Why are apps on my SD card not shown in Android app menu?

Maaz Hafeez November 15, 2012

My phone runs Android 2.3.6. An app transferred to SD card does not appear in apps menu when phone is re-started. The menu shows or displays only those apps in the phone memory.

  1. Vishal Srivastava
    December 6, 2012 at 1:46 pm

    Android app menu will show only installed apps. Install it first if uninstalled. If that doesn't work, re mount your SD card. If it still doesn't work, move it to another directory and retry.

  2. Joyce Chen
    December 6, 2012 at 8:49 am

    use the sychronization software "free mobile helper" , Free Mobile Helper allows Windows PC based users to seamlessly control and sync their Android/Ios mobile device.
    All the files will be shown through this software.

  3. Rajaa Chowdhury
    November 26, 2012 at 6:38 am

    Use the free apps App2SD from the Google Play Store, it shows the list of moveable apps, list of apps that cannot be moved, list of apps in ext. SD. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.a0soft.gphone.app2sd&feature=search_result#?t=W251bGwsMSwxLDEsImNvbS5hMHNvZnQuZ3Bob25lLmFwcDJzZCJd

  4. Austen Gause
    November 21, 2012 at 10:24 pm

    when you boot your android it has to mount the sd card which takes a short time
    or you have incompatable apps
    or its not properly mounted
    hope that helps

  5. Abhay Pathak
    November 17, 2012 at 2:34 pm

    restore factory settings

  6. Nikhil Chandak
    November 16, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    I think u should reset ur phone settings as said by Rakesh Mishra

  7. ha14
    November 16, 2012 at 10:26 am

    how did you transferred the app to sd card, do you have other apps on sd card and they appear in apps menu?

    perhaps the sd card is corrupted and need to be format.

  8. Dimal Chandrasiri
    November 16, 2012 at 5:56 am

    is you memory card mounted correct! if the SD card is not mounted, the apps which are in the memory card will not be shown!

  9. Alex Perkins
    November 15, 2012 at 9:20 pm

    Some apps don't work so well or at all if they're moved to the SD card.

  10. Harry Barnes
    November 15, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    Put your sd into a computer, move the app into a different location, or rename it, and that might help

  11. ha14
    November 15, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    do you see then with another launcher?

  12. Rakesh Mishra
    November 15, 2012 at 2:01 pm

    u can reset ur phone settings

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