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However, the real issue came when I started downloading the apps which by default stores in internal memory and the updates would fail due to insufficient storage space. I was left choice of uninstalling or moving the apps to SD card.
I guess most of the Android mobiles have this issue and buyers generally compromise for the cost. Instead they buy a 8 GB or 16 GB card. Only thing they dont realize is the apps gets downloaded into the phone and not the SD card by default.
Fortunately, I came across this article on How to install Android Apps in SD card by default which saved my problem.
If you spend about 10-15 minutes, you can make the SD card as the default location for installing apps.
The simple steps are:
1. Enable USB debugging in your Android mobile
2 (a). Install the Java JDK in your computer (if not already installed)
2 (b). Install the Android SDK in your computer
3. Using the ADB utility, issue the following command -
adb shell pm setInstallLocation 2
Now two magics would happen -
a) You will be able to move some of the adamant apps to the SD card
b) All your new downloads will happen to your SD card.
I found the instructions very useful!