05-12-2016 02:06 AM
To move an app to your SD card, just go to Settings
Then, pick “Apps”, which will show you a list of all installed apps on your device
Tap the app you wish to move to the SD card, and you will see this screen
From there, tap on the “Storage” option
Tap "Change", a little pop up will appear to let you pick, If you choose to move it to another location, a window will show up to assist you
Just tap the button to advance, and soon your app will be transferred over to the SD card
06-13-2016 01:42 PM
I have this problem as well. I am using a Samsung Class 3 32 GB SD card. I followed the instructions from this link:
but the CHANGE option to move an app to the SD card simply does not appear on my phone. I have also tried following the guide here:
and I've tried the Motorola user guide as well, but the options to move apps to the SD card as described in all these guides simply do not appear in any of the places they are supposed to.
The SD card does show up under the Storage & USB tab, and that screen shows a total of 37.33 GB of storage - I just can't get any apps on to the SD card.
This is making me nuts and I would really appreciate any insight anyone might have.
06-14-2016 10:32 AM
I'm in a real pickle with this too. I've formatted the SD card as an internal memory card and moved the apps over. However I was then unable to to move any music from my PC onto my SD card which is one of the most important aspects for my phone. So I've switched it back to an external SD card but now of course I don't have a enough room for the various apps I use. Any ideas on what I might be doing wrong or ways around this issue?
09-30-2016 05:31 PM
"but the CHANGE option to move an app to the SD card simply does not appear on my phone."
This too describes my problem. I have several dozen apps. After the marshmallow upgrade only 6 of my apps have the CHANGE button (see attachment) allowing me to move the app to the SD card.
If anyone knows the answer to that, please reply.
10-30-2016 11:05 AM
01-12-2019 08:49 AM
re. "As Internal Storage-"
This is TOTALLY INCORRECT information!
Since Android 6.0 you can NOT move ANY apps to an "added" MicroSD card whether formatted as continued Internal storage and New Installation will NOT install there EITHER!
Motorola (lame Lenovo) and Google have "Hosed" Us owners of Moto G's (any version) and they should be SUED as they have broken the implied contract as their specification SAYS Apps CAN BE moved to an installed SD Card! If you own a 8BG or even 16GB model of a Moto G, please consider a Class Action Lawsuit, contac a CAL Lawyer in your area. Motorola / Lenovo / Google NEEDS TO FIX THIS NOW!
02-13-2019 10:32 AM
NO YOU CAN'T!! You have no idea what you are talking about either!
Moving of APPS, which is the point of using less of the internal small SD Storage, is PROHIBITED by the version of Android LENOVO Motorola chose to distribute as updates from Android 6.0 and above!
NO, NONE, NADA app is allowed to "Move Apps" to the external MicroSD Card, EVEN IF IT'S FORMATED by the phone to be an extension of the internal Memory!! I have tried numerous ones and even Motorola admits this is the situation!
Again, you don't know what the h3ll you're talking about.G3, G4, G5 8GB models near useless because you are strangled with only being able to install a few Apps and totally unable to take pictures or video because there is not enough Memory available! Lenovo should be SUED in a Class Action Lawsuit for Misrepresention of these G model phones!!
03-26-2019 07:50 AM
Well, I'm just coming across this thread as I have similar problems. I have Android 6.0.1 (see attached screenshot7). I formatted the SD card as internal storage and can move some apps to the sd card.
I attached a file with screenshots where you can see that the version is 6.0.1 . I made different screenshots showing apps which are not movable. On the unmovable apps you will find the "change" button missing.
Hope this will help.
03-26-2019 03:56 PM
I don't know what model Moto you have, but there is NO Android OS update 6.01 available for the MotoG3 via Lenovo / Motorola OTA installation. If you have a Moto G3 and click on About Phone in "Settings" and have Android 6.0 installed, when you click on "System Updates" the phone reports after a search that "Your device's software is up to date". It is a well know fact the Android 6.0 REMOVED ALL of the Move Apps function from the Moto Android Phones and Lenovo refuses to do anything about it.
All I can say is (I HOPE YOU ARE LISTENING Lenovo) when I go to buy a new Cell Phone or Computer or Tablet, I will NEVER buy anything with the Lenovo name on it! Keep your garbage in China.