Can I move Android 4.0 applications on my LG Optimus to the SD card?

Bhavuk December 17, 2012

I have recently purchased an LG Optimus L9 and whenever I download and install an app from the Google Play store it automatically saves to the internal memory of the phone. Is there any way to transfer the apps to the SD card and also automatically install the apps to the SD card when purchasing them?

The internal memory is just 2 GB, which isn’t ideal for installing most things. The phone is running on Android 4.0 and I really don’t want to root my device. Can you help?

  1. Alice Cornelios
    June 10, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    Rooting will void the warranty of your phone. Root at your own risk. Is there any more apps other than the mentioned above?

  2. Gino Davis
    January 19, 2013 at 2:47 pm

    What is meant by "ROOT"? and how can i do that? me to using LG optimus L9 with ICS running on it. It defines phone internal memory as SD card. so we can not move with app2 sd or any other aps

    • susendeep dutta
      February 22, 2013 at 11:43 am

      Root mean gaining super user rights of a phone.

      Explanation -


  3. Bhavuk Jain
    December 18, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    Thanks a lot guys but these answers doesn't seems to be helpful. Can I get an expert advice?

    • Josh
      February 5, 2013 at 6:47 pm

      I had the same issue, same phone. Answer: LG has disabled moving apps to SD. That's why you can't do it using the App Properties page on the phone's OS, and all these App 2 SD programs simply take you to that page.

      I haven't tried rooting but it seems this is the only way, and it invalidates your warranty. This is a dealbreaker for me so I'm likely to take the phone back.

      If you have storage issues, some apps like Audible let you choose to download content or cache to the external card, so check all those.

  4. Ahmed Musani
    December 17, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    you need to root it first.

  5. Kulwinder Rouri
    December 17, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    You can move Apps to SD Card but for this you have to Root your phone and install apps like App2sd or Link2Sd

  6. Rohit Jhawer
    December 17, 2012 at 3:03 pm

    Try app2sd app this will help you solve the problem.

    If you want to automate the action then you will have to root your device, every device has its own process. Once you root your device you can try this app named titanium backup (A must have for a rooted device). With this app you can do almost everything you can think of.

  7. susendeep dutta
    December 17, 2012 at 11:54 am

    It's upon app developer to make their app moveable to SD card or not.There's a app which detects app installations and tells you whether it's movable or not.

    MoveApps -

    You can get detailed information under the link below -


  8. Âdil Farôôq
    December 17, 2012 at 8:41 am

    You can't you have too Root the device for this purpose.

  9. Ahamed Yaseen
    December 17, 2012 at 7:40 am

    Not able to move... I also tried all the methods but it doesn't work.... Lg assumes internal memory as sd card...

  10. Fawad Mirzad
    December 17, 2012 at 5:30 am

    Not all applications support moving to SD card. If your application supports moving to SD card go to setting >> applications >> tap on applications and move to SD card.
    There are some applications in Google play that helps you do this.

  11. Junil Maharjan
    December 17, 2012 at 4:09 am
    • salim benhouhou
      December 17, 2012 at 12:18 pm

      App2sd is great i tried it on my galaxy mini and it worked fine

      • Bhavuk Jain
        December 18, 2012 at 2:56 pm

        I can't see any option to move them using App2SD. It just shows me the info of the app but no option to move.

        • susendeep dutta
          December 27, 2012 at 7:12 am

          Not all apps are movable to memory card.It's upon developer to make this feature compatible with their app.

  12. Migas Marques
    December 17, 2012 at 3:46 am

    Unfortunately you have to root ICS and install crossix mod.

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