Accessibility Resource Center Skip to main content
Get it fast with In-store & curbside pickup or same day delivery.
Low On Space - How to Move Apps from phone to SD Card
leerod
Member

Yes, I have a Pantech Breakout and I'm having a little problem with it, It shows under my Storage settings with Total Space stating 7.50GB, Available space 7.16GB and Internal space 42.19MB. Now when I go to my Storage settings under Application settings where All is highlighted is shows on bottom of phone Internal Storage 297MB used and 49MB free, when I select On SD Card it shows on bottom of phone 3.55MB used and 7.2GB free. My problem is this I recently downloaded an app right and after I downloaded the app I received a Message telling me this: Low on Space...Phone Storage is getting low please move applications from phone to SD card to secure enough space. Ok, I just don't know how to move applications from phone to SD card.

Thanks in advance 🙂

Labels (1)
0 Likes
Re: Low On Space - How to Move Apps from phone to SD Card
Ann154
Expert

Clear the cache. Menu > settings > Applications > manage applications > all tab > menu button > sort by size

Go through each application one by one and press the "clear cache" button.

Uninstall any application you don't need on the phone.  Sorry the pre-installed applications can't be removed.

If an application has an option "move to SD card" you can press it to move the app to the SD card.  Be aware that any application with a widget stored on the SD card will not be able to use the widget.

I would also check the size of your email application and if large, deleted any old emails from the trash.  An easy way is to remove the email account, reboot the phone and then add the account back onto the phone.

Text messages are another storage hog.  I would suggest getting a SMS backup or full text message (SMS & MMS) backup application to backup your messages.  Then you can safely delete your messages and clear up some space.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

0 Likes
Re: Low On Space - How to Move Apps from phone to SD Card
Dave-in-Decatur
Sr. Member

This is helpful info for many of us. It also brings up a question I've had, namely, the difference between clearing data and clearing cache. I would assume that clearing an app's cache would only remove data that has been cached for faster access, and that nothing is permanently lost this way, since whatever it is can be re-accessed later. I would assume that clearing data, on the other hand, might remove important stored information (contacts, links, etc.) that one would have to manually recreate. Does that accurately sum it up?

0 Likes
Re: Low On Space - How to Move Apps from phone to SD Card
Ann154
Expert

Yes it does, Dave.

For example if you cleared the data from the email application, you would have to re-enter your email account information adjust your sync schedule and ringtone preferences. It is much like starting from scratch with the email application.

I'm most definitely NOT a VZW employee. If a post answered your question, please mark it as the answer.

0 Likes
Re: Low On Space - How to Move Apps from phone to SD Card
Dave-in-Decatur
Sr. Member

Thanks, Ann. Now I know how to go about safely clearing space so there's plenty of room for the accursed 139MB non-uninstallable Lets Golf app, which I would like to.... But no, I won't go there.