Move Apps to External Memory

Advantages of using Android smartphone is its support to external memory card. Although it has a small internal memory, you can add a memory card as many times as you want.

However, the usefulness of more external memory to store data, such as photos or video. As for apps, most require that you perform the installation on the internal memory.
For example, Google's apps, such as Maps, which are considered an integral part of the Android so as not to be moved. Some developers also requires his apps installed in internal memory with memory speed internal reasons were much higher than the external memory. Whatever the reason, it makes internal memory often run out of place and you cannot install another application.

To overcome these limitations, we usually have to do the rooting. However in this tutorial, we'll show you how to how to install apps on external memory without rooting a rather risky. This way it can not move all applications to the external memory, but our experience shows the majority of apps can be moved in this way. Here's how.

Method 1: use the Apps

Some applications may actually be transferred without having to bother with. You simply go to the Settings section > Apps. In the window there will be option Move to External Storage. If the option is not lit, it means that the application does not be moved.

There is a easy way that you don't have to open the app one by one. Install only the application will register AppMgr III where applications can be moved to the external memory.

Method 2: use the Android DB

Using method 1, there are some applications that cannot be moved, such as Twitter, Facebook, and WhatsApp. For that, we should be a little "forced" Android move those applications to the external memory. Here's how it might look rather ribet because it involves the Android SDK (software developing for Android) and a command prompt. But don't worry, here's how relatively easy and quick kok. This sequence.

1. Download the Android Debug Bridge

Like the above, we call this way requires that we use the Android SDK which is to be reached 450MB. In fact, we just need the Android Debug Bridge (adb) whose size is 4 MB. Lucky, the site has separate components of the adb from Android SDK so you can download him more easily. Download the file at this link. Once completed download, extract the folder in it (called platform-tools) to where you want.

2. Setting of the Smartphone

After that, you need to enable USB debugging in the options choice Developer. This option varies depending on his smartphone model, but there is usually a Setting in the options and check the Developer > USB Debugging. Then, plug the smartphone to your computer.

Prepare your smartphone by ticking the option USB Debugging

Now it's time to run the Android adb using the command prompt. The easiest way is to go into the folder Platform-tools then press Shift in the blank area (not in the name of the file) and right click. Later would come the option Open Command window here. Click the option.

4. run the command

After that, type the following command (which we bold) at the command prompt

a. Adb devices command >-to see an Android device that is connected to your PC. Make sure your Android is detected.

b. the adb shell pm getInstallLocation (for Android < 4.0) or adb shell pm get-install-location (Android 4. x)-this command > default location to see the installation of apps. If 0 means in internal memory, external means if 2

c. the adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2 (Android < 4.0) or adb shell pm set-install-location 2 (Android 4. x) (this step is to instruct the application to plugged in external memory).

5. Move the Apps

After that, the earlier application must be in internal memory can be moved to the external memory. Critical applications such as Twitter, Facebook, and any WhatsApp can now be moved to the external memory. However, there are several applications, such as FUEL that remains be moved to the external memory.

So how to move applications to the external memory without having to do the rooting. Easy right? Good luck!

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