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Android.. any way to force new apps onto memory card?

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Android.. any way to force new apps onto memory card?

Hey all
New phone.. almost out of memory already and i've only installed about 4 apps  Roll eyes
4GB card in there and it seems to randomly install the odd app on that.
Today i went to install soundhound. Phone tells me not enough memory so I deleted an app that was using 17MB and then downloaded soundhound again. To my utter surprise i found it installed on the micro SD card instead of the phone.. yet apparently i never had enough space?!
What am i doing wrong? - MAny of the apps have the move to memory card button greyed out.
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Re: Android.. any way to force new apps onto memory card?

you on kitkat?

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Re: Android.. any way to force new apps onto memory card?

2.3 lol (as smartphones go it was cheap - but better than the nokia 6300 i had previously)  Crazy
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Re: Android.. any way to force new apps onto memory card?

On the Experia with 2.1, I used "Apps2SD" (was ok but felt it was not the best it could of been)
On this new Huawei
The Stock app "App Master" does the job perfectly (However, bear in mind, not all apps will transfer to SD & some that can may require ROOT)
It tells you what apps can be transferred to SD
& thanks to you asking the question I have also discovered it is compatible with the Tablet, however Sad not the 2.1
I am currently using it without root, (as not to Potentially VOID any warranty) & it works really well & quick
Tip:
When sending an app to SD
I force stop, where applicable wait for it to compute then "Clear data", if applicable then choose "Move to SD"
Using SoundHound for the example & can confirm it will go on to a SD

Now the permissions
The only one I feel to Allow / Notify is the "Record audio" the others I would Restict (However personal preferences may differ from person to person)

Hope this helps Wink
Edit:
Fixed broken link
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Re: Android.. any way to force new apps onto memory card?

I have noticed obtrusive adds with SoundHound, that takes up half a page

What I use & have since 2.1 is TrackID & I am yet to see any adverts

Which give you an option to watch it on youtube, & with the Playto app I can than watch it on the TV if I want to