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Where applications are installed by default
Most applications that are downloaded from the Play Store are installed in the main memory of the device. Where a particular application is installed depends on the developer – he chooses the installation location when he writes the application.
Most applications are initially installed in the device’s memory. The installation location of the application depends on the developer, and not on the device. This is an Android concept, it cannot be changed.
What applications can be transferred to a memory card
Only some downloaded applications can be transferred to the card – those that you downloaded yourself. System applications cannot be transferred.
So that the downloaded application can be transferred to a memory card, its developer must provide for such an opportunity.
Not all applications can be transferred to the card: only downloaded, and only if such an opportunity is in the application itself.
How to transfer the application
Open the device menu.
Find the "Applications" or "Application Manager."
Select "Application Manager" if it is on your device. If this item is not there, go to the next step.
Find the application you want to transfer.
Select the "Memory" item, if it is on your device,
and click the "Change" button. If this item is not there, go to the next step.
Press the button “Transfer to memory card” or “Memory card”.
Click Move and follow the on-screen prompts.
Done. To transfer the application to the device’s memory, in step # 7, select “Transfer to device memory” or “Device memory”.
The application is not fully transferred, some remain in the device’s memory. The size of the remaining part depends on the application.
If you remove the memory card and insert it into another smartphone, the application will not work.
Download the Electronic Arts ‘Bejeweled Classic’ game on the Play Store and try transferring it to a memory card.
Screenshot from Play Store: icon and name of the game
If you manage to transfer the Bejeweled Classic game
This means that developers all the applications that are on your device, They didn’t make sure that their applications could be transferred to the card.
If you can’t transfer the Bejeweled Classic game
There can be two reasons for this:
- Memory card not inserted or damaged – insert or replace the memory card.
- On your Android device below version 4.2.2, in which there is no such possibility.