moving apps
Streetdoc740
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Ok... i know there must be a way i'm easily overlooking....but...how do you move the apps to the the SD card? can you install directly to the card?

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Ann154
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Some applications will install directly to the sd card. Otherwise go to settings > applications > manage applications > the downloaded tab. Start opening the details for any installed application. If the "move to SD card" button is white, you can move the application to the sd card. Some Apps don't have the option. I would also recommend to NOT MOVE any Apps that have a widget associated with them. It will break the widget if the application is on the sd card. Any application that is used as a background service should also NOT be moved to the sd card.

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Ann154
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When apps are installed on the sd card, it is placed into a secure folder that you can't access from the phone.

The procedure listed above is how you can move the apps you choose to the sd card.

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Ann154
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Some applications will install directly to the sd card. Otherwise go to settings > applications > manage applications > the downloaded tab. Start opening the details for any installed application. If the "move to SD card" button is white, you can move the application to the sd card. Some Apps don't have the option. I would also recommend to NOT MOVE any Apps that have a widget associated with them. It will break the widget if the application is on the sd card. Any application that is used as a background service should also NOT be moved to the sd card.

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maryl
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Ann154 wrote:
Some applications will install directly to the sd card. Otherwise go to settings > applications > manage applications > the downloaded tab. Start opening the details for any installed application. If the "move to SD card" button is white, you can move the application to the sd card. Some Apps don't have the option. I would also recommend to NOT MOVE any Apps that have a widget associated with them. It will break the widget if the application is on the sd card. Any application that is used as a background service should also NOT be moved to the sd card.

Thanks for the info, I was wondering how to move apps myself.

 

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nickjr
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maryl wrote:

 


Ann154 wrote:
Some applications will install directly to the sd card. Otherwise go to settings > applications > manage applications > the downloaded tab. Start opening the details for any installed application. If the "move to SD card" button is white, you can move the application to the sd card. Some Apps don't have the option. I would also recommend to NOT MOVE any Apps that have a widget associated with them. It will break the widget if the application is on the sd card. Any application that is used as a background service should also NOT be moved to the sd card.

Thanks for the info, I was wondering how to move apps myself.

 


Very good advice to those who are learning to use smartphones....
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smrsno
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Thank You!  Wondering that myself!

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