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  1. WPCentral Question's Avatar
    I just got a lumia 530 and added my sd card but i cant download and install any app on the sd card...i tried hard reset,soft reset but nothing works
    10-16-2014 03:58 AM
  2. Ordeith's Avatar
    Not all apps can be transferred. Microsoft even unforgivably restricts some of their own apps from being used on SD even though they knowingly made a 4GB phone
  3. charlatan1978's Avatar
    Are you running WP8 or 8.1?
    10-16-2014 04:13 AM
  4. charlatan1978's Avatar
    Apologies, the Lumia 530 should come with WP8.1.
    Have you been to settings > storage sense and changed where new apps are stored (change to SD card)?
    Emmanuel Kwarteng1 likes this.
    10-16-2014 04:36 AM
  5. Markos Stinis's Avatar
    Yeah i have changed the setting in storage sense but it only downloads on my phone's memory
    10-16-2014 06:25 AM
  6. charlatan1978's Avatar
    Could be an issue with your SD card.
    Can you copy music to your SD card and listen to it ok?
    Is it all apps you have the issue with? Certain apps can only be installed on the phones memory e.g Barclays and MSN weather.
    10-16-2014 06:42 AM
  7. Markos Stinis's Avatar
    well i haven't tried copying music but i will...
    i have tried games,weather apps etc
    10-16-2014 07:15 AM
  8. bashab16's Avatar
    i have tried to play music in my nokia lumia 530 it is playing the music. I also tried top transfer apps from my phone to micro SD card (via storage sense) .it didn't work i think that it is phone problem.
    If anyone knows the solution please post it hear
    10-18-2014 09:21 PM
  9. bashab16's Avatar
    yes you are right but the app instaled on my nokia lumia 520 in sd card they are working fine so i think the apps instaled in my lumia 520 should work in lumia 530
    10-18-2014 09:24 PM
  10. Ordeith's Avatar
    Not all apps can be transferred. Microsoft even unforgivably restricts some of their own apps from being used on SD even though they knowingly made a 4GB phone
    10-18-2014 09:25 PM
  11. Suicide Stacey's Avatar
    Try angry birds as I know that can be moved. If it doesn't work then I guess it could be your SD card
    10-18-2014 09:41 PM
  12. Niranjan007's Avatar
    Try using higher class sd card...6 0r 10..
    10-19-2014 12:57 AM
  13. Aashish13's Avatar
    various apps like msn apps,watsapp,fb messenger cant be installed on sd card. Rest al the games and apps can easily be installed in SD card
    10-19-2014 01:18 AM
  14. amrag0202's Avatar
    my lumia 530 there was not show any song and videos
    plz tell me what i do. there are show
    01-07-2015 04:34 AM
  15. Harrie-S's Avatar
    How did you put them on your phone. Did you copy them from your computer. Window phone does not support all file extensions and if the extension is not supported by windows phone you can not see them. The solution for this is to get an app which support this file extension.
    If you have a app and download them then using this app the filed may only be visible in than app.
    Hope this helps otherwise let me know.
    If English is a problem use bing translate to help you .
    01-07-2015 04:46 AM
  16. Adamfalconer3's Avatar
    The same, how do you install apps?!!!!!!!!!
    02-26-2015 01:01 PM
  17. David Quartz's Avatar
    Same thing happened to me after I tried to format my sd card with my lumia 530 and it failed. Now I can only access the files which were already on the sd card. No new file will be supported by the phone and I can't download apps to the sd card.
    I think Lumia is just an under developed handset.
    04-21-2015 05:15 AM
  18. JorgeCorona's Avatar
    i have the same problem on a lumia 530 i cant install any kind of app on the sd card
    05-15-2015 02:23 AM
  19. manus31's Avatar
    When you download an app, install it to your phone memory first,access the app via storage sense - apps and games,then select move to sd card,always works for me.Are you sure your device recognises your card,could be an issue there
    05-15-2015 02:30 AM
  20. JorgeCorona's Avatar
    ye my phone recognise my sd card i know cuz i have music on it but when i try to download something the download just dont start its always pending
    05-15-2015 02:16 PM
  21. Winfred Bolivar's Avatar
    how can i install apps on my nokia 530?
    05-21-2015 08:58 PM
  22. Winfred Bolivar's Avatar
    lumia 530 sucks!!!!!!!i wont buy nokia phones again ever!!!and i will tell all the people i know.
    05-21-2015 09:04 PM
  23. charlatan1978's Avatar
    lumia 530 sucks!!!!!!!i wont buy nokia phones again ever!!!and i will tell all the people i know.
    You are judging all Nokia phones base on the Lumia 530 which is a low end device.
    Perhaps you should try a better spec (nokia) phone?
    I'm not sure what 'I will tell all the people I know' is going to achieve. Sounds childish.
    05-27-2015 11:13 AM
  24. John O-Neill's Avatar
    I have that problem with my Nokia Lumia 530 but my Nokia Lumia 735 doesn't have this prob. My earlier Lumia 520 didn't have this problem but wouldn't allow music to be stored on my SD card. I think it is a problem with low end devices which are often sold at very cheap sale prices - manufacturers probably know about the flaws but hope that undiscerning buyers who buy the cheap entry level devices won't test their capabilities too much.
    Last edited by John O-Neill; 11-14-2015 at 09:39 PM.
    11-14-2015 06:11 PM
  25. Kritsos's Avatar
    You just can't install apps on SD card on 530. It's a big fat lie told by the devs.
    01-09-2016 08:22 AM

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