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In November 2021, Google launched a new file management system in Android 11 and the following versions, bringing a major change to the way Locus Map and other applications handle their data:
If you want to free as much space in the inner storage as possible and keep a reasonable performance of the app, this is the best solution. Keep the main directory /Locus/ in its default location and move the following sub-directories to the external SD card:
1) in the app private folder (/Android/data/menion.android.locus/files/Locus/):
2) anywhere on the SD card:
Map files can also be stored in this directory on the SD card.
The app loads them to the Map manager after the restart.
External themes of vector maps must remain in the default Locus/MapsVector/_themes directory. Otherwise the app doesn't load them.
Every app on Android has its own private folder on the external SD card which is writable only for this app and as such can be used as the only storage space for the app. However, in case of Locus Map, we do NOT recommend it, because:
Anyway, if you decide to use this option, follow these steps >>