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Apps mysteriously uninstalling

Discussion in 'Motorola Droid Bionic' started by dberthia, Sep 8, 2011.

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    I've had multiple instances today of applications being mysteriously uninstalled. They'll work for a while, then they'll be missing from the app drawer. The common feature is that they were all installed to my SD card. Has anybody else seen this?
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    Apps Uninstalling

    YES!

    I've been dealing with the same problem. The only solution seems to move them all to the Phone's memory and not use the "media" card for anything but media.

    I also have icons that don't properly show up. I've had to re-install several programs multiple times. I'm going to move them ALL to the phone to see if that solves the problem.

    Also where is all the memory? When I tun the Motorola Media interface it shows I have 12.4G free out of 22.8GB. I should have 32G. Also I can't find that 10 missing gig anywhere!
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    I've done some poking around. I see no problems with apps installed on the phone, only those on the SD card. Also, if I reboot the phone, some (but not all) apps that seemingly were uninstalled are mysteriously restored again. Strange.
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    I've never used the sd card for apps. You have 4gigs of open space on the phone for apps. Any reason you're using sd card?
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    This is happening on the D3. Seems to be an issue.
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    Yeah there is no real reason to have apps on the SD card. So I moved them all back.

    However there is still the mystery of what's taking all my memory. On the SD 7 gig is Videos. Maybe a gig of music and pictures? And it says I'm out. Makes no sense.

    Could be the Re-Ware Backup - I don't know how much that takes. (mybackuppro)
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    SSH,

    plug into your computer in mass storage mode and open explorer and look at the drives, see whats taking up all the space.
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    @t from my DROID2 GLOBAL usiKng DroidForums
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    Stupid thing was saving everything to internal - I copied to to the empty SD and changed the setting...
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    There's 2 different places to stick stuff. 8GB of internal memory (media, don't install anything here, only load with media), and the SD which you can install anything you want. When you use it as a USB drive it will come up as 3 different drives.
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    If I copy the media to the SD card and delete it from internal memory will it still work?
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    no reason why it wouldnt. most people keep their media on the SD card and play it from there.
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    I learned nothing guys, so do i save apps to sd card or what as my bionic keep saying low on memory cant install app.
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    SAME PROBLEM!!! Stocks and where both uninstalled for no reason. I've left them on the internal rather than the externalc ard. I have a habit of installing what I can on the external card because the original droid had very limited app space.
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    I don't see why one cant keep apps on the SD card. I rebooted and had two apps disappear from the SD card but not others I had installed there... odd.

    on my original droid i kept apps on the SD card with no problems.
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    I think we should have the option to use any available space for apps. I think it is ridiculous only using 4gbs of space when the phone has 32gbs (16gbs internal - give or take and a 16 gb external card).

    I've only downloaded a handful of apps & I'm already receiving out if space messages.

    My only gripe & my two cents :)

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    I'm seeing the same symptoms, but it's not all of the apps I've moved to "media" that are uninstalling. It's just some, and it seems pretty random.

    I'm real new to Gingerbread; up until Friday I'd been using an OG Droid that was maxed out at 2.2.1. How do I tell my phone that I want to move apps to the actual SD card and not to "media"? I seem to remember being asked that question during the initial setup, but of course now I can't remember what to do to change this. Doh! Also, do I need to move all the apps back to phone before I make the change to SD or will the OS do the moving for me?

    Thanks,

    -Gary
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    Thats happened to me too .. rebooting seems to restore some apps.
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    This happens on my D3 for time to time. A reboot fixes things until it happens again. It's not usually the same apps that do it either, seems random.
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    This happened to me once too, Tapatalk uninstalled and had to redownload it.

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