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Gear VR SD Card Support?

azn_spiderboiazn_spiderboi Posts: 2
Virtual Boy (or Girl)
edited April 2016 in Samsung Gear VR
I have pretty much maxed out my Phones internal Memory, and I would love to transfer the Oculus Apps to the micro SD card as I have purchased a 200 GB SD card for my Samsung Galaxy s7. Is there a way to transfer these apps without any rooting or alterations? Will there be any updates to support this?
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  • JulianBuzzJulianBuzz Posts: 3
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    I'm curious about this too, as the phones limited 32G hard drive is not sufficient storage for VR. I had mine almost maxed our after the first day.
  • JkivJkiv Posts: 3
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    This should be a priority.  VR Apps use a lot of storage and with only 32GB of internal storage on the S7/Edge users are forced to remove apps for storage reasons.  This would also be an advantage to Oculus for selling apps.  As it is now, I am very reluctant to purchase anything for the VR
  • zirbackzirback Posts: 1
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    I agree. This should be a high priority. I have a GS7 and need external storage support. VR Apps & content are taking up too much internal storage space and will not allow me to move to external storage!
  • awezoomawezoom Posts: 2
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    Yes, this is really unpleasant. I have 40 GB free in my SD card and my 32GB of internal storage is at 98% full due to the Oculus store. I can't even download cool VR videos to watch unless I remove other apps first. Please, Oculus, update this! I got an update just today and hoped that was the update, but no, I still can't move the apps. I even could accept the apps to remain in the internal storage, but, the downloaded content, please!!! Even the apps, when you install them, ask for permission to use the SD cards.
  • JokerpestJokerpest Posts: 2
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    All of the above. Please fix this. I can't download any content, let alone new games to try.  
  • towfiqitowfiqi Posts: 1
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    Same here.. for the love of god please add data pass through feature through the gear's micro usb port..
  • turner3dturner3d Posts: 2
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    I too am feeling the pain. I have a shiny new S7 Edge with only 16GB of internal storage (and not much of it left), and a  high-quality, fast 200GB Sandisk SD card that I apparently can't use.
  • dcj91xdcj91x Posts: 33
    Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
    Does anyone from Oculus or Samsung actually read or acknowledge any of these posts? If so it is surprising this issue hasn't been addressed. Since it hasn't been I'm pretty sure Oculus and Samsung ignore anything we post on here. 
  • zproxyzproxy Posts: 216
    Art3mis
    people wont buy apps if they cannot use the sdcard for storage.

    if the oculus team were actually on this forum, it would serve a purpose for discussion.
  • dazerandazeran Posts: 62
    Didn't take long to completely fill my Note 5 phone with VR apps and now I can't buy or try out anything else. I bought an sd card thinking I could use that but nope. I am stuck with 32GB and no way to get more.  I have no personal photos or videos on my phone, no music or mobile games.  My phone is essentially a GearVR dedicated device except when it is out of the headset I can take it with me to make and receive calls. Verizon filled a lot of space with useless bloatware that I would uninstall if I could and knew what I was doing. I love my GearVR but I didn't realize I would have to give up so much of my cell phone.  I am going to go hunting for a guide to uninstalling all the crap from Verizon without rooting my phone.  Anyone know of such a list somewhere?
  • dwaynekdwaynek Posts: 1
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    how ridiculous that GearVR on my galaxy s7 edge won't let me store app data on the sd card!!! fix this Samsung/Oculus!
  • Ba7ouBa7ou Posts: 1
    edited June 2016
    This is a big issue
  • dcj91xdcj91x Posts: 33
    Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
    @ Ba7ou: This is an ignored issue. Most likely Oculus isn't worried about it and is more focused on their own VR the Oculus Rift. And Samsun isn't concerned because they'll just wait until the Galaxy 8 and fix it for that phone.
  • Tulip007Tulip007 Posts: 1
    Seriously? 3 months and no reply from Oculus on this issue? ALL USERS are affect by this problem! I can't believe such a mammoth oversight in the delivery of what could be a super product.

    Feeling highly disillusioned.
  • rnrnrnrnrnrn Posts: 1
    Same here - let's keep on writing about it - maybe one day somebody will wake up....
  • eprodileprodil Posts: 3
    Oculus/Samsung, please fix this issue ASAP! The fact that I have to delete my downloaded content to keep exploring apps is idiotic, specially taking into account I bought a 128GB SD. 
  • I have pretty much maxed out my Phones internal Memory, and I would love to transfer the Oculus Apps to the micro SD card as I have purchased a 200 GB SD card for my Samsung Galaxy s7. Is there a way to transfer these apps without any rooting or alterations? Will there be any updates to support this?
    https://forums.oculus.com/vip/discussion/33435/sd-card#latest

