Originally Posted by compiro1
I am new to Android and Moto E is my first device. I cannot install apps directly to SD card from PlayStore. Some of the apps can be moved to SD card by accessing the app settings through : Settings>Apps.
I would like to know how can i install apps to SD card directly. Also i have another query, how can i install apps from SD card using apk. (There's no apk installer in MOTO E).
As per your query, When you download some bigger applications/games such as Asphalt 8 - they get installed on the SD card automatically (if there's SD card inserted in your device).
and for your Second query, try this method :
Step 1 : Download Android SDK (Click HERE
Step 2 : Install adb drivers on your System (your device should automatically install them when connected through USB)
Step 3 : Install Motorola Device Manager (Download from HERE
Step 4 : When Downloading Android SDK is completed, Go to Platform-tools (Path : adt-bundle-windows-x86_64-20131030\sdk\platform-tools
Step 5 : Open Command Prompt in Platform-tools folder (Right Click>Open Command Windows here)
Step 6 : Now Enter the following command to see if the device is set to default for Internal Memory or External Memory :
Type : adb devices (to see if your devices is connected)
adb shell pm get-install-location (to see if default apps/games installation is set ot Internal memory or External memory)
adb shell pm set-install-location 2 (No. 2 indicates that you are going to set default installation to External Memory)
Congratulations !! You have successfully set your Moto E default installation to SD card. Have fun !