Apps mysteriously uninstalling

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

  1. Bionica

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    Had an app installed to the INTERNAL memory that, upon attempt to launch I received an error message that the application was no longer installed. This was in spite of the fact that both the icon was still present and all of the associated files in the internal memory. Had to manually delete these to clear up enough room to reinstall despite plenty of actual free space.
     
  2. SSHGuru

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    Don't move apps to the SD card - the internal phone space is more than enough for every app you will ever need. Move all your apps back to the phone and they will be fine. APPSToSD moves them to the wrong area - they will vanish.
     
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    Has happened to me twice today with the DroidForums app. Im not installing it to the SD card. Re-downloading fixes it. Reboot does not. Its gone from the app drawer, but the Icon I put on the home page is still there. Selecting it generates an error.

    I wonder if it has something to do with the backup?

    jx
     
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    There are two kinds of internal memory - Phone and Media. Media is called the SD card (which is a misnomer). Don't put anything but media in media. The SD-ext (external) card is technically where things should go but the phones file system is messed up.
     
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    Wonder if there is a section on Motorola's website or Verizon's where we can complain about disappearing apps from transferring them to the SD card?
     
  6. brent.murray

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    I briefly checked it out... didn't see anything in particular.... But like I said.... it was brief. Good question/point though.... I hope this is addressed in an update, as this is a bit ridiculous.
     
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    I agree... This is the only gripe I have with the phone. First, we should be able to save files anywhere (internal memory, SD-Card... etc). Second, we shouldn't have apps disappearing. I had two disappear on me tonight :(

    If anyone here knows how to report issues to Motorola, please share!
     
  8. BePrepared

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    I too have had apps disappear. One was the Fox8 app, for those who might be from the Triad area of NC. When I reinstalled it for the third or fourth time, I checked and noticed it that it had automatically installed itself in the "Media area." I clicked on "Move to Phone", so we'll see if this corrects the problem.

    The other app, ironically enough, was the app for this forum. It too had installed in the "Media area." I moved it to the phone as well. I hope this solves the problem of the disappearing apps.
     
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    Anything but Media in the Media area will be lost. If you move it to the phone it will solve the problem.

    The solution Verizon needs to take is to stick only Media in the Media section, and give you the option of putting aps on the phone or the sd-ext card.
     
  10. holjes

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    I have also had the same problem. Had 3 apps in the media section. Have not had a problem since moving back but I second that this is just ridiculous. Only gripe so far though.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC
     
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    Move it to SD. Only put media in the media drive.
     
  12. brent.murray

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    I wonder if verizon/motorola will fix this.... I sure hope so.

    Sent from my DROID BIONIC using DroidForums
     
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