Where applications are installed by default
Most applications that are downloaded from the Play Store are installed in the main memory of the device. Where a particular application is installed depends on the developer. he chooses the installation location when he writes the application.
What applications can be transferred to a memory card
Only some downloaded applications can be transferred to the card. those that you downloaded yourself. System (pre-installed) applications cannot be transferred.
So that the downloaded application can be transferred to a memory card, its developer must provide for such an opportunity.
How to transfer the application
Open the device menu.
Find the "Applications" or "Application Manager."
Select "Application Manager" if it is on your device. If this item is not there, go to the next step.
Find the application you want to transfer.
Select the "Memory" item, if it is on your device,
and click the "Change" button. If this item is not there, go to the next step.
Press the button “Transfer to memory card” or “Memory card”.
Click Move and follow the on-screen prompts.
Done. To transfer the application to the device’s memory, select “Move to device’s memory” or “Device memory” in step # 7.
The application is not fully transferred, some remain in the device’s memory. The size of the remaining part depends on the application.
If you remove the memory card and insert it into another smartphone, the application will not work.
No buttons “Transfer to memory card” or “Change”
These applications cannot be transferred to the memory card, because the application developer did not provide such an opportunity.
You can check whether your device supports application transfer in the following way: download the game “Bejeweled Classic” from Electronic Arts on the Play Store and try transferring it to a memory card.
Screenshot from Play Store: game icon and name
If you manage to transfer the Bejeweled Classic game
Transferring applications to a memory card on your device works. Other applications are not portable because their developers did not provide such an opportunity.
If you can’t transfer the Bejeweled Classic game
There can be two reasons for this:
- Memory card not inserted or damaged. insert or replace the memory card.
- On your Android device below version 4.2.2, in which there is no such possibility.