some performance but take benefice of the great comfort of having a larger internal memory?

Why don't just let the user decide how they balance their priority? A warning while activating this option would have been sufficient.

 

I am very disapppointed.

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Re: Android 6.0.1 update unable to format SD card as internal memory can't move app to SD card

I own a XPERIA Z3 under ANDROID 6 with 16GB internal memory.
It is possible to move (some) apps to external storage!
Go to system parameters/internal storage
Click (in turn!) on each app icon.
If the app may move to external storage, you will have then the possibility to select which memory you want to move the app to (internal/SD card)...
Hope this helps...
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Re: Android 6.0.1 update unable to format SD card as internal memory can't move app to SD card

Just wait until the apps you have moved to the SD card update. After update you will find your apps back into the internal storage and then you have to move them back to the SD card one by one! And this will happen everytime the apps on your SD card get updated.

SONY

Instead of disabling a great feature, devs should at least try and build code that blocks any cards that do not comply with the speeds they require. For example if a user inserts an SD card that is class 'Lame' which lacks in performance, then the option to use SD card as internal storage is disabled in the GUI. But if a user inserts an SD card class 10 superior in performance then the option is enabled for the user.

Really frustrating getting back from the store with a class 10 card and then finding out knowing that sony has disabled the option for not trying hard enough.

 

Xperia Z3 Compact Tablet

Talent
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Re: Android 6.0.1 update unable to format SD card as internal memory can't move app to SD card

Clueless1

That's always been the case since Android 5. some apps allow you to move to SD and once updated, Particial, not all of the data from the same app are stored back into internal memory.  Next time when you update an app on SD, before you move it again, take a look at the data size on internal and external. I believe it's just the updated portion of the data is store back into internal until you move it again. 

 

However in Android 5, under the app setting, there was a specific tab just for all the apps on the external memory. you can easily select that and move all the apps that can be movable. In Android 6, this tab has been removed. you have to through each app to move it again.

 

it's frustrating, I agree. Sony can easy give us the ability to mount the SD as external, but they removed that feature.

 

Now the Google Pixel is out, and it has no SD option, I'm a little torn why Google themself don't use this feature. hummm?? 

 

 

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Re: Android 6.0.1 update unable to format SD card as internal memory can't move app to SD card

Same issue here when bought awesome phone. .....now.since last update now can't move apps to sd?????? Making me think of buying a new phone
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Re: Android 6.0.1 update unable to format SD card as internal memory can't move app to SD card

Yes i can move stuff to sd but i cant use the app then it just takes space
I can putt photos and videos but no app
And ther is no app to handel files in sd card
It's awful big time that thy do uppgrade that is downgrades all time
So if ther is an way to RUN APP FROM SD CARD PLZ answer her

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Re: Android 6.0.1 update unable to format SD card as internal memory can't move app to SD card

Xperiasuerhatuppgr

if you are having these issues, just for testing purpose, I would reset the phone back to factory default, then format the SD card, of course, backup all your data first. apps you an get back. if all else fail, call Sony.

 

Mine seem to run fine, just a pain trying to move it back and forth when ever the app is updated.

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Re: Android 6.0.1 update unable to format SD card as internal memory can't move app to SD card

clueless1 exactly the same thing i just bought a 64 gb uhs-1 card for 25 euros and i con't make i worth while. sony is really really bad with this. now i have to temper with my phone, perhaps root it or smething, because, 8 gb of free space i just plain stupid nowadays. will switch to other manufacturers in the future for sure