How to enable the 'Move to SD Card' button in Android Applications Manager?

In Android, you can go to Settings >> Applications >> Manage Applications >> and then click on [Name of App] to view the app details. There is a 'Move to SD card' button which is available for some apps and grayed out (not click-able) for other apps. The app I've created and installed does not have a click-able 'Move to SD card' button.

Is there a way to enable the 'Move to SD card' button for a mobile app created for Android?

2 Answers

  • Accepted Answer

    You can add the following to your tiapp.xml file:

    <android >
      <manifest android:installLocation="auto">
        <uses-sdk android:minSdkVersion="7" />

    One note - If you have a custom AndroidManifest.xml, you'll need to add the android:installLocation=&quot;auto&quot; to the manifest manually in your custom file.

    — answered 4 years ago by Brian Watson
    1 Comment
    • Excellent, this works great. Thank you for your help.

      — commented 4 years ago by Ben Voth