1. spacejovi's Avatar
    Hi there. I just switched from my old Nokia E71 to Lumia 820, and wanted to download (nokia) map files for offline use. Well on E71 there was an option for me to choose where to save the map files, namely, on the phone or sd card, while on Lumia 820 I do not see this option. So will the maps be directly saved to the phone memory? It would be quite stupid, not to allow the maps to be saved on external sd karte, cos 820 itself has only around 5G memory left to use...

    I've not downloaded any maps yet. I just wanna know it better before doing something stupid.

    Thank you!
    01-25-2013 02:59 PM
  2. Microsoftjunkie's Avatar
    It will only save to internal memory.

    On wps you are only able to save movies and music to SD cards.
    01-25-2013 04:45 PM
  3. User789's Avatar
    If that's true then this is the stupidest thing I've seen for a while and makes me regret buying the Nokia 820. I've just bought an SD card, specifically to save many GBs of maps for many countries I go to often...and now you tell me I can't, while I could on my Nokia X6. That's it, if I verify that this is true, I swear NEVER to buy another Nokia again and I've been a Nokia buyer since my first phone.
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    02-05-2013 07:32 PM
  4. wpbilbo's Avatar
    Just stumbled over this looking for the same info.
    I have a Lumia 620 WP8 phone and it's the same. I guess I'll make do with the 8GB internal for the maps I need, but this is so UTTER stupid I'm wondering how and where to tell Nokia and MS to fix this.
    03-14-2013 06:17 AM
  5. afgzee's Avatar
    Send a message to the Nokia UK Facebook page, they're always good and timely getting back to me with answers to my questions.
    03-14-2013 03:05 PM
  6. e1ys1um's Avatar
    Agreed on the sillyness of it, Nokia never had any issue in the past storing maps and indeed other files to the memory cards. Suspect this is more an OS issue though as you cant even save pdf's or office files to the SD and have them accessed by the required apps. Seems the SD is just a no go for anything other than pics/vids or music right now, shame really.
    03-14-2013 04:33 PM
  7. Boris Gong's Avatar
    It will only save to internal memory.

    On wps you are only able to save movies and music to SD cards.
    You can save movies to SD cards? How?
    I think only videos recorded by camera can go there. All downloaded videos's bind to the App storage


    edit: ack...Didn't notice it's an old thread. But I am still curious
    03-15-2013 02:28 AM
  8. kishorekumar_a's Avatar
    You can save movies to SD cards? How?
    I think only videos recorded by camera can go there. All downloaded videos's bind to the App storage


    edit: ack...Didn't notice it's an old thread. But I am still curious
    I think the problem is with the OS not allowing for storage of app data or cache in SD Card. Microsoft needs to allow this for better memory management. Not Nokia's fault.
    03-15-2013 02:43 AM
  9. Huime's Avatar
    Just stumbled over this looking for the same info.
    I have a Lumia 620 WP8 phone and it's the same. I guess I'll make do with the 8GB internal for the maps I need, but this is so UTTER stupid I'm wondering how and where to tell Nokia and MS to fix this.
    move all your media to SD card and you will have plenty of space. With 4G or so you can have 1 third of the Europe continent, what else do you need? The whole world?
    03-15-2013 02:45 AM
  10. wpbilbo's Avatar
    move all your media to SD card and you will have plenty of space. With 4G or so you can have 1 third of the Europe continent, what else do you need? The whole world?
    I don't have any media on the phone! :-) And 4G should be about right -- but 1/3 doesn't cut it. I'd like the whole of europe which is 5.5GB (and that's excluding Russia).

    I bought this phone to carry the whole world in my pocket! ... shame, really.
    03-22-2013 03:10 AM
  11. Abdul Rahman Noor's Avatar
    If that's true then this is the stupidest thing I've seen for a while and makes me regret buying the Nokia 820. I've just bought an SD card, specifically to save many GBs of maps for many countries I go to often...and now you tell me I can't, while I could on my Nokia X6. That's it, if I verify that this is true, I swear NEVER to buy another Nokia again and I've been a Nokia buyer since my first phone.
    This isn't Nokia's fault.
    It's a limitation of WP, and last time I checked, the OS was made by Microsoft.
    03-22-2013 03:22 AM
  12. Funky Cricket's Avatar
    The OS is following enterprise principals of encrypted OS drives. All of the OS and app critical files have to be stored on the encrypted drive and MS can't encrypt an SD card.
    From a security stand point looking at business users, this makes a lot of sense actually.
    03-22-2013 02:03 PM
  13. CobaltDragon's Avatar
    This thread says you can put them on the SD card...

    looks like you need to use the beta version of storage check to do it
    http://www.windowscentral.com/nokia-...tored-sd-cards
    05-28-2013 03:49 PM

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