How can I transfer apps to an SD card on an Android phone?

Richard W February 8, 2014

I own an Android smartphone with Android 4.0.3 on it. It has 512 MB RAM and 4GB ROM. I cannot transfer the downloaded applications to my SD card, so I am loosing valuable storage. Can anyone help me to solve this problem?


Wedage Richard from Kandy, Sri Lanka

  1. Hovsep A
    February 8, 2014 at 1:50 pm

    How to Install Android Apps to the SD Card by Default & Move Almost Any App to the SD Card

    AppMgr III

    if you go to settings and application you should see an option like manage this move the application to sd.

    some apps are designed so that to be installed directly to sd card
    1)widgets should not be moved to sd because they cease to work
    2)on rooted phones system applications can be deleted or moved to sd, you can use link2SD
    S2E (simple2ext)

  2. Dalsan M
    February 8, 2014 at 1:22 pm

    Unfortunately, most Android versions 4.0 and above removed the massive ability to transfer apps to external storage. You would have to root your phone and create a second primary partition on your micro SD card. From there, you can use apps like Apps2SD III or Link2SD. In using these apps, you can force all apps to install to your external storage, though there are apps that should not be moved from internal storage.

    With root access to your phone, you can use apps to remove carrier apps and other pre-installed apps that you do not use, giving more room and better performance of your phone. It you give us the phone information, the brand and model, we can give you resources on how to root your phone, if there is support for the phone.

    • Richard W
      February 18, 2014 at 2:31 pm

      My Phone Model is TOOKY T 83. It is a Chinese Made Original Phone.
      It is Android 4.0.3 version
      Kernel version is, 3.0.13
      Buiuld Number T83.V1.2.6

      Also I get some details of my Phone when log in to Mobile9 application. It says like follows.
      Model: TOOKY T83
      Name: Android
      User-Agent:Dalvik/1.6.0(linux;I;Android 4.0.3; TOOKY T83 Build/IML74K)Titanium 3.1.3

      What is about this.

      I downloaded Link2SD to transfer the files but couldn't do so. What should I do for this. Please explain.


      Wedage Richard