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Can you move/install apps to the SD card on the Galaxy Tab A7?

(Topic created on: 01/03/21 15:37)
John G
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I'm thinking of getting this tablet, but I've read that people have not been able to move their apps to the SD card. I'd be worried about running out of space for apps.

A mod on the US community stated that it's not allowed on their US tablets:
https://us.community.samsung.com/t5/Tablets/new-galaxy-TAB-A7-10-4-Cannot-Move-APPA-to-SD-card-as-in...

 

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antikythera
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No, doesn't work. The storage option won't format the card as internal storage even with that dev option enabled so apps can't be moved or installed to the card

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Phoenix142
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I'd like to point out I could be wrong here.

however that being said. as far as I know its no longer an option with newer android versions.

VERY specific few apps can still do it but it's a rare sight and are being phased out entirely due to the slow but steady removal of the sd storage options on devices.

I reckon we are More likely to soon see cloud app storage/installations (this has started already in other markets)

I would do some Google searches on the model and see what you can find. I did a quick one and there's mentions of only being able to if you root it.
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antikythera
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No you can't, I have that tablet and am using the card from my old tablet to backup onto using Samsung smart switch. you can store personal files on there too but not apps
iamcool133
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you can using developer options i saw other people do it but the main problem with that the app will run very slow in a sd card so I don't think its a good idea to do so
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John G
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Cheers for the response. So you can't so it, even if you have the Developer Options enabled? I've seen people say the option isn't there.

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antikythera
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how slow really depends on the SD card class, I ran apps fine with my old Acer tablet from the SD card
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antikythera
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I've not explored them yet but will take a look
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antikythera
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yes the option to force it is there

Screenshot_20210302-152029_Settings.jpg

John G
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That's quite interesting. Does it work though, I wonder?

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antikythera
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I'll try it and let you know
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