  • AudrieauAudrieau Posts: 1
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    Me too. These are missed sales because I (and obviously everybody else here) won't or can't buy any more apps for VR UNTIL THE STORAGE ISSUE IS ADDRESSED.
  • CPOSharkeyCPOSharkey Posts: 1
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    I will add my displeasure with the support for the SD card as well.  Again, having to uninstall apps to load new ones is ridiculous!  
  • hollo321hollo321 Posts: 58
    Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
    someone here that is tech savy, can you comment if this is something that can be fixed with a simple application update? or is it hardware related?
  • smilertoosmilertoo Posts: 268
    Hiro Protagonist
    I was on the fence about getting an s7/gearvr, i've seen so many posts of problems on this forum that appear to be totally ignored i think i should just wait and see what Daydream VR brings to the game.
  • Bel-garathBel-garath Posts: 148
    Art3mis
    edited September 2016
    They don't realize, or maybe they do, who knows...that they are losing sales from a SW and HW perspective because of this. I was going to get the new GearVR, but decided not to because there isn't enough space with even the 32GB S7 Edge.You need a minimum of 64GB if you don't want to have to ridiculously delete install delete install all the time...which I'm not doing. So with that, I will wait for Google Daydream which hopefully allows for the SD card to be the primary storage area for the apps. If not, then hopefully the S8 which will probably be announced in February will resolve this along with a much higher resolution. We can only hope.
  • dcj91xdcj91x Posts: 33
    Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
    S8 will come with SD card support for all VR apps but will not have sound and can only hold a 256mb SD card....
  • hollo321hollo321 Posts: 58
    Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
    edited September 2016
    dcj91x said:
    S8 will come with SD card support for all VR apps but will not have sound and can only hold a 256mb SD card....
    haha, thats what we need
  • Colonel_IzziColonel_Izzi Posts: 15
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    edited September 2016
    I bet the reasoning goes something like this:

    We can't have people using any old slow (and possibly fake) SD card to store VR apps because it has the potential to compromise the experience and then cause all sorts of support headaches (seriously, that's what some people will do).  But if we come out and say that we'll get a backlash from the portion of the community that knows how to shop for high-performance memory and how to test it before putting it into service (and therefore don't want to be treated like idiots), and we'll also get criticized even more for releasing flagship Gear VR devices with only 32GB of internal storage which is a big part of why this problem exists in the first place.

    So Samsung/Oculus are probably just playing the PR game.  If there's nothing you can say that wont generate a negative reaction, and the possible reaction to saying nothing at all is judged to be less severe, then say nothing at all.  Meanwhile maybe you can work on some sort of solution, or not.

    If I had to suggest/guess at a viable solution, it would go something along the lines of Android's adoptable storage feature, but a much stricter implementation that will refuse to adopt an SD card unless the benchmarking process reveals it to meet a minimum performance criteria that is suitable for all conceivable VR usage scenarios.  But even then adoptable storage by its very nature remains removable, and that makes for a potential support headache no matter how you slice it.  So to be perfectly honest I can understand why there might be some reticence when it comes to the prospect of officially supporting such things.

    Only my opinion of course.
  • DaganerabusDaganerabus Posts: 1
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    Me too!  just had s7 for 35hrs.  new to gear vr  FULL ALREADY!  Cannot transfer vr files to external kr mame external loom like internal.  this sucks!  SHANE ON SAMSUNG FOR DOING THIS!  I THOUGHT THEY WERE SUPPOSED TO BE INTELLIGENT PPL.  THEIR SAKES DESERVE TO PLUMMET IF THEY DONT FIX THIS SHIT!  

    MY S6 CAME WITH OPTION FOR 160GB INTERNAL.  MY S7 (NEW)  DID NOT!  WTF!???!   
    SAMSUNG OBVIOUSLY DOES NOT READ THESE,  AND DON'T GIVE A SHIT ABOUT THEIR CUSTOMERS!  
    THAT IS MY CURRENT OPINION AND STANCE!  
    CMON PPL.  PICK UP THE PHONE and CALL SAMSUNG.  FLOOD THEIR WEBSITE AND EMAILZ WITH UR DISAPPOINTMENT.  MAYBE THEN,  THEY'LL GET THE HINT!   HAVE TO FLOOD SOCIAL MEDIA TOO!  

    THE OTHER GUY ABOVE IS CORRECT!   HOW CAN WE BE ENCOURAGED TO "BUY' APPS IF WE CANNOT STORE THEM??!!! 

    That alone will cause Samsung to lose MILLIONS of dollars!   perhaps the NEGATIVE IMPACT would be used for a TAX WRITE-OFF!?!  PROBABLY WHAT THEY WANT!?! 

  • xaxaxaxaxaxaxaxa Posts: 1
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    I can't install more than 4-5 VR app at once while there are hundreds I would like to try.
    Check my account I already spent about 45$ on apps.
    I used to keep some app to have other people try it.

    Worst business decision ever. WAKE THE FUCK UP!
  • Pantera22Pantera22 Posts: 3
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    edited December 2016
    Yes, this is just crazy!!! How the heck are we supposed to watch or do anything when we have no space.. most these apps and videos are HUGE.. we are supposed to just play them one time and then delete them? Well that will make me not spend a dime on apps. I haven't bought any because my phone is filled full just from the free stuff. I would spend more money, if I could move some apps to the SD card. I even moved all my other apps possible to the SD card and still filled up my phone. Please Oculus, fix this issue, so you can move apps to your SD card, if not your only hurting yourselves. Not only that, when your phone is too full, the apps run HORRIBLY so in fact you can't have too many VR software because of space and they run like crap because of.. you guessed it.. SPACE!! Please fix this.
  • zproxyzproxy Posts: 216
    Art3mis
    i cant install any oculus home apps, as the device is full of internal dev vr apps
  • SEP555SEP555 Posts: 3
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    I wont spend any money because of this issue
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