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    One of my biggest frustrations with my Galaxy Ace has been the inability to save apps on my SD card and as I edge close to buying an S5, I wanted to ask if this is a general situation on all devices that the apps aren't saved on the SD card? There seems to be no way you can do so (not sure apps which advertise ways to resolve this are good)

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    (Original post by Aky786UK)
    One of my biggest frustrations with my Galaxy Ace has been the inability to save apps on my SD card and as I edge close to buying an S5, I wanted to ask if this is a general situation on all devices that the apps aren't saved on the SD card? There seems to be no way you can do so (not sure apps which advertise ways to resolve this are good)

    Thoughts appreciated!
    Most Android devices you can move apps over to SD card. Doesn't the move to SD card button appear? Do you know the exact reason why it doesn't let you do that? Maybe SD card is full?
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    Android Marshmallow was the first OS to allow apps to be installed to a micro SD card (by treating the SD card as internal storage). I'm guessing the Ace doesn't support Marshmallow (the S5 on the other hand does I believe). This allows you to format an SD card to act as internal storage and install apps on it.

    It is possible to have apps transfer their data to an SD card but it's not always advisable. And it's not advisable to move commonly used apps to the SD card.

    SD cards have a limited number of reads and writes before they go bad and become unusable. Accessing an app on an SD card uses up hundreds or in extreme cases thousands of these reads/writes each time. If you plan to keep the phone for a long time you'll inevitably run into problems later when your SD card goes bad.

    On top of that neither the Ace nor S5 are particularly good devices nowadays. The S5 is more modern and has already stopped receiving major updates. Purchasing an S5 would be a poor investment all round.
 
 
 
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